Early this morning, the new departure station E-Line (HSE), designed by ZJA, was inaugurated and became operational. The alderman of the City of The Hague, Tom de Bruijn, along with regional director of ProRail, Cees de Vries, and representatives of MRDH and RET opened the new metro station.
This morning the first metro from Rotterdam drove up the new viaduct and arrived at the new station. Soon after that, the first metro left the new departure station The Hague on its way to Rotterdam.
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. This enables passengers to walk quickly between the HSE departure station and the main hall of The Hague Central Station and without getting wet.
ProRail made a time lapse of the construction of the new metro station: Timelapse HSE Youtube
The construction of the new station was managed by ProRail, commissioned by the municipality of The Hague, with contractor BAM building the new station.