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Zuidbroek railway station

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Operated by  NS Stations
Train operators  Arriva
Opened  1 May 1868
Platforms in use  3
Tracks  4
Bus operators  Qbuzz
Province  Groningen
Zuidbroek railway station
Location  Stationsstraat 5 Zuidbroek, Netherlands
Line(s)  Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway Stadskanaal–Zuidbroek railway
Address  9636 BA Zuidbroek, Netherlands
Architect  Karel Hendrik van Brederode
Similar  Scheemda railway station, Winschoten railway station, Martenshoek railway station, Sappemeer Oost railway st, Bad Nieuweschans railway st

Zuidbroek ( [zœydˈbruk]; abbreviation: Zb) is an unstaffed railway station in Zuidbroek in the Netherlands. It is located on the Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway between Sappemeer Oost and Scheemda, and at the northern end of the Stadskanaal–Zuidbroek railway after Veendam in the province of Groningen.

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The station building was designed by Karel Hendrik van Brederode and completed in 1865. The train services started on 1 May 1868. The Noord-Nederlands Trein & Tram Museum has been housed in the station building since 2014.

At the station are four tracks and three platforms. The three local train services are operated by Arriva. The three bus connections are operated by Qbuzz.

Location

The railway station is located at the Stationsstraat in the village of Zuidbroek, part of the municipality of Menterwolde, in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands. It is situated on the Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway between the railway stations Sappemeer Oost and Scheemda. The Scholte railway stop was between Sappemeer Oost and Zuidbroek from 1933 to 1935. The distance from Zuidbroek westward to railway terminus Harlingen Haven is 102 km (63 mi), to Groningen 22 km (14 mi), and eastward to railway terminus Bad Nieuweschans 25 km (16 mi). Zuidbroek is situated at the northern end of the Stadskanaal–Zuidbroek railway after Veendam. The Meeden-Muntendam railway station was between Veendam and Zuidbroek from 1910 to 1941. The distance from Zuidbroek southward to Veendam is 7.4 km (4.6 mi) and to former railway terminus Stadskanaal was 22 km (14 mi). And Zuidbroek was also situated at the southern end of the Zuidbroek–Delfzijl railway before Zuidbroek Dorp from 1910 to 1934. The distance from Zuidbroek northward to railway terminus Delfzijl was 26 km (16 mi).

History

The station building was completed in 1865. Train services on the Harlingen–Nieuweschans railway started on 1 May 1868.

Train services on the Zuidbroek–Delfzijl railway started on 5 January 1910 and on the Stadskanaal–Zuidbroek railway on 1 August 1910. The station building was renovated around 1912. Services on the Zuidbroek–Delfzijl railway on the segment between Zuidbroek and Weiwerd ended on 1 December 1934. During World War II after the German invasion of the Netherlands, services on the Stadskanaal–Zuidbroek railway were interrupted from 15 May 1939 to 29 May 1940. Services on the Stadskanaal–Zuidbroek railway ended on 17 May 1953. The station building was again renovated in 1959.

In 2002–2012, the station building was restored to its original state. On 1 May 2011, the Stadskanaal–Zuidbroek railway was reopened between Veendam and Zuidbroek. Train services are provided by Arriva. Since 2014, the Noord-Nederlands Trein & Tram Museum has been housed in the station building.

Building and layout

The 19th-century station building is of the type SS Hoogezand etc, which was designed by Karel Hendrik van Brederode. Nine station buildings of this type were built in the Netherlands, of which the building in Zuidbroek is the only one remaining today.

The double-track railway through Zuidbroek is unelectrified and oriented west to east. At the station are four tracks and three platforms, two of which form an island between the two middle tracks. Platform 1 is on the northern side of the tracks and serves trains towards Groningen. Platform 2 is on the northern side of the island and serves trains towards Bad Nieuweschans and Veendam. Platform 3 is on the southern side of the island.

Trains

The train services are operated by Arriva. There are three all-stop local train services (Dutch: stoptreinen; German: Regionalbahn) that currently call at Zuidbroek:

  • Stoptrein 20100/Regionalbahn 57: Groningen – Groningen Europapark – Kropswolde – Martenshoek – Hoogezand-Sappemeer – Sappemeer Oost – Zuidbroek – Scheemda – Winschoten – Bad Nieuweschans – Weener – Leer
  • Stoptrein 37500: Groningen – Groningen Europapark – Kropswolde – Martenshoek – Hoogezand-Sappemeer – Sappemeer Oost – Zuidbroek – Scheemda – Winschoten (– Bad Nieuweschans)
  • Stoptrein 37800: Groningen – Groningen Europapark – Kropswolde – Martenshoek – Hoogezand-Sappemeer – Sappemeer Oost – Zuidbroek – Veendam
  • Buses

    The bus services are operated by Qbuzz. There are three regional bus connections at the station with the following destinations:

  • 49: Siddeburen
  • 79: Scheemda
  • 174: Groningen or Veendam
  • References

    Zuidbroek railway station Wikipedia


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