Leiden Centraal railway station

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Leiden Centraal
Leiden Centraal Station 6838.jpg
Leiden Centraal railway station
Location Leiden, South Holland,
 Netherlands
Coordinates 52°09′59″N 4°28′56″E / 52.16639°N 4.48222°E / 52.16639; 4.48222Coordinates: 52°09′59″N 4°28′56″E / 52.16639°N 4.48222°E / 52.16639; 4.48222
Owned by Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Line(s) Amsterdam–Rotterdam railway
Weesp–Leiden railway
Woerden–Leiden railway
Platforms 6
Tracks 10
Connections Bus transport Arriva: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 20, 21, 30, 31, 37, 38, 45 (shared with Veolia Transport), 50, 56, 57, 169, 182, 183, 186, 187, 221, 250, 269, 365, 400, 510, 854
Bus transport Veolia Transport: 43, 45 (shared with Arriva)
History
Opened 17 August 1842
Location
Leiden Centraal railway station is located in Randstad
Leiden Centraal railway station

Leiden Centraal is the main railway station in Leiden, a city in the Netherlands.

History[edit]

Leiden Centraal station opened on 17 August 1842 as the southern terminal of the first expansion of the Old Line (Dutch: Oude Lijn) from Haarlem. The original building was replaced by a new one, designed by D.A.N. Margadant, in 1879. This station was later razed and replaced by a third station designed by HGJ Schelling. Due to its post-war design, which was also implemented at other Dutch railway stations, Leiden Centraal became synonymous with the word "ugly." Increasing numbers of passengers also caused the building to become overcrowded. Eventually, it was demolished.

The fourth, and current, station was designed by Harry Reijnders and completed in 1996. Consisting of a white lattice structure, a curved, shell-like entrance leads into a ticketing hall lined with shops and restaurants. When first built, the floor had a bright blue and white finish. Problems with passengers slipping required that the floor be replaced with standard tiling.

Smart card era[edit]

In 2007, Leiden Centraal was renovated in accordance with the introduction of the OV-chipkaart, which created a nationwide smart card fare system. To implement the OV-chipkaart, ticket barriers were installed, separating the station into a paid and unpaid area. The platforms, waiting area, and several shops comprise the paid area, while the rest of the station (including ticket machines and other shops) is classified as unpaid. The barriers are still open, as the new ticket system is still optional.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 28 November 2011, a Sprinter collided with a stationary Sprinter. Three passengers were injured.[1]

Train services[edit]

As of 11 December 2016, the following train services call at this station:

  • 1x per hour night train (nachtnet) service Rotterdam - The Hague - Amsterdam - Utrecht
  • 1x per hour Intercity service The Hague - Leiden - Schiphol - Duivendrecht - Lelystad - Zwolle - Groningen
  • 1x per hour Intercity service The Hague - Leiden - Schiphol - Duivendrecht - Lelystad - Zwolle - Leeuwarden
  • 2x per hour Intercity service Amsterdam - Haarlem - Leiden - The Hague
  • 2x per hour Intercity service Amsterdam - Haarlem - Leiden - The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Roosendaal - Vlissingen
  • 2x per hour Intercity service Lelystad - Almere - Amsterdam - Schiphol - Leiden - The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht
  • 2x per hour Intercity service Leiden - Alphen aan den Rijn - Utrecht
  • 2x per hour local service (Sprinter) Hoorn - Zaandam - Amsterdam - Schiphol - Leiden
  • 2x per hour local service (Sprinter) The Hague - Leiden - Schiphol - Amsterdam - Almere - Lelystad - Zwolle
  • 2x per hour local service (Sprinter) The Hague - Leiden - Haarlem
  • 2x per hour local service (Sprinter) Leiden - Alphen aan den Rijn

Bus services[edit]

For the bus services are the responsible companies Arriva and Veolia Transport.

No. Route Via
City service Leiden
1 Station De Vink - Leiderdorp, Rijnland Ziekenhuis Stevenshof, Centraal Station, Station Lammenschans, Leiderdorp
2 Station De Vink - Leiderdorp, Oranjewijk Stevenshof, Centraal Station, Breestraat, Station Lammenschans, Leiderdorp, Rijnland Ziekenhuis
3 Station De Vink - Leiden, Merenwijk Fortuinwijk, Station Lammenschans, Breestraat, Centraal Station, LUMC, Groenoord
4 Leiden, Zuidwest - Leiden, Merenwijk Fortuinwijk, Breestraat, Centraal Station, LUMC, Groenoord
5 Voorschoten, Starrenburg - Leiderdorp, Leyhof Station Voorschoten, Vlietwijk, Noord-Hofland, Haagweg-Noord, Centraal Station, Binnenstad, De Waard, De Kooi, Rietschans, Buitenhof
6 Leiden, Centraal Station - Leiderdorp, Leyhof Binnenstad, De Waard, De Kooi, Rietschans, Buitenhof
Around Leiden
20 Leiden, Centraal Station - Noordwijk, Duinpark Oegstgeest, Rijnsburg
21 Leiden, Centraal Station - Noordwijk, Duinpark Oegstgeest, Rijnsburg
30 Leiden, Centraal Station - Katwijk, Poolster Transferium A44, Valkenburg, Katwijk aan den Rijn, Noordwijk
31 Leiden, Centraal Station - Katwijk, Poolster Transferium A44, Valkenburg, Katwijk aan den Rijn, Noordwijk
37 Leiden, Centraal Station - Katwijk, Vuurbaak Oegstgeest, Rijnsburg, Katwijk aan den Rijn
38 Leiden, Centraal Station - Katwijk, Vuurbaak Transferium A44, Valkenburg, Katwijk aan den Rijn
43 Leiden, Centraal Station - Den Haag, Centraal Station Universiteitsterrein, Haagse Schouw, Wassenaar (De Kieviet, van Oldenbarneveltweg, Maaldrift), Mariahove, Bezuidenhout
45 Leiden, Centraal Station - Den Haag, Centraal Station Breestraat, Station Lammenschans, Voorschoten, GGZ Haagstreek, Station Leidschendam-Voorburg, Station Voorburg, Voorburg, Beatrixkwartier/Bezuidenhout
50 Leiden, Centraal Station - Haarlem, Station Oegstgeest, Warmond, Sassenheim, Lisse, Hillegom, Bennebroek, Heemstede
56 Leiden, Centraal Station - Leimuiden Leiderdorp, Oud Ade, Rijpwetering, Nieuwe Wetering, Roelofarendsveen, Oude Wetering, Leimuiderbrug
57 Leiden, Centraal Station - Nieuw-Vennep, Station Oegstgeest, Voorhout, Noordwijkerhout, Hillegom, Station, Beinsdorp
169 Leiden, Centraal Station - Alphen aan den Rijn, Station Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk, Hazerswoude-Rijndijk, Koudekerk aan den Rijn
182 Leiden, Centraal Station - Alphen aan den Rijn, Station Leiderdorp, Hoogmade, Woubrugge, Ter Aar
183 Leiden, Centraal Station - Alphen aan den Rijn, Station Leiderdorp, Hoogmade, Woubrugge
221 Leiden, Centraal Station - Noordwijk, Picképlein Transferium A44, Valkenburg, Katwijk aan den Rijn, Katwijk
250 Leiden, Centraal Station - Lisse, Keukenhofdreef Sassenheim
365 Leiden, Centraal Station - Schiphol, Plaza Leiderdorp, Roelofarendsveen, Weteringbrug, Hoofddorp, De Hoek
400 Leiden, Centraal Station - Zoetermeer, Centrum-West Leiden, Zoeterwoude, Stompwijk
510 Leiden, Centraal Station - Oegstgeest, Poelgeest
854 Leiden, Centraal Station - Lisse, Keukenhof

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drie gewonden bij treinbotsing Leiden" [Three wounded in train crash in Leiden] (in Dutch). De Telegraaf. 28 November 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 

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