Rotterdam Blaak railway station
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 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
The metro of lines A, B, and C call at the subway station, simply called Blaak.
Several Rotterdam tram and city bus lines call at the Rotterdam Blaak station. A tram stop is located between the entrances of the railway and the metro station, where line 21 stops. All subway lines, trams and city buses are operated by RET
The routes of the city buses and trams are as follows:
|21||Tram||De Esch - Woudestein - Oostplein - Station Blaak - Beurs - Centraal Station - Middellandstraat - Marconiplein - Station Schiedam Centrum - Schiedam, Bachplein - Schiedam, Woudhoek||
||Not on evenings and early Sunday mornings|
|24||Tram||De Esch - Woudestein - Oostplein - Station Blaak - Beurs - Centraal Station - Middellandstraat - Marconiplein - Station Schiedam Centrum - Schiedam, Bachplein - Vlaardingen, Holy||
|32||Bus||Overschie - Oude Westen - Eendrachtsplein - Station Blaak - Feijenoord - Station Zuid||
|47||Bus||Station Blaak -> Noordereiland -> Station Blaak||3x/hour|
|B5||Bus||Centraal Station -> Beurs -> Station Blaak -> Oostplein -> Kralingen -> Lage Land -> Oosterflank Metro station -> Capelle aan den IJssel -> Station Capelle Schollevaar -> Zevenkamp -> Graskruid Metro station -> Station Alexander -> Centraal Station||1x/hour||Nightbus service, Friday Night and Saturday Night only|