Gouda railway station

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Gouda
Station Gouda.jpg
Gouda railway station
Station statistics
Address Gouda, South Holland,
 Netherlands
Coordinates 52°01′03″N 4°42′20″E / 52.01750°N 4.70556°E / 52.01750; 4.70556Coordinates: 52°01′03″N 4°42′20″E / 52.01750°N 4.70556°E / 52.01750; 4.70556
Line(s) Utrecht–Rotterdam railway
Gouda–Den Haag railway
Gouda–Alphen aan den Rijn railway
Platforms 6
Tracks 11
Other information
Opened 21 May 1855
Owned by Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Location
Gouda railway station is located in Randstad
Gouda railway station
A RijnGouweLijn train on platform 9 of the railway station in Gouda

Gouda is a railway station in Gouda, Netherlands. The station opened on 21 May 1855 when the Nederlandsche Rhijnspoorweg-Maatschappij (Dutch Rijn Railway Company) opened the Utrecht–Rotterdam railway. The Gouda–Den Haag railway to The Hague was opened in 1870, and the connection to Alphen a/d Rijn in 1934.

Trains running between Den Haag Centraal / Rotterdam Centraal and Utrecht Centraal call at the station, as well as the RijnGouweLijn connection to Alphen a/d Rijn.

In November 1944, during World War II, the strategically located railway station was bombed by the Royal Air Force. The main building of the railway station was severely damaged; traces of the bombing are visible to this day on platforms 3 and 5. In 1948 a new building was constructed out of the remaining first floor of the old building. This was replaced by the current building in 1984.

Train services[edit]

The following train services call at Gouda:

  • 1x per hour intercity service Rotterdam - Utrecht - Amersfoort - Zwolle - Groningen
  • 1x per hour intercity service Rotterdam - Utrecht - Amersfoort - Zwolle - Leeuwarden
  • 2x per hour intercity service Rotterdam - Utrecht
  • 1x per hour intercity service The Hague - Utrecht - Amersfoort - Hengelo - Enschede
  • 1x per hour intercity service The Hague - Utrecht - Amersfoort - Amersfoort Schothorst
  • 2x per hour intercity service The Hague - Utrecht
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Rotterdam - Gouda - Gouda Goverwelle - Woerden - Amsterdam - Uitgeest
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Rotterdam - Gouda - Gouda Goverwelle (Peak hours only)
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Gouda - Gouda Goverwelle - Utrecht
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Gouda - Gouda Goverwelle (Weekdays only)
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Gouda - Alphen aan den Rijn (Off-peak hours only)
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Gouda - Alphen aan den Rijn - Leiden (Peak hours only)


Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
NS Intercity 500
toward Groningen
NS Intercity 12500
toward Leeuwarden
NS Intercity 2800
Terminus
Terminus
NS Intercity 1700
toward Enschede
Terminus
NS Intercity 11700
Terminus
NS Intercity 2000
Terminus
toward Uitgeest
NS Sprinter 4000
NS Sprinter 9700
Terminus
NS Sprinter 9800
NS Sprinter 19800
Terminus
NS Sprinter 9500 Terminus
NS Sprinter 19500 Terminus

Bus Services[edit]

  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 6
  • 106
  • 177
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  • 186
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  • 197
  • 486

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