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Melanchthonweg RandstadRail station

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

Melanchthonweg
Melanchthonweg (RandstadRail) 2.jpg
Melanchthonweg station
Location3045 PN Rotterdam
Hillegersberg-Schiebroek
Netherlands
Coordinates51°56′55″N 4°27′52″E / 51.94861°N 4.46444°E / 51.94861; 4.46444Coordinates: 51°56′55″N 4°27′52″E / 51.94861°N 4.46444°E / 51.94861; 4.46444
Line(s) E 
Platforms2
History
Opened10 Sep 2006
Location
Melanchthonweg is located in RandstadRail network
Melanchthonweg
Melanchthonweg
Location within RandstadRail network

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HistoryEdit

The RandstadRail station opened on 10 September 2006 for the RET Erasmuslijn metro service, currently line E. It was built to replace the old Rotterdam Kleiweg railway station (Kleiwegkwartier), which was located 300 meters south of the new Melanchthonweg station and was served by trains on the Hofpleinlijn. The station features 2 platforms, that are the same height as the train doors.

Due to a mistake made by the municipality, the street where the station is located is called Melanchtonweg, without the second h. The name of the RandstadRail station does feature this second h.

In 2006 and 2007 the service was operated as a shuttle Rotterdam Hofplein - Nootdorp. Since 17 August 2010, the preceding station is no longer Hofplein, but Blijdorp instead. On this date, the tunnel connecting the existing line to Rotterdam Centraal was opened.

Train servicesEdit

The following services currently call at Melanchthonweg:[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)
Preceding station   RandstadRail   Following station
toward Slinge
Line E (RET)

Tram and bus servicesEdit

These services, operated by RET, depart from stops underneath the station:[1]

ReferencesEdit