Limburg (Lahn) station

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Limburg (Lahn) station
Deutsche Bahn
Limburg Bahnhof.JPG
Aerial view of the station from the west
Location Bahnhofsplatz 1, Limburg an der Lahn, Hesse
Coordinates 50°23′03″N 8°03′44″E / 50.384300°N 8.062100°E / 50.384300; 8.062100Coordinates: 50°23′03″N 8°03′44″E / 50.384300°N 8.062100°E / 50.384300; 8.062100
Platforms 6
Other information
Station code 3720
DS100 code FL
IBNR 8000229
Category 3 [1]
Opened 5 July 1862
Station building

Limburg (Lahn) station is a station of the city of Limburg an der Lahn in the German state of Hesse. It is on the Lahn Valley Railway (German: Lahntalbahn), running between Koblenz and Gießen.


The only section of line that is electrified in the Limburg area is between Limburg freight yard and Eschhofen station. At the west end of Limburg station a two-track branch line branches off towards Staffel, where it separates into two single-track lines to Siershahn (the Lower Westerwald Railway, Westerwaldbahn) and to Au (Sieg) (the Upper Westerwald Railway, Oberwesterwaldbahn). East of Limburg, in Eschhofen, the double track, electrified Main-Lahn Railway (Main-Lahn-Bahn) branches off to the southeast towards Frankfurt and Wiesbaden (via the Ländches Railway (Ländchesbahn).

Until 2005, there was also a Deutsche Bahn maintenance depot at the station, which is now closed and was formerly partly leased to the private rail operator, vectus Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH, which has been taken over by Hessische Landesbahn. Most of the former site was converted into a shopping centre. Vectus Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH also had its headquarters there until 2014. The registered office of Hessische Landesbahn is now in an adjoining building of WERKStadt Limburg. A two-track hall is used for the maintenance and maintenance of traction units. The electrified sidings are used by Deutsche Bahn. All non-electrified sidings are used by both DB and HLB. A former freight line and some points were dismantled to create more space for parking spaces used by employees of the surrounding companies.

Train Services[edit]

LINT 41 of vectus Verkehrsgesellschaft in Limburg station
Station forecourt

The following services currently call at Limburg:

Line Route Comments
RE 20 Main-Lahn Railway Frankfurt (Main) HbfFrankfurt-HöchstNiedernhausen (Taunus)Limburg (Lahn) Mon-Fri only, every 2-hours (+ extra trains in peak hour)
RB 21 Main-Lahn Railway,
Ländches Railway
Wiesbaden Hbf – Niedernhausen (Taunus) (– Limburg (Lahn)) Every 2 hours
(fewer services on Sat and Sun)
RB 22 Main-Lahn Railway Frankfurt (Main) Hbf – Frankfurt-Höchst – Niedernhausen (Taunus) – Limburg (Lahn) Hourly
RB 23 Lahn-Eifel-Bahn (Mayen West –) Mayen Ost – AndernachKoblenz Stadtmitte – Koblenz Hbf – Bad Ems – Nassau (Lahn) – Diez – Limburg (Lahn) Hourly (+ extra trains in peak hour)
RE 25 Lahn-Eifel-Bahn Koblenz Hbf – Bad Ems – Nassau (Lahn) – DiezLimburg (Lahn)WeilburgWetzlarGießen Every 2 hours
RB 29 Lower Westerwald Railway Limburg (Lahn)Montabaur – Siershahn Every 2 hours (+ extra trains in peak hour)
RB 45 Lahntalbahn Limburg (Lahn)Eschhofen – Weilburg – Wetzlar – Gießen – Alsfeld (– Fulda) Hourly (+ extra trains in the peak)
RB 90 Westerwald-Sieg-Bahn Limburg (Lahn) – Hadamar – WesterburgNistertal-Bad Marienberg – Hachenburg – Altenkirchen (Westerw)Au (Sieg)Betzdorf (Sieg)Siegen Every 2 hours
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
Terminus RE 20
Main-Lahn Railway
RB 22
Main-Lahn Railway
toward Mayen Ost
RB 23
toward Koblenz Hbf
RE 25
toward Gießen Hbf
Preceding station   Hessische Landesbahn   Following station
Terminus RB 21
Ländches Railway
toward Siershahn
RB 29
Terminus RB 45
Lahn Valley Railway
Vogelsberg Railway
toward Fulda
toward Siegen
RB 90

Connections with Limburg Süd station[edit]

During the construction of the Cologne–Frankfurt high-speed railway was decided not to establish a rail link between Limburg (Lahn) station and Limburg Süd station. Buses that stop at the bus station on the south side of the station connect the two stations together and are free for travellers with train tickets to either station.


  1. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2017" [Station price list 2017] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.