NETHERLANDS: A new set of RandstadRail Line E platforms opened at Den Haag Centraal station on August 22, after nearly two years of construction.

The platforms sit above the main station and bus station, from which they are accessible by a covered walkway. Line E trains have to climb 12 m along a viaduct to reach the platforms, which are under a glass and steel roof.

Infrastructure manager ProRail was responsible for the project, with BAM as contractor and Zwarts & Jansma Architects involved in the design.

The rebuilt main line station was officially inaugurated on February 1. This forms part of a national station modernisation programme that includes the rebuilding of several other stations.