Groningen railway station

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Groningen
Station Groningen.jpg
Groningen railway station in 2007
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
Station code Gn
Services
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
NS Intercity 500
Terminus
NS Intercity 700
toward Zwolle
NS Sprinter 9100
Arriva
Terminus Stoptrein 20100
toward Leer
toward Leeuwarden
Sneltrein 37300 Terminus
toward Leeuwarden
Stoptrein 37400
Terminus Stoptrein 37500
Stoptrein 37600
toward Roodeschool
Stoptrein 37700
toward Delfzijl
Stoptrein 37800
toward Veendam
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 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

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Monumentenbordje 2014.svg Dutch Rijksmonument 18691