Voorburg railway station

Voorburg is a railway station located in Voorburg, Netherlands on the Gouda–Den Haag railway. The station was opened on 1 May 1870[1] and The train services are operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen. The station is also frequented by several local and some regional public bus-services.

Voorburg
Voorbuerg Station - perrons.jpg
LocationNetherlands
Coordinates52°4′5″N 4°21′44″E / 52.06806°N 4.36222°E / 52.06806; 4.36222Coordinates: 52°4′5″N 4°21′44″E / 52.06806°N 4.36222°E / 52.06806; 4.36222
Line(s)Gouda–Den Haag railway
History
Opened1870
Services
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
Terminus
NS Sprinter 9800
2x/hour
NS Sprinter 19800
2x/hour; Not on evenings and weekends
Location
Voorburg is located in Southwest Randstad
Voorburg
Voorburg
Location within Southwest Randstad
Voorburg is located in Netherlands
Voorburg
Voorburg
Voorburg (Netherlands)

Location and historyEdit

Station Voorburg is situated in the most Southern part of the historic town center of Voorburg. It parallels motorway A12 which lies next to the railway at this point. Both motorway and railway-tracks/platform are elevated on long viaducts which spans different roads, streets and Canal de Vliet. In the Western direction starts the rail yard which end at station Den Haag Centraal.

HofwijckEdit

Next to the station lies Hofwijck mansion which at present houses a museum of the town history and of its former owners Christiaan and Constantijn Huygens. Before the railway, freeway and station where build the area was a part of the then much bigger Hofwijck estate.[2]

StationbuildingEdit

The present elevated building was the last station designed by Koen van der Gaast.[3] Its construction started by 1986. Before there was only a little building designed by A.W. van Erkel.[4]

Train servicesEdit

The following services currently call at Voorburg:

  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Gouda - Utrecht
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Gouda Goverwelle

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