Stavoren railway station

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Station Stavoren 12.JPG
Coordinates52°53′12″N 5°21′35″E / 52.88667°N 5.35972°E / 52.88667; 5.35972Coordinates: 52°53′12″N 5°21′35″E / 52.88667°N 5.35972°E / 52.88667; 5.35972
Line(s)Leeuwarden–Stavoren railway
Opened28 November 1885
Preceding station   Arriva   Following station
toward Leeuwarden
Stoptrein 37100Terminus
Stavoren is located in Netherlands
Location within Netherlands

Stavoren is a terminus railway station in Stavoren, Netherlands. The station opened on 28 November 1885 and is the southern terminus of the Leeuwarden–Stavoren railway. Train services are operated by Arriva.

Between 1943 and 1979, the station was called Staveren.[1][2]

Major destinations[edit]

For most places in the Netherlands, travel to Leeuwarden. From Stavoren, there is a ferry to Enkhuizen[3].

Train services[edit]

Route Service type Operator Notes
Leeuwarden - Sneek - Stavoren Local ("Stoptrein") Arriva 1x per hour

Bus services[edit]

Line Route Operator Notes
103 Hemelum - Bakhuizen - Mirns - Warns - Stavoren Arriva Mon-Sat during daytime hours only.

Boat services[edit]

Route Operator Notes
Enkhuizen - Stavoren Rederij V&O 2-3x per day during the April-October season only.[4]


On 25 July 2010 a maintenance train collided with a buffer stop at the station. The train rammed a small shop, passed through it and stopped at the square behind it. Only two people were injured, out of four people on the train. The accident happened late at night, when passenger services had already finished.[5] Aerial photographs of the accident show several wagons dispersed across the platform, indicating the collision took place at high speed.[6]

The Dutch Safety Board investigated the accident and concluded on 13 September 2011 that the direct cause of the accident was a combination of two factors: the train driver had not seen a signal and the ATB train protection system did not succeed in stopping the train either. The driver missed the signal because he was unfamiliar with the route, because the work plan contained errors, because some signs along the route were missing, because the signal was unusual, and because he was distracted. The ATB was unsuccessful because the systems on the train and along the track were incompatible, and because the ATB had been automatically switched to a less restrictive mode. The underlying cause was identified by the Board as a lack of attention to safety among the companies involved.[7] [8]

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  5. ^ "Two hurt as maintenance train ploughs through shop". Dutch News. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Onderzoeksraad buigt zich over treinongeluk" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
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