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Weesp railway station

Weesp is a railway station in Weesp, Netherlands. The station has 2 island platforms and it has a total of 6 tracks, from which 2 tracks are for passing trains. The first station in Weesp opened in June 10, 1874, when the Gooilijn from Amsterdam to Hilversum and Amersfoort was completed. The original station was demolished in 1967 and replaced by a new building. The new building partially went out of service in 1985 because of the new railway line from Weesp to Almere and beyond, called the Flevolijn. The out-of-service part was later converted to a bicycle parking and repair shop. The remaining station is little more than a tunnel passing under the tracks, and a small coffee counter. Train services are operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen.

Weesp
LocationNetherlands
Coordinates52°18′47″N 5°2′37″E / 52.31306°N 5.04361°E / 52.31306; 5.04361Coordinates: 52°18′47″N 5°2′37″E / 52.31306°N 5.04361°E / 52.31306; 5.04361
Operated byNederlandse Spoorwegen
Line(s)Amsterdam–Zutphen railway
Weesp–Lelystad railway
Weesp–Leiden railway
Platforms4
Other information
Station codeWp
History
Opened10 June 1874
Services
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
toward Hoofddorp
NS Sprinter 4300
NS Sprinter 4600
toward Zwolle
toward Hoofddorp
NS Sprinter 5700
toward Hoofddorp
NS Sprinter 5800
Location
Weesp railway station is located in Northeastern Randstad
Weesp railway station

Since the opening of the Flevolijn, Weesp has been a major transfer station for passengers travelling from Amsterdam Central Station and Schiphol from the east, and suburbs such as Almere and Hilversum to the west. Due to this circumstance, Weesp features 16 departures per hour. Until 2003, also passagers travelling between Hilversum and Almere had to change at Weesp. In that year a new branch, the Gooiboog, was added to connect the line towards Almere with the line towards Naarden-Bussum railway station and Hilversum.

The traveling time from Weesp to Amsterdam Centraal by train is about 15 minutes. The distance between the two is about 15 kilometers.

Train servicesEdit

The following train services call at Weesp:

Route Service type Notes
Hoofddorp - Schiphol Airport - Duivendrecht - Almere Oostvaarders Local ("Sprinter") 2x per hour
Amsterdam - Almere - Lelystad - Zwolle Local ("Sprinter") 2x per hour
The Hague - Leiden - Hoofddorp - Schiphol Airport - Duivendrecht - Hilversum - Utrecht Local ("Sprinter") 2x per hour
Hoofddorp - Schiphol Airport - Amsterdam - Hilversum - Amersfoort Vathorst Local ("Sprinter") 2x per hour

Bus servicesEdit

Line Route Operator Notes
49 Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA Station - Amsterdam Kraaiennest - Amsterdam Gaasperplas - Driemond - Weesp Station GVB
106 Hilversum - Kortenhoef - Nederhorst den Nerg - Weesp Connexxion Mon-Sat only. Only runs between Nederhorst den Berg and Weesp on evenings and Saturdays.
110 Bussum - Naarden - Naarderbos - Muiderberg - Muiden - Weesp Connexxion
210 Bussum - Naarden - Naarderbos - Muiderberg - Muiden - Weesp Connexxion Rush hours only.
522 Weesp - Nigtevecht - Loenen aan de Vecht - Vreeland Syntus Utrecht Mon-Sat during daytime hours only.

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