Rotterdam Blaak station

Rotterdam Blaak is a railway and metro station in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Located in the centre of the city, not far from the cube houses and the Markthal, the station is served by trains operating on the Breda–Rotterdam railway between Rotterdam Centraal and Dordrecht.

Rotterdam Blaak
Rotterdam Station Blaak 2.jpg
General information
LocationRotterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates51°55′12″N 4°29′21″E / 51.92000°N 4.48917°E / 51.92000; 4.48917Coordinates: 51°55′12″N 4°29′21″E / 51.92000°N 4.48917°E / 51.92000; 4.48917
Line(s)Breda–Rotterdam railway
Platforms4
ConnectionsMainline rail interchange RET Rotterdam Metro: A, B, C
Mainline rail interchange RET Rotterdam Tram: 21, 24
Bus transport RET: 32, 47
Other information
Station codeRtb
History
Opened1877
Services
Preceding station Nederlandse Spoorwegen Following station
Dordrecht
towards Vlissingen
NS Intercity 2200
2x/hour
Rotterdam Centraal
Dordrecht
Terminus
NS Intercity 2400
2x/hour; Not on late evenings and early Sunday mornings
Rotterdam Centraal
Weekdays and Saturdays except evenings
Rotterdam Centraal
Evenings until +/- 10:00pm and Sundays from +/- 10:30am until +/- 10:00pm
Rotterdam Centraal NS Sprinter 5000
2x/hour; Not on evenings and weekends
Rotterdam Zuid
towards Dordrecht
NS Sprinter 5100
2x/hour
Preceding station Rotterdam Metro Following station
Beurs Line A
Not on evenings and early weekend mornings
Oostplein
towards Binnenhof
Beurs Line B Oostplein
towards Nesselande
Beurs
towards De Akkers
Line C Oostplein
towards De Terp
Location
Rotterdam Blaak is located in Southwest Randstad
Rotterdam Blaak
Rotterdam Blaak
Location within Southwest Randstad
Rotterdam Blaak is located in Netherlands
Rotterdam Blaak
Rotterdam Blaak
Rotterdam Blaak (Netherlands)

The first railway station at this location – then called Rotterdam Beurs – was opened on 2 May 1877. It formed part of a 2.2 km (1.4 mi) long viaduct. Destroyed during World War II, it was replaced by a new station, Rotterdam Blaak, in 1953.

The underground metro station opened on 6 May 1982, with space reserved for a possible underground railway station directly underneath it. 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, had four tracks instead of the two on the viaduct. Train services are operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS).

Train servicesEdit

The following services call at Rotterdam Blaak:

  • 2x per hour national (Intercity) service from Amsterdam to Haarlem, Leiden, The Hague, Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Roosendaal and Vlissingen
  • 2x per hour national (Intercity) service from Lelystad to Almere, Duivendrecht, Amsterdam Zuid, Schiphol Airport, Leiden, The Hague, Rotterdam and Dordrecht
  • 4x per hour local service (Sprinter) from The Hague to Rotterdam and Dordrecht

Other public transportEdit

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 and line 24 stop. 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

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