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Blijdorp RandstadRail station

Blijdorp is a RandstadRail station located in Rotterdam-Blijdorp, the Netherlands.

Metrostration Blijdorp Rotterdam 2.jpg
Coordinates51°55′51″N 4°27′28″E / 51.93083°N 4.45778°E / 51.93083; 4.45778Coordinates: 51°55′51″N 4°27′28″E / 51.93083°N 4.45778°E / 51.93083; 4.45778
Line(s) E 
Opened17 Aug 2010
Preceding station   RandstadRail   Following station
toward Slinge
Line E (RET)
Blijdorp is located in RandstadRail network
Location within RandstadRail network

The station was opened on August 17, 2010, together with the tunnel connecting the metro station of Rotterdam Centraal to the Hofpleinlijn, which is part of the RandstadRail project. Since the station opened, line E trains run from Rotterdam Centraal towards Den Haag Centraal. After approximately one year, in 2011, a connection will be established with the existing metro network of Rotterdam, allowing a direct connection between Slinge station and Den Haag Centraal.

On the 26th of May 2010, a disaster drill was held in this station. In order to make it seem real an old metrocar was destroyed[citation needed]

Train servicesEdit

The following services currently call at Blijdorp:[1]

Service Route Material Frequency
E Den Haag Centraal - Laan van NOI - Voorburg 't Loo - Leidschendam-Voorburg - Forepark - Leidschenveen - Nootdorp - Pijnacker Centrum - Pijnacker Zuid - Berkel Westpolder - Rodenrijs - Meijersplein - Melanchthonweg - Blijdorp - Rotterdam Centraal - Stadhuis - Beurs - Leuvehaven - Wilhelminaplein - Rijnhaven - Maashaven - Zuidplein - Slinge RET Metro 6x per hour (every 10 minutes), evenings and Sundays: 4x per hour (every 15 minutes)