Abcoude railway station

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Abcoude
Station Abcoude 3.jpg
Location Netherlands
Coordinates 52°16′28″N 4°58′56″E / 52.27444°N 4.98222°E / 52.27444; 4.98222Coordinates: 52°16′28″N 4°58′56″E / 52.27444°N 4.98222°E / 52.27444; 4.98222
Line(s) Amsterdam–Arnhem railway
History
Opened 18 December 1843
Services
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
toward Uitgeest
NS Sprinter 4000
2x/hour
NS Sprinter 7400
2x/hour; Weekdays rush hours only
toward Rhenen
Location
Abcoude is located in Randstad
Abcoude
Abcoude
Location within Randstad

Abcoude is a railway station located in Abcoude, Netherlands.

History[edit]

The station is located on the Amsterdam–Arnhem railway between Amsterdam and Utrecht, and was opened on 18 December 1843. Back then there were just two trains a day going to Abcoude. The line was doubled to 4 tracks in 2007 and the old station close with a new station opening a few hundred metres to the north. The old station stood next to the Gein with the line crossing the river by a bridge which was barely higher than the river level. During the quadrupling of the line a new underpass was built to take the railway under the river. This new underpass begins just after the current station and emerges back at ground level a good distance past the original station buildings.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Station Abcoude

On 12 March 2015, a passenger train caught fire at the station and was evacuated. Twenty-one people were taken to hospital.[1]

Train services[edit]

The following services currently call at Abcoude:

  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Uitgeest – Amsterdam – Woerden – Rotterdam
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Amsterdam – Utrecht – Rhenen (Peak hours only)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brand in trein Abcoude" [Train fire at Abcoude] (in Dutch). De Telegraaf. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 

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