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The Arnhem–Leeuwarden railway is a railway line in the Netherlands running from Arnhem to Leeuwarden, passing through Deventer, Zwolle and Heerenveen. It is also called the Staatslijn A ("state line A") in Dutch. The part between Arnhem and Zwolle is sometimes called the IJssellijn ("IJssel line").

Arnhem–Leeuwarden railway
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Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleNetherlands
TerminiArnhem railway station
Leeuwarden railway station
Operation
Opened1868
Operator(s)Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Technical
Line length166 km (103 mi)
Number of tracksArnhem–Deventer double-track,
Deventer–Olst single-track,
Olst-Leeuwarden double-track
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification1.5 kV DC
Route map

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Line from Utrecht
Line from Nijmegen
0.0 Arnhem
0.5 Arnhem Velperpoort
Line to Oberhausen
1.2 Arnhem Presikhaaf
4.2 Velp
8.0 Rheden
14.3 Dieren
Museum line to Apeldoorn
20.3 Brummen
Line from Apeldoorn
River IJssel
27.5 Zutphen
29.2 Line to Winterswijk
29.6 Line to Hengelo
40.9 Line from Almelo
43.5 Deventer
Line to Apeldoorn
53.1 Olst
59.6 Wijhe
Line from Almelo
Line from Amersfoort
73.5 Zwolle
Line to Kampen
Line to Emmen
100.7 Meppel
Line to Groningen
114.5 Steenwijk
127.0 Wolvega
137.1 Heerenveen
148.8 Akkrum
153.7 Grou-Jirnsum
Lines from Harlingen and Stavoren
166.2 Leeuwarden
Line to Groningen

HistoryEdit

The line opened between 1865 and 1868. During the Second World War, the tracks between Deventer and Olst were removed by the German occupiers following the national railway strike from 1944 onwards. It had been a double-track section like the rest of the line, but was replaced post-war by a single track due to costs.

StationsEdit

The main interchange stations on the Arnhem–Leeuwarden railway are:

Closed stationsEdit

Ittersum, Herculo, Windesheim, Herxen, Wijnvoorden, Bovendorp, De Boerhaar, Diepenveen West, Rande, De Platvoet, Boksbergerweg, Snippeling, Colmschate, Epse, Gorssel, Eefde, Hungerink-Mettray, Nieuwstad, Hoven, Voorstonden, Het Vosje, Weg naar Voorst, Leuvenheim, Spankeren, Villa Hofstetten, Ellecom, Klein Avegoor, Diepesteeg, Holleweg, Hotel Den Engel, De Steeg, Worth-Rheden, Hotel Naeff, Cafe Unie and Plattenburg.

Train servicesEdit

The following train services use part of the Arnhem–Leeuwarden railway:

  • intercity service The Hague/Rotterdam - Utrecht - Amersfoort - Zwolle - Steenwijk - Leeuwarden
  • intercity service Schiphol - Hilversum - Amersfoort - Zwolle - Steenwijk - Leeuwarden
  • intercity service Zwolle - Deventer - Arnhem - Nijmegen - 's-Hertogenbosch - Roosendaal
  • local service (sprinter) Nijmegen - Arnhem - Zutphen
  • local service (stoptrein) Zwolle - Assen - Groningen

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