Existing infrastructure was regenerated to meet current society needs. RandstadRail’s planning, design and operation enhance image and brand of the Netherlands as innovative and creative nation. Light rail becomes a successful export product.
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.
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.