Rotterdam Zuid railway station

Rotterdam Zuid is a railway station in the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, located on the Breda–Rotterdam railway between Rotterdam and Dordrecht. It is situated at the end of the Willemsspoortunnel in the borough of Feijenoord.

Rotterdam Zuid
Rotterdam Zuid
General information
Coordinates51°54′34″N 4°30′34″E / 51.90944°N 4.50944°E / 51.90944; 4.50944
Line(s)Breda–Rotterdam railway
Other information
Station codeRtz
Opened2 May 1877
Preceding station Nederlandse Spoorwegen Following station
Rotterdam Blaak NS Sprinter 5000
2x/hour; Not on evenings and weekends
Rotterdam Lombardijen
towards Dordrecht
NS Sprinter 5100
Rotterdam Lombardijen
towards Roosendaal
Rotterdam Zuid is located in Southwest Randstad
Rotterdam Zuid
Rotterdam Zuid
Location within Southwest Randstad
Rotterdam Zuid is located in Netherlands
Rotterdam Zuid
Rotterdam Zuid
Rotterdam Zuid (Netherlands)

History edit

Rotterdam Zuid was first opened on 2 May 1877 as a station on the Breda–Rotterdam railway (Staatslijn I). To the north was the Hefbrug, connecting the rail tracks from the north and the south of Rotterdam, and to the south was Barendrecht. The area around the station was less developed than today. It was a simple station, without a building and with 2 platforms. After World War II, the reconstruction of the railroad tracks in and around Rotterdam began. In 1958, Rotterdam Zuid was renovated and had gained a small building.

The station remained that way until the next reconstruction in 1993, when a tunnel was built to replace the flyover at Blaak and the bridges over the Meuse. The station was given a total makeover. The number of tracks between Rotterdam and Dordrecht was being expanded from 2 to 4, giving the station 4 platform tracks. To reach all of the platforms, a traverse was built over the station, which connected the Rosestraat and the Oranjeboomstraat.

Train services edit

The following services call at Rotterdam Blaak:

  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Breda
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Roosendaal

Bus and tram services edit

Rotterdam Zuid is a stop for the following Bus lines on the RET network.

Bus Service Route Notes
48 Centraal Station - Station Zuid - Keizerswaard Station Zuid - Keizerswaard only during peak hours and Feyenoord matches.
66 Zuidplein - Feijenoord

At night, Rotterdam Zuid is connected by the Bob bus, operated by RET. Bob is a drink-or-drive campaign.

Bob Busline Route Notes
BOB 7 Rotterdam Centraal - Spijkenisse Centrum Nightly

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