Rotterdam Blaak railway station

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Rotterdam Blaak
Station statistics
Address Netherlands
Coordinates 51°55′12″N 4°29′21″E / 51.92000°N 4.48917°E / 51.92000; 4.48917Coordinates: 51°55′12″N 4°29′21″E / 51.92000°N 4.48917°E / 51.92000; 4.48917
Line(s) Breda–Rotterdam railway
Platforms 4
Other information
Opened 1877
Station code Rtb
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
NS Intercity 2200
NS Intercity 2600
toward Vlissingen
NS Sprinter 5000
toward Breda
NS Sprinter 5100
toward Roosendaal
Preceding station   Rotterdam Metro   Following station
Line A
toward Binnenhof
Line B
toward Nesselande
toward De Akkers
Line C
toward De Terp
Rotterdam Blaak railway station is located in Randstad
Rotterdam Blaak railway station

Rotterdam Blaak is a railway station and metro station in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, located on the Breda–Rotterdam railway between Rotterdam and Dordrecht. The station is located in the centre of the city, near the cube houses.

On May 2, 1877, the first railway station on this location was opened, then called Rotterdam Beurs. This station was part of a 2.2 km (1.4 mi) long viaduct. After the station had been destroyed during World War II, a new station opened in 1953, called Rotterdam Blaak.

When the underground metro station, which opened on 6 May 1982, was built space was already reserved for a possible underground railway station directly underneath the metro station. On 15 September 1993, this new underground railway station was opened, as part of a 2.8 km (1.7 mi) long tunnel. This tunnel, including the station, now had 4 tracks instead of the 2 on the viaduct.

Train services are operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS).

The Cube Houses in Rotterdam viewed from Blaak Subway Station.

Train services[edit]

The following services call at Rotterdam Blaak:

  • 2x per hour intercity service Amsterdam - Haarlem - The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht
  • 2x per hour intercity service Lelystad - Almere - Amsterdam - Schiphol - The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Roosendaal - Vlissingen
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Breda
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Roosendaal

Other public transport[edit]

The metro of lines A, B, and C call at the subway station, simply called Blaak.

Several Rotterdam tram and bus lines call at the Rotterdam Blaak station. A tram stop is located between the entrances of the railway and the metro station, where RET-line 21 stops.

Previous Line Next
Keizerstraat   Tram 21
Schiedam Woudhoek - De Esch
  Burg. Van Walsumweg
Keizerstraat   Tram 24
Vlaardingen Holy - De Esch
  Burg. Van Walsumweg

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