Andernach station

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Andernach station
Deutsche Bahn
Through station
Bahnhof Andernach1.JPG
Station and forecourt
Location Andernach, North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany
Coordinates 50°26′08″N 7°24′12″E / 50.43556°N 7.40333°E / 50.43556; 7.40333Coordinates: 50°26′08″N 7°24′12″E / 50.43556°N 7.40333°E / 50.43556; 7.40333
Line(s)
Platforms 4
Other information
Station code 144[1]
DS100 code KAND[2]
IBNR 8000331
Category 3 [1]
Website www.bahnhof.de
History
Opened about 1858

Andernach station is the transportation hub of the city of Andernach in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is a middle-sized stations with thousands of passengers each day. It is currently classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 3 station. After completion of the renovation, it will be classified as a category 3 station. It has four passenger paltforms (tracks 1, 2, 3 and 24), three with a length of more than 280 m,[3] and sidings and freight tracks.[4] It is on the Left Rhine line (German: Linke Rheinstrecke) and is the terminus of the Cross Eifel Railway (Eifelquerbahn). In addition to passenger operations, the station has container and freight operations to the east of the station, particularly serving the tin plate manufacturer, Rasselstein.

In the station forecourt, there is a bus station, served by all city buses and regional bus services to Mayen, Neuwied and Ochtendung. The regional bus service to Maria Laach stops 50 metres from the bus station.

The station is currently being modernised. It is planned to increase the height of the central platform for its entire length to 76 centimetres, modernise the platform roof, provide barrier-free access using lifts, improve the environment, including the bus station, implement bike and ride and the park and ride facilities and provide new access to the main platform.[5]

History[edit]

Andernach received a rail extension of the Rhenish Railway Company’s Left Rhine line from Oberwinter to Weißenthurm on 15 August 1858. On 11 November 1858 the first train ran on the Left Rhine line to Koblenz. A year later, the line was extended to Bingerbrück.

The Eifelquer line from Andernach to Niedermendig was opened for freight on 1 April 1878 and for passengers on 15 May. This line was also owned by the Rhenish Railway Company. On 20 September 1879, the 2.33 km long freight line to Rheinwerft was opened.

All regional and some express trains stopped in Andernach, while most higher-quality passenger trains went by without stopping.

During the Second World War, Andernach station was completely destroyed. It was rebuilt after the war.

Services[edit]

Track 2 with old split-flap display
Track 2 with new LCD display

The only facility available at the station is a Deutsche Bahn (DB) ticket office, which has two counters. The restaurant, the bookshop, a former DB service point and a taxi call point are disused. The concourse has a departure monitor and touch-screen ticket machines of DB and trans-regio. There is also an ATM and seating.

Passenger operations[edit]

Trains stop on four platforms at Andernach station. Long-distance services stopping at the station consist of Intercity-Express, Intercity and EuroCity trains. Regional services consist of Regional-Express (RE) and Regionalbahn (RB) trains to cities within 200 kilometres, running towards Cologne/Emmerich, Koblenz, Mainz and Mayen/Kaisersesch.

Regional services[edit]

Line KBS Route Operator Rollingstock Frequency
RE 5 Rhein-Express 415/420/470 EmmerichOberhausenDuisburgDüsseldorfCologneBonnRemagenAndernachKoblenz-StadtmitteKoblenz Hbf DB Class 146 with double deck carriages 60 min
RB 26 MittelRheinBahn 415/420/470 Cologne – Bonn – Remagen – Andernach – Koblenz-Stadtmitte – Koblenz Hbf trans regio Siemens Desiro ML 60 min
RB 23 Lahn-Eifel-Bahn 478 Limburg (Lahn)Bad EmsKoblenz HbfKoblenz StadtmitteAndernachMendigMayen DB Class 640/648 60 min
RB 38 Lahn-Eifel-Bahn 478 AndernachMendigMayenKaisersesch DB Class 640/648 60 min
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Wesel
RE 5
Rhein-Express
toward Koblenz Hbf
toward Mayen Ost
RB 23
Lahn-Eifel-Bahn
toward Kaisersesch
RB 38
Lahn-Eifel-Bahn
Terminus
Preceding station   trans regio   Following station
RB 26
MittelRheinBahn
toward Mainz Hbf

The Rhineland-Palatinate co-ordinated timetable of 2015 provides for the further development of RB 23 as a Stadt-Express line, a Regionalexpress service on the (Gießen–) Limburg–Koblenz–Andernach route (RE 25) and a Regionalbahn service on the Andernach–Mendig–Mayen–KaiserseschUlmen route (RB 38), running hourly.[6]

Long distance[edit]

Type Train number Route Line
EC 114/115 Wörthersee KlagenfurtSalzburgMunichUlmStuttgartMannheimMainzAndernach – Koblenz – Bonn – Cologne – Duisburg → EssenDortmund ← Oberhausen ← Münster 32/62
Intercity 118/119 SalzburgInnsbruckFeldkirchDornbirnBregenzLindau – Ulm – Stuttgart – Heidelberg – Mannheim – Mainz – Andernach – Koblenz – Bonn – Köln – Duisburg – Essen – Münster 32
Intercity 130/135/136/137/231 Norddeich MoleEmden – Münster – Oberhausen – Duisburg – Cologne – Bonn – Andernach – Koblenz – TrierLuxembourg 35
131 Borkum
132 Norderney
133/134 Ostfriesland
ICE 556/557 BerlinHanoverBielefeldHammHagenWuppertal – Cologne – Bonn – Andernach – Koblenz ← Trier 10
ICE 855/856 Trier – Koblenz – Andernach – Bonn – Cologne – Wuppertal – Hagen – Hamm – Bielefeld – Hanover – Wolfsburg – Berlin 10
Intercity 1910/1911/1915/1916 Salzburg → Munich –/Tübingen – Stuttgart – Heidelberg – Mannheim – Mainz – Andernach – Koblenz – Bonn – Cologne – Duisburg – Essen – Dortmund – Hamm – Bielefeld – Herford – Hannover – Berlin 32
2010/2011 Loreley
2017/2338/2339
Intercity 1917 KonstanzSingenVillingenOffenburgKarlsruhe – Mannheim – Mainz – Andernach – Koblenz – Bonn – Cologne – Duisburg – Essen – Dortmund ← Hamm ← Bielefeld ← Herford ← Hannover ← Berlin 26/32
2006/2007 Bodensee
Intercity 1920/1924 Frankfurt → Mainz → Andernach – Koblenz → Bonn → Cologne → Duisburg → Essen → Dortmund → Hamm → Bielefeld → Herford → Hannover → Berlin 31/32
Intercity 2004/2005 Bodensee Konstanz – Singen – Villingen – Offenburg – Karlsruhe – Mannheim – Mainz – Andernach – Koblenz – Bonn – Cologne – Duisburg – Oberhausen – Münster – Emden 26/35
Intercity 2012/2013 Allgäu OberstdorfKempten – Ulm – Stuttgart – Heidelberg – Mannheim – Mainz – Andernach – Koblenz – Bonn – Köln – Duisburg – Essen – Dortmund – Hamm – Bielefeld – Hanover – MagdeburgLeipzig 32/55
Intercity 2014/2015 Stuttgart – Mannheim – Mainz – Andernach – Koblenz – Bonn – Cologne – Duisburg – Oberhausen – Münster – Emden ← Norddeich 32/35
2019 Norderney
Intercity 2020/2021 Frankfurt – Mainz – Koblenz – Andernach – Bonn – Cologne – Duisburg – Essen – Dortmund – Hamm – Münster – BremenHamburg 31
Intercity 2212 Rügen Koblenz – Andernach – Bonn – Cologne – Duisburg – Essen – Dortmund – Münster – Bremen – Hamburg → RostockStralsundOstseebad Binz 30
2307

Other stations in Andernach[edit]

The town of Andernach has other stations in two suburbs:

  • Namedy on the Left Rhine line and served by MRB (Mittelrheinbahn) 26 trains
  • Miesenheim on the Eifelquer Railway and served by RB 92 trains.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2017" [Station price list 2017] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 
  3. ^ "Andernach station platform information" (PDF, 166 kB) (in German). Deutsche Bahn. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Track plan of Andernach station" (PDF, 166 kB) (in German). Deutsche Bahn. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Modernisation and enhancement of stations in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate – current state of planning" (PDF) (in German). SPNV-Nord. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Rheinland-Pfalz-Takt 2015 – Rahmenkonzept zur Weiterentwicklung der SPNV-Angebote in Rheinland-Pfalz und im Saarland" (PDF) (in German). SPNV-Nord. Retrieved 28 April 2011.