Dortmund-Lütgendortmund station

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Dortmund-Lütgendortmund station
Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn
Terminus
Luetkendortmund Bf01.jpeg
Entrance to the underground station
Location Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany
Coordinates 51°30′3″N 7°20′3″E / 51.50083°N 7.33417°E / 51.50083; 7.33417Coordinates: 51°30′3″N 7°20′3″E / 51.50083°N 7.33417°E / 51.50083; 7.33417
Line(s) Lütgendortmund–Dortmund (KBS 450.4)
Platforms 1
Other information
Station code 1235[1]
DS100 code EDLS[2]
IBNR 8001516
Category 5[1]
History
Opened 23 May 1993[3]
Services
Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
Terminus S 4
toward Unna

Dortmund-Lütgendortmund station is a single-track, underground terminal station in the city of Dortmund in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The platform is accessible by stairs, escalator or lift. It was opened in 1993 at the end of an extension of Line S 4 trains of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn. Trains reverse here in order to return to Unna station. It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 5 station.[1]

History[edit]

The station was built as part of the extension of a fragment of the Rhenish Railway Company's Ruhr line, which opened in 1874. Line S 4 services commenced operation to the station on 23 May 1993. The nearest bus stop had been called Lütgendortmunder Markt, but it was renamed Dortmund Lütgendortmund S-Bahn station.

Extension of the S 4 line from its current western end in the tunnel at Dortmund-Lütgendortmund was formerly planned to be implemented with a target of opening it in 2015. This would have included an extension of the single-track tunnel to the immediate south of Dortmund-Bövinghausen station. The S 4 would run from there to Herne on the Duisburg-Ruhrort–Dortmund railway (the Emscher Valley Railway of the Cologne-Minden Railway Company) and there take over the Herne–Essen branch of the current S 2 line. The Emschertal-Bahn (RB 43) Regionalbahn service would only operate between Herne and Dorsten. The eastern section of the Emscher Valley Railway between Dortmund-Bövinghausen and Dortmund Hauptbahnhof would be used by a new line of the Dortmund Stadtbahn. For a long time funds have been available for the construction of the line to Bövinghausen, however, the financing for the operation of the line is not guaranteed. The Emschertal-Bahn runs between Dortmund-Bövinghausen and Herne every hour, but the S4 would run between Herne and Essen every twenty minutes as an S-Bahn service, so the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr would have to fund the increased services through savings in other areas. Upon taking office, the transport minister Oliver Wittke called for all such proposals to be re-evaluated. The line extension has been removed from the integrated transportation plan for North Rhine-Westphalia; a resubmission is possible from 2015.

Lütgendortmund has other railway stations. The former Lütgendortmund station at the district border with Marten and Kley is now called Dortmund-Germania, after the former Germania colliery. There is also Dortmund Lütgendortmund Nord station on the Duisburg-Ruhrort–Dortmund line.

Rail services[edit]

Underground platform

The station is served by S 4 services between Lütgendortmund and Unna via Dortmund Stadthaus and Dortmund-Dorstfeld.[4]

It is also served by four bus routes operated by BOGESTRA: 336 (at 20-minute intervals), 369 (30), 370 (60) and 378 (20) and four operated by Dortmunder Stadtwerke: 462 (20), 463 (60), 464 (30) and 470 (20).[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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. ^ "Dortmund-Lütgendortmund station operations". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Dortmund-Lütgendortmund station". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 19 October 2011.