NS TRAIN SERVICES AND STATIONS
The capital of Groningen province, in the northeastern part of the country. On what historically was a through line from Harlingen and Leeuwarden, extending east to Nieuweschans and beyond into Germany. Immediately east of the station, a line diverges south to Zwolle. This is the most important line and the only electrified line serving Groningen. Immediately west of the station, a branch line diverges north and east to Delfzijl. At Sauwerd, 11 km north of Groningen, another branch line extends further north and east to Roodeschool. All trains serving Groningen now terminate there. The station is basically set up as a through station, also with "a" and "b" track sections. Except most tracks are stub tracks, and the platforms are all connected with a center concourse. Track 7 is the only through track.
Mapping the Station and Lines
Zoomable Google Maps show station tracks, track numbers, and rail routes radiating away.
Typical Rail Services/Normal Track Assignments
Track numbers where the regular NS services normally depart the station.
2b Groningen-Zwolle-Lelystad-Duivendrecht-Schiphol-Den Haag CS
Connecting Local Bus Transportation
Bus company providing city and interurban service in this area.
PDF files of schedules and maps. The "Busboekje" (bus booklet) is a single PDF file which can be downloaded, showing all of the bus schedules in the Groningen and Drenthe provinces.