Schiedam Centrum railway station

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Schiedam Centrum
Station Schiedam.jpg
Station statistics
Address Netherlands
Coordinates 51°55′19″N 4°24′36″E / 51.92194°N 4.41000°E / 51.92194; 4.41000Coordinates: 51°55′19″N 4°24′36″E / 51.92194°N 4.41000°E / 51.92194; 4.41000
Line(s) Amsterdam–Rotterdam railway
Schiedam–Hoek van Holland railway
Platforms 4
Other information
Opened 1847
Station code Sdm
Location
Schiedam Centrum railway station is located in Randstad
Schiedam Centrum railway station

Schiedam Centrum is a railway station and metro station in Schiedam, just to the west of Rotterdam, Netherlands on the railway line between The Hague and Rotterdam Centraal, and is the junction for the branch to Hoek van Holland. Trains are operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen.

History[edit]

The station opened on 3 June 1847 as Schiedam, with the The Hague - Rotterdam railway line. In 1856 the first major train accident in the Netherlands occurred near Schiedam causing three deaths.[1] The branch to Maassluis opened in 1891, extended to Hoek van Holland two years later. In 1967 the station was renamed Schiedam-Rotterdam West, in 1998 Schiedam Centrum. In 1976 there was a major train disaster near the station, resulting in 24 deaths. In 2000, the railway building was completely renewed as part of the extension of the East-West Line of the Rotterdam Metro, which has called at Schiedam Centrum since November 2002.

Train services[edit]

The following services call at Schiedam Centrum:

  • 2x per hour intercity Amsterdam - Haarlem - Leiden - The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht
  • 2x per hour intercity Lelystad - Almere - Amsterdam - Schiphol - The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Roosendaal - Vlissingen
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Hoek van Holland - Rotterdam
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Maassluis West - Rotterdam (not Sundays)
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Breda
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Roosendaal
  • Peak hour services Vlaardingen Centrum - Rotterdam
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
toward Dordrecht
NS Intercity 2200
toward Vlissingen
NS Intercity 2600
NS Sprinter 4100
Terminus
NS Sprinter 4200
Terminus
NS Sprinter 5000
toward Breda
NS Sprinter 5100
toward Roosendaal
New (2010) SLT unit 2401 on a Hoek van Holland service at Schiedam Centrum

Other public transport[edit]

Rotterdam Metro lines A, B, and C call at the metro station next to the railway station. For lines A and B it is the western terminus.

Preceding station   Rotterdam Metro   Following station
Terminus Line A
toward Binnenhof
Line B
toward Nesselande
toward De Akkers
Line C
toward De Terp

Several Rotterdam tram and bus lines call at Schiedam Centrum. A tram stop for RET lines 21 and 23 is near the entrances of the railway and the metro station.

Previous Line Next
's-Gravelandseweg   Tram 21
Harreweg - De Esch
  Broersvest
's-Gravelandseweg   Tram 24
Holy - De Esch
  Broersvest

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) "Eerste treinramp met doden ook bij Schiedam". Dagblad van het Noorden. May 1, 2004. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 

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