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Thursday was Den Haag day, so we made our way to Den Haag Holland Spoor station where it is possible to view some of the tram routes from the rail station platforms. Your scribe ventured onto the other platform to try and keep a check on the IRM units travelling through, with some success. After a couple of hours or so we took a train across the top (i.e. not via Centraal) to Laan Van NOI station. None of us were quite sure what the NOI bit meant, but I was lucky enough to catch what the train announcer said. Laan Van Nieuw Oost Indie is what I heard (allowing one translation into English - New East Indies Lane - or Road). Time here allowed the tram/trains of Raanstad Rail to be observed as well as those on the main network. Lunch was taken and I was joined by a jackdaw taking particular interest in my cheese rolls!

Into the afternoon, the tram men went off to Leidschendam depot, whilst your scribe took the short trip down to Den Haag Centraal. There was some cloud cover but it was still fairly warm and, being out in the open away from the station canopy, Rich got rather fried in the heat! Joined later by the others, we caused some puzzlement amongst the arriving train drivers as we were standing in an angled line across the platform. We discovered an overhead wiring stanchion was affording shelter from the sun, so as the sun gradually moved round - so did we! Dinner was taken at a restaurant in the city which Andy and Irene had discovered earlier in the day and very good it was too.

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Den Haag HS
4229 Den Haag HS 09Jun16 Richard Morris
  Introduced in 1990 the 4-car class 4200 (known as Koplopers) were rebuilt in the 21st Century replacing the inter-unit corridor connection with a solid panel, but retaining the raised driving position. Unit 4229 is seen at Den Haag Hollandspoor. Photograph taken on Thursday 9th June.Richard Morris

Den Haag Centraal
7519 Den Haag Centraal 09Jun16 Richard Morris
  Originally built as DDAR loco /EMUs, 50 EMU power cars were built to replace the locomotives, making many units 4 passenger cars. Recently refurbished, reclassified DDx and renumbered, set 7519 is seen arriving at Den Haag Centraal. Photograph taken on Thursday 9th June.Richard Morris

Den Haag Lan Van NOI
4041 Den Haag Lan Van NOI 09Jun16 Steve Ollive
  RandstadRail 4041 is arriving at Den Haag Lan Van Noi with a tram service from the Zoetemeer area of Den Haag, originally part of the NS system. Photograph taken on Thursday 9th June.Steve Ollive

Den Haag Lan Van NOI
5502 Den Haag Lan Van NOI 09Jun16 Steve Ollive
  RandstadRail 5502, owned by RET (Rotterdam metro) is arriving at Den Haag Lan Van Noi with a service from Slinge in south Rotterdam. The original southern end of this route, when part of NS, was the now closed station of Rotterdam Hofplein. Photograph taken on Thursday 9th June.Steve Ollive

Den Haag Lan Van NOI
Jackdaw Den Haag Lan Van NOI 09Jun16 Richard Morris
  A local member of the jacdaw family is on watch for any member of the party not taking close guard of their lunch at Den Haag Lan Van NOI. Photograph taken on Thursday 9th June.Richard Morris

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