Alphen aan den Rijn railway station

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Alphen a/d Rijn
Station alphen aan den rijn bouw.jpg
Location Netherlands
Coordinates 52°07′28″N 4°39′27″E / 52.12444°N 4.65750°E / 52.12444; 4.65750Coordinates: 52°07′28″N 4°39′27″E / 52.12444°N 4.65750°E / 52.12444; 4.65750
Operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Line(s) Woerden–Leiden railway
Gouda–Alphen aan den Rijn railway
Platforms 3
Other information
Station code Apn
History
Opened 1878
Services
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
NS Intercity 8800
2x/hour
Terminus NS Sprinter 9500
2x/hour; Not on weekdays rush hours
toward Gouda
NS Sprinter 19500
2x/hour; Weekdays rush hours only
Location
Alphen aan den Rijn railway station is located in Randstad
Alphen aan den Rijn railway station

Alphen a/d Rijn railway station is a railway station in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands.

History[edit]

The railway station was opened in 1878, as part of a railway connection between Leiden and Woerden. A connection between Alphen aan den Rijn and Uithoorn was opened in 1915.

The line was extended to Gouda in 1932, but the connection between Alphen aan den Rijn and Uithoorn was closed in 1936.

The railway station was renovated for the RijnGouweLijn from Gouda in 2004, involving the construction of an additional platform.

In 2007 a major redesign of the railway station and its surrounding area started. The original railway station building (built in 1878) was demolished to make room for a tunnel underneath the railway and a bike storage facility. The new tunnel links the old town centre with the new district "Kerk en Zanen", which used to be separated from the town centre by the railway. The tunnel and bike storage facility opened in mid 2010.

Train services[edit]

The following services call at Alphen a/d Rijn:

  • Intercity services Leiden - Alphen aan den Rijn - Woerden - Utrecht
  • Local services (Sprinter) Alphen aan den Rijn - Gouda

Bus services[edit]

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