Rotterdam Metro Information
When it began operations way back in the year 1986, it was among the smallest metro networks in the world. Now, the Rotterdam metro runs on 5 lines, serving a massive number of 62 stations. From measuring not more than 6 km in length, the system now covers more than 78 km. This metro system has been growing. It started off as the first metro network in the entire city of Netherlands and now it has an annual ridership of 86 million (2015). The RET are the responsible owners and operators of this important network in the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Rotterdam Metro Lines
The Rotterdam Metro network comprises five lines, each with a unique letter, color and name for easy identification of the terminal stations. If you can remember either of these, travelling on the service will not be a difficult task. Here we provide some details of the different Metro routes in the city:
– Green Line (Line A) travels between Schiedam in the West and Ommoord in the North, passing through the Beurs Station
– Yellow Line (Line B) also travels between the western region of Schiedam and northeastern Nesselande while passing through Beurs
– Red Line (Line C) covers the stretch between Spijkenisse in the Southwest and Capelle in the East and also passes through Beurs
– The Light Blue Line D originates from Spijkenisse and passes through Beurs en route to the Rotterdam Central Station
– The newly opened Dark Blue E Line connects the Central Railway stations at The Hague and Rotterdam
|Line||Termini (North / East – South / West)||Stations||Length (km)|
|Line A||Binnenhof – Schiedam Centrum||20||17.2|
|Line B||Nesselande – Schiedam Centrum||23||20.1|
|Line C||De Terp – De Akkers||26||30|
|Line D||Rotterdam Centraal – De Akkers||17||21|
|Line E||Den Haag Centraal – Slinge||23||27|
Rotterdam Metro Map
Map of Rotterdam Metro showing its lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it or download Rotterdam Metro Map in PDF.
Rotterdam Metro Timings and Schedule
The metro operates at different times, on different days. However, primarily it begins operations at around 05:00 am in the morning and runs for a while after midnight till around 01:00 am.
For more information on the timings and a detailed schedule, you can visit the official website at: http://www.ret.nl/en/nc/travel-with-ret/timetable.html
Rotterdam Metro Fares, Tickets and Cards
The main means of payment for the tickets is via an OV chip-card. A passenger can purchase a ticket for two hours for €3.50, while there is also an additional ticket option that allows a passenger to use the ticket twice. This ticket is priced at €6.00. For tourists especially, there are 1, 2 and 3 day tickets also available. The price of them being €7.50, €12.50 and €16.50, respectively. These tickets can be used on the bus, metro as well as the tram.
For more information on the fares, tickets and cards, you can visit the official website at: http://www.ret.nl/en/service-and-sales/tickets-and-fares.html
Rotterdam Metro Rules and Services
The entire metro network has been made very accessible for the disabled people. Moreover, on all means of public transportation, a percentage of the seats are left reserved for these people. Passengers travelling with push carts are provided reserved place and are allowed to travel provided with it provided they don’t cause any inconvenience to the other passengers. Those customers who have lost any of their belongings while on board, can approach the lost and found department.