Rotterdam Hofplein railway station

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Rotterdam Hofplein
Rotterdam station Hofplein.jpg
Hofplein in 2005
Location Netherlands
Coordinates 51°55′37″N 4°28′45″E / 51.92694°N 4.47917°E / 51.92694; 4.47917Coordinates: 51°55′37″N 4°28′45″E / 51.92694°N 4.47917°E / 51.92694; 4.47917
Platforms 1
Other information
Station code Rth
History
Opened 1 Oct 1908, reopened 10 Sep 2006
Closed 3 Jun 2006, reclosed 16 Aug 2010
Location
Rotterdam Hofplein is located in Randstad
Rotterdam Hofplein
Rotterdam Hofplein
Location within Randstad

Rotterdam Hofplein railway station in the Netherlands is a former main-line and RandstadRail station. It was the terminus of the former Hofpleinlijn (Hofplein line) with trains between Rotterdam and Scheveningen, later curtailed to The Hague central station. It was located very close to the railway line between Rotterdam Centraal and Rotterdam Blaak, but has never had a direct connection to it.

History[edit]

The old station in 1930

Hofplein was opened on 1 October 1908 by the Zuid-Hollandsche Electrische Spoorweg-Maatschappij. The station building was destroyed during the Rotterdam Blitz on 14 May 1940, and a new building was opened in 1956, which was demolished for the construction of a railway tunnel between Rotterdam Centraal, Blaak, and Zuid in the early 1990s. When Hofplein station closed on 3 June 2006 for conversion of the Hofpleinlijn to RandstadRail it had one island platform, of which only one side was still in operation.

RandstadRail operation[edit]

On 10 September 2006 Hofplein re-opened as a temporary RandstadRail station on line E. A new line E tunnel between Melanchthonweg and Rotterdam Centraal opened on 17 August 2010, and Hofplein closed permanently.

RandstadRail services[edit]

The following RandstadRail services called at Hofplein between 2006 and 2010:[1]

Service Route Material Frequency
E Den Haag Centraal - Laan van NOI - Voorburg 't Loo - Leidschendam-Voorburg - Forepark - Leidschenveen - Nootdorp - Pijnacker Centrum - Pijnacker Zuid - Berkel Westpolder - Rodenrijs - Meijersplein - Melanchthonweg - Rotterdam Hofplein RET Metro 4 trains per hour Monday - Saturday, every 15 minutes; 2 Sunday and evening, every 30 minutes.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ret.nl/ RET