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Panbos Panbos.png
Opened 1981
Type light rail terminal station
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Length 135m
Lines M1
Destination Code B

Panbos is a station located in Rijnwoude. It serves the line M1 of the Rijndam metro. It is a recreational area located near Rijnwoude, called after the Panbos in Katwijk, on the edge of the dunes.


The railway here (beyond Rijnwoude) was originally build as a freight railway, to an industrial area at the north side of Rijndam Airport. However, in the late 1970's it was abandoned, and the tracks where interrupted by the construction of a new road.

In the early 1980's, it was decided to turn the forest where the tracks now ended into a large recreational area. Passenger trains to Rijnwoude where extended here during the summer months. The tracks beyond this point where removed.

In order to facilitate the use of locomotive hauled passengertrains, a second track was build at the new station, in order to allow for the locomotive to shunt to the other side of the train. However, this possibility was never used.

When the line was converted to metro exploitation in 2006, a new wider island platform was installed, and the passing track was put in use as a second platform track. Panbos became the permanent terminus for metroline M1.

Also, a pair of stabling tracks were added just outside the station, but they weren't used as originally intended (as a start for the first metro in the morning from this terminus), as the location was hard to secure from vandalism (e.g. graffiti) on the rolling stock. As a result, those tracks were later demolished.