Several trams will make test drives on the new Uithof line starting next Monday. Testing will start in the week of 30 July and will carry on until the end of September. Testing will be carried out between 22:00 and 6:30 and will include the provision of the trams, tracks and technical systems under the guidance of experienced traffic controllers.The trams are primarily intended to bring students and other professionals from the Central Station to the educational campus the Uithof. The new tram line solves the logistical problem of transporting students every morning which used to be done using elongated buses. These buses would make use of the busy roads during communal hours; the occasional collision with the tires against objects along the way happened quite frequently.
It is expected that the Uithof line should be fully functional by the start of the new school year in 2018.
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