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.

1b  Groningen-Veendam
2a  Groningen-Delfzijl
2b  Groningen-Zwolle-Lelystad-Duivendrecht-Schiphol-Den Haag CS
3a  Groningen-Roodeschool
3b  Groningen-Winschoten/Leer
4a  Groningen-Leeuwarden
4b  Groningen-Zwolle-Amersfoort-Utrecht-Rotterdam
6a  Groningen-Leeuwarden
6b  Groningen-Zwolle


Groningen Station
Wikipedia link containing further station information and history.