Utrecht–Rotterdam railway

Utrecht–Rotterdam railway
Status Operational
Locale The Netherlands
Termini Utrecht Centraal railway station
Rotterdam Centraal railway station
Opened 1855–1858
Operator(s) Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Line length 56 km (35 mi)
Number of tracks double track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 1.5 kV DC
Route map

The Utrecht–Rotterdam railway is a heavily used railway line in the Netherlands, running from Utrecht to Rotterdam, passing through Gouda. The line was opened between 1855 and 1858. The western terminus was originally the Rotterdam Maas station. In 1899, a connection with the Rotterdam Delftse Poort station (the present Rotterdam Centraal station) was made. In 1953 a new line was opened between Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel and Rotterdam Centraal; the now obsolete Maas station was closed.


The main interchange stations on the Utrecht–Rotterdam railway are:

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