Ennepetal (Gevelsberg) station

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Ennepetal (Gevelsberg) station
Deutsche Bahn Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn
Through station
Bahnhof Ennepetal01.jpg
Location Bahnhofstraße 19, Ennepetal, North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany
Coordinates 51°18′16″N 7°20′37″E / 51.30444°N 7.34361°E / 51.30444; 7.34361Coordinates: 51°18′16″N 7°20′37″E / 51.30444°N 7.34361°E / 51.30444; 7.34361
Line(s)
Platforms 2
Other information
Station code 1603
DS100 code EENP[1]
IBNR 8001795
Category 5[2]
Website www.bahnhof.de
History
Opened 9 March 1849
Services
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Aachen Hbf
RE 4
Wupper-Express
toward Dortmund Hbf
Preceding station   eurobahn   Following station
toward Venlo
RE 13
Maas-Wupper-Express
toward Hamm Hbf
Preceding station   National Express   Following station
toward Krefeld Hbf
RE 7
Rhein-Münsterland-Express
toward Rheine Hbf

Ennepetal (Gevelsberg) station is a 160-year-old station on the Elberfeld–Dortmund railway built by the Bergisch-Märkische Railway Company. It is in the city of Ennepetal in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The former station building is one of the oldest of its kind in North Rhine-Westphalia and has been listed as a monument since 1986. The station is on the Industrial Heritage Trail.[3]

History[edit]

With the construction of the Elberfeld–Dortmund line by the Bergisch-Märkische Railway Company in 1848, a station was opened in Milspe, now a suburb of Ennepetal, on 9 March 1849. The station was a timber-framed building. It was called Milspe station until 1954, when it was renamed Ennepetal-Milspe, reflecting the merger of the towns of Milspe and Voerde as Ennepetal 1949. With the closure of Gevelsberg station on the line in 1963, the neighbouring town Gevelsberg no longer had its own station on the Elberfeld–Dortmund line. Thus in 1968 Ennepetal-Milspe station was renamed again as Ennepetal (Gevelsberg) station, although it lies entirely within the city of Ennepetal.[3]

Services[edit]

The station is now served only by Regional-Express services, RE 4 (Wupper-Express), RE 7 (Rhein-Münsterland-Express) and RE 13 (Maas-Wupper-Express).[4] The platform for trains towards Hagen could only be reached at ground level for decades, while the platform for trains towards Wuppertal could only be reached by a subway. In 2010, the existing platform tunnel was rebuilt and extended under the street. Today, there are stairs to the platform and since mid-2011 a lift as well. The central platform has been rebuilt with two new platform edges with a height of 76 cm. This makes the station fully accessible for the disabled for Eurobahn trains, but not for the double-decker trains of DB Regio, with their different floor heights. The wooden platform canopy was preserved and repainted.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 
  2. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2017" [Station price list 2017] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Bahnhof Ennepetal" (in German). Route Industriekultur. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Ennepetal station". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 

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