Riding from Delft to The Hague in the dark


It is never fun to discover that your train service is suspended due to upgrading works and you will have to use a bus instead. I hate being on a bus. So when I recently had to go to Delft in a weekend that the railways chose to be working on the line’s expansion I decided to choose a much more attractive alternative: the bicycle.

Spoorsingel in Delft. Under that water to the right is a parking garage for cars. There used to be a raised railway line here. The railway is now underground parallel to that water and the underground parking garage. Yes, there is no fence between the street and the water. (Follow the link for a before and after picture in daylight of this location.)

A bidirectional cycleway in Delft. Well used on a Saturday night.

The train service was suspended between Schiedam (near Rotterdam)…

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