Breda railway station
Breda is a railway station in Breda, Netherlands. It is situated on the Breda–Rotterdam railway, the Roosendaal–Breda railway, the first station was opened on May 1,1855 as the eastern terminus of the Roosendaal–Breda railway. When the line was extended to Tilburg, a new station was built on the site in 1863. In the 1970s, the station was rebuilt in combination with being placed on a viaduct and this station was opened on October 10,1975 and designed by architect Hans Bak. The station was recognisable by its design with a canopy over the two platforms with four tracks. The regional bus station next to the station had the same canopy type, from April 4,2011, the high-speed train Fyra from Amsterdam Centraal stops in Breda. This service was renamed in December 2013 to Intercity Direct because of the problems with the V250 rolling stock. On May 30,2012, the Minister of Infrastructure Melanie Schultz van Haegen officially launched the project Via Breda, on September 6,2014 at 05,30, a new pedestrian tunnel was opened alongside the northern part of the station building.
The old southern station building will be demolished, as well as the regional, the project is expected to be completed in 2016, when the southern part of the new station will be opened. The station is served by city bus services as well as regional bus services There are 9 city bus lines. All lines are operated by Arriva, two of them are international services to the Dutch town of Hulst via Antwerp in Belgium. And to the village of Meersel-Dreef, in Belgium, the regional bus lines are operated by Arriva and Connexxion The routes of the regional buses, serving Breda, Centraal Station are as follows, NS website Dutch Public Transport journey planner
Rotterdam Blaak station
Rotterdam Blaak is a railway station and metro station in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, located on the Breda–Rotterdam railway between Rotterdam and Dordrecht. The station is located in the centre of the city, near the cube houses, on 2 May 1877 the first railway station on this location was opened, called Rotterdam Beurs. This station was part of a 2.2 km long viaduct, after the station had been destroyed during World War II, a new station opened in 1953, called Rotterdam Blaak. When the underground station was opened on 6 May 1982. On 15 September 1993, this new railway station was opened. This tunnel, including the station, now had 4 tracks instead of the 2 on the viaduct, train services are operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen. Several Rotterdam tram and city bus lines call at the Rotterdam Blaak station, a tram stop is located between the entrances of the railway and the metro station, where line 21 stops. All subway lines and city buses are operated by RET The routes of the city buses and trams are as follows, NS website Dutch Public Transport journey planner
Dordrecht railway station
Dordrecht is a railway station in Dordrecht, Netherlands located on the Breda–Rotterdam railway and the Elst–Dordrecht railway. The station was opened on 1 January 1872, when the line between Rotterdam and Antwerp was opened. On 16 July 1885, the line from Dordrecht to Gorinchem was opened. The neo-Renaissance railway station building is located to the south of the city centre, Dordrecht is now an important railway station on the Nederlandse Spoorwegen railway network. The services to Gorinchem and Geldermalsen are operated by Arriva, there are 8 city bus lines, which are operated by Arriva
Bodegraven railway station
Bodegraven is a railway station in Bodegraven, Netherlands. The railway station was opened in 1878, when the connection between Leiden and Utrecht was opened. The first station building had to be demolished in 1894 as a result of subsidence, the second building was destroyed in a fire in 1911. The current station was built in 1913, the train service at this station received modern double decker units in 2007, previously being Old stock from the 1960s. The following services call at Bodegraven, 2x per hour intercity service Leiden - Alphen aan den Rijn - Utrecht NS website Dutch Public Transport journey planner
Dordrecht Stadspolders railway station
Dordrecht Stadspolders is a railway station in Dordrecht, Netherlands. The station is located on the MerwedeLingelijn between Dordrecht and Geldermalsen and it was opened on 27 May 1990, the station had a single track. Arriva has operated the service since December 2006, the station is in the residential area Stadspolders. The station was expanded in 2011, with the building of a track and platform. The connection between this station and the Dordrecht railway station has two tracks
Den Haag Centraal railway station
Den Haag Centraal is the largest railway station in the Dutch seat of government, the city of The Hague, and with twelve tracks, the largest terminal station in the Netherlands. The station was completed in 1973, adjacent to its predecessor, station Den Haag Staatsspoor and it is the western terminus of the Gouda–Den Haag railway. The oldest station in The Hague is Den Haag Hollands Spoor on the line from Amsterdam to Rotterdam. This station was built at some distance from the city centre, in 1870, the Nederlandsche Rhijnspoorweg-Maatschappij opened a second station in The Hague, Den Haag Rijnspoor for trains to Gouda and Utrecht. This station was much closer to the city centre. From 1888 this railroad was the property of the Maatschappij tot Exploitatie van Staatsspoorwegen, in the 1970s, Nederlandse Spoorwegen decided to build a new Central Station in The Hague and it was decided to build the new station next to Staatsspoor station. The old station was demolished after the new station was completed, a chord was built to connect the station to the line to Amsterdam.
Now, The Hague is the city in the Netherlands which still has two major railway stations. The main hall of Den Haag Centraal is currently undergoing a renovation in order to increase the stations capacity. It is now higher, and made of glass placed in a framework of stainless steel. Moreover, more space has been added next to both side entrances, and new tiling is due to be placed. The renovation was planned to finish by the end of 2014 but is going on as of July 2015. The railway station features two stations, one on a platform above the rail tracks and one parallel to them. Upper tram station Lower tram station Besides the Tramservices offered by the HTM, there is a bus platform above the rail roads, which is connected to the Prins Bernhardviaduct running over the tracks. The platform is accessible from the main hall. Several city and regional lines of three different carriers stop here, hTMs bus lines starting with an N are night buses and only run on Fridays and Saturdays. NS website Live departure times and cancellations in English Dutch Public Transport journey planner Den Haag Nieuw Centraal HTM Personenvervoer Veolia Haaglanden Arriva RET HTMbuzz
Roosendaal railway station
Roosendaal is a railway station in the city of Roosendaal, Netherlands. The station opened on 3 July 1854 on the Antwerp–Lage Zwaluwe railway and is the beginning of the Roosendaal–Vlissingen railway, Roosendaal was the first station in North Brabant to be built. Roosendaal is a station between the Netherlands and Belgium. Trains in Belgium run on the side of double-track whereas in the Netherlands right-hand running is the norm. At some borders, the changeover is achieved by using a flyover, since June 2015 there has been an NMBS ticket machine at the station to buy Belgian train tickets. All bus services are operated by Arriva There are 4 city bus lines
Leiden Centraal railway station
Leiden Centraal is the main railway station in Leiden, a city in the Netherlands. Leiden Centraal station opened on 17 August 1842 as the terminal of the first expansion of the Old Line from Haarlem. The original building was replaced by a new one, designed by D. A. N and this station was razed and replaced by a third station designed by HGJ Schelling. Due to its design, which was implemented at other Dutch railway stations. Increasing numbers of passengers caused the building to become overcrowded, the fourth, and current, station was designed by Harry Reijnders and completed in 1996. Consisting of a lattice structure, a curved, shell-like entrance leads into a ticketing hall lined with shops. When first built, the floor had a blue and white finish. Problems with passengers slipping required that the floor be replaced with standard tiling, in 2007, Leiden Centraal was renovated in accordance with the introduction of the OV-chipkaart, which created a nationwide smart card fare system. To implement the OV-chipkaart, ticket barriers were installed, separating the station into a paid and unpaid area, the platforms, waiting area, and several shops comprise the paid area, while the rest of the station is classified as unpaid.
The barriers are open, as the new ticket system is still optional. On 28 November 2011, a Sprinter collided with a stationary Sprinter, NS website Dutch Public Transport journey planner
Dordrecht, colloquially Dordt, historically in English named Dort, is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland. It is the fourth largest city of the province, having a population of 118,782 in 2014. The municipality covers the entire Dordrecht Island, often called Het Eiland van Dordt, bordered by the rivers Oude Maas, Beneden Merwede, Nieuwe Merwede, Hollands Diep, and Dordtsche Kil. Dordrecht is the largest and most important city in the Drechtsteden and is part of the Randstad. Dordrecht is the oldest city in the Holland area and has a rich history, the name Dordrecht comes from Thuredriht, Thuredrecht. The name seems to mean thoroughfare, a ship-canal or -river through which ships were pulled by rope from one river to another, as here from the Dubbel to the Merwede, or vice versa. Earlier etymologists had assumed that the drecht suffix came from Latin trajectum, a ford, the Drecht is now supposed to have been derived from draeg, which means to pull, tow or drag.
Dordrecht is informally called Dordt by its inhabitants, in earlier centuries, Dordrecht was a major trade port, well known to British merchants, and was called Dort in English. The city was formed along the Thure river, in the midst of peat swamps and this river was a branch of the river Dubbel, which is part of the massive Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta complex, near the current Bagijnhof. Around 1120 reference to Dordrecht was made by a remark that count Dirk IV of Holland was murdered in 1049 near Thuredrech, Dordrecht was granted city rights by William I, Count of Holland, in 1220, making it the oldest city in the present province of South Holland. In fact, Geertruidenberg was the first city in the county of Holland to receive city rights. In the 12th and 13th centuries, Dordrecht developed into an important market city because of its strategic location and it traded primarily in wine and cereals. Dordrecht was made more important when it was given staple right in 1299. In 1253 a Latin school was founded in Dordrecht and it still exists today as the Johan de Witt Gymnasium and is the oldest gymnasium in the Netherlands.
From 1600 to 1615 Gerhard Johann Vossius was rector at this school, on 18–19 November 1421, the Saint Elisabeths flood flooded large parts of southern Holland, causing Dordrecht to become an island. It was commonly said that over 10,000 people died in the flood, the gathering is regarded as the first important step towards the free and independent Dutch Republic. Other important gatherings such as the Union of Brussels and the Union of Utrecht paved the way for independence of the Dutch Republic. The Union of Dordrecht was held in an Augustinian monastery, nowadays simply called het Hof
Den Haag HS railway station
Den Haag HS, an abbreviation of the original name Den Haag Hollands Spoor, 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 and this line was further extended to Rotterdam in 1847. The railway station was named after the Hollandsche IJzeren Spoorweg-Maatschappij, the company operated the railway station. Rival company Nederlandsche Rhijnspoorweg-Maatschappij opened a main railway station in The Hague in 1870, Den Haag Rhijnspoor, for the railway line to Gouda. 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 tend to stop at The Hague HS, whereas trains from Utrecht and, the original railway building of 1843 was replaced by the current building designed by D. A. N. A Royal Waiting Room was opened in 1893, tram lines 1,9,11,12,16 and 17 stop here.
Den Haag Hollands Spoor includes a bus station, several HTM bus lines stop here
's-Hertogenbosch railway station
S-Hertogenbosch is a railway station located in s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. The station and all operating from it are run by Nederlandse Spoorwegen. S-Hertogenbosch station opened on 1 November 1868 as the terminus of the southern portion of the Utrecht–Boxtel railway. Only in 1870 were the two parts of Line H joined together, allowing for direct service to Utrecht Centraal. As the town was a fortress at the time, the station was designed with attack in mind, s-Hertogenbosch station was further expanded upon the opening of the Tilburg–Nijmegen railway, making it an important railway junction. In 1896, the station was replaced with a large brick structure designed by Eduard Cuypers. The station was relocated a few hundred metres south of the original, the second s-Hertogenbosch station was characterised by its neo-Renaissance style, with a second floor for railway employees. During World War II, at 16 September 1944, the station caught fire and burnt down, a more modern, post-war building designed by Sybold van Ravesteyn was erected in 1951.
The remaining parts of the building were incorporated, while the third stations canopy remains to this day. S-Hertogenbosch was again rebuilt in 1998, with an extension of the roof to the island platform. Much of the renovation consisted of a walkway, the Stationspasserelle, connecting the roadways on either side of the tracks. Criticism of the station was levied due to wind sensitivity, Nederlandse Spoorwegen retaliated by declaring, You are indeed at the train station to go. The station is an important interchange station, with coming from several different directions. S-Hertogenbosch is the only Dutch station that provides in Auto-Train services, services run into Avignon and Livorno. The routes of the city buses are as follows, NS website Dutch Public Transport journey planner
Delft railway station
Delft is the main railway station of Delft, the Netherlands, located on a section of the oldest railway line in the country, between the cities of The Hague and Rotterdam. Along with a new 2.3 km rail tunnel under the city centre, the new building, which integrates the station hall with the citys municipal offices, was designed by Mecanoo, an international architecture firm that originated in Delft. The project included a bus station, tram stops. The initial Delft railway station was located on the Houttuinen, close to the current building, the first train passed through it on 31 May 1847, and just days later, on 3 June, the station opened its doors to the public. Because of increasing numbers of passengers and goods transported, a new, larger railway station had to be opened in 1885, the latter building was designed by Christiaan Posthumus Meyjes sr. The old station building has gained monumental status, and will be repurposed with a commercial hospitality function, from 1964, the railway through Delft ran on a double track viaduct, created to eliminate level crossings, intending to improve the safety and fluidity of traffic through the city.
Therefore, an urban design project was formulated in 1999, designed by Spanish urban planner Joan Busquets. The first phase of this has been completed in February 2015, by 2020 the decommissioned viaduct will be torn down, and a second tunnel tube with two more rail tracks will be constructed underneath the path previously occupied by it. Redevelopment of the freed up space above ground, has not yet been fully planned