Hillegom railway station

Location Netherlands
Coordinates 52°18′10″N 4°33′57″E / 52.30278°N 4.56583°E / 52.30278; 4.56583Coordinates: 52°18′10″N 4°33′57″E / 52.30278°N 4.56583°E / 52.30278; 4.56583
Operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Line(s) Amsterdam–Rotterdam railway
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code Hil
Opened 1898, reopened 2000
Closed 1944
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
NS Sprinter 6300
2x/hour; Not on evenings and weekends
toward Haarlem
NS Sprinter 6300
2x/hour; Evenings and weekends only

The railway station of Hillegom in the Netherlands is located on the railway line between Haarlem and Leiden.

The first railway station in the town was opened in 1891, closed in 1898 and torn down in 1900. A second railway station was opened on a different location in 1898, when the first was closed. It was designed by the architect D.A.N. Margadant. The freight tracks on the railway station were used to transport flowers from the nearby fields to i.a. the flower auction in Aalsmeer. During World War II, these tracks were used by the Germans, making it a prominent target for allied bombings. The passenger railway station was closed as a result of this on 17 September 1944. The freight tracks remained in use until the 1980s.

The railway station was reopened on 28 May 2000, on the same location as the second railway station.

Train services

The following services currently call at Hillegom:

Hillegom railway station in 1900
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