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Engineering work at and around Alphen aan den Rijn

From Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 July, engineering work that may affect your train journey is being carried out at and around Alphen aan den Rijn station. At Alphen aan den Rijn, Leiden Lammenschans and Leiden Centraal, the platforms are being adjusted to allow passengers to board and disembark more easily. At Zoeterwoude railway switches are being renewed, south of Leiden Lammenschans a railway underpass is being built and at various places overhead line masts and cables are being replaced.

From Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 July

Alphen aan den Rijn – Leiden Centraal

Alphen aan den Rijn – Bodegraven

Alphen aan den Rijn – Gouda


NS buses instead of trains:

  • NS buses and express buses will be running to and from Alphen a/d Rijn instead of trains.

Detour advice:

  • If you are travelling between Leiden Centraal – Utrecht Centraal, we recommend that you travel via Schiphol Airport
  • If you are travelling between Woerden and Leiden Centraal, then you can travel via Den Haag centraal

Sunday 24 July

Bodegraven – Woerden

NS buses instead of trains:

  • NS buses will be running instead of trains. The NS buses between Alphen aan den Rijn and Bodegraven will run to and from Woerden

More information

Valid ticket

If you wish to take an NS bus, you will require a valid ticket. With an OV-chipkaart you travel with the bus in the same way as when travelling by train. You check in at the start of your journey, even if your journey begins with a bus. When you arrive at your destination, you check out with your OV-chipkaart.

Plan your journey

In the NS Reisplanner you can see how this engineering work will affect your journey from 10 days in advance. Check again shortly before departure for the most up to date travel recommendations.

Background information

Would you like more information about ProRail's engineering work? Then go to (in Dutch)