Den Haag HS railway station

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Den Haag Hollands Spoor
Den Haag - Station Holland Spoor v1.JPG
Location Stationsplein 41
2515 BV The Hague
Coordinates 52°4′11″N 4°19′18″E / 52.06972°N 4.32167°E / 52.06972; 4.32167Coordinates: 52°4′11″N 4°19′18″E / 52.06972°N 4.32167°E / 52.06972; 4.32167
Operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Line(s) Amsterdam–Rotterdam railway
Platforms 6
Connections Railway line HTM Den Haag Tram: 1, 5, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17
Bus transport HTM: 18
Other information
Station code Gv
Opened 6 December 1843
Preceding station   NS International   Following station
NS International 9200
Nederlandse Spoorwegen
NS Intercity 1100
2x/hour; Until April 2017. Transfer to Intercity 11100 to/from Eindhoven at Breda
toward Breda
NS Intercity 1100
2x/hour; From April 2017
toward Eindhoven
NS Nachtnet 1400
1x/hour; Nighttrain Intercity service
toward Vlissingen
NS Intercity 2200
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
NS Sprinter 5000
2x/hour; Not on evenings and weekends
toward Dordrecht
NS Sprinter 5100
Den Haag HS railway station is located in Randstad
Den Haag HS railway station

Den Haag HS (The Hague HS), an abbreviation of the original name Den Haag Hollands Spoor (The Hague Holland's Rail), is the oldest railway station in The Hague, Netherlands. It was opened in 1843, when the Amsterdam–Haarlem railway, the oldest railway line in the country, was extended to The Hague. This line was further extended to Rotterdam in 1847. The railway station was named after the Hollandsche IJzeren Spoorweg-Maatschappij, the company which operated the railway station.

Rival company Nederlandsche Rhijnspoorweg-Maatschappij opened a second main railway station in The Hague in 1870, Den Haag Rhijnspoor, for the railway line to Gouda and Utrecht. This railway station was demolished in 1973, to make way for the Den Haag Centraal railway station. As a result, The Hague has two main railway stations: Central Station and HS.
Trains from Amsterdam to Rotterdam and beyond (Brussels) tend to stop at The Hague HS, whereas trains from Utrecht and Eastern and North-Eastern directions (also by Leiden/Schiphol airport/Amsterdam) usually stop at the Central Station. Several trains in Southern direction serve both stations.

The original railway building of 1843 was replaced by the current building designed by D.A.N. Margadant in 1891. A Royal Waiting Room was opened in 1893.

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following service(s):

View of platforms inside the station
  • 1x per hour International services (Intercity) Amsterdam - Schiphol - The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Roosendaal - Antwerp - Brussels
  • 1x per hour night train (nachtnet) services Rotterdam - The Hague - Amsterdam - Utrecht
  • 2x per hour Intercity services Amsterdam - Haarlem - Leiden - The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht
  • 2x per hour Intercity services Lelystad - Almere - Amsterdam - Schiphol - The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Roosendaal - Vlissingen
  • 2x per hour Intercity services The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Breda - Eindhoven - Venlo
  • 2x per hour Local services (Sprinter) The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Breda
  • 2x per hour Local services (Sprinter) The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Roosendaal

Tram services[edit]

The Hague's public transit company, HTM Personenvervoer, operates a public transportation hub in front of the railway station's front entrance. Tram lines 1, 9, 11, 12, 16 and 17 stop here.

Tram stop in front of Hollands Spoor
Platform Line Destination Via
A  9  Scheveningen Noorderstrand Bierkade, Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis, Centraal Station, Malieveld, Koninginnegracht, Madurodam, Westbroekpark, Circustheater, Kurhaus
 11  Rijswijkseplein
 12  Rijswijkseplein
B  1  Scheveningen Noorderstrand Bierkade, Stadhuis, Kneuterdijk, Plein 1813, Javastraat, Vredespaleis, World Forum, Statenkwartier, Kurhaus
 16  Centraal Station Bierkade, Centrum, Buitenhof, Korte Voorhout
 17  Statenkwartier Rijswijkseplein, Centraal Station, Korte Voorhout, Buitenhof, Zeeheldenkwartier, Gemeentemuseum/Museon
C  11  Scheveningen Haven - Strand Schilderswijk, Haagse Markt, Transvaalkwartier, Regentessekwartier, Statenkwartier
 12  Duindorp Schilderswijk, Haagse Markt, Transvaalkwartier, Valkenboskwartier, Bomenbuurt, Segbroek, Vogelwijk
D  9  Vrederust Zuiderpark, Moerwijk, Winkelcentrum Leyweg, Morgenstond
E  1  Delft Tanthof Laakkwartier, Rijswijk, Hoornbrug, Broekpolder, Spoorzone Delft, Delft Station, De Hoven Passage
 16  Wateringen Laakkwartier, Spoorwijk, Station Moerwijk, Moerwijk, Winkelcentrum Leyweg, Morgenstond, Hoge Veld, Wateringse Veld
 17  Wateringen Laakkwartier, Spoorwijk, Plaspoelpolder, Rijswijk Station, In de Bogaard, Eikelenburg, Wateringse Veld

Bus services[edit]

Den Haag Hollands Spoor also includes a bus station. Several HTM bus lines stop here.

An HTMbuzz bus
Platform Line Destination Via
F  18  Clingendael Stationsbuurt, Centraal Station, Malieveld, Benoordenhout
G  18  Rijswijk De Schilp Laak, Rijswijk Station, In de Bogaard, Steenvoorde
H  26  Voorburg Station Binckhorst
 N5  Rijswijk/Ypenburg/Leidschenveen Jonckbloetplein, Nootdorp, Station Ypenburg, Rotonde Houtkade, Centraal Station
I  26  Kijkduin Megastores, Laakkwartier, Station Moerwijk, Zuiderpark, Leyenburg, Loosduinen, Ockenburg
 N1  Centrum (Buitenhof)
 N4  Centrum (Buitenhof)

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