Purmerend railway station
Purmerend is the railway station in the centre of Purmerend, the Netherlands. The station opened on 20 May 1884 as part of the Zaandam–Hoorn railway, extended to Enkhuizen in 1885. The original station building was destroyed in World War II. The station building, built in 1958, was used until February 1, 2008, now has a small role as counter only open on weekdays from seven to eleven o'clock in the morning.
The following services currently call at Purmerend:
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Hoofddorp - Schiphol - Zaandam - Hoorn Kersenboogerd
From December 2008, the direct connection with Amsterdam Centraal was lost, due to the Stoptrain 4500 becoming an Intercity, not stopping between Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Hoorn. Therefore it is recommended to travel to Zaandam or Amsterdam Sloterdijk to get to the centre of Amsterdam.
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