Wuppertal-Vohwinkel station

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Entrance building
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.



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.


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
toward Dortmund Hbf
toward Bonn-Mehlem
RB 48
Preceding station   eurobahn   Following station
toward Venlo
RE 13
toward Hamm
Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
S 8
toward Hagen Hbf
S 9
toward Langenfeld
S 68 Terminus


  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.