Groningen Europapark railway station

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Groningen Europapark
Station Groningen Europapark-III.JPG
Groningen Europapark railway station in 2013
LocationVerlengde Lodewijkstraat
Groningen, Netherlands
Coordinates53°12′18″N 06°35′04″E / 53.20500°N 6.58444°E / 53.20500; 6.58444Coordinates: 53°12′18″N 06°35′04″E / 53.20500°N 6.58444°E / 53.20500; 6.58444
Operated byNS Stations
Line(s)Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway
Meppel–Groningen railway
Platforms3
Tracks3
Train operatorsArriva
Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Construction
ArchitectNienke van de Lune, Peter Heideman
Other information
Station codeGerp
History
Opened1 October 2007 (2007-10-01)
Rebuilt10 December 2012
Services
Preceding station   Arriva   Following station
Terminus
Stoptrein 20100
toward Leer
Stoptrein 37500
Stoptrein 37800
toward Veendam
Nederlandse Spoorwegen
toward Zwolle
NS Sprinter 8100
Terminus
Location
Groningen Europapark is located in Netherlands
Groningen Europapark
Groningen Europapark
Location within the Dutch railway network

Groningen Europapark (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣroːnɪŋən øːˈropaːˌpɑːrk]; abbreviation: Gerp) is an unstaffed railway station in Groningen in the Netherlands.[1] It is situated on the Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway between Groningen and Kropswolde and on the Meppel–Groningen railway between Haren and Groningen. It was opened in 2007 and rebuilt in 2012. Local train services are operated by Arriva and Nederlandse Spoorwegen.

Location[edit]

The station is located at 53°12′18″N 06°35′04″E / 53.20500°N 6.58444°E / 53.20500; 6.58444 in the neighbourhood of Europapark, part of the city of Groningen, in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands. It is near the Euroborg football stadium.

The station is situated on the Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway between the railway stations of Groningen and Kropswolde, and on the Meppel–Groningen railway between the railway stations of Haren and Groningen.[2][3]

History[edit]

The part of the Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway between Groningen and Nieuweschans was opened in 1868 and the Meppel–Groningen railway was opened in 1870.[2] Groningen Europapark was opened with a temporary station on 1 October 2007.[1] Since the opening, train services on the Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway are provided by Arriva and on the Meppel–Groningen railway by the Nederlandse Spoorwegen. A new permanent station was opened on 10 December 2012.[4]

Building[edit]

The station was designed by Nienke van de Lune and Peter Heideman.[5]

Train services[edit]

Route Service type Operator Notes
Zwolle - Meppel - Groningen Local ("Sprinter") NS 2x per hour - On Sundays, this train operates 1x per hour until 16:00, then 2x per hour after
Groningen - Haren - Assen Local ("Sprinter") NS 2x per hour - rush hours only.
Groningen - Hoogezand-Sappemeer - Zuidbroek - Veendam Local ("Stoptrein") Arriva 2x per hour - 1x per hour on evenings and Sundays.
Groningen - Hoogezand-Sappemeer - Zuidbroek - Winschoten - Bad Nieuweschans - Leer (Germany) Local ("Stoptrein") Arriva 1x per hour
Groningen - Hoogezand-Sappemeer - Zuidbroek - Winschoten (- Bad Nieuweschans) Local ("Stoptrein") Arriva 1x per hour - 1x per 2 hours on Sundays. During morning rush hour and on evenings, a couple of runs run through to Bad Nieuweschans.

Bus services[edit]

Line Route Operator Notes
2 Groningen Europapark - UMCG - Station Noord - Paddepoel - Zernike - P+R Reitdiep Qbuzz No service after 21:30 (weekdays), 19:30 (Saturdays) and on Sundays.
12 Groningen Hoofdstation (main station) - Europapark - Euvelgunne - Eemspoort - P+R Meerstad - P+R Kardinge Qbuzz Rush hours only, with a few extra runs between 14:00 and the start of the afternoon rush hour.
28 Groningen Hoofdstation (main station) - Centrum (Downtown) - UMCG - Noordlease Stadion (stadium) Qbuzz Only operates on Saturday evenings during match games in the stadium. This bus is free-to-use after showing the match ticket to the bus operator.
174 (Groningen - Westerbroek - Hoogezand - Sappemeer -) Zuidbroek - Muntendam - Veendam Qbuzz and Taxi De Grooth The route between Groningen and Zuidbroek is only served during rush hours. No service after 22:50 (weekdays), on Saturday evenings (entirely), Sunday mornings and after 22:20 (Sunday evenings).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Dutch) Halte Groningen Europapark, Stationsweb. Retrieved on 25 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b (in Dutch) Overzicht van de spoorlijn Harlingen-Leeuwarden-Groningen-Nieuweschans, Stationsweb. Retrieved on 25 May 2015.
  3. ^ (in Dutch) Overzicht van de spoorlijn Groningen-Meppel, Stationsweb. Retrieved on 25 May 2015.
  4. ^ (in Dutch) "Station Europapark officieel geopend", RTV Noord, 2012. Retrieved on 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ (in Dutch) Station Europapark, Staat in Groningen. Retrieved 30 April 2016.

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