Enschede railway station

w:Nederlandse Spoorwegen
001-1211 Enschede 001.JPG
Enschede station
General information
LocationEnschede, Overijssel, Netherlands
Coordinates52°13′20″N 6°53′24″E / 52.22222°N 6.89000°E / 52.22222; 6.89000Coordinates: 52°13′20″N 6°53′24″E / 52.22222°N 6.89000°E / 52.22222; 6.89000
Owned byNederlandse Spoorwegen
Line(s)Zutphen–Glanerbeek railway
Enschede–Dortmund railway
Enschede–Münster railway
Tracks5 (originally 6, because track 4 is physically divided in two)[1]
ConnectionsBus transport Arriva: 73, 74
Bus transport Syntus: 60, 61, 62, 505, 506
Bus transport RVM: T88
ArchitectH.G Schelling
Architectural styleNieuwe Zakelijkheid
Other information
Station codeEs
Opened1 July 1866
Preceding station Nederlandse Spoorwegen Following station
Hengelo NS Intercity 1600 Terminus
Hengelo NS Intercity 1700
Enschede Kennispark
towards Apeldoorn
NS Sprinter 7000
Preceding station Keolis Nederland Following station
Enschede Kennispark
towards Zwolle
Stoptrein 7900 Terminus
Preceding station DB Regio Westfalen Following station
Terminus Enschede De Eschmarke
towards Dortmund Hbf
Enschede De Eschmarke
towards Münster Hbf
Enschede is located in Netherlands
Location within Netherlands

Enschede is the main railway station in Enschede, Netherlands. The station opened on 1 July 1866 and is on the Zutphen–Glanerbeek railway. Between the late 1970s and 2001, the passenger service to Germany stopped. The connection to Münster was reopened in 2001. There is no connection allowing the German trains to run any further into Overijssel; however there was before the line closed.

From summer 2013 to summer 2014 the station is being largely modernised. The station was closed between 6 July and 18 August 2013, in which all the rails and overhead wires were replaced at the station. Platforms 1 and 2 were extended; platform 5 was closed. Platform 4 has been split in two, one part for the trains to Germany and the other part for the Sprinters. The two lines are still not connected. The sidings for stabling trains were also replaced and points replaced to reduce the noise made as trains pass over them.


On July 1, 1866, Enschede got a station on the Zutphen–Glanerbeek railway line. The station building was the Staatsspoor new type 3rd class design. Also Hengelo had such a station from 1866 to 1899. The current stations of Meppel (1865) and Station Zuidbroek (1865) also follow the same design.

Enschede station in the 1960s

The present building was designed after the Second World War and opened in 1950. The architect H.G.J. Schelling (1888-1978) designed the station to be a combination of both a through station and a terminus. It quickly lost its status as a through station for the Netherlands rail network when the Twente S-bahn was opened in 1956 and the Deutsche Bahn terminated its services between Gronau and Enschede. Two small street platforms were built for the S-bahn trains that were street running through the Prinsessetunnel.

2000 saw some significant structural alterations. The sidesteps were removed, and a new entrance was built in the centre of the entrance hall. The tracks of the Alenol Line in the Prinsessetunnel were also removed, and works on the Noordertunnel started. The new platforms for the Alenol Line were opened in 2002, together with the new platforms for the Ehebo Line in the Lonnekerboog, which was also moved underground.

The latest service addition to the station came on 18 November 2001, when DB Regio reopened the train service to Gronau and Münster/Dortmund. These trains departed from a newly constructed platform, located along the southern side of the newly constructed rail line and directly connected with the station square and platforms 4a and 4b. As the Dutch and German rail lines use different rail safety systems, the tracks do not at any point physically connect. As such, for train services Enschede effectively became a "double terminus".

Train services

As of 11 December 2018, the following train services call at this station:

Series Type Route Notes
1600 InterCity Schiphol AirportAmsterdam ZuidDuivendrechtHilversumAmersfoort CentraalApeldoornDeventerAlmeloHengeloEnschede Forms a half-hourly service with series 11600 between Schiphol and Amersfoort Centraal. Forms a half-hourly service with series 1700 between Amersfoort Centraal and Enschede.
1700 InterCity Den Haag CentraalGoudaUtrecht CentraalAmersfoort CentraalApeldoornDeventerAlmeloHengeloEnschede Forms a half-hourly service with series 11700 between The Hague Central and Amersfoort Central. Forms a half-hourly service with series 1600 between Amersfoort Central and Enschede.
7000 Sprinter ApeldoornDeventerAlmeloHengeloEnschede To/from Enschede during rush hour
7900 Sprinter (Keolis) ZwolleAlmeloHengeloEnschede Part of Blauwnet
17900 Sprinter (Keolis) ZwolleAlmeloHengeloEnschede Part of Blauwnet. Only runs on working days during the day and 1x per hour.

RB 64

Regionalbahn (DB Regio NRW) Münster (Westf) HbfSteinfurt-BurgsteinfurtGronau (Westf)Enschede Euregio-Bahn

RB 51

Regionalbahn (DB Regio NRW) Dortmund Hbf – Preußen – Lünen HbfCoesfeld (Westf)Gronau (Westf)Enschede Westmünsterland-Bahn Dortmund-Lünen 2x per hour, from/to Enschede and on weekends 1x per hour

Bus services

Many bus services depart from the bus station in front of the station, many carrying a red Twents livery, for the Twente region (Eastern Overijssel).

  • 1 - Wesselerbrink - Boswinkel - Station NS - Twekkelerveld - Twente University
  • 2 - Helmerhoek - Station NS - Roombeek - Deppenbroek - Bolhaar
  • 3 - Station NS - Wooldrik - Esmarke - Glanerbrug
  • 4 - Stroinkslanden - Station NS - 't Zwering
  • 5 - 't Zwering - Station NS - Hogeland
  • 6 - Stokhorst - Laares - Station NS - Transportcentrum - Boekelo
  • 8 - Hengelo Station - Hengelo, IKEA - Hengelo, Vossenbelt - Hengelo, Hasseler Es - Hengelo, Groot Driene - Twente University - Enschede Station NS - Van Heekplein - Wesselerbrink - Transportcentrum - Hengelo Station
  • 9 - Hengelo - Twente University - Enschede
  • 60 - Enschede - Oldenzaal
  • 61 - Enschede - Losser - Overdinkel
  • 62 - Borculo - Neede - Haaksbergen - Enschede - Oldenzaal - Denekamp
  • 73 - Enschede - Haaksbergen - Groenlo - Winterswijk
  • 74 - Enschede - Haaksbergen - Groenlo - Doetinchem



  1. ^ http://sporenplan.nl/html_nl/sporenplan/ns/ns_nummer/hgl-es.html

External links

  • NS website (in Dutch)
  • Dutch Public Transport journey planner (in Dutch)
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