Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA railway station
|Operated by||Nederlandse Spoorwegen|
|Opened||1971 (first railway station)
1976 (second railway station)
2007 (third railway station)
Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA (Asb) is a railway station in the Bijlmermeer neighbourhood of the Amsterdam Zuidoost stadsdeel (borough) of Amsterdam, Netherlands. The station has five platforms and eight tracks; two for the Amsterdam Metro and six train tracks, along with a bus station. Train services are operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen.
Originally opened on 24 May 1971, the station has been rebuilt twice. In July 2007, a large part of the rebuilding was completed and on 17 November 2007 the station was fully opened. The new station was designed by Grimshaw Architects of London in association with Arcadis Architecten.
The station arches over the ArenA Boulevard. The complex is almost 100 metres (330 ft) long, 70 m (230 ft) wide, and 30 m (98 ft) tall. It is mostly transparent, to blend in with the rest of the Boulevard.
On 10 December 2006 the station's name was changed from Amsterdam Bijlmer to Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA, to match its location (ArenA Boulevard), named after the nearby Amsterdam ArenA stadium, home of AFC Ajax. On the west side is Heineken Music Hall and Pathé ArenA cinema with 14 screens and the newly built event venue Ziggo Dome. On the east side is Amsterdamse Poort, the largest shopping centre in Amsterdam.
The following services currently call at Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA:
- 2x per hour intercity service Schiphol – Utrecht – Arnhem – Nijmegen
- 2x per hour intercity service Schiphol – Utrecht – Eindhoven – Heerlen
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Uitgeest – Amsterdam – Breukelen – Woerden – Rotterdam
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Uitgeest – Amsterdam – Breukelen – Utrecht – Rhenen (Peak hours only)
Metro services are provided by the GVB. Line 50, the Ring Line runs between Isolatorweg and Gein. Line 54 the Gein Line runs between Centraal Station and Gein. Both lines generally run a 10-minute service from around 06:00 – 00:20. At weekends the service starts later and usually runs every 15 minutes.
|1||Non-stopping trains from Utrecht Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal + diverted trains (Intercity Amsterdam – Brussels and Thalys Amsterdam – Paris) + international (freight and ICE)|
|2||Trains to Amsterdam Zuid and Schiphol via Utrechtboog|
|3||Trains towards Amsterdam Centraal|
|4 (Number not actually shown)||Metro towards Amsterdam Centraal (54) and Isolatorweg (50)|
|5 (Number not actually shown)||Metro towards Gein (54 and 50)|
|6||Trains to Gouda and Rotterdam Centraal + diverted trains (Intercity Amsterdam – Brussels and Thalys Amsterdam – Paris)|
|7||Trains towards Utrecht Centraal, Nijmegen and Eindhoven coming from the Utrechtboog|
|8||Non-stopping Trains to Utrecht Centraal from Amsterdam Centraal + international (freight and ICE)|
These services are operated by GVB.
- 44 Bijlmer ArenA – Bijlmermeer – Diemen-Zuid – Diemen – Diemen Noord
- 45 Bijlmer ArenA – Daalwijkdreef – Bijlmerweide – Karspeldreef – Holendrecht
- 46 Bijlmer ArenA – Duivendrecht – Diemen-Zuid – Diemen – Watergraafsmeer – Station Amstel
- 47 Bijlmer ArenA – Bijlmermeer – Gaasperplas – Gaasperdam – Holendrecht
- 49 Bijlmer ArenA – Karspeldreef – Gaasperplas – Driemond – Weesp
- 66 Bijlmer ArenA – Bijlmermeer – Ijburg
These services are operated by Connexxion. Services 300 and 328 are part of the R-Net network.
- 120 Bijlmer ArenA – Holendrecht – Abcoude – Baambrugge – Loenen a/d Vecht – Breukelen – Maarssen – Utrecht Zuilen – Utrecht Centraal
- 126 Bijlmer ArenA – Holendrecht – Abcoude – Vinkeveen – Wilnis – Mijdrecht
- 146 Bijlmer ArenA – Ouderkerk a/d Amstel – Amstelveen East – Amstelveen Middenhoven – Uithoorn
- 153 Holendrecht – Bijlmer ArenA – Bijlmermeer – Muiden P&R – Almere Poort – Almere Muziekwijk – Almere Buiten
- 155 Holendrecht – Bijlmer ArenA – Bijlmermeer – Muiden P&R – Almere Gooisekant – Almere Parkwijk
- 171 Bijlmer ArenA – Ouderkerk a/d Amstel – Amstelveen Bus Station – Bovenkerk – Oranjewijk – Aalsmeer
- 175 Bijlmer ArenA – Ouderkerk a/d Amstel – Amstelveen Bus Station – Haarlem
- 202 Bijlmer ArenA – Bijlmermeer – Muiden P&R – Blaricum Hospital
- 300 Bijlmer ArenA – Ouderkerk a/d Amstel – Amstelveen Hospital – Amstelveen Bus Station – Schiphol Airport – Hoofddorp – Haarlem
- 328 Holendrecht – Bijlmer ArenA – Bijlmermeer – Muiden P&R – Almere 't Oor Bus Station – Almere Haven
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA.|
- NS website
- Dutch Public Transport journey planner
- GVB website
- Connexxion website (Dutch)
- ArenA Poort (Dutch)
- ArenA Boulevard on Wikipedia (Dutch)