Mönchengladbach Hauptbahnhof

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Mönchengladbach Hauptbahnhof
Bf
Mönchengladbach Hbf.jpg
The outside of the station building
Location Mönchengladbach, NRW
Germany
Coordinates 51°11′46″N 6°26′46″E / 51.196°N 6.446°E / 51.196; 6.446Coordinates: 51°11′46″N 6°26′46″E / 51.196°N 6.446°E / 51.196; 6.446
Line(s)
Other information
Station code 4162
DS100 code KM
Category 2 [1]
History
Opened 1851

Mönchengladbach Hauptbahnhof (German for Mönchengladbach main station) is a railway station in the city of Mönchengladbach in western Germany.

Overview[edit]

The station is the largest railway station in the city and, along with Rheydt Hbf, one of the two Hauptbahnhof stations in Mönchengladbach. Mönchengladbach is the only city with two stations designated as a Hauptbahnhof on its soil, due to the merger between the cities of Mönchengladbach and Rheydt in the 1970s, and the subsequent reluctance of Deutsche Bundesbahn to rename Rheydt Hauptbahnhof. Mönchengladbach Hbf also is the busiest (in terms of passengers) station in Germany to lack long-distance trains.

Railway lines calling at the station[edit]

The station is on the following routes:

Line Line name Route Frequency
RE 4 Wupper-Express Aachen HbfMönchengladbach HbfNeuss HbfDüsseldorf HbfWuppertal HbfHagen HbfDortmund Hbf hourly
RE 8 Rhein-Erft-Express Mönchengladbach HbfKöln HbfKöln/Bonn FlughafenKoblenz Hbf hourly
RE 11 Rhein-Hellweg-Express Hamm (Westf) – Dortmund – Bochum – Essen – Duisburg – Krefeld – Viersen – Mönchengladbach hourly
RE 13 Maas-Wupper-Express Venlo–Viersen –Mönchengladbach Hbf–Neuss Hbf–Düsseldorf Hbf–Wuppertal Hbf–Hagen Hbf–Hamm hourly
RB 27 Rhein-Erft-Bahn Mönchengladbach Hbf–Cologne Hbf–Koblenz Hbf Only peak hours, hourly
RB 33 Rhein-Niers-Bahn (Wesel – Oberhausen –) Duisburg – Krefeld – Viersen – Mönchengladbach (– Aachen) to Duisburg: half hourly,
to Aachen and Wesel: hourly
RB 34 Schwalm-Nette-Bahn Mönchengladbach HbfRheydt HbfWegbergDalheim two hourly (peak hours: hourly)
S 8 S 8 Mönchengladbach Hbf–Neuss Hbf–Düsseldorf Hbf–Wuppertal Hbf–Hagen Hbf
Every 60 minutes continuing from Hagen to Dortmund as S 5
to Wuppertal-Oberbarmen: every 20 minutes,
to Hagen: every 40 minutes
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Aachen Hbf
RE 4
Wupper-Express
toward Dortmund Hbf
toward Koblenz Hbf
RE 8
Rhein-Erft-Express
Terminus
Terminus RE 11
Rhein-Hellweg-Express
toward Hamm Hbf
toward Koblenz Hbf
RB 27
Rhein-Erft-Bahn
Terminus
toward Aachen Hbf
RB 33
Rhein-Niers-Bahn
toward Wesel
toward Dalheim
RB 39
Schwalm-Nette-Bahn
Terminus
Preceding station   eurobahn   Following station
toward Venlo
RE 13
Maas-Wupper-Express
toward Hamm Hbf
Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
Terminus S 8
toward Hagen Hbf

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2015" [Station price list 2015] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.