On November 6 and November 26, 1944,
The Allies wanted to prevent German supply trains from using the strategic rail junction just outside Gouda for the German army. This node was of most importance because it connected the east with the west of the country.
The track splits into a track to Rotterdam and one to The Hague. British Spitfire and Typhoon fighter-bombers bombed this junction. 138 aircraft dropped 42.6 tons of high-explosive bombs in five attacks. The attack failed, the rail junction was not significantly damaged, but the shell impacts can still be seen in the steel beams of the platform roof.