Düsseldorf Volksgarten station

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Düsseldorf Volksgarten station
Through station
Bf-d-volksgarten.jpg
Location Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany
Coordinates 51°12′36.1″N 6°47′31.2″E / 51.210028°N 6.792000°E / 51.210028; 6.792000Coordinates: 51°12′36.1″N 6°47′31.2″E / 51.210028°N 6.792000°E / 51.210028; 6.792000
Line(s)
Platforms 2
Other information
Station code 1402
DS100 code KDV
Category 5 [1]
Website www.bahnhof.de
History
Opened 1968[2]
Traffic
Passengers 10,000–15,000[3]

Düsseldorf Volksgarten station is in the district of Oberbilk in central Düsseldorf in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is on the Cologne–Duisburg line and is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 5 station.[1] it is served by Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn lines S 1 and S 6 and by line 706 of the Düsseldorf tram network, which has an adjoining stop. In 2002, the number of entering, exiting and transferring passengers is around 10,000–15,000 per working day. It is one of the six most highly frequented railway stations in the city of Düsseldorf. It belongs to the tariff area of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (Rhine-Ruhr Transport Association) and is located in fare zone 53: Düsseldorf-Süd.

Location[edit]

Entrance to Volksgarten

The station is on the line between Cologne and Duisburg, about 2 km south of Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof. It is located on the borders of the districts of Düsseldorf-Friedrichstadt, Düsseldorf-Oberbilk and Dusseldorf-Bilk. It is elevated on the railway above the streets of Oberbilker Allee and Kruppstraße. South of the platform are the sports facilities of TuRU Düsseldorf including its football stadium, Stadion an der Feuerbachstraße. On the opposite side of Kruppstraße is the entrance to a park called Volksgarten ("people’s garden"), after which the station is named. This was substantially upgraded for the Federal Garden Show in 1987. Volksgarten station, along with the next station towards Cologne, Düsseldorf-Oberbilk, had a major role in conveying people to the Garden Show.

History[edit]

Volksgarten Dusseldorf station was built to coincide with the opening of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn in September 1967. There was no earlier station at this point. The line opened between the stations of Düsseldorf-Garath and Ratingen Ost, including Volksgarten, was the first new commuter line built in Germany after the Second World War.

In preparation for the 1987 Federal Garden Show, new equipment was added to the station. At the western and the eastern area of the platform, two large roof structures were installed to protect passengers from rain.

As part of a modernisation at several stations in Düsseldorf, the station was equipped at the beginning of the 2000s with new train destination indicators with split-flap displays.

Station layout[edit]

The station has a central platform with entrances on Oberbilker Allee and on Kruppstraße and Straße Auf'm Hennekamp. However, these only have stairs rather than escalators. Since it has no lift, the station does not have barrier-free access for the disabled.

Services[edit]

Volksgarten station is located on the south-eastern branch of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn through Düsseldorf. It is served by lines S 1 and S 6 at 20 minute intervals. It is also served by some services on line S 68 during peak hours.[4] It is also served by tram line 706 running to central Düsseldorf and other eastern and southern districts. Line 706 runs throughout the day as a ring line at 10-minute intervals.

Line Route
S 1 Dortmund Hbf – Bochum Hbf – Essen Hbf – Duisburg Hbf – Düsseldorf Airport – Düsseldorf Hbf – Düsseldorf Volksgarten – Hilden – Solingen Hbf
S 6 Essen Hbf – Kettwig – Ratingen Ost – Düsseldorf Hbf – Düsseldorf Volksgarten – Leverkusen Mitte – Cologne Hbf – Köln-Nippes
Tram 706 Am Steinberg – Jan-Wellem-Platz – Brehmplatz – Düsseldorf Volksgarten – Am Steinberg
Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
toward Solingen Hbf
S 1
toward Dortmund Hbf
toward Köln-Nippes
S 6
toward Essen Hbf
toward Langenfeld
S 68

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. ^ "Düsseldorf Volksgarten operations". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf: Nahverkehrsplan 2002–2007 (in German). Düsseldorf: Amt für Verkehrsmanagement. 2003. p. 59. 
  4. ^ "Düsseldorf Volksgarten". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 

References[edit]

  • Amt für Verkehrsmanagement - Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf (2003). Nahverkehrsplan 2002–2007 (in German). Düsseldorf: Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf. 
  • Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (1999). Argumente für den ÖPNV (in German). 9, Zielnetz 2015. VRR GmbH.