Stadhuis (Zoetermeer) RandstadRail station

Stadhuis is a RandstadRail station in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands.

Stadhuis
2008 RadstadRail Station Stadhuis (3).JPG
General view of the station in 2008
LocationNetherlands
Coordinates52°03′39″N 4°29′35″E / 52.06083°N 4.49306°E / 52.06083; 4.49306Coordinates: 52°03′39″N 4°29′35″E / 52.06083°N 4.49306°E / 52.06083; 4.49306
Platforms2
History
Opened22 May 1977, reopened 29 October 2006
Closed3 June 2006
Services
Preceding station   RandstadRail   Following station
toward Centrum West
Line RR3 (HTM)
toward Javalaan
Line RR4 (HTM)
toward De Uithof
Location
Stadhuis is located in RandstadRail network
Stadhuis
Stadhuis
Location within RandstadRail network

HistoryEdit

The station opened, as a railway station, on 22 May 1977 as part of the Zoetermeerlijn, operating Zoetermeer Stadslijn services. The station was originally called Centrum Oost in connection with Centrum West station. However this name changed as it could confuse passengers between this station and Zoetermeer Oost station. The station building work didn't finish until 1985, and because of safety concerns, the station was again rebuilt in 1990 to let more sunlight in. The train station closed on 3 June 2006 and reopened as a RandstadRail station on 29 October 2006 for the HTM tram services (4), and on 20 October 2007 for tram service 3.

The station features 2 underground platforms, located below Zoetermeer's town hall (Dutch: stadhuis). These platforms are low, and the same level as the tram doors, therefore making it step free.

Train servicesEdit

The following services currently call at Stadhuis:

Service Route Material Frequency
RR3 Arnold Spoelplein - Pisuissestraat - Mozartlaan - Heliotrooplaan - Muurbloemweg - Hoefbladlaan - De Savornin Lohmanplein - Appelstraat - Zonnebloemstraat - Azaleaplein - Goudenregenstraat - Fahrenheitstraat - Valkenbosplein - Conradkade - Van Speijkstraat - Elandstraat - MCH Westeinde - Brouwersgracht - Grote Markt - Spui - Den Haag Centraal - Beatrixkwartier - Laan van NOI - Voorburg 't Loo - Leidschendam-Voorburg - Forepark - Leidschenveen - Voorweg (Low Level) - Centrum West - Stadhuis - Palenstein - Seghwaert - Leidsewallen - De Leyens - Buytenwegh - Voorweg (High Level) - Meerzicht - Driemanspolder - Delftsewallen - Dorp - Centrum West HTM RegioCidatis Tram 6x per hour (Monday - Saturday, Every 10 Minutes), 5x per hour (Sundays, Every 12 Minutes), 4x per hour (Evenings, after 8pm, Every 15 Minutes)
RR4 De Uithof - Beresteinaan - Bouwlustlaan - De Rade - Dedemsvaart - Zuidwoldepad - Leyenburg - Monnickendamplein - Tienhovenselaan - Dierenselaan - De La Reyweg - Monstersestraat - MCH Westeinde - Brouwersgracht - Grote Markt - Spui - Den Haag Centraal - Beatrixkwartier - Laan van NOI - Voorburg 't Loo - Leidschendam-Voorburg - Forepark - Leidschenveen - Voorweg (Low Level) - Centrum West - Stadhuis - Palenstein - Seghwaert - Willem Dreeslaan - Oosterheem - Javalaan HTM RegioCitadis Tram 6x per hour (Monday - Saturday, Every 10 Minutes), 5x per hour (Sundays, Every 12 Minutes), 4x per hour (Evenings, after 8pm, Every 15 Minutes)

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