Breda railway station

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Breda
Breda station 7 september 2014 04.JPG
Location Netherlands
Coordinates 51°35′42″N 4°46′48″E / 51.59500°N 4.78000°E / 51.59500; 4.78000Coordinates: 51°35′42″N 4°46′48″E / 51.59500°N 4.78000°E / 51.59500; 4.78000
Line(s) Breda–Rotterdam railway
Roosendaal–Breda railway
Breda–Eindhoven railway
Platforms 7
Other information
Station code Bd
History
Opened 1 May 1855
Services
Preceding station   NS International   Following station
Intercity Direct 900
2x/hour
Terminus
Nederlandse Spoorwegen
NS Intercity 1900
2x/hour
toward Venlo
toward Roosendaal
NS Intercity 3600
2x/hour
toward Zwolle
NS Nachtnet 21400
1x/hour; Nighttrain Intercity service, Friday Night and Saturday Night only
toward Eindhoven
NS Sprinter 5000
2x/hour; Not on evenings and weekends
Terminus
Terminus NS Sprinter 13600
2x/hour; Continues at/arrives at 's-Hertogenbosch as Sprinter 16000 to/from Utrecht Centraal
NS Sprinter 15100
1x/hour; Evenings and weekends only
Terminus
Location
Breda is located in Dutch railway station
Breda
Breda
Location within Dutch railway station

Breda is a railway station in Breda, Netherlands. It is situated on the Breda–Rotterdam railway, the Roosendaal–Breda railway and the Breda–Eindhoven railway.

History[edit]

The first station was opened on 1 May 1855 as the eastern terminus of the Roosendaal–Breda railway. When the line was extended to Tilburg, a new station was built on the same site in 1863. The station was initially run solely by a Belgian company, the Société Anonyme des chemins de fer d'Anvers à Rotterdam until the opening of the line to Tilburg from Staatsspoorwegen (Dutch State Railways), which changed after the merger between that company with the HSM in 1938 to Nederlandse Spoorwegen. In the 1970s, the station was rebuilt in combination with being placed on a viaduct.[1] This station was opened on October 10, 1975 and designed by architect Hans (J.) Bak.[2] The station was recognisable by its design with a large canopy over the two platforms with four tracks. The regional bus station next to the station had the same canopy type.

From 4 April 2011, the high-speed train Fyra from Amsterdam Centraal stops in Breda.[3] This service was renamed in December 2013 to Intercity Direct because of the earlier problems with the V250 rolling stock.[4]

On May 30, 2012, the Minister of Infrastructure Melanie Schultz van Haegen officially launched the project Via Breda, which includes another total reconstruction of the station. On September 6, 2014 at 05:30 (AM), a new pedestrian tunnel was opened alongside the northern part of the station building. The old southern station building will be demolished, as well as the regional and city bus stations. The buses were replaced to the northern side on new elevated bus platforms when the old southern part of the station was closed in the night between September 6 and 7 after the last night train departed.[5][6] The project is expected to be completed in 2016,[7] when the southern part of the new station will be opened.

Destinations[edit]

The following major destinations are directly connected from Breda railway station:

Dordrecht, Rotterdam Centraal, Delft, Den Haag HS, Den Haag Centraal, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Schiphol, Tilburg, 's-Hertogenbosch, Oss, Nijmegen, Arnhem, Deventer, Zwolle, Eindhoven, Helmond, Venlo and Roosendaal.

Train services[edit]

The following services start at Breda:

  • 2x per hour high speed services (Intercity Direct) Amsterdam - Schiphol - Rotterdam - Breda
  • 2x per hour intercity services The Hague - Rotterdam - Breda - Eindhoven - Venlo
  • 2x per hour intercity services Zwolle - Deventer - Arnhem - Nijmegen - 's-Hertogenbosch - Breda - Roosendaal
  • 1x per hour night train (nachtnet) service Rotterdam - Breda - Eindhoven (weekends only)
  • 1x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Breda (2x per hour during peak hours)
  • 2x per hour local services (sprinter) Utrecht - 's-Hertogenbosch - Tilburg - Breda

In the new 2015 railway timetable, which will be implemented on December 14, 2014, the off-peak frequency of the sprinter between Breda and The Hague will be increased to 2x per hour, creating a 2x per hour service on weekdays until 20:00 (8pm).[8]

Bus services[edit]

The station is served by city bus services (stadsbussen) as well as several regional bus services (streekbussen)

Stadsbussen[edit]

There are 9 city bus lines. All lines are operated by Arriva. From the railway station the city bus lines provides services to/from:

  • Centrum (downtown area)
  • Amphia Ziekenhuis Langendijk (Hospital)
  • Amphia Ziekenhuis Molengracht (Hospital)
  • Rat Verlegh Stadion (Stadium of soccer team NAC)
  • Prinsenbeek railway station
  • The neighbourhoods Brabantpark, Belcrum, Blauwe Kei, Boeimeer, Ginneken, Haagse Beemden, Heusdenhout, Heuvel, Hoge Vucht, Ijpelaar, Nieuw Wolfslaar, Princenhage, Sportpark, Tuinzigt, Westerpark and Zandberg
  • The industrial area Krogten
  • The neighbouring town of Bavel

Several neighbourhoods are also served by regional bus services (see also: Streekbussen)

The routes of the city buses are as follows:

Line Route Frequency Notes
1 Heerbaan - Heusdenhout - Brabantpark - Centraal Station - Centrum - Tuinzigt - Westerpark 2x/hour
  • Arrives/Continues as line 7 at Heerbaan
  • At evenings, Saturday mornings and Sundays buses FROM Heerbaan TO Centraal Station continue as line 7 to Centrum and Ginneken at Centraal Station
  • At weekdays evenings until 8:00pm, Saturday mornings, Saturday evenings until 8:00pm and Sundays until 7:00pm buses FROM Centraal Station TO Westerpark arrive as line 7 from Heerbaan, Heusdenhout and Brabantpark at Centraal Station
  • At weekdays evenings after 8:00pm, Saturday evenings after 8:00pm and Sunday evenings after 7:00pm buses on section Heerbaan-Centraal Station operate only in one direction: From Heerbaan to Centraal Station
  • The section Centraal Station-Westerpark is not served on weekdays evenings after 8:00pm, Saturday evenings after 8:00pm and Sunday evenings after 7:00pm
2 Centraal Station - Centrum - Rat Verlegh Stadion (Stadion NAC) - Haagse Beemden Zuid - Haagse Beemden West - Station Prinsenbeek - Haagse Beemden Noord - Overkroetenlaan - Heksenwiellaan
  • Outside holidays: 4x/hour, but only 2x/hour on evenings, Saturday mornings and Sundays
  • Holidays: 2x/hour, but 4x/hour on Saturday afternoons
  • Arrives/Continues as line 6/12 at Heksenwiellaan
4 Hoge Vucht - Centraal Station - Centrum - Boeimeer - Amphia Ziekenhuis Langendijk - Heuvel - Princenhage - Woonboulevard
  • Outside holidays: 4x/hour, but only 2x/hour Hoge Vucht-Centraal Station on early evenings, Saturday mornings and Sundays and only 2x/hour on the whole route on late evenings
  • Holidays: 4x/hour, but only 2x/hour Hoge Vucht-Centraal Station on weekdays, Saturday mornings, early Saturday evenings and Sundays and only 2x/hour on the whole route on late evenings
  • Same route in Hoge Vucht as line 5, but in the opposite direction
  • On early evenings, Saturday mornings, Sundays and weekdays during holidays the buses to/from Woonboulevard and Princenhage who do not operate on section Hoge Vucht-Centraal Station arrive/continue as line 5 to/from Hoge Vucht
  • At late evenings buses coming FROM Hoge Vucht end at Centraal Station and buses FROM Centraal Station TO Woonboulevard arrive as line 5 from Hoge Vucht at Centraal Station
5 Hoge Vucht - Centraal Station - Centrum - Boeimeer - Amphia Ziekenhuis Langendijk - Heuvelplein - Princenhage
  • Outside holidays: 4x/hour, but only 2x/hour on evenings, Saturday mornings and Sundays
  • Holidays: 2x/hour, but 4x/hour on Saturday afternoons
  • Same route in Hoge Vucht as line 4, but in the opposite direction
  • On early evenings, Saturday mornings, Sundays and weekdays during holidays buses do not run on section Centraal Station-Princenhage. Buses to/from Hoge Vucht arrive/continue as line 4 to/from Centrum, Amphia Ziekenhuis Langendijk, Princenhage and Woonboulevard at Centraal Station
  • On late evenings buses TO Hoge Vucht start at Centraal Station and buses FROM Hoge Vucht TO Centraal Station continue as line 4 to/from Centrum, Amphia Ziekenhuis Langendijk, Princenhage and Woonboulevard at Centraal Station
6 Heksenwiellaan - Haagse Beemden Noord - Haagse Beemden Oost - Krogten - Belcrum West - Centraal Station - Centrum - Sportpark - Zandberg - Blauwe Kei West - IJpelaar West - Nieuw Wolfslaar - Nieuw Wolfslaarlaan 2x/hour
  • Arrives/Continues as line 2 at Heksenwiellaan
  • Arrives/Continues as line 12 at Nieuw Wolfslaarlaan
  • On evenings, Saturday mornings, Sundays and weekdays during holidays buses do not run on section Heksenwiellaan-Centraal Station
7 Heerbaan - Heusdenhout - Brabantpark - Centraal Station - Centrum - Ginneken 2x/hour
  • Arrives/Continues as line 1 at Heerbaan
  • At weekdays evenings until 8:00pm, Saturday mornings, Saturday evenings until 8:00pm and Sundays until 7:00pm buses FROM Heerbaan TO Centraal Station continue as line 1 to Centrum, Tuinzigt and Westerpark at Centraal Station
  • At evenings, Saturday mornings and Sundays buses FROM Centraal Station TO Ginneken arrive as line 1 from Heerbaan, Heusdenhout and Brabantpark at Centraal Station
  • At weekdays evenings after 8:00pm, Saturday evenings after 8:00pm and Sunday evenings after 7:00pm buses on section Heerbaan-Centraal Station operate only in one direction: From Centraal Station to Heerbaan
11 Centraal Station - Centrum - Amphia Ziekenhuis Molengracht - Bijster - Bavel
  • Outside holidays: 2x/hour, but only 1x/hour at evenings and weekends
  • Holidays: 1x/hour, but 2x/hour during weekdays rush hours

At weekdays morning rush hours outside holidays there are two extra services on section Centraal Station-Bijster

12 Heksenwiellaan - Haagse Beemden Noord - Haagse Beemden Oost - Krogten - Belcrum West - Centraal Station - Centrum - Amphia Ziekenhuis Molengracht - Blauwe Kei Oost - IJpelaar Oost - Nieuw Wolfslaar - Nieuw Wolfslaarlaan 2x/hour
  • Arrives/Continues as line 2 at Heksenwiellaan
  • Arrives/Continues as line 6 at Nieuw Wolfslaarlaan
16 Overkroetenlaan -> Heksenwiellaan -> Haagse Beemden Noord -> Haagse Beemden Oost -> Krogten -> Belcrum West -> Centraal Station 2x/day Weekdays morning rush hours only

Streekbussen[edit]

Several regional bus lines serve the station. Two of them are also international services to the Dutch town of Hulst via Antwerp in Belgium. (Line 19) and to the village of Meersel-Dreef, also in Belgium. (Line 145) The regional bus lines are operated by Arriva and Connexxion

The routes of the regional buses, serving Breda, Centraal Station are as follows:

Line Operator Route Frequency Notes
19 Connexxion Breda, Centraal Station - Breda, Centrum - Antwerp (Belgium), Halewijnlaan Metro station - Antwerp (Belgium) - Nieuw-Namen - Clinge - Hulst
  • Outside holidays: 1x/2 hours, but 1x/hour FROM Breda TO Hulst between 9:30am and 11:30am on Mondays, between 3:30pm and 5:30pm on all weekdays, except Fridays and between 5:00pm and 11:00pm on Sundays and FROM Hulst TO Breda between 7:00am and 9:00am on Mondays, between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on all weekdays, except Fridays and between 3:00pm and 9:00pm at Sundays and 2x/hour IN BOTH DIRECTIONS on Friday afternoons
  • All holidays, except Summer holidays: 1x/2 hours, but 1x/hour FROM Breda TO Hulst between 9:30am and 11:30am on Mondays and between 3:30pm and 5:30pm on all weekdays, except Fridays and FROM Hulst TO Breda between 7:00am and 9:00am on Mondays and between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on all weekdays, except Fridays and 2x/hour IN BOTH DIRECTIONS on Friday afternoons
  • Summer holidays: 1x/2 hours, but 1x/hour FROM Breda TO Hulst between 9:30am and 11:30am on Mondays and between 3:30pm and 5:30pm on all weekdays and FROM Hulst TO Breda between 7:00am and 9:00am on Mondays and between 1:00pm and 3:00pm on all weekdays
Does not run on evenings, except Sunday evenings outside holidays
115 Arriva Breda, Centraal Station - Breda, Centrum - Breda, Heuvelplein - Effen - Rijsbergen - Zundert - Zundert, Oranjeplein - Zundert, Berkenring/Wernhout
  • Outside holidays: Breda-Zundert, Oranjeplein: 2x/hour, but 4x/hour on weekdays rush hours and only 1x/hour on evenings and Sundays, Zundert, Oranjeplein-Zundert, Berkenring: 1x/hour, but 3x/hour on weekdays rush hours and Zundert, Oranjeplein-Wernhout: 1x/hour
  • Holidays: Breda-Zundert, Oranjeplein: 2x/hour, but only 1x/hour on evenings and Sundays, Zundert, Oranjeplein-Zundert, Berkenring: 1x/hour and Zundert, Oranjeplein-Wernhout: 1x/hour, but only on weekdays rush hours, evenings and weekends
  • On evenings and Sundays buses coming FROM Breda always directly continue to Wernhout from Zundert, Oranjeplein. After turning in Wernhout to go back TO Breda buses follow an alternative route VIA Zundert, Berkenring to Zundert, Oranjeplein and then continue back on the normal route to Breda
  • The section Zundert, Oranjeplein-Wernhout is not served on weekdays outside rush hours during holidays, except evenings
117 Arriva Breda, Centraal Station - Breda, Belcrum Oost - Breda, Krogten - Teteringen - Wagenberg - Langeweg - Station Zevenbergen - Zevenbergen - Zevenbergen, De Meeren - Klundert - Fijnaart
  • Outside holidays: 2x/hour, but only 1x/hour on evenings and weekends
  • Holidays: 1x/hour, but 2x/hour during during weekdays rush hours
  • On weekdays morning rush hours outside holidays two buses start at Willemstad and follow a route via Oude Molen to Fijnaart and continue there on the normal route to Breda
  • On evenings and weekends the section Klundert-Fijnaart is not served
  • The sections Breda, Centraal Station->Station Zevenbergen and Zevenbergen, De Meeren->Breda, Centraal Station are not served on evenings and Sundays. Buses TO Klundert arrive as line 119 from Breda, Prinsenbeek and Zwartenberg at Station Zevenbergen. Buses FROM Klundert continue as line 119 to Zevenbergen, Station Zevenbergen, Zwartenberg, Prinsenbeek and Breda at Zevenbergen, De Meeren
119 Arriva Breda, Centraal Station -> Breda, Centrum -> Breda, Woonboulevard -> Prinsenbeek -> Zwartenberg -> Station Zevenbergen -> Zevenbergen, De Meeren -> Zevenbergen -> Station Zevenbergen -> Zwartenberg -> Prinsenbeek -> Breda, Woonboulevard -> Breda, Centrum -> Breda, Centraal Station
  • Outside holidays: 2x/hour, but only 1x/hour on evenings and weekends
  • Holidays: 1x/hour, but 2x/hour during weekdays rush hours
  • The section Station Zevenbergen->Zevenbergen, De Meeren->Zevenbergen->Station Zevenbergen is not wholly served on evenings and Sundays. Buses FROM Breda continue as line 117 to Zevenbergen, Zevenbergen, De Meeren and Klundert at Station Zevenbergen. Buses TO Breda arrive as line 117 from Klundert at Zevenbergen, De Meeren
122 Arriva Breda, Centraal Station - Breda, Belcrum Oost - Breda, Krogten - Terheijden - Wagenberg - Wagenberg, Kruispunt - Hooge Zwaluwe - Lage Zwaluwe - Station Lage Zwaluwe
  • Outside holidays: 1x/hour, but 2x/hour during weekdays rush hours
  • Holidays: 1x/hour
  • Not on evenings and Sundays
  • The section Breda, Centraal Station-Wagenberg, Kruispunt is not served on Saturdays
123 Arriva Breda, Centraal Station - Breda, Belcrum Oost - Breda, Krogten - Wagenberg, Kruispunt - Made - Made, Gemeentehuis - Geertruidenberg - Raamsdonksveer
  • Outside holidays: 2x/hour, but only 1x/hour on evenings and weekends
  • Holidays: 1x/hour, but 2x/hour during weekdays rush hours
  • On evenings and weekends buses run via Terheijden and Wagenberg on section Breda, Krogten-Wagenberg, Kruispunt
  • On Sundays buses do not run on section Made, Gemeentehuis-Raamsdonksveer
131 Arriva Breda, Centraal Station - Breda, Centrum - Breda, Amphia Ziekenhuis Molengracht - Breda, Bijster - Dorst - Rijen, Gemeentehuis - Rijen - Station Gilze-Rijen - Hulten - Gilze - Tilburg - Station Tilburg
  • Outside holidays: 2x/hour, but only 1x/hour on evenings
  • Holidays: 1x/hour, but 2x/hour during weekdays rush hours
  • Not on weekends
  • At weekdays evenings buses do not run on section Breda, Centraal Station-Rijen, Gemeentehuis
132 Arriva Breda, Centraal Station - Breda, Centrum - Breda, Sportpark - Breda, Zandberg - Breda, Blauwe Kei West - Ulvenhout - Chaam - Chaam, Dorpsstraat - Gaarshof/Ulicoten - Baarle-Nassau, Hoogbraak - Baarle-Nassau - Alphen - Rechte Heide - Riel - Goirle - Tilburg - Station Tilburg
  • Outside holidays: Breda, Centraal Station-Chaam, Dorpsstraat and Baarle-Nassau, Hoogbraak-Station Tilburg: 2x/hour, but only 1x/hour Baarle-Nassau, Hoogbraak-Station Tilburg between 9:00am and 1:00pm and only 1x/hour on both sections on evenings and weekends, Chaam, Dorpsstraat-Gaarshof-Baarle Nassau, Hoogbraak and Chaam, Dorpsstraat-Ulicoten-Baarle-Nassau, Hoogbraak: 1x/hour, but only 1x/2 hours on evenings and weekends
  • Holidays: Breda, Centraal Station-Chaam, Dorpsstraat and Baarle-Nassau, Hoogbraak-Station Tilburg: 1x/hour, but 2x/hour during weekdays rush hours, Chaam, Dorpsstraat-Gaarshof-Baarle Nassau, Hoogbraak and Chaam, Dorpsstraat-Ulicoten-Baarle-Nassau, Hoogbraak: 1x/2 hours, but 1x/hour during weekdays rush hours
  • The sections Chaam, Dorpsstraat-Gaarshof-Baarle Nassau, Hoogbraak and Chaam, Dorpsstraat-Ulicoten-Baarle-Nassau, Hoogbraak are alternately served
145 Arriva Breda, Centraal Station - Breda, Centrum - Breda, Boeimeer - Breda, Ruitersbos - Galder - Meersel-Dreef (Belgium) 1x/hour Not on evenings and weekends
311 Arriva Breda, Centraal Station - Breda, Centrum - Breda, Woonboulevard - Liesbos - Etten-Leur - Etten-Leur, Centrum - Station Etten-Leur - Hoeven - Oudenbosch - Station Oudenbosch - Oud Gastel 2x/hour, but only 1x/hour on evenings and weekends
  • Volans
  • At weekdays morning rush hours outside holidays there are extra buses running FROM Oud Gastel and Oudenbosch TO Breda
  • At weekdays evening rush hours outside holidays there are extra buses running FROM Breda TO Oudenbosch
312 Arriva Breda, Centraal Station - Breda, Centrum - Breda, Woonboulevard - Liesbos - Etten-Leur - Etten-Leur, Centrum - Sint Willebrord - Sprundel - Rucphen - Roosendaal - Station Roosendaal - Roosendaal, Roselaar busstation 2x/hour, but only 1x/hour Etten Leur, Centrum-Roosendaal, Roselaar busstation outside weekdays rush hours and only 1x/hour on the whole route on evenings and weekends
  • Volans
  • The sections Breda, Centraal Station-Etten Leur, Centrum and Station Roosendaal-Roosendaal, Roselaar busstation are not served at evenings and Sundays. Buses TO Roosendaal arrive as line 316 from Breda, Liesbos, Etten-Leur and Station Etten-Leur at Etten-Leur, Centrum. Buses FROM Roosendaal continue as line 316 to Station Etten-Leur, Etten-Leur, Liesbos and Breda
316 Arriva Breda, Centraal Station - Breda, Centrum - Breda, Woonboulevard - Liesbos - Etten-Leur - Station Etten-Leur - Etten-Leur, Centrum 2x/hour, but only 1x/hour on evenings and Sundays
  • Volans
  • At evenings and Sundays buses TO Breda arrive as line 312 from Station Roosendaal, Roosendaal, Rucphen, Sprundel and Sint Willebrord at Etten-Leur, Centrum and Buses FROM Breda continue as line 312 to Sint Willebrord, Sprundel, Rucphen, Roosendaal and Station Roosendaal at Etten-Leur, Centrum
325 Arriva Breda, Bijster - Breda, Amphia Ziekenhuis Molengracht - Breda, Centrum - Breda, Centraal Station - Teteringen - Oosterhout, Busstation - Oosterhout, Amphia Ziekenhuis Pasteurlaan - Oosterhout 2x/hour, but only 1x/hour on evenings and Sundays Volans
326 Arriva Breda, Bijster - Breda, Amphia Ziekenhuis Molengracht - Breda, Centrum - Breda, Centraal Station - Teteringen - Oosterhout, Busstation - Oosterhout, Amphia Ziekenhuis Pasteurlaan - Oosterhout - Raamsdonksveer - Geertruidenberg 2x/hour, but only 1x/hour on evenings and Sundays Volans
327 Arriva Breda, Bijster - Breda, Amphia Ziekenhuis Molengracht - Breda, Centrum - Breda, Centraal Station - Teteringen - Oosterhout, Busstation - Oosterhout - Oosteind - Dongen - Tilburg - Station Tilburg
  • Outside holidays: 2x/hour, but 4x/hour Oosterhout, Busstation-Station Tilburg on weekdays, except evenings and only 1x/hour Breda, Centraal Station-Oosterhout, Busstation on evenings and Sundays
  • Holidays: 2x/hour, only 1x/hour Breda, Centraal Station-Oosterhout, Busstation on evenings and Sundays
Volans
401 Arriva Breda, Centraal Station - Breda, Centrum - Breda, Bijster - Hank - Nieuwendijk - Sleeuwijk - Vianen - Utrecht - Station Utrecht Centraal Jaarbeurszijde
  • 2x/hour, but only 1x/hour at evenings and Saturdays and only 1x/2 hours at Sundays, except Sunday evenings
Brabantliner
402 Arriva Breda, Centraal Station - Breda, Centrum - Breda, Bijster - Hank - Nieuwendijk - Sleeuwijk - Gorinchem - Station Gorinchem 2x/hour
  • Brabantliner
  • Weekdays rush hours outside holidays only
617 Arriva Breda, Centraal Station - Breda, Belcrum Oost - Breda, Krogten - Terheijden - Klundert - Fijnaart

2x/day in both directions

  • Not during holidays
  • At morning rush hours buses operate only FROM Fijnaart TO Breda
  • At afternoons buses operate only FROM Breda TO Fijnaart
618 Arriva Moerdijk -> Station Lage Zwaluwe -> Zevenbergschen Hoek -> Langeweg -> Wagenberg -> Terheijden -> Breda, Belcrum Oost -> Breda, Centrum -> Breda, Centraal Station

1x/weekday morning rush hour

Not during holidays

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