Heppenheim (Bergstr) station

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Heppenheim (Bergstr) station
Through station
Bahnhof Heppenheim 01.jpg
Heppenheim station in 2007
Location Heppenheim, Hesse
Germany
Coordinates 49°38′30″N 8°38′0″E / 49.64167°N 8.63333°E / 49.64167; 8.63333Coordinates: 49°38′30″N 8°38′0″E / 49.64167°N 8.63333°E / 49.64167; 8.63333
Line(s)
Platforms 2
Other information
Station code 2693
DS100 code FHP
Category 5 [1]
History
Opened 22 June 1846

Heppenheim (Bergstraße) station is a station in the town of Heppenheim and it is the most southerly station in the German state of Hesse on the Main-Neckar Railway between Frankfurt and Heidelberg. On weekdays the station is served by two Intercity services on the long-distance network of Deutsche Bahn. The station is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 5 station.[1]

History[edit]

The station was opened along with the Langen–Darmstadt–Heppenheim section of the Main-Neckar Railway on 22 June 1846. During the Baden Revolution of 1848 the station was occupied many times.[2]

In 1903, the Lorsch–Heppenheim section of the Nibelungen Railway was opened. Because of the failure to connect to the Odenwald, traffic on the Nibelungen Railway was below expectations. Several decades later, the Heppenheim–Lorsch line was closed and dismantled.

Rail services[edit]

Long-distance services[edit]

On weekdays, there is one InterCity service to Frankfurt and Saarbrücken.

Regional services[edit]

Preceding station   DBAG   Following station
RE 60
Main-Neckar Railway
toward Mannheim Hbf
RB 60
Main-Neckar Railway
Terminus
RB 60
Main-Neckar Railway
toward Mannheim Hbf

Station facilities[edit]

Heppenheim station

Reception Building[edit]

The station building was built between 1845 and 1846 after a design by Georg Moller in the neo-classical style on the town side, to the east of the line. The facade of the lower level of the two-story sandstone building is marked on the long side by five portals, the central group of three on the ground floor act as entrances to the vestibule. On the narrow sides of the building there are three window portals. The whole length of the eaves of the flat hip roof are decorated with a volute frieze. On both sides of the main building there are approximately symmetrical, single storey extensions. The platform canopy in front of the entrance building is built as lattices on thin columns with small capitals, built in cast iron. The building is listed by the Hessian heritage office as an early railway station of outstanding historical significance.[3]

Heppenheim station was modernised and equipped for the disabled in preparation for Hessentag (a festival devised to promote unity in the state of Hesse, which was created in 1945) in the summer of 2004.

Tracks[edit]

In the station area there are still a number of shunting and freight tracks, which connected to the premises of different companies, but they are now overgrown. They are no longer used for freight.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2015" [Station price list 2015] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Ludwig Pabst (1850). Der Feldzug gegen die badisch-pfälzische Insurrection im Jahre 1849, mit besonderer Beziehung auf das Neckarcorps, namentlich die Grossh. Hessische Armeedivision (in German). Darmstadt. p. 158. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Heppenheim, Kalterer Straße 4" (in German). Kulturdenkmäler in Hessen. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 

References[edit]

  • Heinz Schomann (2005). Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen, ed. Eisenbahn in Hessen. Kulturdenkmäler in Hessen. Denkmaltopographie Bundesrepublik Deutschland (in German) 2.1. Stuttgart: Theiss Verlag. p. 73. ISBN 3-8062-1917-6.