The Netherlands: HTM Switches Out Mirrors for Cameras on 47 Trams

Whether it's a view of the passengers or of what is occurring on the platforms, good visibility is indispensable to a public transportation operator.

A clear view of the situation in and around the tram? Transport Organization HTM has opted for a driving convenience of reliable monitor images in combination with a maintenance-friendly camera system. Now, 47 trams in The Hague in the Netherlands have replaced their mirrors with Orlaco cameras.

As many as 350,000 passengers travel each day with HTM transport. Public transport in a city like The Hague is very important to its economic and sustainable development. In the city, the tram operator has to deal with many perplexing situations. The HTM trams were previously equipped with mirrors this proved to be too precarious a solution in practice. The mirrors were replaced by robust Orlaco camera and monitor systems in 47 trams.