Horrem station

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Horrem
Deutsche Bahn Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn
Through station
Horrem Bahnhof 06.JPG
Location Bahnhofstr. 9, Horrem, North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany
Coordinates 50°54′59″N 6°42′53″E / 50.916492°N 6.714768°E / 50.916492; 6.714768Coordinates: 50°54′59″N 6°42′53″E / 50.916492°N 6.714768°E / 50.916492; 6.714768
Line(s)
Other information
Station code 2919[1]
DS100 code KHR[2]
IBNR 8000178
Category 3[1]
Website www.bahnhof.de
History
Opened 6 September 1841[3]
Regional-Express at platform

Horrem station is a station in the Kerpen district of Horrem in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is a railway junction of the Cologne–Aachen high-speed railway and the Erft Railway (Horrem–Bedburg, connecting with Neuss). The Trianglular station of Horrem is served by regional services and by S-Bahn trains of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn. Long-distance trains run through on the high-speed line without stopping. It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 3 station.[1]

Entrance building[edit]

The station was opened on 6 September 1841 along with the LövenichAachen section of the Cologne–Aachen railway.[3] The station building was demolished in 2012 and completely rebuilt in 2013. The new station building was built as part of a pilot project of Deutsche Bahn’s StationGreen XL-Modul program, strictly according to ecological principles and equipped with eco-friendly technology.[4]

In front of the station, there is a bus station with six platforms served by VRS bus routes towards Bergheim, Bedburg, Elsdorf, Erftstadt, Frechen, Hücheln, Hürth, Kerpen, Königshoven and Sindorf. The station forecourt and bus station were rebuilt to a different design between 2010 and 2014.

Nord-Süd-Bahn[edit]

On the eastern edge of Horrem is the North-South Railway (Nord-Süd-Bahn) of RWE Power (formerly Rheinbraun). Lignite and overburden are transported on this industrial railway between mines and coal-fired power stations. At the point where it crosses the railway line between Cologne and Aachen, the then longest reinforced concrete bridge in Germany built was built in 1953/54. This was necessary, because the roof of the 1623-metre long Königendorf tunnel was removed to enable its electrification and it was converted into a deep cutting. The tunnel was built in 1840 for the Belgium–Aachen–Cologne railway.

Operations[edit]

Horrem station is served by the NRW-Express (between Aachen and Hamm), the Rhein-Sieg-Express (between Aachen and Siegen) and the Erft-Bahn (between Cologne and Düsseldorf), each running hourly. It is also served by Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn lines S13 between Sindorf or Düren and Troisdorf and by S19 between Düren and Hennef (Sieg), Blankenberg (Sieg), Herchen or Au (Sieg). Together these provide a service every 20 minutes through Cologne on working days and every 30 minutes on the weekend. During the peak, line S12 also provides services every 20 minutes between Horrem and Hennef (Sieg).[5]

Line Line name Route
RE 1 NRW-Express Aachen Hbf – Düren – Horrem – Cologne Hbf – Düsseldorf Hbf – Duisburg Hbf – Essen Hbf – Dortmund Hbf – Hamm (Westf)
RE 9 Rhein-Sieg-Express Aachen Hbf – Düren – Horrem – Cologne Hbf – Siegburg/Bonn – Siegen
RB 38 Erft-Bahn Cologne Hbf – Horrem – Bedburg (Erft) – Grevenbroich – Neuss Hbf – Düsseldorf Hbf
S 12 Rhine-Sieg S-Bahn (Horrem –) Köln-EhrenfeldCologne HbfTroisdorfSiegburg/BonnHennef (– Au)
S 13 Rhine-Sieg S-Bahn (Düren –) SindorfHorrem – Cologne Hbf – Cologne/Bonn Airport – Troisdorf
S 19 Rhine-Sieg S-Bahn Düren – Horrem – Cologne Hbf – Cologne/Bonn Airport – Troisdorf – Siegburg/Bonn – Hennef – Au
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Aachen Hbf
RE 1
NRW-Express
toward Hamm Hbf
toward Aachen Hbf
RE 9
Rhein-Sieg-Express
toward Siegen
RB 38
Erft-Bahn
toward Köln Hbf
Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
Terminus S 12
peak hours only
toward Au (Sieg)
toward Düren
S 13
toward Troisdorf
toward Düren
S 19
toward Au (Sieg)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Stationspreisliste 2017" [Station price list 2017] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 
  3. ^ a b "Horrem operations". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Empfangsgebäude wird abgerissen" (in German). Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger. 25 January 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Horrem station". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. 15 June 2013. 

References[edit]

  • Helmut Weingarten (1987). Die Eisenbahn zwischen Rhein und Erft. Ein Lesebuch für Eisenbahnfreunde. (in German). Cologne: Rheinland-Verlag. pp. 36–47. ISBN 3-7927-0973-2.  (Contributions to the History of the Erft district 5).

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