Rotterdam Stadion railway station

Rotterdam Stadion is a railway station in the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, located on the railway line between Rotterdam and Dordrecht. The station is located in front of De Kuip, venue of the football club Feyenoord The station is only in service during football matches or other events at the stadium.

Rotterdam Stadion
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Rotterdam Stadion
General information
LocationNetherlands
Coordinates51°53′38″N 4°31′12″E / 51.89389°N 4.52000°E / 51.89389; 4.52000Coordinates: 51°53′38″N 4°31′12″E / 51.89389°N 4.52000°E / 51.89389; 4.52000
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeRtst
History
Opened1937
Location
Rotterdam Stadion is located in Southwest Randstad
Rotterdam Stadion
Rotterdam Stadion
Location within Southwest Randstad
Rotterdam Stadion is located in Netherlands
Rotterdam Stadion
Rotterdam Stadion
Rotterdam Stadion (Netherlands)

HistoryEdit

The railway station Rotterdam Stadion was built in 1937, as a station on the Breda–Rotterdam railway. It was specially built for Stadion Feijenoord which opened earlier that year. It is not really much of a station, in fact it is a platform, between two pieces of railway track, giving it two platform tracks. A traverse makes it possible to go to the stadium. Due to hooliganism a special tube was built around the traverse to separate home and away supporters.

The futureEdit

Plans are being made for a new Feyenoord stadium, at the border of the Meuse. With the new stadium, comes a make-over of the whole area. In this plan, there will be a new, big Intercity station making it a public-transportation hub.

Train servicesEdit

Shuttle train services from Rotterdam Centraal and Dordrecht operate when football matches or concerts take place in the stadium.

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