Schiphol Trade Park Services shuttle bus goes electric

  21 June 2021  |    News

For some time now, a Shuttle2 bus service has been running between Hoofddorp’s bus and railway station and the companies at Schiphol Trade Park. It’s operated in partnership with Vipre on behalf of Schiphol Trade Park Services. This offers employees of existing and future companies the means to travel the ‘last mile’. At the beginning of June, the diesel bus was replaced by a 100% electric vehicle.

Marisol Elisabeth, project manager at Schiphol Trade Park Services, says: “We are very pleased to have realised this development in cooperation with the businesses at Schiphol Trade Park and Vipre. Of course, electric transport is entirely in line with Schiphol Trade Park’s ambition to be the most innovative and sustainable business park in Europe. Electric shuttle buses are not yet widely used in the Netherlands, which makes us all the more pleased that Vipre has taken this step with us.” The electric shuttle bus has been made possible in part by Groot Schiphol Bereikbaar.

Shared bikes

In addition to the shuttle bus, employees also have the option to use Schiphol Trade Park Services’ shared bicycles. Eight bikes are parked at the railway station in Hoofddorp and two at C-Bèta, the event venue and business premises on Rijnlanderweg. The six-month pilot project was initiated by STP Services in cooperation with the businesses at C-Bèta. The bikes are supplied and maintained by FlickBike, which also counts Schiphol Group and R-Net among its customers. FlickBike uses second-hand bikes that have been refurbished as new, a business model that makes a perfect match with the circular ambitions of both Schiphol Trade Park and the companies at the park.