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Sauwerd–Roodeschool railway

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Status  Operational
Stations  9
Line length  26.9 km (16.7 mi)
Locale  The Netherlands
Opened  August 16, 1893
Number of tracks  mostly single track
Sauwerd–Roodeschool railway
Terminis  Roodeschool railway station, Sauwerd railway station

The Sauwerd–Roodeschool railway is a railway line in the Netherlands running from Sauwerd to Roodeschool, passing through Winsum, Warffum and Uithuizen. The line was opened in 1893. Although the railway originally started in Sauwerd, train services have always started and terminated in Groningen.



The main interchange stations on the railway are:

  • Sauwerd: to Delfzijl
  • Winsum: bus services 36, 65, 67, 68 and 165
  • Uithuizen: bus services 61, 62 and 662
  • Roodeschool: bus services 61
  • History

    On the early morning of July 15, 1980 a severe accident took place between Winsum and Sauwerd. A train from Groningen left Sauwerd with a few minutes delay, the traffic controller ask the train to Groningen to wait for the train from Groningen to arrive at Winsum, but the traindriver didn't wait. Both trains collided just outside Winsum, killing 9 and injuring 21.


    Services are operated by Arriva. From Monday to Saturday trains run 2x per hour between 5am and 8pm, with two extra trains running between Groningen and Warffum on weekday mornings. On all other times trains run 1x per hour.


    Sauwerd–Roodeschool railway Wikipedia