Stadhuis (Zoetermeer) RandstadRail station

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Stadhuis

2008 RadstadRail Station Stadhuis (3).JPG

General view of the station in 2008
Location Netherlands
Coordinates 52°03′39″N4°29′35″E / 52.06083°N 4.49306°E / 52.06083; 4.49306 Coordinates: 52°03′39″N4°29′35″E / 52.06083°N 4.49306°E / 52.06083; 4.49306
Platforms 2
History
Opened 22 May 1977, reopened 29 October 2006
Closed 3 June 2006
Services
Preceding station  RandstadRail  Following station
toward  Centrum West
Line RR3 (HTM)
toward  Javalaan
Line RR4 (HTM)
toward  De Uithof
Location
Outline map RandstadRail.png
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Stadhuis
Location within RandstadRail network

Stadhuis is a RandstadRail station in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands.

RandstadRail light rail network in South Holland

RandstadRail (RR) is the official name of a public transportation rapid transit network in the southern part of the Rotterdam The Hague Metropolitan Area in the west of the Netherlands, connecting The Hague, Zoetermeer and Rotterdam. The network mainly uses former train and existing tram tracks, with a new flyover in The Hague and a new tunnel in Rotterdam. RandstadRail is a hybrid system of low-floor tram-train-like carriages used between The Hague and the city of Zoetermeer, and high-floor metro/subway-like carriages between The Hague and Rotterdam. The stations used by both lines have extended platforms with a high and a low part. Moreover, the network includes two bus lines.
The name can be somewhat confusing as for travellers RandstadRail only refers to tram 3 and 4 to Zoetermeer. All other connections as described above are fully integrated in existing metro and bus networks. On the other hand, Hague exploitant HTM considers a regular tram line as RandstadRail, only because it uses the RR-vehicles.

Zoetermeer Municipality in South Holland, Netherlands

Zoetermeer is a city in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. The municipality covers an area of 37.05 km2 (14.31 sq mi) of which 2.50 km2 (0.97 sq mi) is water. A small village until the late 1960s, it had 6,392 inhabitants in 1950. By 2013 this had grown to 123,328, making it the third largest population centre in the province of South Holland, after Rotterdam and The Hague. It is part of the Haaglanden conurbation.

Netherlands Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe

The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Including three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba— it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.

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History

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.

Zoetermeer Stadslijn

Zoetermeer Stadslijn is a light-rail system in the Netherlands, between The Hague and Zoetermeer.

Centrum West RandstadRail station station in Zoetermeer

Centrum West is a RandstadRail station in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands.

Zoetermeer Oost railway station

Zoetermeer Oost is a railway station located in Zoetermeer, Netherlands. The station was opened in 1870, and is located on the Gouda–Den Haag railway. The train services are operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen.

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.

Dutch language West Germanic language

Dutch(Nederlands ) is a West Germanic language spoken by around 23 million people as a first language and 5 million people as a second language, constituting the majority of people in the Netherlands and Belgium. It is the third most widely spoken Germanic language, after its close relatives English and German.

Train services

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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