Groningen Europapark railway station

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Groningen Europapark
Station Groningen Europapark-III.JPG
Groningen Europapark railway station in 2013
Location Verlengde Lodewijkstraat
Groningen, Netherlands
Coordinates 53°12′18″N 06°35′04″E / 53.20500°N 6.58444°E / 53.20500; 6.58444Coordinates: 53°12′18″N 06°35′04″E / 53.20500°N 6.58444°E / 53.20500; 6.58444
Operated by NS Stations
Line(s) Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway
Meppel–Groningen railway
Platforms 3
Tracks 3
Train operators Arriva
Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Construction
Architect Nienke van de Lune, Peter Heideman
Other information
Station code Gerp
History
Opened 1 October 2007 (2007-10-01)
Rebuilt 10 December 2012
Services
Preceding station   Arriva   Following station
Terminus
Stoptrein 20100
toward Leer
Stoptrein 37500
Stoptrein 37800
toward Veendam
Nederlandse Spoorwegen
toward Zwolle
NS Sprinter 8100
Terminus
Location
Groningen Europapark is located in the Netherlands
Groningen Europapark
Groningen Europapark
Location within the Dutch railway network

Groningen Europapark (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣroːnɪŋən øːˈropaːˌpɑːrk]; abbreviation: Gerp) is an unstaffed railway station in Groningen in the Netherlands.[1] It is situated on the Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway between Groningen and Kropswolde and on the Meppel–Groningen railway between Haren and Groningen. It was opened in 2007 and rebuilt in 2012. Local train services are operated by Arriva and Nederlandse Spoorwegen.

Location[edit]

The station is located at 53°12′18″N 06°35′04″E / 53.20500°N 6.58444°E / 53.20500; 6.58444 in the neighbourhood of Europapark, part of the city of Groningen, in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands. It is near the Euroborg football stadium.

The station is situated on the Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway between the railway stations of Groningen and Kropswolde, and on the Meppel–Groningen railway between the railway stations of Haren and Groningen.[2][3]

History[edit]

The part of the Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway between Groningen and Nieuweschans was opened in 1868 and the Meppel–Groningen railway was opened in 1870.[2] Groningen Europapark was opened with a temporary station on 1 October 2007.[1] Since the opening, train services on the Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway are provided by Arriva and on the Meppel–Groningen railway by the Nederlandse Spoorwegen. A new permanent station was opened on 10 December 2012.[4]

Building[edit]

The station was designed by Nienke van de Lune and Peter Heideman.[5]

Train services[edit]

The train services are operated by Arriva and Nederlandse Spoorwegen. As of 11 December 2016, the following train services call at this station:

  • 2× per hour local Sprinter service: Groningen – Assen – Zwolle
  • 1× per hour local Stoptrein service: Groningen – Winschoten – Bad Nieuweschans – Leer
  • 1× per hour local Stoptrein service: Groningen – Winschoten
  • 2× per hour local Stoptrein service: Groningen – Veendam

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Dutch) Halte Groningen Europapark, Stationsweb. Retrieved on 25 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b (Dutch) Overzicht van de spoorlijn Harlingen-Leeuwarden-Groningen-Nieuweschans, Stationsweb. Retrieved on 25 May 2015.
  3. ^ (Dutch) Overzicht van de spoorlijn Groningen-Meppel, Stationsweb. Retrieved on 25 May 2015.
  4. ^ (Dutch) "Station Europapark officieel geopend", RTV Noord, 2012. Retrieved on 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ (Dutch) Station Europapark, Staat in Groningen. Retrieved 30 April 2016.

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