Arnhem Centraal railway station

Arnhem Centraal
23 april 2016 CS Arnhem.jpg
The main building as of 2016
General information
LocationArnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands
Coordinates51°59′5″N 5°54′3″E / 51.98472°N 5.90083°E / 51.98472; 5.90083Coordinates: 51°59′5″N 5°54′3″E / 51.98472°N 5.90083°E / 51.98472; 5.90083
Owned byNS Stations
Line(s)Amsterdam–Arnhem railway
Arnhem–Leeuwarden railway
Arnhem–Nijmegen railway
Oberhausen–Arnhem railway
Platform levels2
Opened14 May 1845
Preceding station   ICE   Following station
Intercity-Express 100
toward Basel SBB
Intercity-Express 120
Nederlandse Spoorwegen
toward Den Helder
NS Intercity 3000
NS Intercity 3100
toward Roosendaal
NS Intercity 3600
toward Zwolle
NS Sprinter 4400Terminus
NS Sprinter 7500
toward Nijmegen
NS Sprinter 7600
toward Zutphen
Preceding station   VIAS   Following station
TerminusRE 19
TerminusBreng Stoptrein 30700
toward Doetinchem
TerminusStoptrein 30900
toward Winterswijk
toward Tiel
Stoptrein 31100Terminus
Arnhem Centraal is located in Netherlands
Arnhem Centraal
Arnhem Centraal
Location within Netherlands

Arnhem Centraal railway station is the largest railway station in the city of Arnhem in Gelderland, Netherlands. It was opened on 14 May 1845 and is located on the Amsterdam–Arnhem railway, the Arnhem–Leeuwarden railway and the Arnhem–Nijmegen railway. The station opened at the same time as the Amsterdam–Arnhem railway, that continues into Germany via the Oberhausen–Arnhem railway.

The station is the main station of Arnhem, and at present, has around 40,000 passengers that use the station per day, this makes it the 9th busiest station in the Netherlands. The main building has a surface of 18,000 m2 and a volume of 76,000 m3, the building has a capacity of 110.000 transfers per day.[1]


Former station building
Entrance hall of the new station

In 2006 a reconstruction of the complete station area started. In October of that year, a temporary station entrance opened, that could only be reached by three sets of stairs (or by elevators). On July 2, 2011, a new tunnel under the platforms opened. The temporary entrance closed down and dismantled in the Autumn of 2011. As of that period the railway consists of 4 platforms including a footbridge connecting all platforms.

During the summer of 2011 a new dive under was created west of the station which allows trains to Nijmegen and Utrecht to underpass all tracks without interfering the other train services. All traffic on the western part of the station was completely suspended during 5 weeks. Drive under officially opened on the 29 of August in 2011. The official re-opening of the completed station was on 19 November 2015, on this day the station was renamed Arnhem Centraal, formerly it had just been Arnhem.

The new design of the railway station was created by UNStudio[2] in collaboration with Cecil Balmond at Arup AGU. It won the Dutch Nationale Staalprijs.

Train services[]

The station is served by the following train services:

Bus services[]

Stairs in the station building

The bus services depart from the covered bus station underneath the Essent towers and from the area in front of the main entrance. Arnhem is known for its trolleybus service in the Netherlands. They operate on a number of city services.

Bus services are operated by a variety of operators; city services are operated by Breng and regional services by Breng, Arriva and Syntus.

KLM also operates a bus service for KLM customers from the train station to Schiphol Airport.[3]

City services[]

Regional services[]


  1. ^ "Main building details from Architect". Archived from the original on 2015-06-18. Retrieved 2015-06-16.
  2. ^ OV terminal interior architecture
  3. ^ "Travel by bus or rail with a KLM ticket." KLM. Retrieved on October 29, 2016.

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