|Location||Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 2, Neumünster, Schleswig-Holstein|
Neumünster station is the main railway station of the town of Neumünster in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. It is at the junction of lines to Flensburg, Heide, Hamburg-Altona, Kiel, Bad Oldesloe, Kaltenkirchen and until 1985 Ascheberg. It is currently operated by Deutsche Bahn, which classifies it as a category 2 station.
The station was opened in 1844 by the Altona-Kiel Railway Company (German: Altona-Kieler Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft, AKE) during the construction of the first railway line in Schleswig-Holstein, which connected Kiel with Altona. Soon, more lines were added: in 1845 the route to Rendsburg was opened by the Rendsburg-Neumünster Railway Company (Rendsburg-Neumünstersche Eisenbahn). In 1866 the AKE opened its line to Ascheberg and on to Neustadt in Holstein (part of which is now incorporated in the Kiel–Lübeck line) and in 1875 it opened its line to Bad Oldesloe. Finally in 1877 the line to and from Heide was opened by the West Holstein Railway Company (Westholsteinische Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft). The AKN Railway reached Neumünster in 1916, but at first its trains terminated in Neumünster-Süd station.
The original station building was demolished in 1974 and replaced by a modern building.
In September 1985 the line from Neumünster to Ascheberg was closed to passenger traffic. In November 1995, freight traffic on the line was also officially closed.
Since 2009, some modernisation has been carried out at the station. Thus, the passenger information systems have been replaced. Facilities on the platforms have been modernised and lifts to the platforms have been replaced.
More recent modernisation includes provision of automatic ticket machines. However if you need help with your ticket purchase and/or need to use the DB ticket office, it is not situated in the Station building but in Rendsburger Strasse over the road from the station. A sign by DB to explain this to passengers is needed.
In long-distance traffic ICE, EC and IC run on the roads from Hamburg to Kiel und Flensburg. Services which are no longer offered include ICE services to/from Copenhagen/Berlin Ostbahnhof and CNL services to/from Kopenhagen/Amsterdam.
|ICE 20||(Kiel Hbf – Neumünster –) Hamburg Hbf – Hannover Hbf – Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe – Frankfurt (Main) Hbf – Mannheim Hbf – Karlsruhe Hbf – Freiburg (Breisgau) Hbf – Basel SBB (– Zürich HB – Interlaken Ost)||Individual services|
|ICE 22||(Kiel Hbf – Neumünster –) Hamburg Hbf – Hannover Hbf – Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe – Frankfurt (Main) Hbf – Frankfurt Airport – Mannheim Hbf (– Heidelberg Hbf) – Stuttgart Hbf||Individual services|
|IC 31||Kiel Hbf – Neumünster – Hamburg Hbf – Bremen – Osnabrück Hbf – Dortmund Hbf – Düsseldorf Hbf – Cologne Hbf – Koblenz Hbf – Frankfurt (Main) Hbf – Würzburg Hbf – Nuremberg – Passau||Individual services|
|IC 1981||Flensburg – Schleswig – Rendsburg – Neumünster – Hamburg Hbf – Lüneburg – Uelzen – Hannover Hbf – Göttingen – Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe – Fulda – Würzburg Hbf – Ansbach – Gunzenhausen – Treuchtlingen – Donauwörth – Augsburg – München-Pasing – Munich||Individual services|
The following regional services serve the station:
|Flensburg – Schleswig – Rendsburg –||Neumünster – Elmshorn – Hamburg Hbf||Hourly||445 (Twindexx)|
|Kiel Hbf – Flintbek – Bordesholm – Einfeld –|
|Kiel Hbf – Bordesholm – Neumünster – Brokstedt – Wrist – Elmshorn – Hamburg Hbf||Hourly||445 (Twindexx)|
|(Büsum – Heide –) Hohenwestedt – Neumünster||Hourly||648 (LINT 41)|
|Neumünster – Bad Segeberg – Bad Oldesloe||Hourly||648 (LINT 41)|
|Neumünster – Kaltenkirchen – Henstedt-Ulzburg – Ulzburg Süd – Quickborn – Hamburg-Eidelstedt||Hourly||622 (LINT 54)|
(as of 2019)
The station has six tracks that are used in passenger transport. Normally they are used as follows:
- Platform track 1: trains to and from Bad Oldesloe.
- Platform track 2: trains to and from Kaltenkirchen–Hamburg-Eidelstedt.
- Platform tracks 3, 4 and 5: trains to and from Hamburg, Kiel and Flensburg.
- Platform track 6: trains operate to and from Heide–Büsum.
- "Stationspreisliste 2020" [Station price list 2020] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
- Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
- "History of bus operations in Neumünster" (in German). Archived from the original on 11 April 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
- "Photographs of Neumünster station" (in German). Retrieved 23 November 2010.