Kerkrade Centrum railway station

Kerkrade Centrum is a railway station in Kerkrade, the Netherlands. The station was built in 1933 on the Schaesberg–Simpelveld railway and is the eastern terminus of the Heuvellandlijn (Maastricht–Kerkrade). However, as the Dutch Railways deemed it unprofitable at the time, the station did not see passenger services[1] until 15 May 1949, when regular passenger services finally commenced on the Schaesberg–Simpelveld railway.[2] Train services were operated by Veolia until 11 December 2016, when Arriva took over.[3]

Kerkrade Centrum
Station Kerkrade Centrum ca 1980.jpg
Station building around 1980
General information
LocationStationsstraat 70
Kerkrade
Netherlands
Coordinates50°51′41″N 6°03′27″E / 50.86139°N 6.05750°E / 50.86139; 6.05750Coordinates: 50°51′41″N 6°03′27″E / 50.86139°N 6.05750°E / 50.86139; 6.05750
Line(s)Schaesberg–Simpelveld railway
Heuvellandlijn
Other information
Station codeKrd
History
Opened15 May 1949
Services
Preceding station Arriva Following station
Chevremont
towards Sittard
Stoptrein 32500 Terminus
Location
Kerkrade Centrum is located in Netherlands
Kerkrade Centrum
Kerkrade Centrum
Location within Netherlands

The station is about 200 m north of the German border.

The station is also served by the ZLSM heritage steam train to Schin op Geul and Simpelveld as well as Germany.[4]

Train servicesEdit

The following local train services call at this station:

  • Stoptrein S3: Sittard–Heerlen–Kerkrade[5]

Bus servicesEdit

As of 11 December 2016, the following buses call at Kerkrade Centrum's bus stop:[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lijn Schaesberg-Simpelveld". Limburger Koerier (in Dutch). 5 December 1934. p. 3.
  2. ^ "'t Was druk op het millioenenlijntje". Limburgsch Dagblad (in Dutch). 16 May 1949. p. 3.
  3. ^ Bots, Paul (11 December 2016). "Arriva van start na mega-bussenruil". De Limburger (in Dutch).
  4. ^ Haydock, David (2008). European Handbook No. 1 Benelux Railways Locomotives & Coaching Stock. Platfotm 5 Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-1-902336-64-0.
  5. ^ a b Parkstad Limburg (PDF) (Transit map). Arriva. 2017.

External linksEdit