Map Unavailable Date(s)/Time April 25, 2018 - April 26, 2018All Day Contact Details Rail Week firstname.lastname@example.org Category(ies) University Students Young rail professional Description 2 Days in Utrecht and Amsterdam In support of the Year of Engineering, Young Rail Professionals (YRP) and IMechE Railway Division Young Members (RDYM) are visiting one of Europe’s busiest and cleanest transport hub, Netherlands, this April 25th and 26th. The 2 day event will include major engineering transformation projects such as the new Utrecht Centraal Station, Utrecht new tram line project – Uithoflijn, Netherlands Operationeel Control Centrum Rail (OCCR) and a networking evening with Netherlands young professional organisations – Jonge Veranderaars (JV), Young ProRail and Young NS. Programme Day 1 Utrecht Centraal Station Tour & Presentation Uithoflijn Project Tour & Presentation Young Professionals Networking Evening Day 2 Netherlands Operationeel Control Centrum Rail (OCCR) NS Maintenance Depot Tour (TBC) De Hallen Amsterdam – Old Tram Depot Tour Price Option 1 (return at the end of tour on 26th April) £200 Price inclusive of return journey from London, transfers within in Netherlands and one night accommodation (twin sharing) in Utrecht Option 2 (outbound only on 25th April) £150 Price inclusive of outbound journey from London, transfers within in Netherlands until the end of tour and one night accommodation (twin sharing) in Utrecht Return the booking form found in the tour letter to reserve a space today! YRP_IMechE Tour Letter Full details of the tour will be emailed to delegates upon booking. Your booking will be confirmed after full payment received. Utrecht Utrecht Centraal Utrecht Centraal is the heart of the Dutch railway network. It is the largest and busiest railway station in the Netherlands, with 16 platforms and with more than 176,000 passengers per day. This number is constantly increasing and is expected to reach one hundred million passengers in 2030. With more than 900 trains leaving this station per day, Utrecht Centraal is the largest junction station in the Netherlands. Between 2008 and 2016, the station underwent a major reconstruction, as part of a general reconstruction of the Utrecht Station Area, and because of the NS-project Wereldstations. Utrecht Central has been rebuilt – three times its original size – to one new integrated station complex, which regulates the transport of train, tram and bus. The station hall was replaced by a new glass structure and the sheltering roofs on the platforms were restored. The bus station, which was located on the east side of the station (city side) has been split in two, with buses and trams arriving from the west of the city terminating on the west side of the station to reduce traffic congestion. It also has the largest bicycle parking facility in the world, accommodating 12,500 bicycles. Uithoflijn The Uithof Line project, known as Uithoflijn in Dutch, is a new light rail tram line that is under development in the city of Utrecht, Netherlands. The 8km-long line is an expansion of the Utrecht tram network and stretches between the Utrecht Central Station and the Utrecht University campus (De Uithof) in the east of the city. Trams on the Uithof line will run at a maximum speed of 70km/h and will take 17min from the Utrecht Central Station to Science Park De Uithof, the last stop of the line. Construction started in 2011 and the tram services are expected to begin in mid-2018. The line is expected to carry 45,000 travellers a day by 2020. The new tram line will replace the existing bus line 12, which carries approximately 25,000 passengers a day. The Uithof Line will consist of nine stops and passenger service will begin in mid-2018.