Alphen aan den Rijn railway station

Alphen a/d Rijn railway station is a railway station in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands.

Alphen a/d Rijn
General information
Coordinates52°07′28″N 4°39′27″E / 52.12444°N 4.65750°E / 52.12444; 4.65750
Operated byNederlandse Spoorwegen
Line(s)Woerden–Leiden railway
Gouda–Alphen aan den Rijn railway
Other information
Station codeApn
Preceding station Nederlandse Spoorwegen Following station
Leiden Lammenschans NS Intercity 8800
Terminus NS Sprinter 9500
2x/hour; Not on weekdays rush hours
towards Gouda
Leiden Lammenschans NS Sprinter 19500
2x/hour; Weekdays rush hours only
Alphen a/d Rijn is located in Southwest Randstad
Alphen a/d Rijn
Alphen a/d Rijn
Location within Southwest Randstad
Alphen a/d Rijn is located in Netherlands
Alphen a/d Rijn
Alphen a/d Rijn
Alphen a/d Rijn (Netherlands)

History Edit

The railway station was opened in 1878, as part of a railway connection between Leiden and Woerden. A connection between Alphen aan den Rijn and Uithoorn was opened in 1915.

The line was extended to Gouda in 1932, but the connection between Alphen aan den Rijn and Uithoorn was closed in 1936.

The railway station was renovated for the RijnGouweLijn from Gouda in 2004, involving the construction of an additional platform.

In 2007 a major redesign of the railway station and its surrounding area started. The original railway station building (built in 1878) was demolished to make room for a tunnel underneath the railway and a bike storage facility. The new tunnel links the old town centre with the new district "Kerk en Zanen", which used to be separated from the town centre by the railway. The tunnel and bike storage facility opened in mid 2010.

Train services Edit

The following services call at Alphen a/d Rijn:

  • NS Intercity services Leiden - Alphen aan den Rijn - Woerden - Utrecht
  • R-net local services (Sprinter) Alphen aan den Rijn - Gouda

Bus services Edit

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