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Train routes in the Netherlands

Table of contents
1 Train routes by timetable number
2 Train number series
3 Train routes with reversal of direction
4 Stretches with four tracks
5 External links

Train routes by timetable number

Train routes in the Netherlands are identified by numbers. The routes are listed here using abbreviations for the station names and in the order corresponding to direction "a" in the official timetable. Reading each list backwards corresponds to direction "b" in the timetable. [1] is a map showing these table numbers, while [1] shows the full names of all stations, as well as the distances.

Long distance trains often cover several of these routes, see the next section.

The abbreviations of station names used are the official ones. To find the full names see the map mentioned above, or for a list, or type the abbreviation in which converts the abbreviation to the full name and also gives station information.

For schedules and maps of routes see " class="external">

For a given departure and arrival station such lists can be conveniently produced by extracting them from the trainroute in the source code of the webpage produced by requesting a journey advice from .

Non-electrified lines

(with timetable number)

Crossing lines

(not including just crossing tracks, such as fly-overs at a junction)

See Train station#Train stations at a crossing.

Without station:

Railway triangles

Normally a railway junction means a location from where there are railway lines in three directions A, B and C, where trains coming from A can go to B and C, while to go from B to C the train has to reverse direction. Sometimes there is also a nearby arc from B to C, hence a small triangle of lines:

Triangles without regular passenger traffic on one of the sides:

Train number series

Below are the train routes in the Netherlands with starting number of the train number series, not to be confused with the numbers of locomotives, rail cars or train-sets, or with the table numbers of routes in the paper timetable, given in the previous section.

IC: Intercity, EC: Eurocity D: semi-fast train, R: stoptrein, LR: light rail, ICE: Intercity Express International, THA: Thalys, B: Boat train Hoek van Holland, RB: DB Regionalbahn, RE: RegionalExpress, CNL: CityNightLine

E.g., in the 1400 series the last two digits are 01, 05, 09, 13 and 17 in anti-clockwise direction (timetable numbers 11b, 10b, 20a) and 02, 06, 10, 14, 18 and 22 in clockwise direction (timetable numbers 20b, 10a, 11a).

Train routes with reversal of direction

Train routes with reversal of direction on the way (all with multiple units), with station:

Stretches with four tracks

External links

Railway maps: