Line length 26.9 km (16.7 mi)
|Locale The Netherlands|
Opened August 16, 1893
Number of tracks mostly single track
|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:
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.