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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.
It is a big open station always busy during the week.
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 destinationFrom 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.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Utrecht Central Station map co-ordinates
There is a big car park next to the station.
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.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
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.
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Utrecht Central Station
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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 2 - Looking south
Fig 3 - Looking south
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