Extra peak-hour trains between Groningen and Assen
As of September 2017, NS have deployed extra Sprinter train services between Assen and Groningen during the morning and evening peak hours. This makes it much easier for residents, employees and entrepreneurs in the Groningen-Assen region to travel between the two towns.
Extra fast connection
Travellers to and from Groningen Europapark and Haren can now use this extra fast connection to Zwolle and beyond: during the morning and evening peak hours they can change from the Sprinter service to the Intercity in Assen, and likewise change to the Sprinter to Groningen if they are coming into Assen on the Intercity from Zwolle. Visit NS.nl to see how this affects you.
Public transport is increasingly becoming an attractive alternative to cars in the region, especially now that the train stations in Groningen and Assen are being renovated and bicycle routes and car parks are being improved.