|Platforms in use||23 long distance platforms|
|Daily entry/exit||54 million per year |
|Construction and location|
|Opened||4 December 1915|
Max Hans Kühne
|List of railway stations in Saxony|
Leipzig Hauptbahnhof is, at 83,460 m², the world's largest railway station measured by floor area. It has 24 platforms housed in six iron train sheds, a multi-level concourse with towering stone arches, and a 293 metre-long facade. It handles an average of 120,000 passengers per day and is the hub of the Central German S-Bahn-system with the Leipzig City Tunnel, opened on 14 December 2013.
The station itself is a huge shopping center.
The station was opened in 1915 as a joint terminal for Royal Saxon State Railways and Prussian state railways. The building has two identical domed entrance halls facing the street, one for each company.
The building was damaged by bombing during World War II when the roof over the concourse collapsed and one of the entrance halls was destroyed. The station was restored to its original appearance by the German Empire Railway Company of East Germany in the 1950s.
After German reunification the station was renovated and modernized by the German Railway. The concourse floor was removed and two basement levels were dug out to create a shopping mall. Other areas of the building were largely restored and modernized at the time.
The station was used in the 1992 film Shining Through.
The following services currently call at the station:
- Intercity Express services (ICE 28) Berlin – Leipzig – Jena – Saalfeld – Bamberg – Nürnberg – Augsburg – München
- Intercity Express services (ICE 28) Hamburg - Berlin – Leipzig - Jena - Nürnberg - München - Innsbruck
- Intercity Express services (ICE 50) Köln - Wuppertal - Dortmund - Hamm - Hannover - Braunschweig - Magdeburg - Leipzig - Dresden
- Intercity services (IC 50) Wiesbaden - Mainz - Frankfurt - Fulda - Eisenach - Erfurt - Leipzig
- Intercity services (IC 55) Köln - Wuppertal - Dortmund - Hamm - Hannover - Braunschweig - Magdeburg - Halle - Leipzig - Dresden
- Intercity services (IC 56) Norddeich - Emden - Oldenburg - Bremen - Hannover - Braunschweig - Magdeburg - Halle - Leipzig
- Regional services Leipzig - Geithain - Chemnitz
- Regional services Magdeburg - Dessau - Bitterfeld - Leipzig
- Regional services Leipzig - Riesa - Dresden
- Local services Lutherstadt Wittenberg - Bitterfeld - Leipzig
- Local services Leipzig - Grimma - Großbothen
- Local services Leipzig - Bad Lausick - Geithain
- Local services Leipzig - Großkorbetha - Weißenfels
- Local services Leipzig - Gera - Saalfeld
- Leipzig S-Bahn services Leipzig Miltitzer Allee - Leipzig Hbf - Wurzen (- Riesa)
- Leipzig S-Bahn services Bitterfeld - Delitzsch - Leipzig Hbf - Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz
- Leipzig S-Bahn services Halle - Leipzig Hbf - Leipzig-Stötteritz
- Leipzig S-Bahn services Hoyerswerda - Falkenberg - Eilenburg - Leipzig Hbf - Markkleeberg - Borna - Geithain
- Leipzig S-Bahn services Leipzig/Halle Airport - Leipzig Hbf - Markkleeberg - Altenburg - Zwickau
- Leipzig S-Bahn services Halle - Leipzig/Halle Airport - Leipzig Hbf - Markkleeberg - Altenburg - Zwickau
These historical DR locomotives are on display at Leipzig Hbf.
- Class 52 steam locomotive 52 5448-7
- Class 137 DMU 137 225
- Class E04 AC electric locomotive E04 01
- Class E44 AC electric locomotive E44 046
- Class E94 AC electric locomotive E94 056
- "Stationspreisliste 2014" [Station price list 2014] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- Shopping und Service – 140 Geschäfte laden zum Bummeln und Verweilen ein. Accessed 13 December 2008
- Große Pläne, große Probleme, Freizeitpark Nürburgring, Hamburger Elbphilharmonie, Leipziger City-Tunnel, Leipziger Volkszeitung, August 17. 2012 (in German)
- Timetables for Leipzig Hbf station (German)
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