Den Haag HS railway station

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Den Haag HS
Den Haag - Station Holland Spoor v1.JPG
LocationStationsplein 41
2515 BV The Hague
Netherlands
Coordinates52°4′11″N 4°19′18″E / 52.06972°N 4.32167°E / 52.06972; 4.32167Coordinates: 52°4′11″N 4°19′18″E / 52.06972°N 4.32167°E / 52.06972; 4.32167
Operated byNederlandse Spoorwegen
Line(s)Amsterdam–Haarlem–Rotterdam railway
Platforms6
ConnectionsMainline rail interchange HTM Den Haag Tram: 1, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17
Bus transport HTM: 22, 26, 27, 29
Other information
Station codeGv
History
Opened6 December 1843
Services
Preceding station   NS International   Following station
Intercity Direct 9200
4x/day
Terminus
Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Terminus
NS Intercity 1100
2x/hour
toward Eindhoven
NS Nachtnet 1400
1x/hour; Nighttrain Intercity service
toward Vlissingen
NS Intercity 2200
2x/hour
toward Dordrecht
NS Intercity 2400
2x/hour; Not on evenings and Sundays
NS Intercity 2400
2x/hour; Evenings until +/- 10:00pm and Sundays from +/- 10:30am until +/- 10:00pm
Terminus
NS Sprinter 5000
2x/hour; Not on evenings and weekends
toward Dordrecht
NS Sprinter 5100
2x/hour
Location
Den Haag HS is located in Southwest Randstad
Den Haag HS
Den Haag HS
Location within Southwest Randstad
Den Haag HS is located in Netherlands
Den Haag HS
Den Haag HS
Den Haag HS (Netherlands)

Den Haag HS (English: The Hague HS), an abbreviation of the original name Den Haag Hollands Spoor (The Hague Holland's Rail), is the oldest train station in The Hague, Netherlands, located on the Amsterdam–Haarlem–Rotterdam railway.

History[edit]

The original building of Hollands Spoor, designed by Frederik Willem Conrad.

Hollands Spoor opened on 6 December 1843, after the Amsterdam–Haarlem railway, the oldest railway in the country, had been extended to The Hague. This line was further extended to Rotterdam in 1847. At the time, the area was a grassland and belonged to the municipality of Rijswijk. Lacking the people to manage law enforcement around the station, Rijswijk ceded the land to the municipality of The Hague. The railway station was named Holland Spoor, after the company which operated it, the Hollandsche IJzeren Spoorweg-Maatschappij.[1] The original building, which was designed by Frederik Willem Conrad, was demolished in 1891 to make way for a Neo-Renaissance building designed by Dirk Margadant.[2][3]

In 1870, the rival company Nederlandsche Rhijnspoorweg-Maatschappij opened a second main railway station in The Hague, Den Haag Rhijnspoor, on the newly constructed Gouda–Den Haag railway. A railway connection between the two stations was constructed a year later. This railway station was demolished in 1973, to make way for the Den Haag Centraal railway station. As a result, The Hague has two main railway stations: Centraal Station and Hollands Spoor.[1] Trains from Amsterdam to Rotterdam and beyond (Brussels) tend to stop at The Hague HS, whereas trains from Utrecht and Eastern and North-Eastern directions (also by Leiden/Amsterdam Airport Schiphol/Amsterdam) usually stop at Centraal Station. Several trains in southern direction serve both stations.

Train services[edit]

View of the platforms inside the station.

The station is served by the following services:

  • 4x per day International services (Intercity) The Hague - Rotterdam - Breda - Antwerp - Mechelen - Brussels
  • 1x per hour night train (nachtnet) services Rotterdam - The Hague - Amsterdam - Utrecht
  • 2x per hour Intercity services Amsterdam - Haarlem - Leiden - The Hague - Dordrecht - Roosendaal - Vlissingen
  • 2x per hour Intercity services Lelystad - Almere - Amsterdam - Schiphol - The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht
  • 2x per hour Intercity services The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Breda - Eindhoven
  • 4x per hour Local services (Sprinter) The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht

Tram services[edit]

Tram stop in front of Hollands Spoor

The Hague's public transit company, HTM Personenvervoer, operates a public transportation hub in front of the railway station's front entrance. Tram lines 1, 9, 11, 12, 16 and 17 stop here.

Platform Line Destination Via
A  1  Delft Tanthof Laakkwartier, Rijswijk, Hoornbrug, Broekpolder, Spoorzone Delft, Delft Station, De Hoven Passage
 11  Scheveningen Haven Schilderswijk, Haagse Markt, Transvaalkwartier, Regentessekwartier, Statenkwartier
 12  Den Haag Duindorp Schilderswijk, Haagse Markt, Transvaalkwartier, Valkenboskwartier, Bomenbuurt, Segbroek, Vogelwijk
 16  Wateringen Laakkwartier, Spoorwijk, Station Moerwijk, Moerwijk, Winkelcentrum Leyweg, Morgenstond, Hoge Veld, Wateringse Veld
B  9  Vrederust Zuiderpark, Moerwijk, Winkelcentrum Leyweg, Morgenstond
 17  Wateringen Laakkwartier, Spoorwijk, Plaspoelpolder, Rijswijk Station, In de Bogaard, Eikelenburg, Wateringse Veld
C  1  Scheveningen Noord Bierkade, Stadhuis, Kneuterdijk, Plein 1813, Javastraat, Vredespaleis, Kurhaus
 11  Rijswijkseplein
 12  Rijswijkseplein
 16  Den Haag Statenkwartier Bierkade, Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis, Centraal Station, Korte Voorhout, Buitenhof, Zeeheldenkwartier, Gemeentemuseum/Museon
D  9  Scheveningen Noord Bierkade, Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis, Centraal Station, Malieveld, Koninginnegracht, Madurodam, Westbroekpark, Circustheater, Kurhaus
 17  Den HaagStation Centraal Rijswijkseplein

Bus services[edit]

An HTMbuzz bus

Den Haag Hollands Spoor also includes a bus station. Several HTM bus lines stop here.

Platform Line Destination Via
F  18  Clingendael Stationsbuurt, Centraal Station, Malieveld, Benoordenhout
G  18  Rijswijk De Schilp Laak, Rijswijk Station, In de Bogaard, Steenvoorde
H  26  Voorburg Station Binckhorst
 N5  Rijswijk/Ypenburg/Leidschenveen Jonckbloetplein, Nootdorp, Station Ypenburg, Rotonde Houtkade, Centraal Station
I  26  Kijkduin Megastores, Laakkwartier, Station Moerwijk, Zuiderpark, Leyenburg, Loosduinen, Ockenburg
 N1  Centrum (Buitenhof)
 N4  Centrum (Buitenhof)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hoogland, Joyce (27 August 2017). "Waarom zijn er in Den Haag twee grote treinstations?". indebuurt Den Haag (in Dutch). Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  2. ^ "station Den Haag HS", Stationsweb (in Dutch), retrieved 26 June 2018
  3. ^ "stationsgebouw II Den Haag HS", Stationsweb (in Dutch), retrieved 26 June 2018

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