Venlo Central Station
Venlo Central Station Reviews
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.
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