Rotterdam Blaak railway station

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Rotterdam Blaak
Rotterdam-Blaak.JPG
Location 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
Station code Rtb
History
Opened 1877
Location
Rotterdam Blaak is located in Randstad
Rotterdam Blaak
Rotterdam Blaak
Location within Randstad

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
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
Terminus
NS Intercity 2200
2x/hour; Not on late evenings and early Sunday mornings
toward Vlissingen
NS Intercity 2600
2x/hour; Not on late evenings and early weekend mornings
NS Intercity 12600
2x/hour; Late evenings and early weekend mornings only
NS Sprinter 5000
2x/hour; Not on evenings and weekends
toward Breda
NS Sprinter 5100
2x/hour, but only 1x/hour at evenings and weekends; Combined half-hourly service on evenings and weekends with Sprinter 15100 on section Den Haag Centraal-Lage Zwaluwe
toward Roosendaal
NS Sprinter 15100
1x/hour; Evenings and weekends only. Combined half-hourly service with Sprinter 5100 on section Den Haag Centraal-Lage Zwaluwe
toward Breda
Rotterdam Metro
Line A
Not on evenings and early weekend mornings
toward Binnenhof
Line B
toward Nesselande
toward De Akkers
Line C
toward De Terp

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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