Houten railway station

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Station Houten (2011-01-17).jpg
Location Netherlands
Coordinates 52°02′04″N 5°10′04″E / 52.03444°N 5.16778°E / 52.03444; 5.16778Coordinates: 52°02′04″N 5°10′04″E / 52.03444°N 5.16778°E / 52.03444; 5.16778
Line(s) Utrecht–Boxtel railway
Other information
Station code Htn
Opened 1 November 1868
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
NS Sprinter 6000
toward Tiel
NS Sprinter 16000
Continues at/arrives at 's-Hertogenbosch as Sprinter 13600 to/from Breda
Houten is located in Randstad
Location within Randstad

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.

Original Station[edit]

The original station was the one opened in 1868. This closed in 1935.

Moving the Station[edit]

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.

Train service[edit]

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


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