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Voorweg RandstadRail station

Voorweg is a RandstadRail station in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands.

Voorweg
LocationNetherlands
Coordinates52°03′46″N 4°28′15″E / 52.06278°N 4.47083°E / 52.06278; 4.47083Coordinates: 52°03′46″N 4°28′15″E / 52.06278°N 4.47083°E / 52.06278; 4.47083
Platforms4 (2 low + 2 high)
History
Opened22 May 1977, reopened 29 October 2006
Closed3 June 2006
Location
Voorweg is located in RandstadRail network
Voorweg
Voorweg
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 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 four platforms on two levels that are at right angles with each other. The bottom two are the tracks from The Hague, which have not yet entered the Zoetermeer circuit. The platforms are low and at the same level as the tram doors.

It is only one of three stations in the world in which the same metro line still passes through it twice in a pretzel configuration (the others being Monument Metro Station on the Tyne and Wear Metro in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England and Serdika and Serdika II stations on the Sofia Metro in Sofia, Bulgaria). A similar situation also existed for 14 years in Canada on the Vancouver SkyTrain at Commercial–Broadway station and briefly on the Toronto subway, also in Canada, at Bloor-Yonge, for six months in 1966.

Passengers can change at Voorweg for Meerzicht, Driemanspolder, Delftsewallen and Dorp to get their destination faster.

ServicesEdit

The following services currently call at Voorweg:

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)

Although RR3 stops at both levels, RR4 stops only at the lower level.

Preceding station   RandstadRail   Following station
toward Centrum West
Line RR3 (HTM)
toward Centrum West
Line RR3 (HTM)
toward Javalaan
Line RR4 (HTM)
toward De Uithof

GalleryEdit