Hamburg-Bergedorf station

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Hamburg-Bergedorf
Deutsche Bahn SS-Bahn-Logo.svg
Hh-bergedorf-bhf.jpg
The demolished, former station building
LocationWeidenbaumsweg 14, Bergedorf, Hamburg
Germany
Coordinates53°29′22″N 10°12′23″E / 53.48944°N 10.20639°E / 53.48944; 10.20639Coordinates: 53°29′22″N 10°12′23″E / 53.48944°N 10.20639°E / 53.48944; 10.20639
Line(s)Berlin–Hamburg
Platforms4
Construction
Structure typeelevated (since 1936)
Other information
Station code2518
DS100 codeABG[1]
IBNR8002554
Category3[2]
Websitewww.bahnhof.de
History
Opened16 May 1842; 176 years ago (1842-05-16)[3]
ElectrifiedS-Bahn-Logo.svg 1 June 1958; 60 years ago (1958-06-01)[3], 1.2 kV DC system (3rd rail)
Deutsche Bahn AG-Logo.svg 29 September 1996; 22 years ago (1996-09-29), 15 kV  16 2⁄3 Hz AC system (overhead)
Previous names1842-1938 Bergedorf

Hamburg-Bergedorf station is a station in the municipality of same name in the German city of Hamburg. It is located between the districts of Bergedorf and Lohbrügge near the Bergedorf inner city and the City-Center Bergedorf shopping mall.

The station is served by Hamburg S-Bahn lines S21 and S2 and regional services to Schwerin and Rostock as well as of individual long-distance services from or to Berlin and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The associated central bus station is the busiest in southeastern Hamburg and serves inter alia bus routes connecting Vierlande, Geesthacht and the immediate surrounding region with the Hamburg S-Bahn network.

History[edit]

Hamburg-Bergedorf station was put into operation with the Berlin–Hamburg railway on 15 December 1846. It was required because the old Bergedorf station was built on the originally planned route to Berlin but was not on the new alignment when plans changed.

The new bus station a few days after its opening

When the level of the line to Berlin was raised in the Bergedorf area in the 1930s, a new station building was built in 1936-37, from which the trains of the Hamburg-Bergedorf Railway branched off. As this line was closed in the 1950s and the connecting track between Bergedorf-Süd and Bergedorf station was dismantled, some of the unused railway property was developed as a park-and-ride area in the early 1990s. During this time there was no platform track 1. After the Second World War, the importance of the line for long-distance traffic to Berlin fell sharply as a result of the division of Germany, so that in 1958 the S-Bahn was extended to Bergedorf station. In 1969, the S-Bahn was extended to Aumühle and Bergedorf became a through station. However, many S-Bahn services still terminate in Bergedorf.

After German reunification, long-distance passenger and freight traffic on the Berlin line grew strongly, so that as part of German Unity Transport Project (Verkehrsprojekt Deutsche Einheit) number 2, the long-distance and S-Bahn tracks were separated. At the same time the previous platform on track 2 was demolished and a new island platform was built for long-distance and regional traffic. A dispatcher’s signal box (code named Bfs) was built at the eastern end of the station; S-Bahn operations between Rothenburgsort and Aumühle are controlled from it. The mainline tracks are equipped with the Linienzugbeeinflussung cab signalling and train protection system.

To improve the station environment in Bergedorf, the station building was demolished in 2008 and replaced by a new building–the third at this location.

Remodeling[edit]

The station was rebuilt from April 2008 to April 2012 with a new station building and a new central bus station. The old station building, the old central bus station and the houses along the railway embankment were demolished. As a result of the land released, the new central bus station was moved closer to the tracks, which accommodated an extension to the CCB shopping centre.[4][5] Due to poor weather conditions and time-consuming planning of its roof, its opening was delayed from mid-December 2010 to 17 September 2011.

Panoramic photo of Bergedorf station at the beginning of the renovation work

Platform usage[edit]

S-Bahn traffic is handled on platform tracks 3 and 4 (island platform) and on track 5 (side platform). The trains to Aumühle mostly stop on track 5, while the trains to Aumühle run from track 3, the S-Bahn trains that begin or end in Bergedorf regularly use track 4. The station precinct has a small parking area for S-Bahn trains towards Aumühle.

Platform tracks 1 and 2 (island platform) now serve regional services to Schwerin and Rostock and individual long-distance services from or to Berlin and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. At the beginning of the first decade of the 2000s, Hamburg-Bergedorf was regular served by InterRegio services—and after the conversion of InterRegio services into intercity lines—intercity services.

Local and long distance transport[edit]

Long-distance traffic

The station is served by two IC / EC services.

Line Route Frequency
EC 27 (Westerland (Sylt)—)  Hamburg Hbf  — Hamburg-BergedorfBerlin Hbf Dresden Hbf  — Prague  — Budapest 2 pairs daily
IC 2189 Rostock HbfBützowBad KleinenSchwerin HbfBüchenHamburg-BergedorfHamburg HbfHamburg-DammtorHamburg-Altona 1 pair daily
Local services
Line Route Frequency
S 2 Altona – Königstraße – Reeperbahn – Landungsbrücken – Stadthausbrücke – Jungfernstieg – Hauptbahnhof – Berliner Tor – Rothenburgsort – Tiefstack – Billwerder-Moorfleet – Mittlerer Landweg – Allermöhe – Nettelnburg – Bergedorf 10 min, in peak
S 21 Elbgaustraße – Eidelstedt – Stellingen – Langenfelde – Diebsteich – Holstenstraße – Sternschanze – Dammtor – Hauptbahnhof – Berliner Tor – Rothenburgsort – Tiefstack – Billwerder-Moorfleet – Mittlerer Landweg – Allermöhe – Nettelnburg – Bergedorf – Reinbek – Wohltorf – Aumühle 10 min
R20Hamburg R20.svg Hamburg Hbf – Hamburg-BergedorfSchwerinRostockStralsund 2 h

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  2. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2019" [Station price list 2019] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b Cf. „Königlich preußische Eisenbahndirection zu Altona - Zeittafel: Errichtungen – Bezeichnungen – Auflösungen“, on: Bahnstatistik, retrieved on 22 January 2017.
  4. ^ Dr. Andreas von Seggern (2009). "Bergedorf kauft ein - aber wo?". Lichtwark-Heft 74 (in German). Hamburg-Bergedorf: Verlag HB-Werbung. ISSN 1862-3549.
  5. ^ Dr. Christel Oldenburg (2009). "Bekommt Bergedorf "eine neue Mitte"?". Lichtwark-Heft 74 (in German). Hamburg-Bergedorf: Verlag HB-Werbung. ISSN 1862-3549.