Rotterdam Zuid railway station

Rotterdam Zuid

Rotterdam Zuid
Location Netherlands
Coordinates 51°54′34″N 4°30′34″E / 51.90944°N 4.50944°E / 51.90944; 4.50944Coordinates: 51°54′34″N 4°30′34″E / 51.90944°N 4.50944°E / 51.90944; 4.50944
Line(s) Breda–Rotterdam railway
Platforms 4
Other information
Station code Rtz
Opened 2 May 1877
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
NS Sprinter 5000
2x/hour; Not on evenings and weekends
toward Dordrecht
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 with Sprinter 5100 on section Den Haag Centraal-Lage Zwaluwe
toward Breda
Rotterdam Zuid
Location within Randstad

Rotterdam Zuid is a railway station in the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, located on the Breda–Rotterdam railway between Rotterdam and Dordrecht. It is situated at the end of the Willemsspoortunnel in the borough of Feijenoord.


Rotterdam Zuid was first opened on 2 May 1877 as a station on the Breda–Rotterdam railway (Staatslijn I). To the North there was the Hefbrug connecting the railtracks from the Northern and Southern Part of Rotterdam, and to the South there was Barendrecht; at that time the Rotterdam-South region wasn't as developed as today. It was a simple station, without a building and with 2 platforms. After World War II the reconstruction of the railroad tracks in- and round Rotterdam began. In 1958 Rotterdam Zuid was renewed and had gained a small building.

The station remained this way until the next reconstruction in 1993: A tunnel was being built to replace the fly-over at Blaak and the bridges over the Meuse. The railway station Rotterdam Zuid was given a total Make-Over. The number of tracks between Rotterdam and Dordrecht was being expanded from 2 to 4, giving Rotterdam Zuid 4 platform tracks. To reach all of these platforms, a traverse was built over the station, connecting the 'Rosestraat' and the 'Oranjeboomstraat'.

Train services

The following services call at Rotterdam Blaak:

Bus and tram services

Rotterdam Zuid is a stop for the following Bus lines on the RET network.

Bus Service Route Notes
48 Centraal Station - Station Zuid - Keizerswaard Station Zuid - Keizerswaard only during peek hours and Feyenoord matches.
66 Zuidplein - Feijenoord

At night, Rotterdam Zuid is connected by the Bob bus, operated by RET. Bob is a drink or drive campaign.

Bob Busline Route Notes
BOB 7 Rotterdam Centraal - Spijkenisse Centrum Nightly
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