Groningen railway station

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Groningen
Station Groningen.jpg
Station statistics
Address Netherlands
Coordinates 53°12′38″N 6°33′53″E / 53.21056°N 6.56472°E / 53.21056; 6.56472Coordinates: 53°12′38″N 6°33′53″E / 53.21056°N 6.56472°E / 53.21056; 6.56472
Line(s) Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway
Meppel–Groningen railway
Groningen–Delfzijl railway
Other information
Opened 1 June 1866
Location
Groningen railway station is located in Dutch railway station
Groningen railway station

Groningen is the main railway station in Groningen, the Netherlands. In Groningen, the station is also called Hoofdstation. The station opened on 1 June 1866 and is on the Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway. The first building was a temporary structure outside the former fortifications. In 1870, with the Meppel–Groningen railway, the station was connected with the central Netherlands. In 1884 the Groningen–Delfzijl railway opened, and in 1893 the connection to Roodeschool opened. The station building that still stands today was completed in 1896.

The station has nine platforms and behind the station is a stabling point for many trains. Groningen is now the furthest north that Nederlandse Spoorwegen operates, with all services further north operated by Arriva. Two free internet terminals can be found in the information centre by the main entrance/exit.

Major destinations[edit]

From Groningen you can directly travel to places such as:

Assen, Zwolle, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Gouda, The Hague, Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol), Hoogeveen, Leeuwarden, Roodeschool, Delfzijl, Winschoten, Nieuweschans and Leer (Germany).

Train services[edit]

The following services call at Groningen:

  • 1x per hour intercity service Rotterdam - Utrecht - Amersfoort - Zwolle - Groningen
  • 1x per hour intercity service The Hague - Schiphol - Almere - Lelystad - Zwolle - Groningen
  • 1x per hour express service (sneltrein) Leeuwarden - Buitenpost - Groningen
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Zwolle - Assen - Groningen
  • 1x per hour local service (stoptrein) Groningen - Winschoten - Bad Nieuweschans - Leer
  • 2x per hour local service (stoptrein) Leeuwarden - Groningen
  • 2x per hour local service (stoptrein) Groningen - Winschoten
  • 2x per hour local service (stoptrein) Groningen - Roodeschool
  • 2x per hour local service (stoptrein) Groningen - Delfzijl
  • 2x per hour local service (stoptrein) Groningen - Veendam
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
NS Intercity 500
Terminus
NS Intercity 700 Terminus
toward Leeuwarden
Arriva Sneltrein 37300 Terminus
toward Zwolle
NS Sprinter 9100 Terminus
Terminus Arriva Stoptrein 20300
toward Leer
toward Leeuwarden
Arriva Stoptrein 37400 Terminus
Terminus Arriva Stoptrein 37500
toward Winschoten
Terminus Arriva Stoptrein 37600
toward Roodeschool
Terminus Arriva Stoptrein 37700
toward Delfzijl
Terminus Arriva Stoptrein 37800
toward Veendam

External links[edit]

Monumentenschildje blauw wit.svg Dutch Rijksmonument 18691