Rheydt Hauptbahnhof

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Rheydt Hauptbahnhof
Operations
Category 4
Platforms in use 4
DS100 code KRY
Station code 5260
Construction and location
Opened 1852
Location Mönchengladbach
State NRW
Country Germany
Local authority Rheydt
Home page www.bahnhof.de
51°09′47″N 6°26′23″E / 51.16306°N 6.43972°E / 51.16306; 6.43972Coordinates: 51°09′47″N 6°26′23″E / 51.16306°N 6.43972°E / 51.16306; 6.43972
Route information
List of railway stations in North Rhine-Westphalia

Rheydt Hauptbahnhof is a railway station in Mönchengladbach, Germany. Mönchengladbach is the only city in Germany that has two stations called Hauptbahnhof, due to the merger of the city of Rheydt into Mönchengladbach in the late 1970s.

Rheydt Hbf and Mönchengladbach[edit]

After the merging of the two cities, the station was not renamed to Mönchengladbach-Rheydt as in all other cases where cities were merged in the 1970s. The Deutsche Bundesbahn retained the name (and the name of suburban stops such as Rheydt-Odenkirchen); Mönchengladbach has two "main stations", Mönchengladbach Hauptbahnhof and Rheydt Hauptbahnhof.

Operational usage[edit]

The station is served by the following lines:

Only regional services call at the station. It is at the southwestern border of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr, with services extending into the area of the Aachener Verkehrsverbund

Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Aachen Hbf
RE 4
Wupper-Express
toward Dortmund Hbf
toward Koblenz Hbf
RE 8
Rhein-Erft-Express
Terminus
RB 27
Rhein-Erft-Bahn
toward Aachen Hbf
RB 33
Rhein-Niers-Bahn
toward Wesel