Excellent public transport
At RET, we like to take a uniquely Rotterdam approach to making our vision of the future a reality. 176 million passengers board and disembark from our buses, trams and metro trains each year. We consider this normal because managing our rolling stock and infrastructure to serve passengers is what we do every day. In addition, we work every day on the public transport of the future. Although it may be going well today, there is always room for improvement in terms of providing even greater accessibility and even more comfortable public transport to our customers. This is the future that we want to make a reality, as we have always done.
Cooperation in the region
Together with other organisations, we are therefore actively looking for opportunities to develop other modes of transport or to offer existing services in combination with alternatives. We aim to achieve door-to-door services. Private transport and public transport will be far more closely linked. This makes it easier for travelers to change from car to metro, for example, or from tram to a last mile solution such as a bicycle sharing service. Alternative modes of transport constitute an opportunity to offer more flexible and varied services.
More and better facilities
We are also continually improving our services in other areas. First of all by improving and expanding our network. For example, we opened our metro line from Schiedam to Hook of Holland in 2019, resulting in much higher than expected numbers of travelers. And when the final part of the connection, ending at the beach, will also be finished, travelers can easily take the metro from the Rotterdam city centre to the Hook of Holland beach. Secondly, we invest in digital services. We introduced the barcode app and keep on working on Mobility as a Service and new payment solutions.