Overijssel and Gelderland
The new timetable for 2017 will go into effect on 11 December 2016. See what changes are in store for your region or plan your journey using the NS Travel Planner.
The Intercity trains to and from Leeuwarden will wait for 3 minutes less in Zwolle, which will reduce the total travel time between Leeuwarden and the Randstad. The connection between the train service Emmen - Zwolle and the Intercity trains along the Hanzelijn will be extended by an extra 3 minutes, giving travellers a more relaxed transfer opportunity. During the peak morning hours, 3 Intercity trains from Zwolle to Leeuwarden will wait for an extra 3 minutes at Zwolle to make room for extra peak hour trains from Emmen.
From Zwolle to the Randstad
In 2017, the Intercity trains between Zwolle and Den Haag Centraal via the Hanzelijn will run 2 or 3 minutes faster due to the new infrastructure along the Zuidas in Amsterdam and the fact that the Intercity will no longer stop at Duivendrecht. Thanks to the shorter stop in Zwolle, travellers between Leeuwarden and the Randstad will also arrive 4 to 6 minutes earlier than before. Plus, thanks to improved connections in Leiden, travellers will be able to make faster transfers to the Intercity trains in the direction of Den Haag HS and Rotterdam.
Zwolle - Roosendaal
The Intercity between Zwolle and Roosendaal is 9 minutes faster because it no longer stops at stations Arnhem Zuid, Elst and Nijmegen Lent.
More Sprinters Wijchen - Nijmegen
Four Sprinters per hour will run between Wijchen, Nijmegen and Arnhem (on weekdays and Saturdays until around 20:00). In Arnhem, the Sprinters will connect to the Intercity trains to and from Utrecht (which depart every 15 minutes) and the Intercity to and from Zwolle (which runs every half hour). The Sprinters from Zutphen will continue on to Wijchen and the Sprinters from ‘s-Hertogenbosch will continue on to Arnhem, creating more direct Sprinter connections between Arnhem and Wijchen.
Apeldoorn - Almelo - Enschede
The Sprinter Apeldoorn - Almelo - Enschede will no longer run between Almelo and Enschede during non-peak hours.
Shorter transfers in Amersfoort
The transfer time between the Sprinter Zwolle - Amersfoort and the Sprinter Amersfoort - Amsterdam will be reduced, so travelers between Harderwijk and het Gooi, for example, will arrive 14 minutes faster. A train from Amersfoort to the west will arrive in Amersfoort Vathorst every 15 minutes.