Rotterdam Centraal railway station

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Rotterdam Centraal railway station
Rotterdam Centraal is the main railway station of the city Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

History
The station opened on the June 3, 1847 as the Delftsche Poort railway station. The station building designed by Sybold van Ravesteyn opened in 1957 and closed on September 2, 2007. The building became too small for the increasing number of passengers . Completion of a new, attractive, dynamic and well-functioning public transport terminal is expected in 2012. The new stationl will be a transport interchange of regional and international significance . The station currently has 13 platforms, many being island platforms. The station is on the Oude Lijn, Staatslijn I and the HSL-Zuid. There is a train/metro service under the station on Rotterdam Metro line D, and, as of 2010, on RandstadRail line E.

Destinations
As it is one of the four main stations in the Netherlands it is well connected with cities all over the country. Major destinations include: Amsterdam Centraal, Amersfoort, Apeldoorn, Breda, Capelle aan den IJssel, Deventer, Dordrecht, Delft, Den Haag HS, Den Haag City, Eindhoven, Enschede, Gouda, Haarlem, Hengelo, Hoek van Holland (Ferry to Harwich UK), Leeuwarden, Leiden, Maassluis, Middelburg, Utrecht Centraal, Venlo, Vlaardingen Centrum, Vlissingen, Zaandam, Zwolle. There are also International services to: Antwerpen, Brussels every hour and Paris 5 times in the day.

Train services
The following services call at Rotterdam Centraal:

Panorama of Rotterdam Centraal

Metro- & Tram-service
Rotterdam Centraal currently serves as a terminus for metro lines D and E, but a connection between these two separate sections is being built as part of the RandstadRail project. When established in August 2011, line E trains will continue further south to Slinge station, sharing the section between Rotterdam Centraal and Slinge with line D.

The station is served by almost all tram lines in Rotterdam (4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 20, 21, 23, 25 and 29) except line 2.

Series Train Type Route Material Frequency Notes 500 Intercity Rotterdam Centraal - Rotterdam Alexander - Gouda - Utrecht Centraal - Amersfoort - Zwolle - Leeuwarden ICM 1x per hour Originating from Den Haag Centraal another Intercity joins this train at Utrecht and splits again at Zwolle. This service then continues to Assen and Groningen. 1000 ( Fyra) Fyra/NS Hispeed Amsterdam Centraal - Schiphol - Rotterdam Centraal Bombardier Traxx + ICRm units (future: V250) 1x per hour Service requires supplement, seat reservation optional and free 1400 Nachtnet Eindhoven - Tilburg - Breda - Dordrecht - Rotterdam Centraal - Delft - Den Haag HS - Leiden Centraal - Schiphol - Amsterdam Centraal - Utrecht Centraal - 's-Hertogenbosch - Eindhoven VIRM, ICM Operates between Eindhoven and Rotterdam/Utrecht Thursday, Friday, Saturday Nights only Night Service, Limited Stop Service 1700 Intercity Rotterdam Centraal - Rotterdam Alexander - Gouda - Utrecht Centraal - Amersfoort - Apeldoorn - Deventer - Almelo - Hengelo - Enschede ICM 1x per hour 1900 Intercity Den Haag Centraal - Den Haag HS - Delft - Rotterdam Centraal - Dordrecht - Breda - Tilburg - Eindhoven - Helmond - Deurne - Horst-Sevenum - Blerick - Venlo VIRM/ICRm 2x per hour 2100 Intercity Amsterdam Centraal - Schiphol - Leiden Centraal - Den Haag HS - Rotterdam Centraal - Dordrecht - Roosendaal - Bergen op Zoom - Kruiningen-Yerseke - Goes - Middelburg - Vlissingen Souburg - Vlissingen VIRM 1x per hour to Vlissingen, 1x per hour only to Dordrecht 2200 Sneltrein Amsterdam Centraal - Amsterdam Sloterdijk ”“ Haarlem - Heemstede-Aerdenhout - Leiden Centraal - Den Haag Laan van NOI ”“ Den Haag HS - Delft - Schiedam Centrum - Rotterdam Centraal - Rotterdam Blaak - Rotterdam Lombardijen - Dordrecht (”“ Dordrecht Zuid - Lage Zwaluwe - Breda-Prinsenbeek - Breda) VIRM 2x per hour, of which 1x per hour also between Dordrecht & Breda 2400 Nachtnet Rotterdam Centraal - Gouda - Utrecht Centraal VIRM 1x per hour, Night Service 2800 Intercity Rotterdam Centraal - Rotterdam Alexander - Gouda - Utrecht Centraal - Amersfoort (- Apeldoorn - Deventer) ICM 2x per hour Extends to Deventer at peak times only 4000 Sprinter ( Alkmaar - Heiloo - Castricum -) Uitgeest - Krommenie-Assendelft - Wormerveer - Koog-Zaandijk - Koog Bloemwijk - Zaandam - Amsterdam Sloterdijk - Amsterdam Centraal - Amsterdam Muiderpoort - Amsterdam Amstel - Duivendrecht - Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA - Amsterdam Holendrecht - Abcoude - Breukelen - Woerden - Gouda Goverwelle - Gouda - Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel - Capelle Schollevaar - Rotterdam Alexander - Rotterdam Noord - Rotterdam Centraal SGMm 2x per hour Alkmaar - Uitgeest evenings and Sundays 4100 Sprinter Rotterdam Centraal - Schiedam Centrum - Schiedam Nieuwland - Vlaardingen Oost - Vlaardingen Centrum - Vlaardingen West - Maassluis - Maassluis West - Hoek van Holland Haven - Hoek van Holland Strand SGMm, SLT 2x per hour to Strand Station March - November 4200 Sprinter Rotterdam Centraal - Schiedam Centrum - Schiedam Nieuwland - Vlaardingen Oost - Vlaardingen Centrum - Vlaardingen West - Maassluis - Maassluis West SGMm, SLT 2x per hour not Sundays 5000 Stoptrein Leiden Centraal - De Vink - Voorschoten - Den Haag Mariahoeve - Den Haag Laan van NOI - Den Haag HS - Den Haag Moerwijk - Rijswijk - Delft - Delft Zuid - Schiedam Centrum - Rotterdam Centraal - Rotterdam Blaak - Rotterdam Zuid - Rotterdam Lombardijen - Barendrecht - Zwijndrecht - Dordrecht DD-AR, Mat '64 2x per hour weekdays only until 8 pm 5100 Stoptrein Den Haag Centraal - Den Haag HS - Den Haag Moerwijk - Rijswijk - Delft - Delft Zuid - Schiedam Centrum - Rotterdam Centraal - Rotterdam Blaak - Rotterdam Zuid - Rotterdam Lombardijen - Barendrecht - Zwijndrecht - Dordrecht - Dordrecht Zuid - Lage Zwaluwe - Zevenbergen - Oudenbosch - Roosendaal Mat '64, DD-AR, SLT 2x per hour, 1x to Roosendaal, 1x to Dordrecht 9200 (Benelux) Intercity/NS Hispeed/NMBS Amsterdam Centraal - Schiphol - Den Haag HS - Rotterdam Cetraal - Dordrecht - Roosendaal - Antwerpen Centraal - Mechelen - Bruxelles-Centraal - Bruxelles-Midi/Zuid Bombardier Traxx hired from Angel Trains with ICRm 1x per hour 9300 (Thalys) Thalys/NS HiSpeed Amsterdam Centraal - Schiphol - Den Haag HS - Rotterdam Cetraal - Antwerpen Centraal - Bruxelles-Midi/Zuid - Paris Nord TGV PBA/ TGV PBKA 5x per day 9700 Sprinter Gouda Goverwelle - Gouda - Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel - Capelle Schollevaar - Rotterdam Alexander - Rotterdam Noord - Rotterdam Centraal SGMm, SLT 2x per hour, peak hours only 14100 Stoptrein Rotterdam Centraal - Schiedam Centrum - Schiedam Nieuwland - Vlaardingen Oost - Vlaardingen Centrum SGMm, SLT 4x per hour (peak hours only), not weekends mornings from Rotterdam to Vlaardingen and evenings from Vlaardingen to Rotterdam - non-stop Preceding station Nederlandse Spoorwegen Following station Terminus NS Intercity 500 Terminus NS Hispeed 1000 Terminus NS Intercity 1700 NS Intercity 1900 NS Intercity 2100 NS Sneltrein 2200 Terminus NS Intercity 2800 Rotterdam Noord toward Uitgeest NS Stoptrein 4000 Terminus toward Hoek van Holland Strand NS Stoptrein 4100 Terminus toward Maassluis West NS Stoptrein 4200 Terminus toward Leiden Centraal NS Stoptrein 5000 toward Dordrecht NS Stoptrein 5100 toward Roosendaal Terminus NS Stoptrein 9700 Rotterdam Noord toward Gouda Goverwelle Preceding station Rotterdam Metro Following station Stadhuis toward De Akkers Line D Terminus Terminus Line E Blijdorp toward Den Haag Centraal

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