Maintenance of The Hague light rail infrastructure

From 1 January 2017 Strukton is responsible to carry out maintenance to The Hague and surrounding area’s light rail infrastructure. The contract term is two years, with three possibilities for a one-year extension. Strukton obtained the contact following a MEAT tender. The action plan, risk control, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social return were important criteria on which HTM assessed the submitted tenders in addition to price. The maintenance contract for HTM is a so-called Output Performance Contract (OPC). Strukton Rail will conduct inspections, and carry out preventive and corrective maintenance to the track, switches, level crossings, overhead lines, power supply systems and structural objects. Strukton will also provide a 24/7 second-line standby service, and will provide the first-line standby service during the night and weekends.

Quote Manager

Pim Hamers, Contract Manager, Strukton Rail Nederland.

“We are delighted with this maintenance contract for HTM. We aim to optimise the maintenance of the light rail infrastructure together with HTM and in doing so extend the infrastructure’s availability and service life, as well as reduce the number of malfunctions and general maintenance costs”.

Ligt rail network

The contract includes the former Randstad Rail track. The contract involves rail infrastructure comprising the following lines:

  • The Hague central station to the Beatrixlaan branch
  • Beatrixlaan phase break to the connection with the Rotterdam metro line
  • Connection with the Rotterdam metro line between Beatrixlaan and the junction at level of km 16.1 (Leidschenveen)
  • Zoetermeer line (Trunk line and the Krakeling)
  • Oosterheem line
  • Erasmus line from the junction at the level of Leidschenveen to Klapwijkse Laantje
  • Leidschendam railyard

Facts & Figures

  • 72.8 km main track
  • 2.9 km siding
  • 79.7 km overhead line
  • 62 switches
  • 12 track conditioning systems
  • 4 level crossings
  • 12 substations
  • 11 bridges
  • 12 tunnels
  • 49 viaducts
  • 4 overpasses
  • 10 culverts