Limburg (Lahn) station

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Limburg (Lahn) station
Aerial view of the station from the west
Operations
Category 3 [1]
Platforms in use 6
DS100 code FL
Station code 3720
Construction and location
Opened 5 July 1862
Location Limburg an der Lahn
State Hesse
Country Germany
Home page www.bahnhof.de
50°23′03″N 8°03′44″E / 50.384300°N 8.062100°E / 50.384300; 8.062100Coordinates: 50°23′03″N 8°03′44″E / 50.384300°N 8.062100°E / 50.384300; 8.062100
Route information
List of railway stations in Hesse
Station building

Limburg (Lahn) station is a station of the city of Limburg an der Lahn in the German state of Hesse. It is on the Lahn Valley Railway (German: Lahntalbahn), running between Koblenz and Gießen. The only section of this that is electrified in the Limburg area is between Limburg freight yard and Eschhofen station. At the west end of station a two-track branch line branches off towards Staffel, where it separates into two single-track lines to Siershahn (the Lower Westerwald Railway, Westerwaldbahn) and to Au (Sieg) (the Upper Westerwald Railway, Oberwesterwaldbahn). East of Limburg, in Eschhofen, the double track, electrified Main-Lahn Railway (Main-Lahn-Bahn) branches off to the southeast towards Frankfurt and Wiesbaden (via the Ländches Railway (Ländchesbahn).

Until 2005, there was also a Deutsche Bahn maintenance depot at the station, which is now closed and leased in part to the private rail operator, vectus Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH. Most of the former site was converted into a shopping centre. Vectus Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH also has its headquarters there.

Train Services[edit]

LINT 41 of vectus Verkehrsgesellschaft in Limburg station
Station forecourt

The following services currently call at Limburg:

Line Route Comments
RE 20 Main-Lahn Railway Frankfurt (Main) HbfFrankfurt-HöchstNiedernhausen (Taunus)Limburg (Lahn) Mon-Fri only, every 2-hours (+ extra trains in peak hour)
SE 20 Main-Lahn Railway Frankfurt (Main) Hbf – Frankfurt-Höchst – Niedernhausen (Taunus) – Limburg (Lahn) Hourly
RB 21 Main-Lahn Railway,
Ländches Railway
Wiesbaden Hbf – Niedernhausen (Taunus) (– Limburg (Lahn)) Every 2 hours
(fewer services on Sat and Sun)
RE 25 Lahn Valley Railway Koblenz Hbf – Bad Ems – Nassau (Lahn) – DiezLimburg (Lahn)Eschhofen – Weilburg – WetzlarGießen Every 2 hours
RB 25 Lahn Valley Railway Koblenz Hbf – Bad Ems – Nassau (Lahn) – Diez – Limburg (Lahn) – Eschhofen – Weilburg – Wetzlar – Gießen (– Fulda) Hourly (+ extra trains in peak hour)
RB 28 Upper Westerwald Railway Limburg (Lahn) – Hadamar – Westerburg – Nistertal-Bad Marienberg – Hachenburg – Altenkirchen (Westerwald) – Au (Sieg) Every 2 hours
RB 29 Lower Westerwald Railway Limburg (Lahn)Montabaur – Siershahn Every 2 hours (+ extra trains in peak hour)
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
Terminus RE 20
Main-Lahn Railway
SE 20
Main-Lahn Railway
toward Koblenz Hbf
RE 25
Lahntal-Express
toward Gießen Hbf
Terminus RB 25
Lahntal-Bahn
Preceding station   vectus Verkehrsgesellschaft   Following station
Terminus RB 21
Ländches Railway
toward Koblenz Hbf
RB 25
Lahntal-Bahn
Terminus
toward Au (Sieg)
RB 28
Oberwesterwald-Bahn
toward Siershahn
RB 29
Unterwesterwald-Bahn

Connections with Limburg Süd station[edit]

During the construction of the Cologne–Frankfurt high-speed railway was decided not to establish a rail link between Limburg (Lahn) station and Limburg Süd station. Buses that stop at the bus station on the south side of the station connect the two stations together and are free for travellers with train tickets to either station.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2015" [Station price list 2015] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.