Groningen railway station
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Groningen railway station in 2007
|Opened||1 June 1866|
Location within the Dutch railway network
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 railway station is located at the Stationsweg in the city of Groningen in the southwest of the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands. It is located on the Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway between the railway stations of Zuidhorn and Groningen Europapark, and it is the terminus station of the Meppel–Groningen and Groningen–Delfzijl railways.
The station has nine platforms and behind the station is a stabling point for many trains.
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).
The following services operated by the Nederlandse Spoorwegen 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
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Zwolle - Assen - Groningen
On Saturday and Sunday the early train to The Hague is merged with series 2600 (Lelystad Centrum - Vlissingen) to Vlissingen railway station, not calling at The Hague Central Station, continuing to Hollands Spoor instead, thereafter running further to Delft, Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Roosendaal and Vlissingen. This service also calls at Amsterdam Central station, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Lelylaan instead of Duivendrecht and Amsterdam Zuid.
The same happens for the late services on all other days, per hour decreasing in length (starts with Rotterdam, then Den Haag Hollands Spoor, and lastly Amsterdam Central). Thereafter, the Intercity services are suspended and replaced by Sprinters. At that time, there is no connection with these cities anymore.
The following services operated by Arriva call at Groningen:
- 1x per hour express service (sneltrein) Leeuwarden - Buitenpost - 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
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