Utrecht–Rotterdam railway

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Utrecht–Rotterdam railway
Spoorlijn utrecht rotterdam.png
Overview
Status Operational
Locale Netherlands
Termini Utrecht Centraal railway station
Rotterdam Centraal railway station
Operation
Opened 1855–1858
Operator(s) Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Technical
Line length 56 km (35 mi)
Number of tracks double track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 1.5 kV DC
Route map

The Utrecht–Rotterdam railway is a heavily used railway in the Netherlands, running from Utrecht to Rotterdam, passing through Woerden and Gouda. The line was opened between 1855 and 1858. The western terminus was originally the Rotterdam Maas station. In 1899, a connection with the Rotterdam Delftse Poort station (the present Rotterdam Centraal station) was made. In 1953 a new line was opened between Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel station and Rotterdam Centraal station; the now obsolete Maas station was closed.

Stations[edit]

The main interchange stations on the Utrecht–Rotterdam railway are: