Utrecht, ’t Gooi and Amersfoort
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.
More Sprinters between Breukelen and Amsterdam Centraal
Four Sprinters per hour will run between Breukelen and Amsterdam Centraal during the day. This means that the Sprinter Rhenen - Breukelen will continue on to Amsterdam Centraal and Uitgeest, giving travellers more direct connections to Amsterdam.
More frequent trains to Utrecht Leidsche Rijn
In the new timetable, four Sprinters per hour will stop at Utrecht Leidsche Rijn in both directions. The Sprinter between Geldermalsen, Utrecht and Woerden will run every 15 minutes, with a brief stop at Utrecht Centraal. In order to facilitate this improvement, the Sprinter between Utrecht Centraal - Den Haag Centraal will stop for 8 minutes in Woerden. Travellers from Vleuten to Gouda Goverwelle, for example, can transfer to the Sprinter from Breukelen - Rotterdam.
Almere - Utrecht
The Sprinter between Almere and Utrecht will no longer continue on to Almere Parkwijk, Almere Buiten and Almere Oostvaarders. The travel time to the stations in the direction of Utrecht will remain about the same due to the good connection at Almere Centrum.
The travel time from Utrecht to Almere will temporarily increase by 5 minutes. This train will also no longer stop at Utrecht Overvecht in either direction. Travellers between Utrecht Overvecht and het Gooi/Flevoland will have an extra transfer and a longer travel time. These changes are only temporary.
Venlo - Eindhoven - Utrecht Centraal - Schiphol
The Intercity from Venlo to Eindhoven will continue on to Schiphol instead of Den Haag. As a result, the Intercity will be combined/split with the Intercity Heerlen - Schiphol in Eindhoven. Travellers from Venlo, Helmond and Deurne will therefore have a direct connection with ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Utrecht, Amsterdam Zuid and Schiphol. In Eindhoven, travellers can transfer to the Intercity Eindhoven - Den Haag on the other side of the platform. The Intercity Heerlen - Schiphol will not run in the evening. Instead, the Intercity Venlo - Eindhoven will run according to the same timetable as during the day, so travellers will have to transfer to/from Den Haag.
More trains between Utrecht Centraal - Eindhoven in the evenings
The Intercity trains between Utrecht and Eindhoven will run every 15 minutes for one hour longer in the evenings.
Shorter transfers in Amersfoort
The transfer between the Sprinter Zwolle - Amersfoort and the Sprinter Amersfoort - Amsterdam will be shortened. Travellers between Harderwijk and het Gooi, for example, will save 14 minutes on their journey. A train will leave Amersfoort Vathorst to western destinations every 15 minutes.
Changed connections to Baarn
Due to the changes to the Sprinter service around Amersfoort, the Sprinter Utrecht - Soest will have a 15-minute connection to the Sprinter to and from Amersfoort in Baarn and a 30-minute connection to the Sprinter to and from Hilversum.