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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Rotterdam Centraal officially opened

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander has attended the official opening of the new Rotterdam Centraal station.

Rotterdam is the first stop for many international high-speed services arriving in the Netherlands and with passenger numbers expected to triple between now and 2025, the decision was taken to demolish the old station, designed by architect of Sybold Ravesteyn, and start again.

Photo: Riesjard Schropp.
Photo: Riesjard Schropp.

The €675 million project has been delivered by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Municipality of Rotterdam, ProRail and operator NS.

Construction work began in 2005 and has been completed as part of a series of major station regeneration projects being undertaken in Holland, with stations in Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft, Utrecht, Breda and Arnhem all being refurbished.

The new station is covered by a huge 250-metre-wide roof which houses platforms for national rail services, the city’s metro system and high-speed services from France and Belgium.

Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Abou Taleb described the new station as “the red carpet to this great city”.

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