Langenselbold station

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Langenselbold station
Through station
Langenselbold Bahnhof 20101210.jpg
Location Langenselbold, Hesse
Germany
Coordinates 50°09′43″N 9°03′26″E / 50.161931°N 9.057219°E / 50.161931; 9.057219Coordinates: 50°09′43″N 9°03′26″E / 50.161931°N 9.057219°E / 50.161931; 9.057219
Line(s)
Platforms 3
Construction
Architect Julius Eugen Ruhl
Architectural style Neoclassical
Other information
Station code 3550
DS100 code FSLB
Category 4 [1]
History
Opened 1 May 1867
Traffic
Passengers About 2,000[2]

Langenselbold station is a station in the town of Langenselbold in the German state of Hesse on the Kinzig Valley Railway. The station is classified by Deutsche Bahn (DB) as a category 4 station.[1]

History[edit]

Langenselbold station was opened on 1 May 1867 along with the Hanau–Waechtersbach section of the Frankfurt–Bebra railway.

Entrance building[edit]

The entrance building is axisymmetric and was built in 1868 in the neoclassical style. It is therefore one of the line's "first generation" buildings. However, it has changed in its appearance: both the original two-storey main building and the eastern wing, formerly a single-storey row of restaurants, were later raised by one storey. The original structure is presumably based on a design by Julius Eugen Ruhl. The entrance building is listed as a monument under the Hessian Heritage Act.

Operations[edit]

The station has a “home” platform (next to the station building) and an island platform. The line between Wolfgang and Gelnhausen is cleared for operations at 200 km/h, so that long-distance trains run through the station at high speed. Langenselbold station is now only served by local and regional services and has significance for commuter traffic to and from the Rhine-Main area.

From 1904 to 1963, Langenselbold station was served by the standard gauge Freigericht Light Railway of the Gelnhausen District Railway. The Gelnhausen District Railway had its own entrance building and separate facilities east of the "state” station.[3] The Hanau Light Railway (Hanauer Kleinbahn) also ran between Hanau and Langenselbold, but operated from its own station in Langenselbold, which was significantly closer to central Langenselbold than the "state” station.

Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
RE 50
Kinzig Valley Railway
toward Fulda
SE 50
Kinzig Valley Railway

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2015" [Station price list 2015] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Andreas Zitzmann. "Sauber und saniert: der Bahnhof Langenselbold". Frankfurter Rundschau (in German). Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Thomé (1926 revision). Reichsbahndierektion Frankfurt (Main), ed. Führer über die Linien des Bezirks der Reichsbahndirektion Frankfurt (Main) (in German). p. 25.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

References[edit]

  • Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen, ed. (2005). Eisenbahn in Hessen. Kulturdenkmäler in Hessen. Denkmaltopographie Bundesrepublik Deutschland (in German) 2.1. Stuttgart: Theiss Verlag. p. 339. ISBN 3-8062-1917-6. 
  • Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/10 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.