Preparing Groningen for more passengers
- Client ProRail
- Location Groningen
- Status In Progress
More and more people are travelling from and via Groningen Main Station. Every day, around 33,000 people get on or off a train in Groningen and it is estimated that the number of passengers will grow to 44,000 by 2030. To prepare Groningen for the future, major works are being carried out at and around the station.
Groningen Main Station is one of the most important stations in northern Netherlands. More than 33,000 passengers use this station on a daily basis. It is estimated that this number will grow to around 44,000 passengers by 2030. To enable this increase, Strukton will work on improving train connections from and to Groningen in the coming years. Several other stations will also undergo changes to make connections with other forms of public transport easier, faster and more convenient.
The tracks between Groningen Main Station and Groningen Europapark Station will undergo rigorous changes. The former trainyard south of the railway station will be relocated to a new area called “De Vork”, on the outskirts of the city. This will create room for a fourth railway track between the stations, allowing for more trains. In addition, regional trains and NS trains will have their own rail network, enabling them to enter and leave the station more easily.