Eschhofen station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Eschhofen station
Deutsche Bahn
Through station
Eschhofen Bahnhof.jpg
LocationBahnhofstr. 38, Limburg an der Lahn, Hesse
Germany
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
Line(s)
Platforms3
Other information
Station code1678[1]
DS100 codeFEN[2]
IBNR8001883
Category5[1]
Websitewww.bahnhof.de
History
Opened10 January 1863
Services
Preceding station   DB Regio Mitte   Following station
Terminus
RE 20
Main-Lahn Railway
RB 22
Main-Lahn Railway
Preceding station   Hessische Landesbahn   Following station
RB 21
Ländches Railway
Terminus
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]

History[edit]

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]

Infrastructure[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

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.

Notes[edit]

  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.