Zaandam railway station
Zaandam railway station
|Location||Zaandam, North Holland,
|Owned by||Nederlandse Spoorwegen|
|Line(s)||Den Helder–Amsterdam railway
|Opened||1 November 1869|
The first station was opened in Zaandam on 1 November 1869. This was a station of the type SS Hoogezand. This building had a large middle section, with a ticket office, with the passageways to the platforms. At this middle piece were the 2 lower portions of the building. The facade had a big clock, there was also a freestanding building next to the station.
In 1983 the Hemtunnel opened, this closing the Hembrug. The station was completely rebuilt, with the distinctive red roof. The station has 2 island platforms at ground level. In 1996 a south entrance was also opened. There were also a few small shops and a tunnel to a shopping centre in the town centre.
In 2007 the shops and tunnel were demolished. The restaurant closed, however the florist remains open.
At the end of 2007 a Kiosk shop was opened, where snacks and hot drinks can be purchased. In 2008 the station received a ticket hall for national and international tickets.
The bus station also closed in 2007, and moved about 500m west of the main entrance, however town services 9 and 10 still stop at a platform outside the station. A new City Hall is currently being built on the former bus station, and a new bus station is now open outside the station.
In December 2008, plans for opening an 'AH to Go' were terminated.
The following train services call at Zaandam:
- 2x per hour intercity service Schagen - Amsterdam - Utrecht - Eindhoven - Maastricht
- 2x per hour intercity service Den Helder - Amsterdam - Utrecht - Nijmegen
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Hoofddorp - Zaandam - Hoorn Kersenboogerd
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Uitgeest - Amsterdam - Woerden - Rotterdam
- 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Uitgeest - Amsterdam
|59||Zaandam Station - Beverwijk Station|
|63||Zaandam 't Kalf - Zaandam Station - Koog a/d Zaan Westerkoog - Westzaan Noord - Assendelft - Krommenie Station|
|64||Zaandam Kogerveld - Zaandam Station - Koog a/d Zaan Westerkoog - Zaandijk Rooswijk|
|65||Zaandam Station - Busstation De Vlinder|
|69||Zaandam Station - Centrum - Koog a/d Zaan - Zaandijk - Wormerveer - Krommenie Station|
|89||Zaandam Station - Koog a/d Zaan - Zaanse Schans - Wormerveer - Wormer - Wormerveer Noorderveld|
|392||Zaandam Station - Centrum - Oostzaan - Amsterdam A v. Waertweg - Amsterdam CS|
|394||Zaandam Station - Centrum - Zaandam Peldersveld - Bus station De Vlinder - Amsterdam CS|
|N61||Zaandam Station - Koog a/d Zaan - Zaandijk - Wormerveer - Krommenie||Niteliner|
|N62||Zaandam Station - Centrum - Zaandam Kogerveld - Zaandam 't Kalf||Niteliner|
|N63||Zaandam Station - Koog a/d Zaan Westerkoog - Westzaan Noord - Assendelft||Niteliner|
|N92||Amsterdam Leidseplein - Amsterdam CS - Buikslotermeerplein - Landsmeer - Oostzaan - Zaandam Station||Niteliner|
|N94||Amsterdam Leidseplein - Amsterdam CS - Noord - Zaandam Station - Koog a/d Zaan - Krommenie||Niteliner|
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