Amsterdam RAI station

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Amsterdam RAI
Netherlands Railway train at Station RAI.png
LocationNetherlands
Coordinates52°20′12″N 4°53′26″E / 52.33667°N 4.89056°E / 52.33667; 4.89056Coordinates: 52°20′12″N 4°53′26″E / 52.33667°N 4.89056°E / 52.33667; 4.89056
Other information
Station codeRai
History
Opened1981
Services
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
toward Hoofddorp
NS Sprinter 4300
NS Sprinter 5700
Preceding station   Amsterdam Metro   Following station
toward Isolatorweg
Line 50
toward Gein
Line 51
toward Westwijk
Location
Amsterdam RAI is located in Northern Randstad
Amsterdam RAI
Amsterdam RAI
Location within Northern Randstad
Amsterdam RAI is located in Netherlands
Amsterdam RAI
Amsterdam RAI
Amsterdam RAI (Netherlands)

Amsterdam RAI (Dutch: Rijwiel en Automobiel Industrie) is a railway station situated in southern Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located between the two directions of the A10 Amsterdam ring road. It is also a metro station at which GVB runs two lines. RAI gets its name from the nearby Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre.

History[edit]

The original station opened in 1981 when it was a terminus station, with just one platform and the station had no signals. It was then possible to walk straight onto the GVB tramway line 4 (with Amsterdam Central Station as terminus) without changing platforms.

In 1988 the tram terminus moved to street level below the station. This was due to the building of Amsterdam Metro line 51 next to the railway station. This line began operating in 1990. The roof of the railway station was built in 1997. The new station was built in 1991 and Amsterdam RAI became an island platform station and then in 1993 the line was extended towards Weesp.

The design of the station is by architect Rob Steenhuis.

In 2012, an expansion of the station from 2 to 4 tracks was commenced. These works were completed in August 2016.

The station is named after the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre building.

Service[edit]

Train[edit]

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

  • 2× per hour local Sprinter service Hoofddorp - Schiphol - Duivendrecht - Weesp - Almere
  • 2× per hour local Sprinter service Hoofddorp - Schiphol - Duivendrecht - Weesp - Hilversum - Utrecht

During some conferences at the RAI, Intercity services stop here too.

Metro[edit]

GVB operates all Amsterdam city services and Metro lines 50 and 51 stop at Amsterdam RAI metro station which runs parallel with the NS railway.

  • 50 Isolatorweg - Sloterdijk - Lelylaan - Zuid - RAI - Duivendrecht - Bijlmer ArenA - Holendrecht - Gein
  • 51 Central Station - Amstel - Van der Madeweg - RAI - Zuid - Buitenveldert - Amstelveen

Tram[edit]

GVB operates one tram service to Amsterdam RAI.

  • 4 Central Station - Rembrandtplein - Utrechtsestraat - Ceintuurbaan - RAI

Bus[edit]

This service is operated by GVB.

  • 62 Station Lelylaan - Sloten - Hoofddorpplein - Haarlemmermeer - Stadionplein - VU - Buitenveldert - RAI - Station Amstel

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