The capital of Overijssel province, in the north central part of the country. Junction of main lines southwest to Amersfoort and Utrecht, south to Deventer and Arnhem, and northeast to Leeuwarden. The main junction is east of the station, historically from Arnhem to Leeuwarden was a through line. Also at that junction, a line proceeds southeast to Almelo. Immediately west of the station, a line proceeds west to Kampen. At Herfte Aansluiting (Interlocking), 4 km north of the station, a line diverges east to Marienberg and Emmen. And at Meppel, 27 km north of Zwolle, the line to Groningen diverges northeast from the line to Leeuwarden. The line to Groningen has emerged as more important than the service to Leeuwarden. Southwest of Zwolle, the new line opened in 2012 west through Flevoland to Lelystad and Weesp. There are main eastbound and westbound platforms, where trains are frequently scheduled to offer cross platform transfers.

Mapping the Station and Lines
Zoomable Google Maps show the station and rail routes in the area.


Zwolle Station
Wikipedia link containing further station information and history.