The station of Arnhem was completely rebuilt and opened in 2015. Architectonically the new station building attracts a lot of attention and I decided to go and have a look for myself.
1 Travelling via Utrecht I chanced upon de IC-E international train to Frankfurt, Gemany. In the Netherlands it trundles along at the local maximum speed, 135 kmh, never reaching its full potential as no special high speed line is laid for it.
2 It weaves through the newly laid sweeping curves
5 Though later in the day I will open this report with a shot of the station building's facade. The building became instantly famous for its soft almost sensual curves.
9 The curved form of the central pillar on the station hall is a source of endless viewing points and perspectives.
16 A view down in the basement which houses a bike park
22 The main hall, right the access to the train platforms
28 Outside the platform's canopies are somewhat more subdued and more functional in form but certainly very attractive.
32 Benches are cleverly incorporated in the functional joint of the support columns
39 The traversing footbridge at the other end of the station
43 Guess what?
45 Touching the overhead wire is mortally dangerous
51 The station square accomodates the bus station for local busses. The electrically powered buses are a remote remainder of the former tram network Arnhem had. When the tram was abandoned in favour of buses the overhead lines were converted.
52 Pretty bus-y at the station
55 Access to the bike park
56 Time to say goodbye
57 I took this train home routing me via Elst - Tiel - Geldermalsen instead of via Utrecht - Geldermalsen