Den Haag Centraal, exterior
|Location||Koningin Julianaplein 10|
2595 AA The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
|Operated by||Nederlandse Spoorwegen|
|Line(s)||Gouda–Den Haag railway|
|Opened||29 May 1976|
Den Haag Centraal (Dutch pronunciation: [dɛn ˌɦaːx sɛnˈtraːl] ; English: The Hague Central) is the largest railway station in the city of The Hague in South Holland, Netherlands, and with twelve tracks, the largest terminal station in the Netherlands. The station was completed in 1973, adjacent to its predecessor: station Den Haag Staatsspoor, which was subsequently demolished. It is the western terminus of the Gouda–Den Haag railway.
The oldest station in The Hague is Den Haag Hollands Spoor (The Hague Holland's Rail) on the main line from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, opened in 1843 by the Hollandsche IJzeren Spoorweg-Maatschappij (Holland's 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 (The Hague 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 ("The Hague 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 served only by terminating trains; Intercity and international trains travelling between Amsterdam and Rotterdam stop only at Hollands Spoor station. Now, The Hague is the only city in the Netherlands which still has two major railway stations.
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The main hall of Den Haag Centraal is currently[ when? ] undergoing a renovation in order to increase the railway station's capacity. The roof has been replaced. It is now higher, and made of glass plates placed in a framework of stainless steel. Moreover, more commercial space has been added next to both side entrances, and new tiling is due to be placed. The renovation was planned to finish by the end of 2014 but is still going on as of May 2019
There are 22 scheduled trains per hour that leave Den Haag Centraal on a normal weekday (07:00 - 20:00). Sprinter services call at every station along the way whilst Intercity trains only stop at the major stations. There are 6 trains an hour (each way) connecting Den Haag Centraal with Rotterdam Centraal, 6 train an hour connecting it with Utrecht and 4 with Amsterdam.
|700||Intercity||Den Haag Centraal - Leiden Centraal - Schiphol Airport - A'dam Zuid - Almere Centrum - Lelystad Centrum - Zwolle - Groningen||1x per hour|
|1100||Intercity||Den Haag Centraal - Den Haag HS - Delft - Rotterdam Centraal - Breda - Tilburg - Eindhoven||2x per hour|
|1700||Intercity||Den Haag Centraal - Gouda - Utrecht Centraal - Amersfoort Centraal - Apeldoorn - Deventer - Almelo - Hengelo - Enschede||1x per hour (Forms half hourly service between Den Haag Centraal and Amersfoort Centraal with the 11700)|
|1800||Intercity||Den Haag Centraal - Leiden Centraal - Schiphol Airport - A'dam Zuid - Almere Centrum - Lelystad Centrum - Zwolle - Leeuwarden||1x per hour|
|2000||Intercity||Den Haag Centraal - Gouda - Utrecht Centraal||2x per hour|
|2100||Intercity||Den Haag Centraal - Leiden Centraal - Haarlem - A'dam Sloterdijk - Amsterdam Centraal||2x per hour|
|4600||Sprinter||Den Haag Centraal - Leiden Centraal - Schiphol Airport - A'dam Sloterdijk - Amsterdam Centraal |
(Continues as 14600 to Almere - Lelystad - Zwolle)
|2x per hour|
|5000||Sprinter||Den Haag Centraal - Den Haag HS - Delft - Rotterdam Centraal - Dordrecht||2x per hour (Forms a quarter hourly service with the 5100)|
|5100||Sprinter||Den Haag Centraal - Den Haag HS - Delft - Rotterdam Centraal - Dordrecht||2x per hour (Forms a quarter hourly service with the 5000)|
|6300||Sprinter||Den Haag Centraal - Leiden Centraal - Haarlem||2x per hour|
|6800||Sprinter||Den Haag Centraal - Gouda - Gouda Goverwelle||2x per hour|
|6900||Sprinter||Den Haag Centraal - Gouda - Utrecht Centraal - 's Hertogenbosch||2x per hour|
|11700||Intercity||Den Haag Centraal - Gouda - Utrecht Centraal - Amersfoort Centraal - Amersfoort Schothorst||1x per hour (Forms half hourly service between Den Haag Centraal and Amersfoort Centraal with the 1700)|
Den Haag Centraal is a public transportation hub and a major nodal hub for the tram network run by HTM Personenvervoer. The railway station features two separate sets of platforms.
These are two elevated island platforms serving four tracks, located above and lying perpendicular to the heavy rail tracks, serving lines 2, 3, 4, and 6. Regular lines 2 and 6 use the inner tracks, while the RandstadRail lines 3 and 4 use the outer tracks. They connect directly to the city centre tunnel to the west and the elevated tracks to Ternoot and Beatrixkwartier to the east.
|A||3||Den Haag Loosduinen||Tramtunnel, Prinsegracht, HMC Westeinde, Bomen/-Vruchtenbuurt, Bohemen|
|4||Den Haag De Uithof||Tramtunnel, Prinsegracht, HMC Westeinde, Rustenburg/Oostbroek, Leyenburg, Bouwlust|
|34||Den Haag De Savonin Lohmanplein||Tramtunne, Prinsegracht, HMC Westeinde, Bomen/-Vruchtenbuurt|
|B||2||Den Haag Kraayenstein||Tramtunnel, Prinsegracht, HMC Westeinde, Nieuw Eykenduynen, Oud Eik en Duinen, Houtwijk, Loosduinen|
|6||Den Haag Leyenburg||Tramtunnel, Prinsegracht, Schilderswijk, Haagse Markt, Transvaalkwartier, Rustenburg/Oostbroek|
|C||2||Leidschendam||Ternoot, Bezuidenhout, Laan van NOI, Voorburg 't Loo, Essesteijn, Leidsenhage|
|6||Leidschendam Noord||Ternoot, Bezuidenhout, Haagse Hout, Station Mariahoeve, Essesteijn, Leidsenhage|
|D||3||Zoetermeer Centrum||Beatrixkwartier, Laan van NOI, Voorburg 't Loo, Leidschendam-Voorburg, Forepark, Leidschenveen, Zoetermeerse Rijweg, Voorweg, Centrum-West, Seghwaert, Zoetermeerse Krakeling|
|4||Lansingerland-Zoetermeer||Beatrixkwartier, Laan van NOI, Voorburg 't Loo, Leidschendam-Voorburg, Forepark, Leidschenveen, Zoetermeerse Rijweg, Voorweg, Centrum-West, Seghwaert, Oosterheem|
|34||Lansingerland-Zoetermeer||Beatrixkwartier, Laan van NOI, Voorburg 't Loo, Leidschendam-Voorburg, Forepark, Leidschenveen, Zoetermeerse Rijweg, Voorweg, Centrum-West, Seghwaert, Oosterheem|
These are two ground-level side platforms and one island platform between them, located parallel to the heavy rail tracks outside the south-western entrance. All other city tram lines that call at the station use these platforms.
|E||9||Scheveningen Noord||Malieveld, Koninginnegracht, Madurodam, Westbroekpark, Circustheater, Kurhaus|
|16||Statenkwartier||Korte Voorhout, Buitenhof, Zeeheldenkwartier, Kunstmuseum/Museon|
|F||15||Nootdorp||Korte Voorhout, Buitenhof, Centrum, Bierkade, Waldorpstraat/Station Hollands Spoor, Laakkwartier, Rijswijk, Hoornbrug, Broekpolder, P+R Hoornwijck, Ypenburg|
|G||17||Wateringen||Rijswijkseplein, Station Hollands Spoor, Laakkwartier, Spoorwijk, Plaspoelpolder, Rijswijk Station, In de Bogaard, Eikelenburg, Wateringse Veld|
|H||9||Vrederust||Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis, Bierkade, Station Hollands Spoor, Stationsbuurt, Zuiderpark, Moerwijk, Winkelcentrum Leyweg, Morgenstond|
|16||Wateringen||Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis, Bierkade, Station Hollands Spoor, Laakkwartier, Spoorwijk, Station Moerwijk, Moerwijk, Winkelcentrum Leyweg, Morgenstond, Hoge Veld, Wateringse Veld|
The Rotterdam-based RET operates RandstadRail line E, a high-capacity metro service via Leidschenveen and Pijnacker to Rotterdam Centraal station. From there it shares track with line D of the Rotterdam Metro and terminates at Slinge station.
Until August 2016, these services used platforms 11 and 12 of the mainline station, alongside the heavy rail tracks. Since then, two dedicated elevated platforms have come into use. Here, metro trains use the high-level side platforms; the low-level island platform is used by RandstadRail trams in case of emergency, when the connecting tracks via Beatrixkwartier cannot be used.
There is a bus platform above the rail roads, which is connected to the Prins Bernhardviaduct running over the tracks. The platform is accessible from the station's main hall. Several city and regional lines of three different carriers stop here. HTM's bus lines starting with an N are night buses and only run on Fridays and Saturdays.
|J||24||Den Haag Kijkduin||Centrum, Kneuterdijk, Plein 1813, Javastraat, Vredespaleis, Kunstmuseum/Museon, HagaZiekenhuis, Vogelwijk, Bohemen||HTM|
|28||Den Haag Zuiderstrand||Centrum, Kneuterdijk, Plein 1813, Javastraat, Vredespaleis, World Forum, Westduinweg|
|K||22||Den Haag Duindorp||Centrum, Kneuterdijk, Plein 1813, Javastraat, Madurodam, Kurhaus, Scheveningen|
|L||24||Station Mariahoeve||Haagse Hout, Mariahoeve|
|M||20||Duinzigt||Malieveld, Benoordenhout, HMC Bronovo, Waalsdorperweg|
|29||Den Haag Oude Waalsdorperweg||Malieveld, Benoordenhout, HMC Bronovo, Waalsdorperweg|
|N||22||Rijswijk De Schilp||Station Hollands Spoor, MegaStores, Laakkwartier, Rijswijk Station, In de Bogaard, Steenvoorde|
|29||Station Rijswijk||Station Hollands Spoor, MegaStores, Laakkwartier|
|P||45||Leiden, Centraal Station||Beatrixkwartier/Bezuidenhout, Voorburg (Station, Station Leidschendam-Voorburg), GGZ Rivierduinen, Voorschoten, Station Lammenschans, Breestraat||EBS|
|46||Voorschoten, Station||Beatrixkwartier/Bezuidenhout, Voorburg (Station, Station Leidschendam-Voorburg), Leidschendam (HMC Antoniushove, Leidsenhage, GGZ Rivierduinen)|
|Q||43||Leiden, Centraal Station||Bezuidenhout, Marlot, Wassenaar (De Kieviet, van Oldenbarneveltweg, Maaldrift), Haagse Schouw, Universiteit Leiden|
|44||Wassenaar, Duinrell||Bezuidenhout, Marlot, Wassenaar (De Kieviet, van Oldenbarneveltweg)|
|R||380||Alphen aan den Rijn, Station||Haagse Poort, Voorburg, Zoetermeer (Station/Mandelabrug, Lansingerland-Zoetermeer), Hazerswoude-Dorp, Hazerswoude-Rijndijk, Flemingweg, Europalaan||Arriva|
|381||Alphen aan den Rijn, Station||Haagse Poort, Voorburg, Zoetermeer (Station/Mandelabrug, Lansingerland-Zoetermeer), Hazerswoude-Dorp, Hazerswoude-Rijndijk, Avifauna, Het Oude Ambacht, Troubadourweg|
|382||Waddinxveen, Station||Haagse Poort, Voorburg, Zoetermeer (Station/Mandelabrug)|
|383||Krimpen aan den IJssel, Busstation/Rotterdam, Capelsebrug||Haagse Poort, Voorburg, Zoetermeer (Station/Mandelabrug, Lansingerland-Zoetermeer), Moerkapelle, Zevenhuizen, Rotterdam (Metro Nesselande), Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel (Zilvermos, Reigerhof, Station), Capelle aan den IJssel (Metro De Terp, Metro Centrum)|
|384||Waddinxveen, Station||Haagse Poort, Voorburg, Zoetermeer (Station/Mandelabrug, Lansingerland-Zoetermeer), Moerkapelle, Zevenhuizen|
|386||Gouda, Station||Haagse Poort, Voorburg, Zoetermeer (Station/Mandelabrug, Lansingerland-Zoetermeer), Moerkapelle, Zevenhuizen, Waddinxveen|
|S||90||Lisse, De Nachtegaal||Wassenaar (Kerkehout, van Oldenbarneveltweg, Dr Mansveltkade/Duinrell), Katwijk aan den Rijn, Katwijk (Panbos, Molentuinweg, Raadhuis, Vuurbaak, Biltlaan, Rijnsoever), Noordwijk, Noordwijkerhout, De Zilk, Keukenhofdreef||Arriva|
|144||Wassenaar, Duinrell||Van Oldenbarneveltweg||EBS|
|385||Sassenheim, Station||Wassenaar (Kerkehout, Deijleroord), Valkenburg, Katwijk, Noordwijk, Voorhout||Arriva|
|685||Oegstgeest, Leidsebuurt||Wassenaar (Kerkehout, Deijleroord)|
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