Rotterdam Hofplein railway station

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Rotterdam Hofplein
Rotterdam station Hofplein.jpg
Hofplein in 2005
Coordinates51°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
Other information
Station codeRth
Opened1 Oct 1908, reopened 10 Sep 2006
Closed3 Jun 2006, reclosed 16 Aug 2010
Rotterdam Hofplein is located in Southwest Randstad
Rotterdam Hofplein
Rotterdam Hofplein
Location within Southwest Randstad
Rotterdam Hofplein is located in Netherlands
Rotterdam Hofplein
Rotterdam Hofplein
Rotterdam Hofplein (Netherlands)

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) which ran trains between Rotterdam and Scheveningen, and were later curtailed to The Hague central station. It was located very close to the railway line between Rotterdam Centraal and Rotterdam Blaak, but never had a direct connection to it.


The old station before World War II

Hofplein station 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 station was then 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.