Gouda railway station

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Gouda
Station Gouda.jpg
Gouda railway station
Location 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
Owned by Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Line(s) Utrecht–Rotterdam railway
Gouda–Den Haag railway
Gouda–Alphen aan den Rijn railway
Platforms 6
Tracks 11
History
Opened 21 May 1855
Services
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
NS Intercity 500
1x/hour; Combined half-hourly services with Intercity 12500 on section Rotterdam Centraal-Zwolle. Transfer to Intercity 12600/12700 to/from Leeuwarden at Zwolle
toward Groningen
Terminus
NS Intercity 1700
1x/hour; Combined half-hourly services with Intercity 11700 on section Den Haag Centraal-Amersfoort. Transfer to Intercity 11600 to/from Amersfoort Schothorst at Amersfoort
toward Enschede
NS Intercity 2000
2x/hour; Not on late evenings and early Sunday mornings
Terminus
NS Intercity 2800
2x/hour; Not on late evenings and early Sunday mornings
Terminus
NS Intercity 11700
1x/hour; Combined half-hourly services with Intercity 1700 on section Den Haag Centraal-Amersfoort. Transfer to Intercity 1600 to/from Enschede at Amersfoort
NS Intercity 12500
1x/hour; Combined half-hourly service with Intercity 500 on section Rotterdam Centraal-Zwolle. Transfer to Intercity 700/12600 to/from Groningen at Zwolle
toward Leeuwarden
toward Uitgeest
NS Sprinter 4000
2x/hour
NS Sprinter 9500
2x/hour; Not on weekdays rush hours
Terminus
NS Sprinter 9700
2x/hour; Weekdays rush hours only
Terminus
NS Sprinter 9800
2x/hour
NS Sprinter 19500
2x/hour; Weekdays rush hours only
Terminus
NS Sprinter 19800
2x/hour; Not on evenings and weekends
Terminus
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)

Bus Services[edit]

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  • 486

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