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Rotterdam Blaak railway 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 May 2, 1877, the first railway station on this location was opened, then called Rotterdam Beurs. This station was part of a 2.2 km (1.4 mi) long viaduct. After the station had been destroyed during World War II, a new station opened in 1953, called Rotterdam Blaak.

When the underground metro station, which opened on 6 May 1982, was built space was already reserved for a possible underground railway station directly underneath the metro station. On 15 September 1993, this new underground railway station was opened, as part of a 2.8 km (1.7 mi) long tunnel. This tunnel, including the station, now had 4 tracks instead of the 2 on the viaduct.

Train services are operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS).

The Cube Houses in Rotterdam viewed from Blaak Subway Station.

Train services

The following services call at Rotterdam Blaak:

  • 2x per hour intercity service Amsterdam - Haarlem - The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht
  • 2x per hour intercity service Lelystad - Almere - Amsterdam - Schiphol - The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Roosendaal - Vlissingen
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Breda
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Roosendaal

Other public transport

The metro of lines A, B, and C call at the subway station, simply called Blaak.

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, trams and city buses are operated by RET

The routes of the city buses and trams are as follows:

Line Type Route Frequency Notes
21 Tram De Esch - Woudestein - Oostplein - Station Blaak - Beurs - Centraal Station - Middellandstraat - Marconiplein - Station Schiedam Centrum - Schiedam, Bachplein - Schiedam, Woudhoek
  • Outside Summer and Christmas holidays: 4x/hour, but only 3x/hour on weekends
  • Summer and Christmas holidays: 3x/hour
Not on evenings and early Sunday mornings
24 Tram De Esch - Woudestein - Oostplein - Station Blaak - Beurs - Centraal Station - Middellandstraat - Marconiplein - Station Schiedam Centrum - Schiedam, Bachplein - Vlaardingen, Holy
  • Outside Summer and Christmas holidays: 4x/hour, but only 3x/hour on weekends
  • Summer and Christmas holidays: 3x/hour
32 Bus Overschie - Oude Westen - Eendrachtsplein - Station Blaak - Feijenoord - Station Zuid
  • Outside Summer and Christmas holidays: 4x/hour, but 6x/hour during weekdays rush hours and only 3x/hour on evenings
  • Summer and Christmas holidays: 4x/hour, but only 3x/hour on evenings
47 Bus Station Blaak -> Noordereiland -> Station Blaak 3x/hour
B5 Bus Centraal Station -> Beurs -> Station Blaak -> Oostplein -> Kralingen -> Lage Land -> Oosterflank Metro station -> Capelle aan den IJssel -> Station Capelle Schollevaar -> Zevenkamp -> Graskruid Metro station -> Station Alexander -> Centraal Station 1x/hour Nightbus service, Friday Night and Saturday Night only

External links

  • NS website (Dutch)
  • Dutch Public Transport journey planner (Dutch)
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