YRP aren't unique in Europe, we have an equivalent in The Netherlands, Jonge Veranderaars (JV) directly translated as Young Change agents. In 2012, JV visited the UK and the YRP hosted a number of railway visits for them in the South East and London. In 2013 the JV are returning the favour and have invited the YRP to come to The Netherlands in May to see the Dutch way.
As a member of YRP you are invited to join our committee on this grand tour. The visit will take place 16th – 18th May 2013 starting from Utrecht on Thursday morning and the provisional programme of events is detailed below.
Places are limited to 9 and they're sure to go fast. If you are interested in attending please contact Nicholas Lloyd, YRP secretary at Nicholas.Lloyd@cpcprojectservices.com.
Thursday May 16
YRP Meet at Utrect train station - location to be determined
Introduction and lunch at Prorail, Utrecht with a focus on the organisation of the Dutch rail sector
Visit of the OCCR (operational control rail) and a creative workshop with NS, Nedtrain and Strukton to learn how planners, train companies and contractors work together
Visit of 9292, the national public transport travel information provider, learn everything about their tools for up to date and reliable travel information
Later: drinks and dinner
Even later: train to Rotterdam / check in hotel etc
Friday May 17
Visit of Rotterdam Centraal (to be confirmed)
Visit to RET, city transport of Rotterdam, possible topics: sustainable workshop Beverwaard, smartcard
Travel by Metro Line E to Den Haag
Visit of Haaglanden and HTM, the regional authority and transport company of Den Haag to learn about their improvements in the regional tram network
Saturday May 18
Free time to see the Fyra connection to Schiphol, Amsterdam or a visit to Railz Miniworld…
Optional: Tour of Amsterdam by Mark Sloothaak