Venlo Central Station

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Venlo, Netherlands

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lauro lauro
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venlo central station Mar 19, 2009
Venlo is the railway station for the city of Venlo in the province of Limburg, The Netherlands.

The first station in Venlo was opened on November 21, 1865. The current building dates to 1958 and is a typical Dutch station of the post-war era, featuring a clock tower and a large canopy spanning the front of the station.

There is a bus station for regional and city buses in front of the station, as well as a car park.

Venlo is a border station and therefore sees a significant number of shunting movements. On several tracks, the catenary can be switched between the 15 kV 16.7 Hz AC used on the Deutsche Bahn network and the 1500 V DC used by Nederlandse Spoorwegen network. Some diverted ICE, Citynightline and special vacation trains call at Venlo. The latter two change their Dutch NS locomotives for German ones. German RE13 trains from Hamm pull into the station with the locomotive staying at the eastward end of the train thanks to the use of driving van trailers, then reverse out of the station with the locomotive in front, so that no shunting movements are needed.
lauro says:
yes - theres a river - i fotgot the name - long time ago i was there 2005, and theres a promenade in the river with cafes, bars etc. i went thre to eat frikandeln since its easter in germany and the shops were closed lol, but in the ntherlands shops were open so i went there - it was only 40 mins from düs! lol.
Posted on: Mar 05, 2010
seraphimkarlien says:
Have you seen anything else in Venlo besides the train station? Is there anything to see or do there?
Posted on: Mar 05, 2010
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