Amersfoort Schothorst railway station

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Amersfoort Schothorst
Station Amersfoort Schothorst.jpg
Location Netherlands
Coordinates 52°10′29″N 5°24′13″E / 52.17472°N 5.40361°E / 52.17472; 5.40361Coordinates: 52°10′29″N 5°24′13″E / 52.17472°N 5.40361°E / 52.17472; 5.40361
Line(s) Utrecht–Kampen railway
History
Opened 1987
Services
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
NS Intercity 11600 Terminus
NS Intercity 11700
NS Sprinter 5600
toward Zwolle
Terminus NS Sprinter 5800
Terminus
Location
Amersfoort Schothorst is located in Randstad
Amersfoort Schothorst
Amersfoort Schothorst
Location within Randstad

Amersfoort Schothorst is a railway station on the Utrecht–Kampen railway between Amersfoort and Zwolle. It is located in north Amersfoort, Netherlands. The station is operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS).

History[edit]

The station opened in 1987 as a suburban complement to the main Amersfoort railway station. The station serves the suburban areas of Schothorst, Zielhorst, Liendert and Rustenburg and the industrial area of De Hoef.

The station used to be the terminus for trains originating from the wide Amsterdam region, such as Hoofddorp, Alkmaar and Amsterdam Centraal; a third track was constructed enabling these services in 1997. When a second suburban station, Amersfoort Vathorst opened to the north of Schothorst in May 2006, regional services (Sprinters) terminating in Vathorst. The spare third track has been used, as of December 2007, as the terminus for Intercity trains originating from Rotterdam Centraal.

Train services[edit]

As of 11 December 2016, the following train services call at this station:

  • Express services:
    • Intercity: Schiphol - Hilversum - Amersfoort Schothorst
    • Intercity: The Hague - Utrecht - Amersfoort Schothorst
  • Local services:
    • Sprinter: Utrecht - Amersfoort - Zwolle
    • Sprinter: Hoofddorp - Amsterdam - Hilversum - Amersfoort Vathorst

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