Delft railway station

Location Netherlands
Coordinates 52°00′24″N 4°21′24″E / 52.00667°N 4.35667°E / 52.00667; 4.35667Coordinates: 52°00′24″N 4°21′24″E / 52.00667°N 4.35667°E / 52.00667; 4.35667
Operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Line(s) Amsterdam–Rotterdam railway
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Bus stands 8
Connections HTM Den Haag Tram: 1
RET: 40, 174
Veolia Transport: 32, 37, 38, 51, 55, 60, 61, 62, 64, 69
Bicycle facilities Free parking for 8,700 bicycles, of which 5,000 underground[1]
Architect Francine Houben (Mecanoo archit.)
Other information
Station code Dt
Opened 31 May 1847
Rebuilt 1885, 2015
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
NS Nachtnet 1400
1x/hour; Nighttrain Intercity service
NS Intercity 1900
toward Venlo
toward Dordrecht
NS Intercity 2200
2x/hour; Not on late evenings and early Sunday mornings
toward Vlissingen
NS Intercity 2600
2x/hour; Not on late evenings and early weekend mornings
NS Intercity 12600
2x/hour; Late evenings and early weekend mornings only
NS Sprinter 5000
2x/hour; Not on evenings and weekends
toward Breda
NS Sprinter 5100
2x/hour, but only 1x/hour at evenings and weekends; Combined half-hourly service on evenings and weekends with Sprinter 15100 on section Den Haag Centraal-Lage Zwaluwe
toward Roosendaal
NS Sprinter 15100
1x/hour; Evenings and weekends only. Combined half-hourly service on evenings and weekends with Sprinter 5100 on section Den Haag Centraal-Lage Zwaluwe
toward Breda

Delft is the main railway station of Delft, the Netherlands, located on a section of the oldest railway line in the country, between the cities of The Hague and Rotterdam. Along with a new 2.3 km rail tunnel under the city centre, the current station opened on 28 February 2015.[2] The new building, which integrates the station hall with the city's municipal offices, was designed by Mecanoo, an international architecture firm that originated in Delft. The project also included a rebuilt bus station, tram stops and improved bicycle parking.

Previous stations

Old Delft station building, in use from 1885 to 2015

The initial Delft railway station was located on the Houttuinen, close to the current building. The first train passed through it on 31 May 1847, and just days later, on 3 June, the station opened its doors to the public. Because of increasing numbers of passengers and goods transported, a new, larger railway station had to be opened in 1885, just to the south of the original station. The latter building was designed by Christiaan Posthumus Meyjes sr..
The old station building has gained monumental status, and will be repurposed with a commercial hospitality function.

Railway zone project in Delft

Elevated rail track cutting through the centre of Delft (2007)

From 1964, the railway through Delft ran on a double track viaduct, created to eliminate level crossings, intending to improve the safety and fluidity of traffic through the city. However, the rail viaduct became unpopular for being visually unattractive, and because the line through Delft is very busy, meaning between 300 and 350 trains passing daily caused major noise pollution. Therefore, a large urban design project was formulated in 1999, designed by Spanish urban planner Joan Busquets, which will see the rail viaduct replaced by two tunnels.
The first phase of this has been completed in February 2015, and sees a first tunnel tube with two rail tracks in operation. By 2020 the decommissioned viaduct will be torn down, and a second tunnel tube with two more rail tracks will be constructed underneath the path previously occupied by it. Redevelopment of the freed up space above ground, has not yet been fully planned.

Train services

The following services call at Delft:



  1. Train Tunnel News -
  2. "Nieuw station Delft open". SpoorzoneDelft. 28 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
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