Schiedam Centrum station
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Schiedam–Hoek van Holland railway
|Connections|| RET Rotterdam Metro: A, B, C
RET Rotterdam Tram: 21, 24
RET: 38, 51, 53, 54, 126, 226, B2, B3, B9
Veolia Transport: 36
Schiedam Centrum is a railway station and metro station in Schiedam, just to the west of Rotterdam, Netherlands, on the railway line between The Hague and Rotterdam Centraal, and is the junction for the branch to Hoek van Holland. Trains are operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen.
The station opened on 3 June 1847 as Schiedam, with the The Hague - Rotterdam railway line. In 1856 the first major train accident in the Netherlands occurred near Schiedam causing three deaths. The branch to Maassluis opened in 1891, extended to Hoek van Holland two years later. In 1967 the station was renamed Schiedam-Rotterdam West, and in 1998 it was renamed again to Schiedam Centrum. In 1976 there was a major train disaster near the station, resulting in 24 deaths. In 2000, the railway building was completely renewed as part of the extension of the East-West Line of the Rotterdam Metro, which has called at Schiedam Centrum since November 2002.
The following services call at Schiedam Centrum:
- 2x per hour intercity Amsterdam - Haarlem - Leiden - The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Roosendaal - Vlissingen
- 2x per hour intercity Lelystad - Almere - Amsterdam South - Schiphol - The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht
- 4x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Breda
Other public transport
Rotterdam Metro lines A, B, and C call at the metro station next to the railway station. For lines A and B it is the western terminus.
Harreweg - De Esch
Holy - De Esch
- "Eerste treinramp met doden ook bij Schiedam". Dagblad van het Noorden (in Dutch). May 1, 2004. Retrieved December 2, 2011.