Rotterdam Blaak station

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Rotterdam Blaak
Rotterdam Station Blaak 2.jpg
LocationRotterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates51°55′12″N 4°29′21″E / 51.92000°N 4.48917°E / 51.92000; 4.48917Coordinates: 51°55′12″N 4°29′21″E / 51.92000°N 4.48917°E / 51.92000; 4.48917
Line(s)Breda–Rotterdam railway
Platforms4
ConnectionsMainline rail interchange RET Rotterdam Metro: A, B, C
Mainline rail interchange RET Rotterdam Tram: 21, 24
Bus transport RET: 32, 47
Other information
Station codeRtb
History
Opened1877
Services
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
toward Vlissingen
NS Intercity 2200
2x/hour
Terminus
NS Intercity 2400
2x/hour; Not on late evenings and early Sunday mornings
Weekdays and Saturdays except evenings
Evenings until +/- 10:00pm and Sundays from +/- 10:30am until +/- 10:00pm
NS Sprinter 5000
2x/hour; Not on evenings and weekends
toward Dordrecht
NS Sprinter 5100
2x/hour
Rotterdam Metro
Line A
Not on evenings and early weekend mornings
toward Binnenhof
Line B
toward Nesselande
toward De Akkers
Line C
toward De Terp
Location
Rotterdam Blaak is located in Southwest Randstad
Rotterdam Blaak
Rotterdam Blaak
Location within Southwest Randstad
Rotterdam Blaak is located in Netherlands
Rotterdam Blaak
Rotterdam Blaak
Rotterdam Blaak (Netherlands)

Rotterdam Blaak is a railway and metro station in Rotterdam, Netherlands located on the Breda–Rotterdam railway between Rotterdam Centraal and Dordrecht. The station is located in the centre of the city, near the cube houses and the Markthal.

On 2 May 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 was opened on 6 May 1982, 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).

Train services[edit]

The following services call at Rotterdam Blaak:

  • 2x per hour national (Intercity) service from Amsterdam to Haarlem, Leiden, The Hague, Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Roosendaal and Vlissingen
  • 2x per hour national (Intercity) service from Lelystad to Almere, Duivendrecht, Amsterdam Zuid, Schiphol Airport, Leiden, The Hague, Rotterdam and Dordrecht
  • 4x per hour local service (Sprinter) from The Hague to Rotterdam and Dordrecht

Other public transport[edit]

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:

Line Type Route Frequency Notes
21 Tram De Esch - Woudestein - Oostplein - Station Blaak - Beurs - Centraal Station - Middellandstraat - Marconiplein - Station Schiedam Centrum - Schiedam, Bachplein - Schiedam, Woudhoek
  • Outside Summer and Christmas holidays: 4x/hour, but only 3x/hour on weekends
  • Summer and Christmas holidays: 3x/hour
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
  • Outside Summer and Christmas holidays: 4x/hour, but only 3x/hour on weekends
  • Summer and Christmas holidays: 3x/hour
32 Bus Overschie - Oude Westen - Eendrachtsplein - Station Blaak - Feijenoord - Station Zuid
  • Outside Summer and Christmas holidays: 4x/hour, but 6x/hour during weekdays rush hours and only 3x/hour on evenings
  • Summer and Christmas holidays: 4x/hour, but only 3x/hour on evenings
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

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