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.
A main station that successfully integrated all modes of transport (e.g. cycling), in particular heavy rail and light rail modes. Den Haag Centraal is an attractive and multi-functionally representative gateway to the city, seat of national government and international meeting point.