Zutphen–Glanerbeek railway

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Zutphen–Glanerbeek railway
Locale Netherlands
Termini Zutphen railway station
Glanerbrug railway station
Line length60 km (37 mi)
Number of tracksZutphen–Hengelo single track,
Hengelo-Enschede double track,
Enschede–Glanerbrug single track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification Hengelo-Enschede 1.5 kV DC
Route map
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Line from Arnhem
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Line from Apeldoorn
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River IJssel
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0.0 Zutphen
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1.7Line to Winterswijk
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2.1 Line to Zwolle
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16.9 Lochem
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30.1 Goor
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39.7 Delden
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Line from Almelo
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45.6 Hengelo
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Line to Bad Bentheim (D)
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49.3 Enschede Drienerlo
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53.2 Enschede
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57.9 Enschede De Eschmarke
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59.4 Glanerbrug
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59.6Border NL / D
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Line to Dortmund and Münster

The Zutphen–Glanerbeek railway (Dutch: Staatslijn D) is a railway line in Gelderland and Overijssel, Netherlands running from Zutphen to the German border at Glanerbrug, passing through Hengelo and Enschede. It is the fourth Staatslijn; "Glanerbeek" is the former name for the Glanerbrug railway station. The line was opened between 1865 and 1868. The section between Enschede and the German border was closed for traffic in 1981, but it was reopened in 2001, although physically disconnected from the Dutch railway network; no Dutch train can enter this stretch and trains coming from Germany can not enter the Dutch network through Enschede.


The main interchange stations on the Zutphen–Glanerbeek railway are:

Train services

The following train services use part of the Zutphen–Glanerbeek railway:

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