Düsseldorf Airport station

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Bahnhof Düsseldorf Flughafen
Bf
Bf-d-flughafenfern.jpg
Platforms
Location Ahrensplatz 1
40474 Düsseldorf[1]
Lohausen, Düsseldorf, NRW
Germany
Coordinates 51°17′30″N 6°47′11″E / 51.29167°N 6.78639°E / 51.29167; 6.78639Coordinates: 51°17′30″N 6°47′11″E / 51.29167°N 6.78639°E / 51.29167; 6.78639
Line(s) Cologne–Duisburg line S 1
Other information
Station code 1400
DS100 code KDFF (long-distance)
KDFFH (S-Bahn)
Category 2[2]
Website www.bahnhof.de
History
Opened 26 May 2000
Düsseldorf Airport S-Bahn service
Duisburg Hbf
Duisburg-Rahm
Düsseldorf-Angermund
Düsseldorf Airport
SkyTrain Parkhaus 4
SkyTrain Terminal A/B
SkyTrain Terminal C
Düsseldorf Airport Terminal C
Düsseldorf-Unterrath
Düsseldorf-Derendorf
Düsseldorf Zoo
Düsseldorf-Wehrhahn
Düsseldorf Hbf
Aerial view of the airport; the station is visible on the bottom left end of the runway
View of the tracks

Düsseldorf Airport (Bahnhof Düsseldorf Flughafen) is a railway station in Düsseldorf, Germany on the Cologne–Duisburg line that connects Düsseldorf Airport to Düsseldorf-Stadtmitte and long-distance trains, most of them ICE trains. Opened in May 2000, the new railway station has the capacity of 300 train departures per day.

History[edit]

The federal government provided €14.6 million towards the construction of Düsseldorf Airport station.[3] It was inaugurated on 26 May 2000, in the presence of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and Premier of North Rhine-Westphalia, Wolfgang Clement.[4] The station cost DM 125 million to build and went into operation on 28 May 2000.[5]

On 1 July 2002, the SkyTrain was opened. The track is 2.5 km long and 23 m high. After the commissioning of the SkyTrain had been delayed by a year due to software problems, the train stopped operations six times in the first two weeks of public operations and was then closed to 26 August.[6]

Current operations[edit]

Up to 300 trains stop here each day. It consists of a mainline station and an S-Bahn station, which share an entrance building. The mainline station has two platform tracks and in between there are two through tracks, running in each direction. These through tracks for trains not stopping at the station allow operations at speeds of up to 200 km/h. The S-Bahn station lies to the west of the mainline station and also has two platform tracks. The SkyTrain station is further to the west.

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following services:[7]

  • High speed services (Thalys) Paris - Brussels - Cologne - Düsseldorf - Essen
  • Intercity Express services (ICE 10) Cologne/Bonn Airport - Düsseldorf - Duisburg - Essen - Dortmund - Hamm - Bielefeld - Hannover - Berlin
  • Intercity Express services (ICE 41) Dortmund - Düsseldorf - Cologne - Frankfurt - Würzburg - Nürnberg - Munich
  • Intercity Express services (ICE 43) Dortmund - Düsseldorf - Cologne - Frankfurt - Karlsruhe - Freiburg - Basel
  • Intercity Express services (ICE 50) Düsseldorf - Duisburg - Essen - Dortmund - Hamm - Paderborn - Kassel - Erfurt - Leipzig - Dresden
  • Intercity services (IC 50) Düsseldorf - Duisburg - Essen - Dortmund - Hamm - Paderborn - Kassel - Erfurt - Leipzig
  • Regional services RE 1 NRW-Express Aachen - Cologne - Düsseldorf - Duisburg - Essen - Dortmund - Hamm - Paderborn
  • Regional services RE 2 Rhein-Haard-Express Münster - Dülmen - Recklinghausen - Essen - Duisburg - Düsseldorf
  • Regional services RE 3 Rhein-Emscher-Express Düsseldorf - Duisburg - Gelsenkirchen - Dortmund - Hamm
  • Regional services RE 5 Rhein-Express Wesel - Oberhausen - Duisburg - Düsseldorf - Cologne - Bonn - Koblenz
  • Regional services RE 6 Rhein-Weser-Express Cologne/Bonn Airport – Cologne – Neuss – Düsseldorf - Duisburg - Essen - Dortmund - Hamm - Bielefeld - Minden
  • Regional services RE 11 Rhein-Hellweg-Express Düsseldorf – Düsseldorf Airport – Duisburg – Essen – Dortmund – Hamm – Paderborn – Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
  • Regional services RE 19 Rhein-IJssel-Express Arnhem – Emmerich – Wesel – Oberhausen – Duisburg – Düsseldorf Airport – Düsseldorf
  • Rhein-Ruhr S-Bahn services S 1 Dortmund - Bochum - Essen - Duisburg - Düsseldorf - Solingen
Preceding station   Thalys   Following station
toward Paris Nord
Thalys
toward Essen Hbf
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
ICE 10
towards Munich Hbf
ICE 41
towards Dortmund Hbf
towards Basel SBB
ICE 43
towards Basel SBB
Terminus
ICE 50
towards Dresden Hbf
Terminus
IC 50
towards Leipzig Hbf
toward Aachen Hbf
RE 1
NRW-Express
toward Hamm Hbf
Terminus
RE 2
Rhein-Haard-Express
toward Münster Hbf
toward Wesel
RE 5
Rhein-Express
toward Koblenz Hbf
RE 6
Rhein-Weser-Express
toward Minden Hbf
Terminus
RE 11
Rhein-Hellweg-Express
Preceding station   eurobahn   Following station
Terminus
RE 3
Rhein-Emscher-Express
toward Hamm Hbf
Preceding station   Abellio Rail   Following station
Terminus
RE 19
Rhein-IJssel-Express
Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
toward Solingen Hbf
S 1
toward Dortmund Hbf

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ at bahnhof.de
  2. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2017" [Station price list 2017] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Answer to parliamentary questions from Winfried Hermann, Dr. Anton Hofreiter, Peter Hettlich, and other of the BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN group – printed matter 16/7104" (PDF). Records 16/7371 (in German). Deutscher Bundestag. 29 November 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Düsseldorf Year Book (in German). 72. Düsseldorf: Droste. 2001. p. 246. ISBN 3-7700-3047-8. 
  5. ^ "Neuer Flughafenbahnhof Düsseldorf". Eisenbahn-Revue International (in German) (6): 243. 2000. ISSN 1421-2811. 
  6. ^ "Sky-Train in Düsseldorf". Eisenbahn-Revue International (in German) (10): 447. 2002. ISSN 1421-2811. 
  7. ^ Timetables for Düsseldorf Flughafen station (German)

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