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.
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.