Woerden railway station

Woerden railway station (Dutch: Station Woerden) is the railway station of Woerden, Netherlands. The railway station was opened on 21 May 1855 on the Utrecht–Rotterdam railway. In 1911 a new building was built in Jugendstil, that still[when?] exists. During 1993-1996 the railway station was modernised, replacing the wooden roof and stairways by modern ones.

Woerden
Station Woerden 2.jpg
General information
LocationNetherlands
Coordinates52°5′5″N 4°53′35″E / 52.08472°N 4.89306°E / 52.08472; 4.89306Coordinates: 52°5′5″N 4°53′35″E / 52.08472°N 4.89306°E / 52.08472; 4.89306
Line(s)Utrecht–Rotterdam railway
Woerden–Leiden railway
History
Opened21 May 1855
Services
Preceding station Nederlandse Spoorwegen Following station
Bodegraven NS Intercity 8800
2x/hour
Utrecht Centraal
Terminus
Breukelen
towards Uitgeest
NS Sprinter 4000
2x/hour
Gouda Goverwelle
Terminus NS Sprinter 6100
2x/hour; Except evenings and weekends
Vleuten
Gouda Goverwelle NS Sprinter 9800
2x/hour
Location
Woerden is located in Northeastern Randstad
Woerden
Woerden
Location within Northeastern Randstad

During the closing decades of the twentieth century growing numbers of stopping trains at the station and a sustained rise in the level of motorised traffic led to increasing delays both for cyclists and for motorists at the level crossing directly adjacent to the station on its western side. The matter was finally addressed early in the twenty-first century with the construction of a short section of a road tunnel under the railway lines: this replaced the old level crossing.

The station has two platforms and two entrances. On every entrance, there is bicycle parking.

Train servicesEdit

The following services call at Woerden:

  • 2x per hour intercity service Leiden - Alphen aan den Rijn - Utrecht
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Uitgeest - Amsterdam - Woerden - Gouda - Rotterdam
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) The Hague - Gouda- Woerden - Utrecht - Houten - Geldermalsen - Den Bosch
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Woerden - Utrecht - Houten - Tiel

AccidentsEdit

Woerden train accidentEdit

Near the station a British furlough train derailed on 21 November 1960 killing 2 people and 10 people were injured.

Harmelen train disasterEdit

Near the station the worst railway accident in the history of the Netherlands took place on 8 January 1962, killing 93 people.

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