Köln Hansaring station

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Köln Hansaring
Köln Hansaring S-Bahn station
Category 4 [1]
Type Hp
Platforms in use 2
DS100 code KKHR, KKHRW[2]
Station code 3331
Construction and location
Opened 1990 [3]
Location Cologne
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
Local authority Innenstadt
Home page www.bahnhof.de
50°56′57″N 6°57′09″E / 50.9491°N 6.9526°E / 50.9491; 6.9526Coordinates: 50°56′57″N 6°57′09″E / 50.9491°N 6.9526°E / 50.9491; 6.9526
Hansaring 80
50670 Koeln[4]
Route information
List of railway stations in North Rhine-Westphalia
Northern access to the Stadtbahn station under the railway bridge
Köln-Hansaring station
Stadtbahn platforms

Köln Hansaring railway station is situated in the city of Cologne in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia,[5] about one kilometre northwest of Köln Hauptbahnhof.

A few hundred metres west of the station is the Betriebsbahnhof Köln Hansaring Wendeanlage (Köln Hansaring operations station reversing facility). At the station Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn line S 11 branches off towards Neuss Hauptbahnhof via Köln-Nippes station and Köln-Chorweiler on the Lower Left Rhine Railway from S-Bahn line S 12, which runs parallel to the Cologne–Aachen high-speed railway to Düren via Köln-Ehrenfeld and Köln-Weiden West station.

The station (which is classified as a Haltepunkt, that is a “halt”, which is defined as having no set of points) and the operating station together form the western end of the trunk line of the Cologne S-Bahn (which is operated as part of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn). It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 4 station.[1] The S-Bahn trains stop here on an island platform, which has a length of 145 metres.

A large part of the platform is located on a bridge over a street called Hansaring. There is a covered connection between the Hansaring S-Bahn station and the Hansaring station of the Cologne Stadtbahn in the median strip of the Hansaring.


Köln Hansaring station has a long rail history. As early as 1859, the new connection between the West Rhine Railway (Linke Rheinstrecke) and Cologne Central Station crossed the medieval city walls at this point. In 1881 the city walls were demolished and replaced by a wide ring road, which was called the Hansaring (Hansa Ring) in reference to Cologne’s past as a Hanseatic city. With the construction of the new main station, the railway tracks were raised by six metres from 1889. There was already at that time a horse tramway on the Hansaring, which was replaced by an electric tramway in 1903.

In the early 1970s, the Hansaring Stadtbahn tunnel was built and an underground station was opened to traffic at a shallow depth on 25 August 1974. New tracks were built for the S-Bahn on the north side of the existing railway line. The S-Bahn station was connected to the Stadtbahn station and the Stadtbahn station was rebuilt with a high platform for two-thirds of its length. The station was inaugurated on 27 May 1990.[3] At Easter 2003, half of the high platform was reduced in height so that it could be used by coupled low-floor vehicles on the Stadtbahn ring route.

Rail services[edit]

Köln Hansaring station is served by the following regional services:[6]

Line Route Frequency
S 6 Köln-NippesKöln HansaringKöln HauptbahnhofLeverkusenLangenfeldDüsseldorf HauptbahnhofEssen 20 min
S 11 Duesseldorf – Neuss HauptbahnhofDormagenKöln-ChorweilerKöln-NippesCologne HansaringKöln HauptbahnhofBergisch Gladbach 20 min
S 12 DürenHorremCologne-EhrenfeldKöln Hansaring – Köln Hauptbahnhof – Porz (Rhein)TroisdorfSiegburg/BonnHennefAu (Sieg) 20 min
S 13 (Horrem – Köln -Ehrenfeld –) Köln Hansaring – Köln Hauptbahnhof – Cologne/Bonn Airport – Troisdorf 20 Min
RB 25 Köln Hansaring – Köln Hauptbahnhof – Roesrath - Honrath - Overath - Engelskirchen - Gummersbach – Marienheide - Meinerzhagen 30 min (every 30 min to Overath)

(in the rush hour every 30 min to Engelskirchen)

(always every 60 min to Meinerzhagen)

Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
Terminus RB 25
Oberbergische Bahn
toward Marienheide
Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
S 6
toward Essen Hbf
S 11
toward Düren
S 12
toward Au (Sieg)
Terminus S 13
toward Troisdorf
toward Horrem
S 13
peak hours only

Stadtbahn trains[edit]

The station is served by the following Stadtbahn services:[6]

Line Route Frequency
12 Merkenich – Niehl – Nippes – EbertplatzHansaringFriesenplatz – Barbarossaplatz – Zollstock 10 min
15 Chorweiler – Longerich – Nippes – Ebertplatz – Hansaring – Friesenplatz – Barbarossaplatz – Ubierring 10 min1

1In the peak hour every 5 minutes between Longerich and Ubierring

Preceding station   KVB   Following station
toward Merkenich
toward Ubierring
toward Chorweiler


  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2014" [Station price list 2014] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 
  3. ^ a b "Köln Hansaring operations". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hansaring" (in German). Deutsche Bahn. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Track plan of Köln Hansaring" (PDF-file; 186 kB) (in German). DB Netz. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Köln Hansaring station". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 

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