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Written by Andre Pronk - 10 Jun 2015
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Location notes
The station is in the middle of the city of Utrecht. It is the main station in the middle in the country and plays a part in almost all connections in the Netherlands, is something goes wrong here the whole country can be affected, because the main traffic control in the Netherlands is situated here.
Railway type and traffic
Highspeed to Germany, local trains and freight will pass this station.
The station is still in a renovation, but that should be complete by 2016.
Sometimes specials trains like Steam trains will pass a few times a year.
Environment
It is a big open station always busy during the week.
Road directions
From Utrecht/Amersfoort:
Continue on the A28 . Take the Ring Utrecht / A12 / E30 / E35 to the Reverend Martin Luther King Boulevard in Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht. Take exit E25 / E35 / A2 from the Ring Utrecht / A12 / E30 / E35.
Continue on the Reverend Martin Luther King Boulevard to your destination

From Amsterdam:
Continue on A2 for Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht.
Take exit 6 t / m 8-Maarssen from the A2 Continue on the Reverend Martin Luther King Boulevard to your destination/

From Rotterdam:
Follow the A20 and A12 to the Reverend Martin Luther King Boulevard in Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht. Take Exit 16t / m18-Node Oudenrijn from the A12.
Continue on the Reverend Martin Luther King Boulevard to your destination.

From s'Hertogenbosh:
Take the A59 in from the Citadellaan , Orthenseweg , Orthen and Hambakenweg
Take the A2 to the Reverend Martin Luther King Boulevard in Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht . Take exit 8-Oudenrijn from the A2
Continue on the Reverend Martin Luther King Boulevard to your destination.

From Arnhem:
Follow the A12 to the Reverend Martin Luther King Boulevard in Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht. Take the exit E25 / E35 / A2 from the A12
Continue on the Reverend Martin Luther King Boulevard to your destination.

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Utrecht Central Station map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a big car park next to the station.
Public transport
Because it's in the middle of the country on almost all lines, it can be reach from every direction, there is a direct connection to the airport Schiphol.

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Amenities
Public toilet are available. (there is an 24hour pay as you go toilet).
A lot of shops where you can buy food and drink. Outside the station there is a big shopping mall with a lot of restaurants and shops.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Utrecht Central Station

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Utrecht Central Station general view map
Utrecht Central Station close up map

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Utrecht Central Station



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Photographic notes
This station is suitable for taking pictures during all of day; on the southside mainly in the afternoon, the northside in the morning.
Best platform are on the southside because you have a wider view.


General views - All photographs © Andre Pronk unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south


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