Zaandijk Zaanse Schans railway station
"Sprinter" in old NS Colours, Holding at Zaandijk Zaanse Schans Station.
|Line(s)||Den Helder–Amsterdam railway|
|Platforms||1 and 2.|
|Opened||1 November 1869|
Zaandijk Zaanse Schans (until 2016 Koog-Zaandijk) is a railway station in Koog aan de Zaan and Zaandijk, Netherlands. This is the closest railway station to Zaanse Schans. The station opened on 1 November 1869 and is on the Den Helder–Amsterdam railway between Zaandam and Uitgeest.
In 1976, when the old cargo platform was demolished, the station gained partial roof with a tickets and service kiosk inside. From 1980, automated ticket machines made their rise on stations, and with that came a slow end to tickets and service kiosks on smaller municipality stations like Zaandijk Zaanse Schans. Following the closure of the stations kiosk, it was left with minimal care and no facilities and was in need of modernisation and renovation. The station finished renovations in 2016, making it more accessible for people with disabilities. Three elevators have been installed, as well as disability-friendly toilets and special slopes to get in and out of trains. The waiting room has been redone, is heated and contains a minor food and gift shop. Train tickets are only available from ticket machines on the platform.
Zaandijk Zaanse Schans station, being on the border of the two towns Zaandijk and Koog aan de Zaan and bordering 4 neighbourhoods (Old-Zaandijk, Rooswijk, Old-Koog aan de Zaan and Westerkoog) has shared the name since opening. Following renovations, local councilman Addy Verschuren stated the station should be renamed from Koog Zaandijk to fit the local tourist-attraction Zaanse Schans. Suggesting the name Zaandijk Zaanse Schans, to give visitors a better understanding on where to get off. The name change has been approved, and on 11 December 2016 the name was changed.
The following train services call at Zaandijk Zaanse Schans:
- 4x per hour (2x Weekend) local service (sprinter) Uitgeest - Amsterdam - Woerden - Rotterdam.
- 4x per hour (2x Weekend) local service (sprinter) Uitgeest - Amsterdam. (Weekdays Rush-Hour Service Continues to Utrecht - Rhenen.)
The station also has a Bus-stop, 3 Services make their stop here. During rail-disruptions, NS may run buses from these stops.
|67||Zaandam - Zaandijk - Wormerveer||VDL Ambassador low-floor bus|
|69||Zaandam - Koog a/d Zaan - Wormerveer - Krommenie - Assendelft||VDL Ambassador low-floor bus|
|N94||Amsterdam → Zaandam → Zaandijk → Wormerveer → Krommenie → Westzaan||VDL Ambassador low-floor bus||Niteliner|
- NS website (Dutch)
- Dutch Public Transport journey planner (Dutch)
- Timetable train services Zaandijk Zaanse Schans (Dutch)
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