Houten railway station
|Opened||1 November 1868|
Houten is a railway station located in Houten, Netherlands. The station was opened on 1 November 1868 and is located on the Utrecht–Boxtel railway and the Houten - Houten Castellum tram line which closed on 14 December 2008. The services are operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen. The station was closed between 1935 and 1982.
A 2005 ProRail survey estimated there were about 9,224 passengers using this station per day.
The original station was the one opened in 1868. This closed in 1935.
Moving the Station
In August 2007, the station building was moved 150 m (492 ft) north of its previous location, which was 600 m (1,969 ft) south of the current station.
The building had to be moved to allow for the line to be quad-tracked from Utrecht to 's-Hertogenbosch, but the station building was part of Houten's past and it is the last building of its type on this line.
The following services currently call at Houten:
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Utrecht - Geldermalsen - Tiel
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Utrecht - Geldermalsen - 's-Hertogenbosch