Melanchthonweg RandstadRail station
|Location||3045 PN Rotterdam|
|Opened||10 Sep 2006|
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.
The following services currently call at Melanchthonweg:
|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|
|Line E (RET)||
toward Den Haag Centraal
Tram and bus servicesEdit
These services, operated by RET, depart from stops underneath the station: