Eitorf station

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Eitorf station
Deutsche Bahn Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn
Through station
Bahnhof Eitorf.jpg
Eitorf station
Location Bahnhofstr. 32, Eitorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany
Coordinates 50°46′25″N 7°26′46″E / 50.773657°N 7.446043°E / 50.773657; 7.446043Coordinates: 50°46′25″N 7°26′46″E / 50.773657°N 7.446043°E / 50.773657; 7.446043
Line(s)
Platforms 2
Other information
Station code 1541[1]
DS100 code KEIT[2]
IBNR 8001736
Category 5[1]
Website www.bahnhof.de
History
Opened 1859[3]
Services
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Aachen Hbf
RE 9
Rhein-Sieg-Express
toward Siegen
Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
toward Horrem
S 12
toward Au (Sieg)
toward Düren
S 19

Eitorf station is located on the Sieg Railway in the town of Eitorf in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It was opened in 1859 by the Cologne-Minden Railway Company with the Sieg Railway and served passenger and freight traffic.

Station building[edit]

The Station building

The original station building opened in 1859 was destroyed in World War II. The current station building was opened by Deutsche Bundesbahn in 1962. The building stood empty for several years and in the mean time could not be used by passengers. Since February 2009, a bakery outlet has occupied the former ticket hall. Next to the station there is a parking station and a parking lot for park and ride commuters.

Platforms[edit]

Until spring 2004, the station had a platform next to the entrance building and a platform between tracks 1 and 2, which could only be reached at ground level over track 1. Therefore, only one train at a time was allowed to stop at Eitorf and to prevent two trains crossing at the station, one train had to wait outside the station for the departure of the other.

Since the renovation of the station the side platform is now on the other side of track 2. Ramps have also been installed to give barrier-free access to the platforms for the disabled. The platforms have a height of 76 centimetres, which means that there is no access for wheelchair to the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn trains (which have an entrance height of 96 centimetres) without assistance; such assistance is available.

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the Rhein-Sieg-Express (RE 9) every hour. It is also served by S-Bahn S 12 services from Köln-Ehrenfeld (Horrem in the peak) to Au (Sieg) and S19 services on weekdays from Düren to Herchen or Au (Sieg). The S12 services operate hourly, but the S19 services are less frequent.[4] In the morning peak, two extra RE 9 services run to Cologne and in the afternoon peak two extra RE 9 services run to Siegen. Freight trains rarely operate through the station. All passenger trains running through the station are operated by DB Regio Rheinland. The station is classified by Deutsche Bahn since January 2011 as a category 5 station.[1]

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. ^ "Eitorf station operations". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Eitorf station". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 16 March 2017.