Haarlem railway station

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Haarlem
Haarlem Station.JPG
Main entrance, built in the 1900s
LocationHaarlem, North Holland
Netherlands
Coordinates52°23′16″N 4°38′20″E / 52.38778°N 4.63889°E / 52.38778; 4.63889Coordinates: 52°23′16″N 4°38′20″E / 52.38778°N 4.63889°E / 52.38778; 4.63889
Operated byNederlandse Spoorwegen
Line(s)Amsterdam–Rotterdam railway
Haarlem–Uitgeest railway
Haarlem–Zandvoort railway
Platforms6
Other information
Station codeHlm
History
Opened20 September 1839
Services
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
NS Intercity 2100
toward Vlissingen
NS Intercity 2200
toward Alkmaar
NS Intercity 3400Terminus
toward Hoorn
NS Sprinter 4800
toward Zandvoort
NS Sprinter 5400
NS Sprinter 6300Terminus
toward Zandvoort
NS Sprinter 15400
Location
Haarlem is located in Northern Randstad
Haarlem
Haarlem
Location within Northern Randstad
Haarlem is located in Netherlands
Haarlem
Haarlem
Haarlem (Netherlands)

Haarlem railway station is located in Haarlem in North Holland, Netherlands. The station opened at September 20, 1839, on the Amsterdam–Rotterdam railway, the first railway line in the Netherlands. The station building itself is a rijksmonument.

History[edit]

The original, wooden station was built on the Oude Weg, just outside the Amsterdamse Poort in 1839 to accommodate the passengers of the first railway in the Netherlands between Haarlem and Amsterdam. This had a broad gauge rail width of the Dutch broad gauge 1,945 mm (6 ft 4 916 in).[1] The station was built outside the city, on the current location of the Centrale Werkplaats (maintenance depot) of the Hollandsche IJzeren Spoorweg-Maatschappij.

At great expense, the rail width was later reduced to 1.435 metres (4 ft ​8 12 in) in order to conform to George Stephenson's standard gauge.[1] The train engine "De Snelheid" was the twin of the Amsterdam "Arend", which along with the carriages, were designed by Stephenson's apprentice, the English rail engineer Thomas Longridge Gooch of R.B. Longridge & Co.[1] There were 4 trains per day to Amsterdam, scheduled at 9:00, 14:00, 16:00, and 18:00. The prices of the tickets for 1st (closed carriage), 2nd, and 3rd class (char-à-banc) were 1.20, 80c, and 40c (guilders).[1]

1842 neo-classical station by F.W. Conrad.

Within a few years the new railway turned out to be a great success, and in 1842 a permanent station was built on the current location. It was designed by Frederick Willem Conrad[2] in a semi-Greek neo-classicistic style. The front of the building was open to the street.

Mouthaan[edit]

In 1867 the station was re-designed by P.J. Mouthaan.[3] An extra floor was put on the building and the front of the building was enclosed.

Current station[edit]

The current building was built between 1906 and 1908. The design is by the railway station specialist Dirk Margadant (1849-1915). The tracks were elevated, to avoid conflict with the traffic in the city. It is the only train station in the Netherlands that is built in Art Nouveau style.

Train services[edit]

Inside Haarlem station today.

As of 9 December 2018, the following services call at Haarlem:

International rail[edit]

Train Operator(s) From Via To Freq. Service
Alpen Express

1300

Railexpert Den Haag HS Leiden Centraal - Haarlem - Amsterdam Centraal - Utrecht Centraal - 's Hertogenbosch - Eindhoven - Venlo - Kufstein - Wörgl hbf - Westendorf - Kirchberg in Tirol - Kitzbühel - St. Johann in Tirol - Fieberbrunn - Saalfelden - Zell am See - Schwarzach-St. Veit - St. Johann im Pongau Bischofshofen 1/week Only in service from December up to March and only running on Fridays.
Alpen Express

1300

Railexpert Den Haag HS Leiden Centraal - Haarlem - Amsterdam Centraal - Utrecht Centraal - 's Hertogenbosch - Eindhoven - Venlo - Kufstein - Wörgl hbf - Jenbach - Innsbruck hbf - Ötztal - Imst-Pitztal - Landeck-Zams - St. Anton am Arlberg - Langen am Arlberg Bludenz 1/week Only in service from December up to March and only running on Fridays.

National rail[edit]

Train Operator(s) From Via To Freq. Service
InterCity

2100

NS Amsterdam Centraal Amsterdam Sloterdijk - Haarlem - Heemstede-Aerdenhout - Leiden Centraal Den Haag Centraal 2/hour
InterCity

2200

NS Amsterdam Centraal Amsterdam Sloterdijk - Haarlem - Heemstede-Aerdenhout - Leiden Centraal- Den Haag Laan van NOI - Den Haag HS - Delft - Schiedam Centrum - Rotterdam Centraal - Rotterdam Blaak - Dordrecht - Roosendaal - Bergen op Zoom - Rilland-Bath - Krabbendijk - Kruiningen-Yerseke - Kapelle-Biezelinge - Goes - Arnemuiden - Middelburg - Vlissingen Souburg Vlissingen 2/hour Also calling at Heemstede-Aerdenhout, Den Haag Laan van NOI, Schiedam Centrum, Rotterdam Blaak, Rilland-Bath, Krabbendijk, Kruiningen-Yerseke, Kapelle-Biezelinge, Arnemuiden and Vlissingen Souburg
InterCity

3400

NS Haarlem Beverwijk - Castricum - Heiloo Alkmaar 2/hour
  • Peak hours and peak direction only (morning Alkmaar→ Haarlem, evening Haarlem→ Alkmaar)
  • Also calling at Heiloo
Sprinter

4800

NS Amsterdam Centraal Amsterdam Sloterdijk - Halfweg-Zwanenburg - Haarlem Spaanwoude - Haarlem - Bloemendaal - Santpoort Zuid- Santpoort Noord - Driehuis - Beverwijk - Heemskerk - Uitgeest - Castricum - Heiloo - Alkmaar - Alkmaar Noord- Heerhugowaard- Obdam Hoorn 2/hour Runs only 1x per hour between Alkmaar and Hoorn after 8.00 pm
Sprinter

5400

NS Amsterdam Centraal Amsterdam Sloterdijk - Halweg-Zwanenburg - Haarlem Spaarnwoude - Haarlem - Overveen Zandvoort aan Zee 2/hour
Sprinter

6300

NS Den Haag Centraal Den Haag Laan van NOI - Den Haag Mariahoeve - Voorschoten - De Vink - Leiden Centraal - Voorhout - Hillegom - Heemstede-Aerdenhout Haarlem 2/hour After 8.00 pm and in weekends the service towards Den Haag Centraal terminates at Leiden Centraal
Sprinter

15400

NS Haarlem Overveen Zandvoort aan Zee 2/hour Only in service during the summer season

Bus services[edit]

Operator Line Route Service
Connexxion 2 Haarlem Spaarwoude - Zuiderpolder - Potgieterbuurt - Centrum - Haarlem Station - Sinnevelt - Delftwijk - Deltplein
3 Haarlem Schalkwijk - Haarlem Station - Haarlem Delftplein - Velserbroek - Driehuis - IJmuiden
8 Haarlem Station → Hogeschool INHOLLAND → Overveen → Haarlem Station Some services terminate at Overveen Adriaan Stoopplein
14 Hillegom - Vogelenzang - Bennebroek - Heemstede de Glip - Heemstede Station - Haarlem Station - Haarlem Delftplein - Spaarndam - Haarlemmerliede During peak hours, there are extra services between Haarlem Station and Haarlem Delftplein (2/hour)
15 Spaarnwoude - Waarderpolder - Haarlem Station
Arriva 50 Leiden - Oegstgeest - Warmond - Sassenheid - Lisse - Hillgom - Bennebroek - Heemstede - Haarlem Station
Connexxion 73 Haarlem Schalkwijk - Haarlem Station - Haarlem Delftplein - Velserbroek - Beverwijk - Heemskerk - Uitgeest
81 Haarlem Station - Bloemendaal aan Zee - Zandvoort
84 Haarlem Station - Bloemendaal aan Zee - Zandvoort Only in service between the 9th of March and the 29th of September and only on busy days, at events in Bloemendaal and Zandvoort and when temperatures are 25 °C of above.
255 Haarlem Station - Amsterdam Zuidoost Only in service during peak hours
300 Haarlem Station - Vijfhuizen - Hoofddorp - De Hoek - Schiphol-Centrum - Schiphol-Noord - Amstelveen - Ouderkerk aan de Amstel - Amsterdam Zuidoost Busses under the brand R-Net
340 Haarlem Station - Heemstede - Cruquius - Hoofddorp - Rozenburg - Aalsmeer - Uithoorn - Mijdrecht
346 Haarlem Station - Amsterdam VUmc - Amsterdam Station Zuid
356 Haarlem Station - Badhoevedorp - Schiphol-Noord - Amstelveen - Ouderkerk aan de Amstel - Amsterdam Zuidoost
385 Haarlem Station - Santpoort - Driehuis - IJmuiden (- IJmuiden aan Zee)
  • Services to IJmuiden aan Zee only during summer
  • Busses under the brand R-Net
507 Haarlem Station - Cruquius Paswerk
  • In the morning: one service toward Cruquius Paswerk
  • In the afternoon: one service toward Haarlem Station
  • Busses under the brand R-Net
N30 IJmuiden - Driehuis - Santpoort-Noord - Haarlem Station - Vijfhuizen - Hoofddorp - De Hoek - Schiphol-Centrum - Schiphol-Noord - Amstelveen - Ouderkerk aan de Amstel - Amsterdam-Zuidoost Nightbusses under the brand R-Net
N80 Amsterdam Centrum → Halfweg → Haarlem Station → Velserbroek → Driehuis → IJmuiden

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 'Haarlem en de spoorwegen', Haerlem jaarboek (1989), Historische Werkgroep Haerlem, pp 86-118
  2. ^ https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Frederick_Willem_Conrad
  3. ^ http://www.stationsweb.nl/arch.asp?rec=10
  4. ^ "Filming locations for Ocean's Twelve". IMDb. Retrieved 5 April 2012.

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