Krefeld Hauptbahnhof

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Krefeld Hauptbahnhof
Station forecourt and the station front
Operations
Category 3
Type Crossing station
Platforms in use 5
DS100 code KKR
Station code 3403
Construction and location
Opened 1907
Location Krefeld
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
Home page www.bahnhof.de
51°19′33″N 6°34′10″E / 51.32583°N 6.56944°E / 51.32583; 6.56944Coordinates: 51°19′33″N 6°34′10″E / 51.32583°N 6.56944°E / 51.32583; 6.56944
Route information
List of railway stations in North Rhine-Westphalia

Krefeld Hauptbahnhof is the largest station of the city of Krefeld in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The double-track and electrified Duisburg-Ruhrort–Mönchengladbach railway (KBS 425) and the Lower Left Rhine Railway (KBS 495) cross at the station. A line to Rheydt formerly began at the station, but this now only extends as far as the Krefeld steelworks as a siding. Previously there was also a connection to the line to Hülser Berg (part of the Viersen–Moers line, which is now partly operated as the Schluff museum railway); its route is today used by federal highway 9. The line to Hülser Berg is still connected to Krefeld station by a slightly longer route. Deutsche Bahn classifies it as a category 3 station. Krefeld is not served by long-distance trains and the city is one of the largest in Germany that is only served by regional trains. The nearest stations with a variety of long distance services are Duisburg and Düsseldorf.

Krefeld no longer has a significant role as railway node since the closure of the large Hohenbudberg marshalling yard (on the line to Duisburg, just outside the city limits) and the freight yard located east of the station and the abandonment of long-distance passenger services. There is still an important maintenance facility in Krefeld-Oppum, including for the servicing of Intercity-Express trains.

Services[edit]

The Duisburg–Mönchengladbach line is usually served every hour by the Regional-Express service RE11 (Rhein-Hellweg-Express) and every half hour by Regionalbahn service RB 33 (Rhein-Niers-Bahn). The Lower Rhine line is served every half hour by RE 10 (Niers-Express) between Kleve and Düsseldorf and every hour by the RE 7 (Rhein-Münsterland-Express) between Krefeld and Cologne.

Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
Terminus RE 7
Rhein-Münsterland-Express
toward Rheine Hbf
RE 11
Rhein-Hellweg-Express
toward Hamm
toward Aachen Hbf
RB 33
Rhein-Niers-Bahn
toward Wesel
Preceding station   NordWestBahn   Following station
toward Kleve
RE 10
Niers-Express

In addition to the railway lines, the station is served by nine bus lines and four tram lines of SWK MOBIL and another three bus lines of Regionalverkehr Niederrhein (Lower Rhine Regional Transport), which are organised by the Verkehrsgemeinschaft Niederrhein (Transport Community of the Lower Rhine). In addition, the station is also served by two lines of the Düsseldorf Stadtbahn, operated by Rheinbahn.

Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr Stadtbahn   Following station
Terminus
U70
Terminus
U76

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