Almere Oostvaarders Railway Station
Almere Oostvaarders is a railway station in Almere, in the Netherlands. It is located approximately 29 km east of Amsterdam. It is on the Amsterdam - Almere - Lelystad main line. It is approximately 3 km north east of the Almere city centre. Almere Oostvaarders is the newest station in Almere, opened on 12 December 2004. In 1988 when the Almere Buiten - Lelystad section was built a 4 track viaduct was built and they planned to build a station called 'Almere Buiten Oost' which translates as Almere Buiten East. Before the station was built the Stoptrain Amsterdam-Almere Oostvaarders terminated at Almere Buiten. The four tracks at Almere Oostvaarders were used by the driver walking through the train to start a service again at Almere Buiten.
The station is located in the newest polder in the Netherlands, the Flevopolder which is in the Flevoland province. Almere has become a commuter city for Amsterdam. The first house was built in 1976 and on 7 July 2008, it was recorded that there were 184 405 citizens living in Almere. The station lies in the centre of the 'Oostvaarders' development, on the edge of Almere-Buiten. It is situated near the Oostvaarders nature reserve, the Oostvaardersplassen. The station lies on a viaduct with 4 tracks and has 4 platforms, which are island platforms.
When Almere Oostvaarders opened a new curve was built so trains could go from Almere to Hilversum and Utrecht without the necessary change of trains at Weesp. The curve is between the stations Almere Poort and Naarden-Bussum
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