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|Termini||Meppel railway station
Groningen railway station
|Line length||77 km (48 mi)|
|Number of tracks||double track|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||1.5 kV DC|
The Meppel–Groningen railway is an important railway line in the Netherlands running from Meppel to Groningen, passing through Hoogeveen and Assen. The line was opened in 1870. It is also known as the Staatslijn "C".
The main interchange stations on the Meppel–Groningen railway are:
The Westerbork transit camp, where Dutch Jews and others were held before deportation to Nazi concentration camps in the East, had its own branch line from the Meppel–Groningen railway, branching off at the former Hooghalen railway station. In the 1970s, the railway was the scene of two train hijackings by South-Moluccans: in 1975 at Wijster, and in 1977 at De Punt.