Loxstedt station

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Loxstedt
Hp
Loxstedt Bahnhof.jpg
The station in 1998
Location Loxstedt, Lower Saxony
Germany
Platforms 2
Other information
Station code 3799
DS100 code HLOX
IBNR 03760
Category 6
History
Opened 1847

Loxstedt is the name of a railway station on the Bremerhaven-Bremen line in northwestern Germany. The station is situated in the town of Loxstedt, in the Cuxhaven district of Lower Saxony.

The station was opened in 1847 as part of the Bremen to Wulsdorf railway line. On 10 March 1862, the station building was inaugurated, featuring two flats for the stationmaster and signalmen as well as a freight shed and several outbuildings.[1] In the early 20th century, the station saw some long-distance trains to destinations as far away as Berlin and Hanover.[2] In 1966, the railway line was electrified, freight service was stopped in 1975[1] and the old station building as well as the signal box Lsf stood empty until they were torn down shortly before Christmas 1978.[1]

The station today[edit]

Since 2010, Bremen S-Bahn trains from Bremerhaven to Twistringen call at the station. It features a park and ride facility and a bus stop. Park and ride facilities were added after the municipality bought the site of the former station building from Deutsche Bahn AG in 1996.[1] Since October 2014, platforms are being raised from a height of 38 cm to 76 cm to allow step-free access to the Alstom Coradia Continental multiple units calling at the station. Access to the platforms is currently provided by a level crossing on the southern side of the station.

Loxstedt is an example for a category 6 railway station (the second lowest category in Germany)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Schwarz; et al. (2014). Erlebe Loxstedt im Wandel (in German). Geiger-Verlag. pp. 56–57. ISBN 9783865955630. 
  2. ^ Kursbureau des Reichs-Postamtes (1905). Reichs-Kursbuch 1905. Berlin: Nachdruck 2005 Ritzau KG - Verlag Zeit und Eisenbahn. ISBN 3-935101-08-2. 
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
Bremerhaven-Wulsdorf   Geestebahn (KBS 125)
Bremerhaven–Bremen
  Lunestedt

Coordinates: 53°28′23″N 8°39′23″E / 53.47306°N 8.65639°E / 53.47306; 8.65639