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Line: Line A, Line B, Line C, Line D, Line E/Randstadrail
Inhabitants: City 1000000, District 2250000
DESCRIPTION(last modified February 19, 2017 )
Rotterdam metro network is currently articulated in 5 lines: Line A, Line B, Line C, Line D, Line E/Randstadrail.
The first section of the current Line D opened in 1968 (Centraal Station-Zuidplein) and it was extended in 1970, 1974, 1985 and 1997. Line D currently runs from Centraal Station to De Akkers; it shares part of the track with Line C (Tussenwater-De Akkers) and with Line E (Centraal Station-Slinge). Line D (as well as Line E) interchanges with Lines A, B and C at Buers stop.
The first section of the current Line A opened in 1982 (Coolhaven-Capelsebrug) and it was extended in 1983 and 1986. Line A currently runs from Binnenhof to Schiedam Centrum (Line A); it shares part of the track with Line B and Line C (Capelsebrug-Schiedam Centrum).
The first section of the current Line B opened in 1982 (Coolhaven-Capelsebrug common section, see Line A) and it was extended in 1984, 1986 and 2005; Line B currently runs from Nesselande and Schiedam Centrum.
The first section of the current Line C opened in 1982 (Coolhaven-Capelsebrug common section, see Lines A, B) and it was extended in 1994 and 2002; Line C currently runs from De Terp to De Akkers.
The first section of the current Line D opened in 1982 (Coolhaven-Capelsebrug common section, see Lines A, B) and it was extended in 1994 and 2002; Line C currently runs from De Terp to De Akkers.
The first sections of Line E/Randstadrail opened on October-November 2006, even if some technical problems (derailements) caused a temporary partial interruption and limitation of the service. This line links Rotterdam, The Hague and Zoetemeer, partially reusing 2 existing railways tracks (The Hague-Zoetermeer and The Hague-Pijnacker-Rotterdam); in Rotterdam the exixting railway alignment is connected to the metro track by a tunnel section wich runs from Centraal Station (south) to Blijdorp new underground station (north). Line E offers a direct interchange with The Hague tram system and with the others Rotterdam metro lines; as said before, it partly reuses existing rail tracks and infrastructures that are disconnected from the national railway system, without any real metro/train track-sharing operation.
HISTORY(last modified February 19, 2017 )
|28-05-1983||Capelsebrug-Ommoord Binnenhof||Line A|
|19-04-1984||Graskruid-Zevenkamp De Tochten||Line B|
|29-08-2005||Zevenkamp De Tochten-Nesselande||Line B|
|26-05-1994||Capelsebrug-Capelle a/d IJssel De Terp||Line C|
|04-11-2002||Marconiplein-Tussenwater-Spijkenisse De Akkers||Line C|
|09-02-1968||Centraal Station-Zuidplein||Line D|
|25-04-1985||Zalmplaat-Spijkenisse De Akkers||Line D|
|04-06-1997||Wilhelminaplein station added||Line D|
|29-10-2006||Den Haag Westeinde-Zoetermeer Centrum West;Den Haag Monstersestraat-Zoetermeer Oosterheem||Line E/Randstadrail|
|12-11-2006||Rotterdam Hofplein-Nootdorp||Line E/Randstadrail|
|03-09-2007||Nootdorp-Den Haag Centraal||Line E/Randstadrail|
|12-05-2010||Wilgenplas closed||Line E/Randstadrail|
|17-05-2010||Meijersplein added||Line E/Randstadrail|
|17-08-2010||Melanchthonweg-Rotterdam Centraal;Melanchthonweg-Rotterdam Hofplein closed||Line E/Randstadrail|
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
Single line length (Km)
Single line stops
Single line avg. distance (km)
Total track length (km)
Total network stops
Avg. stop net distance (km)
750 V DC by third rail
Type of guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
serie 5200,serie 5300,serie 5400,serie 5500,serie 5600
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