Haiger station

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Haiger station
Wedge station
Haiger Railway Station 1.JPG
Haiger station from the street
Location Haiger, Hesse
Germany
Coordinates 50°44′29″N 8°13′16″E / 50.74139°N 8.22111°E / 50.74139; 8.22111Coordinates: 50°44′29″N 8°13′16″E / 50.74139°N 8.22111°E / 50.74139; 8.22111
Line(s)
Platforms 5
Construction
Architect Ludwig Hofmann?
Architectural style Neoclassical / Art Nouveau
Other information
Station code 2475
DS100 code FHG
Category 5 [1]
Website www.bahnhof.de
History
Opened 1862 / 1913

Haiger station serves the town of Haiger in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis of the German state of Hesse. The first station at this point was opened 1862 when the Cologne-Minden Railway Company built the Deutz–Gießen railway, connecting Cologne-Deutz with Gießen. The station became more important when the direct connection was opened to Siegen (now considered part of the Dill line) in 1915.

Reception building[edit]

Station hall

Between 1911 and 1913 a new station building was built as a “wedge station” (Keilbahnhof) between the old line (now the Heller Valley Railway) and the new line to Siegen. The architect was perhaps Ludwig Hoffmann. The station is located between the two converging railways, which are elevated, allowing the platform subways to be accessed from street level. The facade and much of the buildings themselves are designed around a central axis of symmetry. The façade is dominated by a central projection of yellow sandstone. The ensemble is composed of a mixture of classical elements and Art Nouveau. The station is situated at an altitude of 270 m above sea level. The reception building currently appears neglected and its sidings give the impression of a brownfield.

Lines[edit]

Haiger station is on the Siegen–Gießen main line (Dill line) and the Heller Valley Railway from Haiger to Betzdorf, now classified as a single track main line, which was originally part of the Deutz–Giessen line. A third line, the Haiger–Breitscheid line is closed.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2016" [Station price list 2016] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 

References[edit]

  • Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen (State Conservation Hesse), ed. (2005). Eisenbahn in Hessen. Kulturdenkmäler in Hessen. Denkmaltopographie Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Railways in Hesse. Cultural sites in Hesse. Monumental topography of the Federal Republic of Germany) (in German). 2.2. Stuttgart: Theiss Verlag. p. 1,016. ISBN 3-8062-1917-6. 
  • Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2007/2008 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2007. ISBN 978-3-89494-136-9. 
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Au (Sieg)
RB 95
Sieg-Dill-Bahn
toward Dillenburg
RB 96
Hellertal-Bahn
toward Dillenburg
Preceding station   Hessische Landesbahn   Following station
Terminus
RE 40/99
Main-Sieg-Express