Hook of Holland Rotterdam trains suspended from 1 April

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willem jongman
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Hook of Holland Rotterdam trains suspended from 1 April

Postby willem jongman » 7 Feb 2017, 8:06pm

From 1 April (no joke) this year the rail connection between Hook of Holland and Rotterdam will be turned into a metro line. While this is being done, and for a period of five months, there will only be buses between the Hook and Schiedam, and these will not take bikes. A bike ride from the Hook to Schiedam is about 25 km.

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Re: Hook of Holland Rotterdam trains suspended from 1 April

Postby Davidwd » 7 Feb 2017, 9:41pm

Is there a waterbed between the Hook and Rotterdam, I have been on one between Rotterdam and kinderdijk and there is lots of cycle spaces.

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Re: Hook of Holland Rotterdam trains suspended from 1 April

Postby willem jongman » 8 Feb 2017, 7:50am

If you mean a ferry, not that I know. It is a waterway with some really large ships.

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Re: Hook of Holland Rotterdam trains suspended from 1 April

Postby jgurney » 8 Feb 2017, 8:59am

Davidwd wrote:Is there a waterbed between the Hook and Rotterdam,


Did a spellchecker change 'veerboot' (ferry) to 'waterbed'?

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Re: Hook of Holland Rotterdam trains suspended from 1 April

Postby Davidwd » 10 Feb 2017, 8:53am

jgurney wrote:
Davidwd wrote:Is there a waterbed between the Hook and Rotterdam,


Did a spellchecker change 'veerboot' (ferry) to 'waterbed'?


Yes I meant WATERBUS, they are really quick and efficient.

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Re: Hook of Holland Rotterdam trains suspended from 1 April

Postby Davidwd » 10 Feb 2017, 8:56am


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Re: Hook of Holland Rotterdam trains suspended from 1 April

Postby millimole » 10 Feb 2017, 9:13am

Grrr- thanks for that - my holiday in May is via Hoek (although not cycling) - the Google translated info is here : https://translate.google.com/translate? ... elijn.html
The odd thing (to me) is that the Hoek trams won't run to Rotterdam Centraal station


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Re: Hook of Holland Rotterdam trains suspended from 1 April

Postby Slowroad » 12 Feb 2017, 8:19pm

Thanks - there is very little info about this on the Dutch trains website and on the Stena site. I'm intending to take my Brompton so it will be luggage!
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