Frankfurt-Zeilsheim station

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Through station
Bhf Zeilsheim Gesamt.jpg
General view, looking towards Frankfurt
General information
LocationFrankfurt, Hesse
Coordinates50°5′25″N 8°30′24″E / 50.09028°N 8.50667°E / 50.09028; 8.50667Coordinates: 50°5′25″N 8°30′24″E / 50.09028°N 8.50667°E / 50.09028; 8.50667
Other information
Station code8058
DS100 codeFZH
Category5 [1]
Fare zoneRhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV): 5013[2]
Opened13 May 2007
Preceding station Rhine-Main S-Bahn Following station
Kriftel Höchst Farbwerke
towards Dietzenbach
Frankfurt-Zeilsheim is located in Frankfurt am Main
Location within Frankfurt
Frankfurt-Zeilsheim is located in Hesse
Frankfurt-Zeilsheim is located in Germany
Location within Germany
Frankfurt-Zeilsheim is located in Europe
Location within Europe

Frankfurt-Zeilsheim station (German: Bahnhof Frankfurt-Zeilsheim) is a railway station located in the Sindlingen district of Frankfurt, Germany, on the Main-Lahn Railway. It is served by line S2 of the Rhine-Main S-Bahn. The station opened on 13 May 2007 and is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 5 station.[1]

Name and location[edit]

Western access to track 2

The station is located on an embankment of the Main-Lahn Railway (Main-Lahn-Bahn), which marks the border between the districts of Sindlingen and Zeilsheim. Thus, the platform serving trains towards the inner city and Dietzenbach is in Sindlingen, while the platform serving trains towards Niedernhausen is in Zeilsheim.

Two streets, Sindlinger Bahnstraße to the north and West-Höchster-Straße to the south, pass through an underpass to the east of the station. There are entrances from here to each platform, in both cases via a staircase and a ramp. A pedestrian underpass was built to provide a western entrance connecting to the Ferdinand-Hofmann estate and the Internationale Schule Frankfurt Rhein-Main in Sindlingen.

Although the station is in the Frankfurt district of Sindlingen and not in the Zeilsheim district, it was named after Zeilsheim because Frankfurt Sindlingen station already existed. The name Frankfurt Sindlingen North station was rejected by Deutsche Bahn.

The station cost €6.75 million to build, funded by the city of Frankfurt, Hesse and the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (Rhine-Main Transport Association, RMV).


Work in April 2007

The communities of Zeilsheim and Sindlingen were incorporated into Höchst am Main, which in turn became part of Frankfurt in 1928. A commitment to construct a station between Zeilsheim and Sindlingen was part of the annexation agreement between Frankfurt and Höchst am Main.[3]

The Frankfurt City Council authorised the preliminary planning for the construction of the station on 29 April 1999 after several years of preparatory work.[4] Construction of the project started in January 2006. Originally, it was planned to open Zeilsheim station at the timetable change of 10 December 2006, but significant delays and mishaps during the construction led the opening to be postponed to the spring of 2007. It was eventually opened on 13 May 2007. Thus the terms of the annexation agreement of 1928 were fulfilled after 79 years.


Sindlinger Bahnstraße
View of track1 (towards inner city)

The station is served by S-Bahn line S2, which runs between Niedernhausen and Dietzenbach. It operates on weekdays at 30-minute intervals, at 15-minute intervals during peak hours and hourly on weekends.

The station is classified as category 5 station.


In order to improve connections to the station, the entire bus network in the western part of Frankfurt was revised at the timetable change in December 2006. The adjacent bus stop is served by city bus lines 53 (to/from Bolongaro Palace in Höchst), 54 (Griesheim station) and 57 (Siedlung Taunusblick), which connect the station to centre of the district. Zeilsheim station is also served by the night bus line N8.


  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2022" [Station price list 2022] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Tarifinformationen 2021" (PDF). Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund. 1 January 2021. p. 157. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Appendix to the annexation agreement of 1928" (PDF, 89 kB) (in German). City of Frankfurt. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Decision § 4032 of 1998 of the council the City of Frankfurt am Main" (in German). City of Frankfurt. Retrieved 10 May 2012.

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