Meppel-Groningen Railway
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Meppel%E2%80%93Groningen Railway
Meppel-Groningen railway
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleThe Netherlands
TerminiMeppel railway station
Groningen railway station
Service
Operator(s)Nederlandse Spoorwegen
History
Opened1870
Technical
Line length77 km (48 mi)
Number of tracksdouble track
Track gauge
Electrification

The Meppel-Groningen railway is an important railway line in the Netherlands running from Meppel to Groningen, passing through Hoogeveen, Beilen and Assen. The line was opened in 1870. It is also known as the Staatslijn "C".

Stations

The main interchange stations on the Meppel-Groningen railway are:

History

The Westerbork transit camp, where Dutch Jews and others were held before deportation to Nazi concentration camps in the East, had its own branch line from the Meppel-Groningen railway, branching off at the former Hooghalen railway station. In the 1970s, the railway was the scene of two train hijackings by South-Moluccans: in 1975 at Wijster, and in 1977 at De Punt.


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