Following the opening of the so-called HOV line (high-quality public transport) on 2 April 2017, Westerveld Cemetery & Crematorium (Duin en Kruidbergerweg 2–6 in Driehuis) has its ‘own’ stop again: Driehuis-Westerveld. This means Westerveld will once more be accessible by public transport again via the new line between stations Haarlem and IJmuiden. “We’re bringing the past to life too”, says Westerveld director Carla Bosua, who is looking back on a long history. “Westerveld had its own train station for special mourning trains between Amsterdam and the cemetery as early as 1889. The fact that we’ve got a Driehuis-Westerveld stop again after all these years is very, very special.”
Existing bus no. 75 will be travelling the new line from today. After the summer, R-net will start deploying no. 385, which will be replacing no. 75. “Westerveld already was accessible, but thanks to this HOV line, visitors are literally dropped off at the door. That means maximum accessibility by public transport”, says Carla Bosua.