Amersfoort Schothorst railway station

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Amersfoort Schothorst
Station Amersfoort Schothorst.jpg
Station statistics
Address Netherlands
Coordinates 52°10′29″N 5°24′13″E / 52.17472°N 5.40361°E / 52.17472; 5.40361Coordinates: 52°10′29″N 5°24′13″E / 52.17472°N 5.40361°E / 52.17472; 5.40361
Line(s) Utrecht–Kampen railway
Services
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
toward Schiphol
NS Intercity 11600 Terminus
NS Intercity 11700 Terminus
NS Sprinter 5600
toward Zwolle
toward Hoofddorp
NS Sprinter 5800
Terminus
Location
Amersfoort Schothorst railway station is located in Randstad
Amersfoort Schothorst railway station

Amersfoort Schothorst is a railway station on the Utrecht–Kampen railway between Amersfoort and Zwolle. It is located in north Amersfoort, Netherlands. The station is operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS).

History[edit]

The station opened in 1987 as a suburban complement to the main Amersfoort railway station. The station serves the suburbs of Schothorst, Zielhorst, Liendert and Rustenburg and the industrial area De Hoef.

The station was the terminus first for many trains originating from and departing in the direction of Hoofddorp and later from and in the direction of Alkmaar and Amsterdam Centraal; a third track was built for these services in 1997. When a second suburban station, Amersfoort Vathorst, was opened to the north of Schothorst in May 2006, it became the endpoint for those services that had previously terminated at Schothorst, leaving the third track free. However, since December 2007 this track has been used as the terminus for Intercity trains to and from Rotterdam Centraal.

Train services[edit]

The following train services currently call at Amersfoort Schothorst:

  • 1x per hour intercity service Schiphol - Hilversum - Amersfoort Schothorst
  • 1x per hour intercity service The Hague - Utrecht - Amersfoort Schothorst
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Utrecht - Amersfoort - Zwolle
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Hoofddorp - Amsterdam - Hilversum - Amersfoort Vathorst

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