Solingen Hauptbahnhof

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Solingen Hauptbahnhof
Operations
Category 2
Type Crossing station
Platforms in use 5
Daily trains 047 (long distance)
173 (regional)
075 (S-Bahn)
Daily entry/exit 20,000
DS100 code KSO
Station code 5882
Construction and location
Opened 25 September 1867
(Originally "Ohligs-Wald")
Location Solingen
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
Home page www.bahnhof.de
51°09′41.5″N 7°00′15″E / 51.161528°N 7.00417°E / 51.161528; 7.00417Coordinates: 51°09′41.5″N 7°00′15″E / 51.161528°N 7.00417°E / 51.161528; 7.00417
Route information
List of railway stations in North Rhine-Westphalia

Solingen Hauptbahnhof is the only railway station in Solingen, Germany, to be served by ICE and IC long distance trains. Solingen-Mitte station serves central Solingen, but only has Regionalbahn trains.

History[edit]

The first station in the area of present-day town of Solingen was built with the opening of the Gruiten-Cologne-Mülheim railway by the Bergisch-Märkische Railway Company.[1] The station opened on 25 September 1867 and was named Ohligs Wald ("Ohligs forest").[2] That same year a branch line to Solingen was built from this station.[3] In 1890, the Wald part of the name was dropped and with the incorporation of Ohligs into Solingen in 1929, the station was renamed Solingen-Ohlings.[2] In 1894, the line from Hilden was opened.[4]

The importance of the Solingen-Ohligs station always exceeded that of the other stations in Solingen, including the old Solingen Hauptbahnhof, since only Ohligs station is located on a main line. Consequently, it was the stopping point for long-distance traffic. This factor lead to the discussion of renaming this station to Hauptbahnhof and giving the Hauptbahnhof a new name. These discussions, however, never came to a conclusion, so the station kept its name until the end of 2006. With the decommissioning of the old Hauptbahnhof in May 2006, Solingen-Ohlings station was renamed as Solingen Hauptbahnhof on 10 December 2006.[2]

Operational usage[edit]

Long distance trains[edit]

Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
towards Hannover Hbf
ICE 43
towards Basel SBB
towards Dortmund Hbf
ICE 91
towards Wien Westbf
IC/EC 31
towards Passau Hbf
Terminus
IC 55
towards Leipzig Hbf

Regional trains[edit]

Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Rheine
RE 7
Rhein-Münsterland-Express
toward Krefeld Hbf
RB 48
Rhein-Wupper-Bahn
toward Bonn-Mehlem
Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
toward Dortmund Hbf
S 1 Terminus
S 7 Terminus

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Line 2730: Gruiten - Neurather Ring". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Solingen Hbf operations". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Line 2675: Solingen Hbf - Remscheid Hbf". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Line 2671: Hilden - Solingen Hbf". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 

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