Kampen railway station
Kampen Station seen from the IJssel bridge
Kampen is a terminus railway station located in Kampen, the Netherlands. The station was opened on 10 May 1865. The station is located on the Kamperlijntje, which is the Zwolle - Kampen section of the Utrecht–Kampen railway. The train service is operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen. A 2005 survey showed approximately 5,064 people use this station per day.
Kampen now has two railway stations, since on 9 December 2012 the Hanzelijn was opened, creating a rail link between Lelystad and Zwolle via Dronten and Kampen. A new railway station Kampen Zuid connects Kampen with Dronten, Lelystad, Almere and Amsterdam to the west, and Zwolle to the east.
The old line from Kampen to Zwolle was to be transformed into a light rail service, with additional stops in Zwolle and a higher frequency (3x per hour). However, this plan had to be abandoned when the call for bids failed twice. The province of Overijssel and NS agreed to maintain the current service for three more years awaiting new decisions on the line's future.
There is currently a half-hourly service between Kampen and Zwolle on the old line. Services from the new Kampen Zuid are giving the town an additional, improved rail service with 2 stopping trains in each direction.
Bus Services 11, 12, 74, 141, 143, 506, 682, 683 and 684 stop at the bus station opposite the station exit.
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