Wuppertal-Vohwinkel station

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Wuppertal-Vohwinkel
Entrance building
Operations
Category 4
Type Through station
Platforms in use 8
DS100 code KWV
Station code 6937
Construction and location
Opened 10 April 1841[1]
Location Wuppertal
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
Home page www.bahnhof.de
51°14′2.7″N 7°4′17.15″E / 51.234083°N 7.0714306°E / 51.234083; 7.0714306Coordinates: 51°14′2.7″N 7°4′17.15″E / 51.234083°N 7.0714306°E / 51.234083; 7.0714306
Route information
List of railway stations in North Rhine-Westphalia

Vohwinkel station is the most western station in the city of Wuppertal. It is placed in the district of Vohwinkel. It is a triangular station, built at a railway junction.

Interior

History[edit]

The original station was built slightly further west than the present station in 1841 by the Düsseldorf-Elberfeld Railway Company. The Prince William Railway was extended to Vohwinkel in 1848, creating a railway junction. The present building was built at the beginning of the 20th century by the Prussian state railways to the design of Alexander Rüdell.[2][3]

In the early 20th century a three km long marshalling yard was built to the west of the station, but it has since been closed and demolished.

In addition to the Düsseldorf-Elberfeld through line and the branch to the former Prince William line (now the line to Essen), in the past there was a railway line connecting to the now closed Wuppertal Northern Railway and the now closed Corkscrew line from Solingen terminated there.

Services[edit]

No long distance services stop at the station, but it is served by Regional-Express services Wupper-Express (RE 4) and Maas-Wupper-Express (RE 13), the Rhein-Wupper-Bahn Regionalbahn service and lines S8 and S9 of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn.[4]

Lines Route
RE 4 Aachen – Herzogenrath – Mönchengladbach – Düsseldorf – Wuppertal-Vohwinkel – Wuppertal – Hagen – Dortmund
RE 13 Venlo – Viersen – Mönchengladbach – Düsseldorf – Wuppertal-Vohwinkel – Wuppertal – Hagen – Hamm (Westf)
RB 48 Bonn-Mehlem – Bonn – Cologne – Solingen – Wuppertal-Vohwinkel – Wuppertal
S 8 Mönchengladbach – Neuss – Düsseldorf – Wuppertal-Vohwinkel – Wuppertal – Schwelm – Hagen
S 9 Haltern am See – Bottrop – Essen – Velbert-Langenberg – Wuppertal-Vohwinkel – Wuppertal
S 68 Langenfeld (Rheinl) – Düsseldorf – Wuppertal-Vohwinkel
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Aachen Hbf
RE 4
Wupper-Express
toward Dortmund Hbf
toward Bonn-Mehlem
RB 48
Rhein-Wupper-Bahn
Terminus
Preceding station   eurobahn   Following station
toward Venlo
RE 13
Maas-Wupper-Express
toward Hamm
Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
S 8
toward Hagen Hbf
S 9
toward Langenfeld
S 68 Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wuppertal-Sonnborn station operations". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Der neue Personenbahnhof in Vohwinkel (Rheinland) (The new passenger station in Vohwinkel (Rheinland))" (in German). Prussian Ministry of Works. 1908. p. 637. 
  3. ^ Cornelius, Carl (1921). "Dr.-Ing. Alexander Rüdell †. (obituary)" (in German). Prussian Ministry of Finance. p. 3. 
  4. ^ "Wuppertal-Sonnborn station". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 21 January 2012.