Rotterdam Hofplein railway station
Hofplein in 2005
|Opened||1 Oct 1908, reopened 10 Sep 2006|
|Closed||3 Jun 2006, reclosed 16 Aug 2010|
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.
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.
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.
The following RandstadRail services called at Hofplein between 2006 and 2010:
|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.|