Eschhofen station

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Eschhofen station
Deutsche Bahn
Through station
Eschhofen Bahnhof.jpg
LocationBahnhofstr. 38, Limburg an der Lahn, Hesse
Coordinates50°23′37″N 8°06′18″E / 50.39357°N 8.10491°E / 50.39357; 8.10491Coordinates: 50°23′37″N 8°06′18″E / 50.39357°N 8.10491°E / 50.39357; 8.10491
Other information
Station code1678[1]
DS100 codeFEN[2]
Opened10 January 1863
Preceding station   DB Regio Mitte   Following station
RE 20
Main-Lahn Railway
RB 22
Main-Lahn Railway
Preceding station   Hessische Landesbahn   Following station
RB 21
Ländches Railway
RB 45
Lahn Valley Railway
Vogelsberg Railway
toward Fulda

Eschhofen station lies on the Lahn Valley Railway (German: Lahntalbahn) in the town of Limburg an der Lahn in the German state of Hesse. In addition, just east of the station, the Main-Lahn Railway (Main-Lahn-Bahn) branches off to Frankfurt. The station was opened in 1863. It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 5 station.[1]


Eschhofen station was opened on 10 January 1863 with the inauguration of the Lahn Valley Railway. The first section of the Main-Lahn Railway was opened to traffic between Eschhofen and Niederselters on 1 February 1875 and the rest of the line was completed to Frankfurt on 15 October 1877. The current station building was probably built in 1896 and is classified as a monument under the Hessian Heritage Act.[3]


The station is only served by regional services. It has three platform tracks. Track 1 (the “home” platform, next to the station building) is used for trains running towards Limburg and Koblenz. Track 2 and track 3 are adjacent to a central platform and track 2 is served by all trains towards Gießen and Niedernhausen / Wiesbaden / Frankfurt. Track 3 is used only as a passing track and is not used regularly. Next to track 3, there are two tracks without platforms, but they are no longer used. The station has a park-and-ride and a bike-and-ride facility.


Eschhofen station is served by all trains towards Limburg/Koblenz and Gießen/Wiesbaden/Frankfurt. With the exception of the RB 21 and RB 45 services, which are operated by Hessische Landesbahn, all trains are operated by Deutsche Bahn. Trains to Koblenz (Regional-Express 25) run every two hours on the Gießen–Limburg–Koblenz route. There is also an hourly Regionalbahn service on the Gießen–WetzlarWeilburg–Limburg route, which since the 2011/2012 timetable change has been operated by Hessische Landesbahn. On the Main-Lahn Railway services run as far as Niedernhausen during the peak hour about every quarter of an hour, with a Regional-Express service and a Stadt-Express to Frankfurt, and a Regionalbahn service to Wiesbaden.


  1. ^ a b c "Stationspreisliste 2020" [Station price list 2020] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  3. ^ "Eschhofen station heritage listing" (in German). Denkmalschutz Hessen. Retrieved 12 May 2012.