The improved regional railways in the Netherlands showed a sharp increased patronage. Groningen region is a showcase in this regard that covers all of DRS’ domains and themes. Already very successful, but still many new improvements and projects in progress.
A small station that serves regional trains of the metropolitan region of Amsterdam. Functionally and architecturally this train stop is of high quality and well connected to an impressive new property development on the site of a former sugar factory. Two new bridges make a shortcut for the town of Zwanenburg and the ‘SugerFactory’-site to the new station at Halfweg.
The butterfly model proved to be a very powerful tool to assess the TOD-potential of urban nodes along Dutch railways. Backed by comprehensive research (‘Make Space!’) and additional tools like ‘Sprintcity’, butterfly planning inspires many professionals.