Voorweg RandstadRail station

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Voorweg
Location Netherlands
Coordinates 52°03′46″N 4°28′15″E / 52.06278°N 4.47083°E / 52.06278; 4.47083Coordinates: 52°03′46″N 4°28′15″E / 52.06278°N 4.47083°E / 52.06278; 4.47083
Platforms 4 (2 low + 2 high)
History
Opened 22 May 1977, reopened 29 October 2006
Closed 3 June 2006
Location
Voorweg is located in RandstadRail station
Voorweg
Voorweg
Location within RandstadRail station

Voorweg is a RandstadRail station in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands.

History[edit]

The station opened, as a railway station, on 22 May 1977 as part of the Zoetermeerlijn, operating Zoetermeer Stadslijn services. The train station closed on 3 June 2006 and reopened as a RandstadRail station on 29 October 2006 for the HTM tram services (4), and on 20 October 2007 for tram service 3.

The station features 4 platforms on two levels, and are at right angles to each other. The bottom two are the tracks from Den Haag, that have not yet entered the Zoetermeer circuit. These platforms are low, and the same level as the tram doors.

It is only one of two stations in the world where the same metro line passes through it twice in a pretzel configuration (the other being Monument Metro Station on the Tyne and Wear Metro in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England. A similar situation also existed for 14 years on the Vancouver SkyTrain at Commercial–Broadway station and briefly on the Toronto subway at Bloor–Yonge (TTC) for six months in 1966.)

Passengers can change at this station for Meerzicht, Driemanspolder, Delftsewallen and Dorp, to get there quicker.

Train services[edit]

The following services currently call at Voorweg:

Service Route Material Frequency
RR3 Arnold Spoelplein - Pisuissestraat - Mozartlaan - Heliotrooplaan - Muurbloemweg - Hoefbladlaan - De Savornin Lohmanplein - Appelstraat - Zonnebloemstraat - Azaleaplein - Goudenregenstraat - Fahrenheitstraat - Valkenbosplein - Conradkade - Van Speijkstraat - Elandstraat - MCH Westeinde - Brouwersgracht - Grote Markt - Spui - Den Haag Centraal - Beatrixkwartier - Laan van NOI - Voorburg 't Loo - Leidschendam-Voorburg - Forepark - Leidschenveen - Voorweg (Low Level) - Centrum West - Stadhuis - Palenstein - Seghwaert - Leidsewallen - De Leyens - Buytenwegh - Voorweg (High Level) - Meerzicht - Driemanspolder - Delftsewallen - Dorp - Centrum West HTM RegioCidatis Tram 6x per hour (Monday - Saturday, Every 10 Minutes), 5x per hour (Sundays, Every 12 Minutes), 4x per hour (Evenings, after 8pm, Every 15 Minutes)
RR4 De Uithof - Beresteinaan - Bouwlustlaan - De Rade - Dedemsvaart - Zuidwoldepad - Leyenburg - Monnickendamplein - Tienhovenselaan - Dierenselaan - De La Reyweg - Monstersestraat - MCH Westeinde - Brouwersgracht - Grote Markt - Spui - Den Haag Centraal - Beatrixkwartier - Laan van NOI - Voorburg 't Loo - Leidschendam-Voorburg - Forepark - Leidschenveen - Voorweg (Low Level) - Centrum West - Stadhuis - Palenstein - Seghwaert - Willem Dreeslaan - Oosterheem - Javalaan HTM RegioCitadis Tram 6x per hour (Monday - Saturday, Every 10 Minutes), 5x per hour (Sundays, Every 12 Minutes), 4x per hour (Evenings, after 8pm, Every 15 Minutes)

Please note: RR3 stops at both levels, RR4 only stops at the lower level station.

Preceding station   RandstadRail   Following station
toward Centrum West
Line RR3 (HTM)
toward Centrum West
Line RR3 (HTM)
toward Javalaan
Line RR4 (HTM)
toward De Uithof

Gallery[edit]