Line A (Simvliet)
Simvliet Centrum - Araplein
Line A is a metro line in Simvliet, which runs from Simvliet Centrum to Araplein. While it has the first letter as name, it is in fact the newest line, line letters were assigned later so these do not represent the order in which lines were constructed. The line was opened in 2006 between Stadionweg and Springstraat as a shuttle service with only 4 stations running on single track. Due to the success of the line, it was extended towards Simvliet Centrum in 2013 over the already existing line. In 2017, it was extended to Araplein, and finally in 2020, the line was extended to Simvliet Airport during peak hours only.
The line is operated by the SG3 stock. During weekdays three units are coupled together, while in the weekend the line runs with two units. During the evening single units are used on the Stadionweg shuttle. The trains are stabled at Bergpark depot and Springstraat sidings. Currently trains are also stabled at Simvliet Airport sidings due to the shortage of sidings after the Simvliet Lightrail was opened.
Off-peak during the day there are 6 trains per hour running between Simvliet Centrum and Araplein. During the peak the frequency is increased to 10 trains per hour and in the busiest hour the service is extended to Simvliet Airport. In the evening and in early mornings in the weekends the service is reduced to a shuttle between Stadionweg and Araplein operating 6 trains per hour.