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Commuting traffic

11 May 2021
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Port of Rotterdam Authority, Verkeersonderneming, Deltalinqs, Rijkswaterstaat and the municipalities of Brielle, Hellevoetsluis, Nissewaard and Westvoorne are joining forces with the business sector to improve commuting traffic. This is important to both keep the port area attractive for businesses and safeguard Voorne-Putten and port accessibility.

As partners we are investing in commuting traffic initiatives by car, bicycle, water, company transport and public transport. We have a lot of mobility options to offer employers: from contributing ideas and offering advice, to providing free trials of specific services. The mobility toolkit highlights some of the options we can offer.

Free e-bike & speed pedelec pool scheme trial for work

The pool scheme trial generally involves having three electric bikes delivered to your company for free for three months or we can even deliver them to your employees at home. A comfortable e-bike (up to 25 km/h) or a sturdy speed pedelec (up to 40 km/h) that employees can try out for one or two weeks.

How does the pool scheme trial work?

  1. Simply contact the mobility agent (see bottom of this web page) and he will arrange everything for you.
  2. We can set up the pool scheme trial at your company within two weeks.
  3. Your employees can try cycling for three months for free (or alternate between driving and cycling).
  4. Just make a list of how many employees and which type of bicycles you’d prefer
  5. We’ll help promote the trial within your company. We’ve developed various types of promotional materials you can use to inform your employees about this free trial.

Interested in a bicycle pool scheme trial for your employees? Please get in touch with your mobility agent.

2021 timetables

More information about public transport options

  • Check the journey planner on 9292.nl to see all your travel options.
  • For real-time journey planning at Voorne-Putten: plan your journey here.

Bus timetable
Various scheduled and on-demand bus routes are available between Distripark Maasvlakte, Maasvlakte Transferium, Brielle and Spijkenisse. These journeys are aligned with Maasvlakte shift team and office employee working hours.

Metro line B (Hoekse lijn)
The metro runs (three times per hour) between Rotterdam and Hoek van Holland Port with a transfer to the Fast Ferry.

Fast Ferry
Six sailings per day to Maasvlakte Transferium (following on working hours on Maasvlakte and the Maasvlakte hopper, which goes to Maasvlakte Distribution parks).
Please note: the Fast Ferry doesn’t run at weekends during the winter.

Maasvlaktehopper

The Maasvlakte hopper has improved access to Maasvlakte companies. This Hopper, which started in the third quarter of 2020, runs between Brielle Bus Station Rugge and Maasvlakte Distribution Park. Other destinations on Maasvlakte include Futureland, Australiëweg (near Lyondell) and Coloradoweg (near Uniper). These services have also improved journey times. The Maasvlakte hopper only stops at stops pre-booked by passengers. The hopper picks up passengers at the requested stop and departure time and arrives no later than five minutes after the booked departure time, ensuring that passengers arrive at their destination on time. Passengers can also transfer to another bus if necessary.

Booking and other focus points

Passengers need to book the Maasvlakte hopper, which is easy and fast to do online or by telephone via 088 - 655 7724. They can also book the return journey straight away or book multiple journeys. Please also be aware of the following:

  • If you’re travelling on working days between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm, you need to book 30 minutes prior to the journey.
  • If you’re travelling in the weekends or evenings after 7.00 pm, you need to book at least an hour in advance.
  • If you’re travelling before 7.00 am, you should book the day before.
  • You can use OV chip cards (public transport cards) on the bus.
  • The Maasvlakte hopper runs every half hour on working days during rush hour.
  • You can also get off the Maasvlakte hopper at Transferium

Improving port accessibility together

The Environmental Management department within the Port of Rotterdam Authority is responsible for mobility solutions and is a Verkeersonderneming partner. Verkeersonderneming is a public/private partnership between the Municipality of Rotterdam, Metropoolregio Rotterdam Den Haag, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Rijkswaterstaat and the Port of Rotterdam Authority. There are five important reasons for this partnership:

  • Joint approach to accessibility issues.
  • Strengthening and optimising infrastructure in and around Rotterdam and reducing congestion through targeted approaches to influence demand.
  • The development and implementation of innovative solutions for accessibility issues: solutions that the partners cannot develop and implement alone.
  • Cooperation: public/public, public/private, private/private and public/private/people. New solutions are preferably paid for by the market (private) or road authority (public).
  • Contributing to sustainable changes in behaviour.

Interesting links

More information? Contact:

Maaike Adriaens
Maaike Adriaens
Mobiliteitsmakelaar haven