Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA station

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Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA
Amsterdam Biljmer ArenA Station Exterior.jpg
Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA railway station in 2011
Location Amsterdam
Netherlands
Coordinates 52°18′47″N 4°56′46″E / 52.31306°N 4.94611°E / 52.31306; 4.94611Coordinates: 52°18′47″N 4°56′46″E / 52.31306°N 4.94611°E / 52.31306; 4.94611
Operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Line(s) Amsterdam–Arnhem railway
Platforms 6 (train)
2 (metro)
Other information
Station code Asb
History
Opened 1971 (first railway station)
1976 (second railway station)
2007 (third railway station)
Previous names Amsterdam Bijlmer (1971–2006)
Services
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
NS Intercity 3100
2x/hour
toward Nijmegen
NS Intercity 3500
2x/hour
toward Venlo
NS Intercity 3500
2x/hour
Terminus
toward Uitgeest
NS Sprinter 4000
2x/hour
NS Sprinter 7400
2x/hour; Not on evenings and weekends. Continues at/arrives at Amsterdam Centraal as Sprinter 4700 to/from Uitgeest
toward Rhenen
GVB
toward Isolatorweg
Line 50
toward Gein
Line 54
Location
Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA is located in Northern Randstad
Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA
Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA
Location within Northern Randstad
Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA is located in Netherlands
Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA
Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA
Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA (Netherlands)

Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA (Dutch pronunciation: [ɑmstərˈdɑm ˈbɛilmər aːˈreːnaː]; abbreviation: Asb), previously named Amsterdam Bijlmer (1971–2006), is a railway station in the Bijlmermeer neighbourhood of stadsdeel (borough) Amsterdam-Zuidoost in 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.

History[edit]

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.[1]

The metro lines that stop at this station are Metroline 54 (Amsterdam Centraal – Gein) and Metroline 50 (Isolatorweg – Gein).

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 (since 2018 known as the Johan Cruyff Arena), home of AFC Ajax.[2] 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.

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following service(s):

  • 2x per hour intercity service Schiphol – Utrecht – Arnhem – Nijmegen
  • 2x per hour intercity service Schiphol – Utrecht – Eindhoven – Venlo
  • 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)
  • 2x day night service ("Nachtnet") Rotterdam - Delft - (Gouda) - The hague - Leiden - Schiphol Airport - Amsterdam central station - Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA - Utrecht

Metro services[edit]

View from Metro Platform

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 05:00 – 00:40. At weekends the service starts later and usually runs every 15 minutes.

Platform use[edit]

Platform layout
Platform Use
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)

Bus services[edit]

City bus services[edit]

These services are operated by GVB.

  • 44 Bijlmer ArenA – Bijlmermeer – Diemen-Zuid – Diemen – Diemen Noord
  • 47 Bijlmer ArenA – Bijlmermeer – Gaasperplas – Gaasperdam – Holendrecht
  • 49 Bijlmer ArenA – Karspeldreef – Gaasperplas – Driemond – Weesp railway station
  • 66 Bijlmer ArenA – Bijlmermeer – Ijburg

Regional services[edit]

  • 120 Bijlmer ArenA – Holendrecht – Abcoude – Baambrugge – Loenen a/d Vecht – Breukelen – Maarssen – Utrecht Zuilen – Utrecht Centraal
  • 126 Bijlmer ArenA – Holendrecht – Vinkeveen – Wilnis – Mijdrecht
  • 171 Bijlmer ArenA – Ouderkerk a/d Amstel – Amstelveen Busstation – Bovenkerk – Oranjewijk – Aalsmeer
  • 202 Bijlmer ArenA – Bijlmermeer – Naarden - Muiden P&R – Laren - Blaricum Hospital - Eemnes (Rush hour only)
  • 255 Bijlmer ArenA - Haarlem (Rush hours only express service)
  • 271 Bijlmer Arena - Aalsmeer bloemenveiling (aalsmeer flower auction)
  • 300 Bijlmer ArenA – Ouderkerk a/d Amstel – Amstelveen Oranjebaan – Amstelveen Busstation – Schiphol Airport – Hoofddorp – Haarlem
  • 323 Bijlmer Arena - Muiden P&R - Almere Poort - Almere 't oor - Almere Parkwijk
  • 324 Bijlmer Arena - Muiden P&R - Almere 't oor - Almere Parkwijk
  • 328 Bijlmer ArenA - Muiden P&R - Almere 't oor - Almere Haven
  • 356 Bijlmer ArenA - Ouderkerk a/d Amstel - Amstelveen Ouderkerkerlaan - Amstelveen Busstation - Schiphol airport North - Badhoevedorp - Haarlem
  • 328 Holendrecht – Bijlmer ArenA – Bijlmermeer – Muiden P&R – Almere 't Oor Bus Station – Almere Haven
  • 375 Holendrecht - Bijlmer ArenA - Diemen - Watergang - Ilpendam - Purmerend Weidevenne
  • 376 Holendrecht - Bijlmer ArenA - Diemen - Watergang - Ilpendam - Purmerend De Gors - Purmerend Overwhere - Purmerend M.L. Kingweg
  • 377 Holendrecht - Bijlmer ArenA - Diemen - Watergang - Ilpendam - Purmerend De Purmer-Zuid - Purmerend De Purmer-West - Purmerend De Purmer-Noord - Purmerend Korenstraat
  • 378 Holendrecht - Bijlmer ArenA - Diemen - Broek in waterland - Monnickendam - Volendam - Edam
  • 379 Holendrecht - Bijlmer ArenA - Diemen - Broek in Waterland - Monnickendam Bernhardbrug - Edam Busstation - Scharwoude - Hoorn

Busses 171, 255, 300 and 356 are operated by Connexxion

Busses 120, 126, 323, 324 and 328 are operated by Keolis

Busses 375, 376, 377, 378 and 379 are operated by EBS

Services 255, 300, 323, 324, 328, 375, 376, 377, 378 and 379 are part of the R-Net network.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arena-boulevard.nl, "ArenA Boulevard" (PDF). City of Amsterdam Development Corporation. 2004. Retrieved 2007-08-08.[dead link]
  2. ^ Zuidoost and the ArenA Boulevard Accessed 6 August 2007. Archived April 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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