Herborn station

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Herborn station
Operations
Category 4 [1]
Type Through station
Platforms in use 3 (formerly 5)
DS100 code FHRB
Station code 2701
Construction and location
Opened 12 January 1862
Style of architecture Renaissance Revival
Location Herborn
State Hesse
Country Germany
Home page www.bahnhof.de
50°41′04″N 8°18′28″E / 50.684366°N 8.307703°E / 50.684366; 8.307703Coordinates: 50°41′04″N 8°18′28″E / 50.684366°N 8.307703°E / 50.684366; 8.307703
Route information
List of railway stations in Hesse

Herborn station is a station in the town of Herborn in the German state of Hesse on the Dill Railway (built as part of the former Deutz–Gießen railway). The station is classified by Deutsche Bahn (DB) as a category 4 station.[1]

History[edit]

The station was built as a station on the Deutz–Gießen railway. Services over the whole line commenced on 12 January 1862.

Entrance building[edit]

The entrance building was built in the Renaissance Revival style and is built next to the post office and the two buildings together dominate the station forecourt. The design is by the architect Ludwig Hoffmann. The building was built in 1908 after a great fire in 1904 and replaced the original building of 1862. The station building of 1908 is thus a building of the "second generation" of structural engineering on the line. It had become necessary because the old station building was no longer sufficient with the opening of two branch lines.

The station building is built to an asymmetrical floor plan. It is dominated by a rugged, slate-covered roof. On the street side is the facade with eccentrically mounted, large arched windows dominated by an outstanding Renaissance Revival gable. This is the location of the entrance from the street. The station building is now listed as a monument under the Hessian Heritage Act.

The station building is still partly occupied by a restaurant and a retail kiosk. Tickets can be purchased at the kiosk and from vending machines. The station building and the railway facilities have an overall unkempt appearance.

Operations[edit]

The station has a “home” platform (next to the station building) and an island platform with two faces. Another island platform together with two tracks, previously served traffic on two now disused branch lines, which were adjacent to the east. The tracks have been dismantled and the area now forms an industrial wasteland.

Today, the station is served by Regional-Express trains on the SiegenGießenFrankfurt route (Main-Sieg-Express, RE 40) and Stadt-Express services on the Dillenburg-Frankfurt route (Mittelhessen-Express, SE 40, running as stopping trains between Dillenburg and Gießen). The public transport is operated under contract to the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (Rhine-Main Transport Association, RMV) by DB Regio and Hessische Landesbahn.

Preceding station   Hessische Landesbahn   Following station
toward Siegen
RE 40/99
Main-Sieg-Express
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Dillenburg
SE 40
Mittelhessen-Express

Previously the station was served by two other lines:

The station is no longer staffed.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2014" [Station price list 2014] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

References[edit]

  • Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen, ed. (2005). Eisenbahn in Hessen. Kulturdenkmäler in Hessen. Denkmaltopographie Bundesrepublik Deutschland (in German) 2.1. Stuttgart: Theiss Verlag. pp. 270f. ISBN 3-8062-1917-6. 
  • Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/10 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.