Woerden railway station
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|Opened||21 May 1855|
Woerden railway station (Dutch: Station Woerden) is the railway station of Woerden, the Netherlands. The railway station was opened on 21 May 1855 on the Utrecht–Rotterdam railway. In 1911 a new building was built in Jugendstil, that still[when?] exists. During 1993-1996 the railway station was modernised, replacing the wooden roof and stairways by modern ones.
During the closing decades of the twentieth century growing numbers of stopping trains at the station and a sustained rise in the level of motorised traffic led to increasing delays both for cyclists and for motorists at the level crossing directly adjacent to the station on its western side. The matter was finally addressed early in the twenty-first century with the construction of a short section of road tunnel under the railway lines: this replaced the old level crossing.
The station has two platforms, and two entrances. On every entrance there is bicycle parking.
The following services call at Woerden:
- 2x per hour intercity service Leiden - Alphen aan den Rijn - Utrecht
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Uitgeest - Amsterdam - Woerden - Gouda - Rotterdam
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Gouda- Woerden - Utrecht (also calls at Utrecht Leidsche Rijn after 8 PM and during Weekends)
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Woerden - Utrecht (Weekdays until 8 PM)
Due to infrastructural capacity Utrecht Leidsche Rijn could only be serviced twice an hour.
Woerden train accident
Near the station a British furlough train derailed on 21 November 1960 killing 2 people and 10 people were injured.
Harmelen train disaster
Near the station the worst railway accident in the history of the Netherlands took place on 8 January 1962, killing 93 people.