Amsterdam Sloterdijk railway station

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Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Station-amsterdam-sloterdijk.jpg
Location Netherlands
Coordinates 52°23′21″N 4°50′17″E / 52.38917°N 4.83806°E / 52.38917; 4.83806Coordinates: 52°23′21″N 4°50′17″E / 52.38917°N 4.83806°E / 52.38917; 4.83806
Operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Line(s) Amsterdam–Rotterdam railway
Den Helder–Amsterdam railway
Amsterdam–Schiphol railway,
Metro line 50
Platforms 8 (train)
2 (metro)
Connections Railway line GVB Amsterdam Metro: 50
Railway line GVB Amsterdam Tram: 12
Bus transport Connexxion: 82, 395
Bus transport EBS: 309
Bus transport GVB: 15, 36, 48, 56, 61, 69, 231, 269, 348, 369
Bus transport MeinFernbus Flixbus: 067, 075
Other information
Station code Ass
History
Opened 29 May 1983
Services
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
toward Schagen
NS Intercity 800
2x/hour; Weekdays rush hours only
toward Maastricht
toward Alkmaar
NS Intercity 800
2x/hour; Not on weekdays rush hours, evenings and Sundays
toward Enkhuizen
NS Intercity 1500
2x/hour; Not on evenings, weekends and when Intercity 140 runs
toward Deventer
NS Intercity 1500
2x/hour; Evenings and weekends only, but not when Intercity 140 runs
toward Amersfoort
NS Intercity 1500
1x/2 hours; Only at the moments when Intercity 140 runs and replaces this service on section Amsterdam Centraal-Deventer. Transfer to Intercity 140 to/from Berlin Ostbahnhof at Amsterdam Centraal
Terminus
NS Intercity 2100
2x/hour
toward Dordrecht
NS Intercity 2200
2x/hour; Not on late evenings and early Sunday mornings
toward Vlissingen
NS Intercity 2600
2x/hour; Not on late evenings and early weekend mornings
toward Den Helder
NS Intercity 3000
2x/hour
toward Nijmegen
toward Vlissingen
NS Intercity 12600
2x/hour; Late evenings and early weekend mornings only
toward Enkhuizen
NS Intercity 14500
2x/hour; Weekdays rush hours only
Terminus
toward Hoofddorp
NS Sprinter 3300
2x/hour
toward Uitgeest
NS Sprinter 4000
2x/hour
NS Sprinter 4700
2x/hour; Not on evenings and weekends
Terminus
toward Uitgeest
NS Sprinter 4800
2x/hour; Not on evenings
toward Zandvoort
NS Sprinter 5400
2x/hour
toward Hoofddorp
NS Sprinter 5800
2x/hour; Not on evenings and weekends
NS Sprinter 5800
2x/hour; Evenings and weekends only
toward Amersfoort
Terminus
NS Sprinter 14800
2x/hour, but only 1x/hour Alkmaar-Hoorn; Evenings only
toward Hoorn
Amsterdam Metro
Terminus
Line 50
toward Gein
Location
Amsterdam Sloterdijk railway station is located in Randstad
Amsterdam Sloterdijk railway station

Amsterdam Sloterdijk is a major railway junction situated to the west of Amsterdam Centraal station. It is at a rail-rail crossing with an additional chord (Hemboog). It is on the railway line from Amsterdam Centraal to Haarlem and the last station before the junction where the line Amsterdam Centraal-Zaandam diverges from it, and on the crossing west branch of the Amsterdam-Schiphol railway line between Schiphol and Amsterdam Centraal. The Hemboog chord connects the crossing lines, providing a direct connection between Schiphol and Zaandam. There are platforms at both crossing lines and at the Hemboog; for the latter there is a separate entrance on another side of the station square.

There is also a metro line.

History[edit]

Construction of the platform on the Hemboog chord, December 2008

The original Amsterdam Sloterdijk station was opened in 1956, this was located just south of the current station. This station was for when Sloterdijk was just a small village. From here you could travel to Haarlem. In 1983 when the current station was opened, although it was only the line to Zaandam at the time, the station was called Sloterdijk Zuid and Sloterdijk Noord. This station closed in 1985 and the line was re-routed via Sloterdijk Noord. In 1986 the Amsterdam - Schiphol line was opened. The Hemboog was opened in 2003; its platforms were opened on 14 December 2008.

2012 rail accident[edit]

On 21 April 2012, two passenger trains collided head-on between Amsterdam Centraal railway station and Sloterdijk railway station, injuring 117 people. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Station layout[edit]

At the ground level is the railway from Amsterdam to Haarlem and Zaandam, with branches to Alkmaar, Purmerend, and Hoorn; at elevated level is the railway from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (and thence to Leiden and The Hague). The booking hall is at an intermediate raised level (as too, is the station square). On the south-west side of the crossing and beside the station square runs the Hemboog chord, connecting Schiphol and Amsterdam Lelylaan to Zaandam. The platforms on the Hemboog are numbered platforms 9 and 10.

Train services[edit]

The following services currently serve Amsterdam Sloterdijk:

  • 2x per hour intercity service (Schagen -) Alkmaar - Amsterdam - Utrecht - Eindhoven - Maastricht
  • 2x per hour intercity service Lelystad - Almere - Amsterdam - Schiphol - The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Roosendaal - Vlissingen
  • 2x per hour intercity service Den Helder - Alkmaar - Amsterdam - Utrecht - Nijmegen
  • 2x per hour intercity service Enkhuizen - Hoorn - Amsterdam - Hilversum - Amersfoort
  • 2x per hour intercity service Enkhuizen - Hoorn - Amsterdam (peak hours)
  • 2x per hour intercity service Amsterdam - Haarlem - Leiden - The Hague
  • 2x per hour intercity service Amsterdam - Haarlem - Leiden - The Hague - Rotterdam
  • 2x per hour intercity service Amsterdam - Schiphol - The Hague
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Uitgeest - Amsterdam - Woerden - Rotterdam
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Uitgeest - Zaandam - Amsterdam
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Zandvoort - Haarlem - Amsterdam
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Uitgeest - Haarlem - Amsterdam
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Hoofddorp - Amsterdam - Hilversum - Amersfoort Vathorst

Amsterdam Metro[edit]

Amsterdam Sloterdijk is also a station on the Amsterdam Metro line 50. This metro service was opened in 1997. It runs next to the railway line for Sloterdijk to Holendrecht.

Tram service[edit]

The tram service departs from the ground floor bus station which opened in December 2010, known as the Carrascoplein.

GVB operates 1 tram service to Sloterdijk.

  • 12 Station Sloterdijk - Bos en Lommer - Museumplein - De Pijp - Station Amstel

Bus services[edit]

Bus services operated by GVB and Connexxion depart from the ground floor bus station which opened in December 2010, known as the Carrascoplein.

Amsterdam services[edit]

These services are operated by GVB.

  • 15 Station Sloterdijk - Bos en Lommer - Mercatorplein - Surinameplein - Haarlmemmermeer - Station Zuid
  • 36 Station Sloterdijk - Westhaven - Molenwijk - Oostzanerwerf - Buiksloot - Buikslotermeerplein
  • 48 Station Sloterdijk - Spaarndammerbuurt - Wester Dok - Centraal Station
  • 61 Station Sloterdijk - Geuzeveld - Osdorp - Sloten
  • 64 Station Sloterdijk - Bos en Lommer - Slotermeer - Johan Huizingalaan - De Kinderenstraat - Station Lelylaan
  • 69 Station Sloterdijk - Slotermeer - Osdorp - Sloten - Schiphol
  • 231 Station Sloterdijk - Westpoort (peak hours only, Monday to Friday)

Regional services[edit]

These services are operated by Connexxion.

  • 82 Amsterdam Marnixstraat - Bos en Lommer - Station Sloterdijk - Spaarnwoude - Velsen Zuid - IJmuiden
  • 395 Station Sloterdijk - Zaandam, East - Zaans Hospital - Zaandam Kogerveld Station - Wormerland P&R

iDBus[edit]

Since 22 October 2013, SNCF's international coach network, iDBus, serves Amsterdam Sloterdijk. These depart from the Orlyplein, the upper level of the station.

  • Amsterdam - Lille - Paris
  • Amsterdam - Brussels (from 28 April 2014)
  • Amsterdam - Brussels - London (from 28 April 2014)

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