The line-colour system of Amsterdam
This website gives a complete and detailed explanation of the unique system of line colours that is being used for the tram lines (and later on also for the light-rail and metro lines) in Amsterdam since 1903.
The public transport authority
The history of the tram
The history of the metro
The line colours of the tram lines
The line colours of the light-rail and metro lines
All possible combinations
For this website I have been using photos that I made by myself, photos that I have borrowed from others and photos that have been provided to me. The date and name of the photographer has been added to each photo. Thanks to Wouter van Beek, Thomas Immekus, Rob van der Klooster, Remco Mulder, Gerrit Prins, Martijn Roos, Hans Schuckmann, Danny Soetens, Frank Stuifbergen and Kees Verhulst for their contribution.
All pictures of the line colours, line films, station names and destinations have been made by myself using CorelDraw. The maps have been provided to me. Thanks to Alain Lemaire and Hans de Haan for their contribution.
The photos and pictures may be used freely, given they will be provided with the source.
This website is best viewed at a screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.
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