Wuppertal-Unterbarmen station

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Wuppertal-Unterbarmen station
Entrance building
Operations
Category 4 [1]
Type Through station
Platforms in use 2
DS100 code KWU
Station code 6936
Construction and location
Opened 1880 [2]
Location Wuppertal
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
Home page www.bahnhof.de
51°15′32″N 7°10′16″E / 51.25883781°N 7.17110463°E / 51.25883781; 7.17110463Coordinates: 51°15′32″N 7°10′16″E / 51.25883781°N 7.17110463°E / 51.25883781; 7.17110463
Route information
List of railway stations in North Rhine-Westphalia

Wuppertal-Unterbarmen station is located in the German city of Wuppertal in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is on the Düsseldorf–Elberfeld line and is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 4 station.[1]

History[edit]

No station was built at Unterbarmen, when the Bergisch-Märkische Railway Company, was opened its Elberfeld–Dortmund trunk line. It was opened in 1880 under the name of Unterbarmen BM.[2] It was opened in the western part of the then independent city of Barmen. Somewhat later Unter-Barmen Rh station (later Wuppertal-Loh station) was opened on the competing line of the Rhenish Railway Company.

The station was designed as a through station with two long-distance and two local tracks. A fifth track provided a shuttle connection to Barmen station, which was used for shunting, without blocking the long-distance and local tracks. Near the station were the company of Rittershaus & Blecher GmbH (now Christian-Morgenstern-Schule) and the Wicküler Brewery. Thus, a large amount of freight was handled at the station.

In 1897, the station was renamed Barmen-Unterbarmen by Prussian state railways. It was renamed Unterbarmen in 1930 and Wuppertal-Unterbarmen in 1950. Two signal boxes were closed in 1978.[2]

Station[edit]

S-Bahn station

The entrance building, which is built on an embankment, now serves only as a western access to the platforms of the S-Bahn line. An eastern access to the platforms is located on a pedestrian overpass over railway tracks. Two park-and-ride parking lots are located at the station, the biggest to the southwest of the platform. Barrier-free access to the platform for the disabled is only available from the smaller car park at the entrance building. The station is currently classified as a category 4 station.[1]

Despite modernisation in 2003 the station building is in poor condition.[citation needed] A catering company that was based here closed in November 2004 due to the poor condition of the building and opened a new facility in Elberfeld in August 2005.[citation needed]

Access for long distance trains to the platforms and the platforms themselves were dismantled, but the mainline tracks are still in the same position, so that at the station the area between the tracks is much greater than usual.

Rail services[edit]

The station is served by S 8 services between Mönchengladbach Hauptbahnhof and Hagen Hauptbahnhof (some terminating at Wuppertal-Oberbarmen and some running on to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof as line S 5). It has also been served since December 2003, by line S 9 to Bottrop (some running to Haltern am See). It is also served by line S 7 service Der Müngstener to Solingen Hbf.[3]

Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
Terminus
S 7
toward Solingen Hbf
S 8
toward Hagen Hbf

It is also served by bus route CE61, operated by WSW mobil at 20 minute intervals during the day.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Stationspreisliste 2014" [Station price list 2014] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Wuppertal-Unterbarmen station operations". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Wuppertal-Unterbarmen station". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 

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