Schiedam Centrum station

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Schiedam Centrum
Station Schiedam.jpg
Location Netherlands
Coordinates 51°55′19″N 4°24′36″E / 51.92194°N 4.41000°E / 51.92194; 4.41000Coordinates: 51°55′19″N 4°24′36″E / 51.92194°N 4.41000°E / 51.92194; 4.41000
Line(s) Amsterdam–Rotterdam railway
Schiedam–Hoek van Holland railway
Platforms 4
Connections Railway line RET Rotterdam Metro: A, B, C
Railway line RET Rotterdam Tram: 21, 24
Bus transport RET: 38, 51, 53, 54, 126, 226, B2, B3, B9
Bus transport Veolia Transport: 36
Other information
Station code Sdm
History
Opened 1847
Services
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
toward Vlissingen
NS Intercity 2200
2x/hour
toward Dordrecht
NS Intercity 2400
2x/hour; Not on evenings and Sundays
NS Intercity 2400
2x/hour; Evenings until +/- 10:00pm and Sundays from +/- 10:30am until +/- 10:00pm
toward Duivendrecht
NS Sprinter 5000
2x/hour; Not on evenings and weekends
toward Dordrecht
NS Sprinter 5100
2x/hour
Rotterdam Metro
Terminus Line A
Not on evenings and early weekend mornings
toward Binnenhof
Line B
toward Nesselande
toward De Akkers
Line C
toward De Terp
  From September 2017  
Line A
Not on evenings and early weekend mornings
toward Binnenhof
Line B
toward Nesselande
Location
Schiedam Centrum is located in Randstad
Schiedam Centrum
Schiedam Centrum
Location within Randstad

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.

History[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Train services[edit]

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
New (2010) SLT unit 2401 on a Hoek van Holland service at Schiedam Centrum

Other public transport[edit]

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.

Several Rotterdam tram and bus lines call at Schiedam Centrum. A tram stop for RET lines 21 and 23 is near the entrances of the railway and the metro station.

Previous Line Next
's-Gravelandseweg   Tram 21
Harreweg - De Esch
  Broersvest
's-Gravelandseweg   Tram 24
Holy - De Esch
  Broersvest

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eerste treinramp met doden ook bij Schiedam". Dagblad van het Noorden (in Dutch). May 1, 2004. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 

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