Gouda railway station

Gouda is a railway station in Gouda, Netherlands. The station opened on 21 May 1855 when the Nederlandsche Rhijnspoorweg-Maatschappij (Dutch Rijn Railway Company) opened the Utrecht–Rotterdam railway. The Gouda–Den Haag railway to The Hague was opened in 1870, and the connection to Alphen a/d Rijn in 1934.

Gouda
Gouda Hauptbahnhof 2.jpg
Gouda railway station
General information
LocationGouda, South Holland,
 Netherlands
Coordinates52°01′03″N 4°42′20″E / 52.01750°N 4.70556°E / 52.01750; 4.70556Coordinates: 52°01′03″N 4°42′20″E / 52.01750°N 4.70556°E / 52.01750; 4.70556
Owned byNederlandse Spoorwegen
Line(s)Utrecht–Rotterdam railway
Gouda–Den Haag railway
Gouda–Alphen aan den Rijn railway
Platforms6
Tracks11
ConnectionsBus transport Arriva: 1, 3, 4, 178, 187, 190, 196, 294, 726
Bus transport Syntus Utrecht: 106, 107',
History
Opened21 May 1855
Services
Preceding station Nederlandse Spoorwegen Following station
Rotterdam Alexander NS Intercity 500
1x/hour; Combined half-hourly service with Intercity 600 on section Rotterdam Centraal-Zwolle. Transfer to Intercity 1800 to/from Leeuwarden at Zwolle
Utrecht Centraal
towards Groningen
NS Intercity 600
1x/hour; Combined half-hourly service with Intercity 500 on section Rotterdam Centraal-Zwolle. Transfer to Intercity 700 to/from Groningen at Zwolle
Utrecht Centraal
towards Leeuwarden
Den Haag Centraal
Terminus
NS Intercity 1700
1x/hour; Combined half-hourly service with Intercity 11700 on section Den Haag Centraal-Amersfoort. Transfer to Intercity 11600 to/from Amersfoort Schothorst at Amersfoort
Utrecht Centraal
towards Enschede
NS Intercity 2000
2x/hour; Not on late evenings and early Sunday mornings
Utrecht Centraal
Terminus
Rotterdam Alexander NS Intercity 2800
2x/hour; Not on late evenings and early Sunday mornings
Den Haag Centraal
Terminus
NS Intercity 11700
1x/hour; Combined half-hourly service with Intercity 1700 on section Den Haag Centraal-Amersfoort. Transfer to Intercity 1600 to/from Enschede at Amersfoort
Utrecht Centraal
Gouda Goverwelle
towards Uitgeest
NS Sprinter 4000
2x/hour
Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel
Zoetermeer Oost NS Sprinter 6800
2x/hour; Not on evenings and weekends
Gouda Goverwelle
Terminus
Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel NS Sprinter 7700
2x/hour; Weekdays rush hours only
Zoetermeer Oost NS Sprinter 7800
2x/hour; Continues/arrives as Sprinter 6900 to/from 's-Hertogenbosch at Utrecht Centraal
Gouda Goverwelle
Waddinxveen Triangel NS Sprinter 8600
2x/hour; Not on weekdays rush hours
Terminus
Location
Gouda is located in Southwest Randstad
Gouda
Gouda
Location within Southwest Randstad
Gouda is located in Netherlands
Gouda
Gouda
Gouda (Netherlands)

Trains running between Den Haag Centraal / Rotterdam Centraal and Utrecht Centraal call at the station, as well as the RijnGouweLijn connection to Alphen a/d Rijn.

In November 1944, during World War II, the strategically located railway station was bombed by the Royal Air Force. The main building of the railway station was severely damaged; traces of the bombing are visible to this day on platforms 3 and 5. In 1948 a new building was constructed out of the remaining first floor of the old building. This was replaced by the current building in 1984.

Train servicesEdit

 
A RijnGouweLijn train on platform 9 of the railway station in Gouda

The following train services call at Gouda:

  • 1x per hour intercity service Rotterdam – Utrecht – Amersfoort – Zwolle – Groningen
  • 1x per hour intercity service Rotterdam – Utrecht – Amersfoort – Zwolle – Leeuwarden
  • 2x per hour intercity service Rotterdam – Utrecht
  • 1x per hour intercity service The Hague – Utrecht – Amersfoort – Hengelo – Enschede
  • 1x per hour intercity service The Hague – Utrecht – Amersfoort – Amersfoort Schothorst
  • 2x per hour intercity service The Hague – Utrecht
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Rotterdam – Gouda – Gouda Goverwelle – Woerden – Amsterdam – Uitgeest
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Rotterdam – Gouda – Gouda Goverwelle (Peak hours only)
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague – Gouda – Gouda Goverwelle – Utrecht
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague – Gouda – Gouda Goverwelle (Weekdays only)
  • 4x per hour local service (sprinter) Gouda – Alphen aan den Rijn

Bus servicesEdit

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 106
  • 107
  • 175
  • 178
  • 190
  • 196
  • 278 (evening line 178)
  • 497
  • 726

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