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E-line Station in the Hague
Transport Building Development in The Netherlands design by Zwarts & Jansma Architects ZJA
18 Aug 2016
E-line Station in the Hague – Light Rail Hub
Design: Zwarts & Jansma Architects ZJA
Location: The Hague, Holland
Official opening departure station E-line (HSE), The Hague
New departure station for light rail connection between The Hague and Rotterdam
On Monday, August 22, 2016, the new departure station E-line The Hague (HSE), designed by ZJA Zwarts & Jansma Architects, will officially be opened. After a construction period of less than two years, the first metros will depart from the new station. The showpiece of the station is the canopy of the platforms, which consists of curved glass and steel. A covered walkway in the shape of an expressive awning connects the new departure station with The Hague Central Station.
The alderman of the City of The Hague, Tom de Bruijn, together with ProRail regional director Cees de Vries and representatives of MRDH, RET and HTM, will open the new light rail station in the morning. After the official inauguration, the station will become operational, and travellers can access the new station for the first time.
To minimize the impact of the approaching light rail line on its surroundings, particularly with a view to the Bezuidenhout-West residential district, the design of the viaduct has been given a slender look. This has been achieved by means of a steel supporting construction that enables a span of some 35 meters between the columns.
This reduces the spatial impact at ground level, and minimizes any restricted view for the surrounding residents. The metros stop just outside The Hague Central Station, but the canopy of the platforms continues on into the station, enabling passengers to walk quickly between the HSE departure station and the main hall of The Hague Central Station, and without getting wet. The sculptural shape of the canopy and the awning has a striking and recognizable appearance.
The HSE station is part of the RandstadRail metro line E and is the departure – and end station of the light rail connection between the cities of The Hague and Rotterdam. The station has been built next to and half above the bus platform. Trams arrive at the station via a long viaduct. This viaduct carries the RandstadRail over the Bernhardviaduct and to the departure station at more than twelve meters above ground level. The station is situated along the perimeter of the bus platform and high above the Anna van Buerenstraat.
The construction of the new station was managed by ProRail, commissioned by the municipality of The Hague, with contractor BAM building the new station.
Photography: ProRail and ZJA
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E-line Station in the Hague, Holland
photograph © Bart van Hoek
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