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Den Haag Centraal

Den Haag Centraal
Station statistics
Address Netherlands
Coordinates

52°4′54″N 4°19′45″E / 52.08167°N 4.32917°E / 52.08167; 4.32917Coordinates: 52°4′54″N 4°19′45″E / 52.08167°N 4.32917°E / 52.08167; 4.32917

Line(s) Gouda–Den Haag railway
Platforms 10
Other information
Opened 1973
Station code Gvc
Operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Location
Den Haag Centraal railway station


Den Haag Centraal [dɛn ɦaːx sɛnˈtraːɫ] (in English: The Hague Central) (IATA: ZYH) is the largest railway station in the Dutch city of The Hague and, with twelve track, the largest terminal station in the Netherlands. The station was completed in 1973, next to the older station Den Haag Staatsspoor. It is the western terminus of the Gouda–Den Haag railway.

History

The oldest station in The Hague is Den Haag Hollands Spoor ("Holland Rail") on the main line from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, opened in 1843 by the Hollandsche IJzeren Spoorweg-Maatschappij (Dutch Iron Railroad Company). This station was built at some distance from the city centre.

In 1870, the Nederlandsche Rhijnspoorweg-Maatschappij (Dutch Rhine-railroad Company) opened a second station in The Hague, Den Haag Rijnspoor (Rhine Rail) for trains to Gouda and Utrecht. This station was built much closer to the city centre. From 1888 this railroad was the property of the Maatschappij tot Exploitatie van Staatsspoorwegen (State Railway Operation Company); the station was renamed Den Haag Staatsspoor ("State Rail").

In the 1970s, Nederlandse Spoorwegen decided to build a new Central Station in The Hague and it was decided to build the new station next to Staatsspoor station. The old station was demolished after the new station was completed. A chord was also built to connect the station to the line to Amsterdam. Although Centraal station is the largest station in The Hague, it is only served by terminating trains, while Intercity- and international trains travelling between Amsterdam and Rotterdam only stop at Hollands Spoor station. Nowadays, The Hague is the only city in the Netherlands which still has two major railway stations.

Due to an expected increase in passengers over the following years, the station's main hall is currently undergoing a renovation, which would create more space for shops and restaurants and replace the roof with one made of glass and steel to create more transparency.

Train services

The following services call at Den Haag Centraal:

  • 1x per hour intercity service The Hague - Leiden - Schiphol - Duivendrecht - Lelystad - Zwolle - Groningen
  • 1x per hour intercity service The Hague - Leiden - Schiphol - Duivendrecht - Lelystad - Zwolle - Leeuwarden
  • 2x per hour intercity service The Hague - Leiden - Haarlem - Amsterdam
  • 1x per hour intercity service The Hague - Utrecht - Amersfoort - Hengelo - Enschede
  • 1x per hour intercity service The Hague - Utrecht - Amersfoort - Amersfoort Schothorst
  • 2x per hour intercity service The Hague - Utrecht
  • 2x per hour intercity service The Hague - Rotterdam - Breda - Eindhoven - Venlo
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Breda
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Roosendaal
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Leiden - Schiphol - Duivendrecht - Hilversum - Utrecht
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Leiden - Haarlem
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Gouda - Utrecht
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Gouda - Gouda Goverwelle
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
Terminus NS Intercity 700
toward Groningen
Terminus NS Intercity 1700
toward Enschede
Terminus NS Intercity 1900
toward Venlo
Terminus NS Intercity 2000
Terminus NS Intercity 2100
Terminus NS Intercity 11700
toward 
Terminus NS Intercity 12700
toward 
Terminus NS Sprinter 5000
toward Breda
Terminus NS Sprinter 5100
toward Roosendaal
Terminus NS Sprinter 5700
Terminus NS Sprinter 6300
toward Haarlem
Terminus NS Sprinter 9800
Voorburg
Terminus NS Sprinter 19800
Voorburg
toward Slinge
Line E (RET) Terminus
toward Centrum West
Line RR3 (HTM)
toward Arnold Spoelplein
toward Javalaan
Line RR4 (HTM)
toward De Uithof

Tram service

  • 1 (Scheveningen - City Centre - Station Hollands Spoor - Rijswijk - Delft)
  • 2 (Kraayenstein - City Centre - Central Station - Leidschendam North)
  • RR3 (Zoetermeer - Leidschenveen - Leidschendam - Central Station - City Centre - Vruchtenbuurt - - Arnold Spoelplein)
  • RR4 (Zoetermeer Javalaan - Zoetermeer - Leidschenveen - Leidschendam - Central Station - City Centre - Leyenburg - De Uithof)
  • 6 (Leyenburg - City Centre - Central Station - Mariahoeve - Leidschendam Leidsenhage)
  • 9 (Scheveningen North Beach - Central Station - Station Hollands Spoor - Vrederust)
  • 10 (Statenkwartier - City Centre - Station Hollands Spoor)
  • 15 (Central Station - Station Hollands Spoor - Nootdorp)
  • 16 (Central Station - Station Hollands Spoor - Wateringen)
  • 17 (Statenkwartier - Central Staton - Station Hollands Spoor - Wateringen)

Bus services

City services

These services are operated by HTM

  • 18 Central Station - Station Hollands Spoor - Rijswijk - De Schilp
  • 22 Duindorp - Scheveningen North Beach - City Centre - Central Station - Duinzicht
  • 24
  • 28 Clingendael
  • 29

Regional services

These services are operated by Veolia Transport Nederland, Arriva Netherlands and Connexxion.

  • 39 Leiderdorp - Den Haag CS - Leidschendam
  • 43
  • 45 Den Haag CS -
  • 90 Den Haag CS - Katwijk - Nieuw Vennep
  • 91
  • 380
  • 381
  • 382
  • 383
  • 385 Qliner Den Haag CS - Katwijk - Noordwijk
  • 491

See also

External links

  • NS website (English)
  • Dutch Public Transport journey planner (English)
  • HTM website (English)
  • HTM route map
  • Veolia Haaglanden website (Dutch)
  • Veolia Haaglanden route map
  • Connexxion website (Dutch)
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