Amsterdam Sloterdijk station
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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.
The original Amsterdam Sloterdijk station was opened in 1956 and was located just south of the current station. At that time, Sloterdijk was just a small village. From here you could travel to Haarlem; the line to Zaandam took a more northeasterly route via the Hembrug. In 1983, the line to Zaandam was rerouted via the Hemtunnel and the current station was opened, initially with the name Sloterdijk Noord. The old station was renamed to Sloterdijk Zuid, and closed in 1985 when the line to Haarlem was rerouted via the current station, which was renamed to Sloterdijk at the same time. The platforms for both these lines are at the lower level. In 1986 the Amsterdam - Schiphol line was opened, with platforms at the upper level. The Hemboog, connecting Schiphol to Zaandam, was opened in 2003, but had no platforms at Sloterdijk until these were opened on 14 December 2008, having a separate entrance.
Accidents and incidents
- 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 was the driver of one of the trains passing a signal at danger.
- On 14 December 2016, a Sprinter train was evacuated at the station due to a fire in a toilet. Arson is suspected to be the cause.
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.
- 2x per hour intercity service (Schagen -) Alkmaar - Amsterdam - Utrecht - Eindhoven - Maastricht
- 2x per hour intercity service Amsterdam - Haarlem - Leiden - The Hague - Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Roosendaal - Vlissingen
- 2x per hour intercity service Den Helder - Alkmaar - Amsterdam - Utrecht - Arnhem - Nijmegen
- 2x per hour intercity service Enkhuizen - Hoorn - Amsterdam - Utrecht - Eindhoven - Heerlen
- 2x per hour intercity service Enkhuizen - Hoorn - Amsterdam (peak hours)
- 2x per hour intercity service Amsterdam - Haarlem - Leiden - The Hague
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Hoorn - Zaandam - Amsterdam - Schiphol - Leiden
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Uitgeest - Amsterdam - Woerden - Rotterdam
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Leiden - Schiphol - Amsterdam - Almere - Lelystad - Zwolle
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Uitgeest - Zaandam - Amsterdam
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Hoorn - Alkmaar - Uitgeest - Haarlem - Amsterdam
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Zandvoort - Haarlem - Amsterdam
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Hoofddorp - Amsterdam - Hilversum - Amersfoort Vathorst
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.
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 - Rivierenbuurt - Amstelstation
Bus services operated by GVB, EBS and Connexxion depart from the ground floor bus station which opened in December 2010, known as the Carrascoplein.
These services are operated by GVB.
- 15 Station Sloterdijk - Bos en Lommer - Mercatorplein - Surinameplein - Haarlmemmermeer - Station Zuid
- 22 Station Sloterdijk - Spaarndammerbuurt - Centraal Station - Indische Buurt - Muiderpoortstation
- 36 Station Sloterdijk - Westhaven - Molenwijk - Oostzanerwerf - Buiksloot - Buikslotermeerplein
- 61 Station Sloterdijk - Geuzeveld - Osdorp - Sloten
- 69 Station Sloterdijk - Slotermeer - Osdorp - Sloten - Schiphol Airport
- 231 Station Sloterdijk - Westpoort (peak hours only, Monday to Friday)
- 269 Station Sloterdijk - ALO Amsterdam (peak hours only, Monday to Friday)
- 748 Station Sloterdijk - Spaarndammerbuurt - Haarlemmerplein - Centraal station (Nightbus)
These services are operated by Connexxion.
- 82 Amsterdam Sloterdijk - DFDS Ferry terminal Ijmuiden (1x a day according to ferry schedule)
- 382 Amsterdam Sloterdijk - Westpoort - Spaarnwoude - Velsen Zuid - IJmuiden
- 395 Amsterdam Sloterdijk - Zaandam De Vlinder - Zaandam Hospital - Zaandam Kogerveld - Wijdewormer
These services are operated by EBS.
- 309 Amsterdam Sloterdijk - Watergang - Ilpendam - Purmerend
(Long-Distance) Coach services
|Operating company||destination(s)||bus routes||No. of departures a day|
|Flixbus||Germany, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Denmark and Romania||42||82|
|IC bus||Hamburg (via Bremen and Hannover)||1||2|
- Amsterdam - Lille - Paris
- Amsterdam - Brussels (from 28 April 2014)
- Amsterdam - Brussels - London (from 28 April 2014)
MeinFernbus/Flixbus also serves the station, operating the services to a wide variety of destinations in Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, United kingdom, Denmark, and the Czech Republic.
- "Trein vat vlam in Amsterdam: mogelijk sprake van opzet" [Train catches fire in Amsterdam: cause possibly intentional]. Amsterdam: De Telegraaf. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
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