The capital of Utrecht province, in the central part of the country. The hub and headquarters of the railway system, Utrecht CS (Centraal Station) is the busiest station in the Netherlands. On the "Rhijnspoorweg" (Rhine Railway), connecting Amsterdam with Arnhem and Germany. Immediately west of the station, a line proceeds west to Woerden, Gouda and Rotterdam. And the "Centraalspoorweg" (Central Railway) line diverges north and east to Amersfoort and Zwolle. At Lunetten Aansluiting (Interlocking), 3 km east of the station, a line diverges south to Geldermalsen, S-Hertogenbosch and Eindhoven. At Blauwkapel Aansluiting (Interlocking), 4 km northeast of the station, a line diverges north to Hilversum. And at Den Dolder, 12 km northeast of Utrecht on the Centraalspoorweg line, a line diverges north to Baarn, which is between Hilversum and Amersfoort. The line south from Hilversum actually historically crossed the Centraalspoorweg line at Blauwkapel, continuing through the east part of Utrecht to Lunetten. The line still exists, although no longer is a significant passenger line. The "Spoorwegmuseum", (Railway Museum) is along this line, by the old Utrecht Maliebaan station which now has special train service from Utrecht CS serving the museum.

Mapping the Station and Lines (CS)
Mapping the Station and Lines (oost/east)
Zoomable Google Maps show the station and rail routes in the area.


Utrecht Centraal Station
Wikipedia link containing further station information and history.