Neuss Hauptbahnhof

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Neuss Hauptbahnhof
Deutsche Bahn Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn
Through station
Ne-hbf.jpg
Station exit
Location Further Str. 1m Neuss, Rhein-Kreis Neuss, NRW
Germany
Coordinates 51°12′14″N 6°41′02″E / 51.204°N 6.684°E / 51.204; 6.684Coordinates: 51°12′14″N 6°41′02″E / 51.204°N 6.684°E / 51.204; 6.684
Line(s)
Other information
Station code 4440[1]
DS100 code KN[2]
IBNR 8000274
Category 2[1]
Website www.bahnhof.de
History
Opened 1853 [3]

Neuss Central Station (Neuss Hauptbahnhof) is the railway station for the city of Neuss in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The main station building is built on a platform between the tracks and it is located at the junction of the Lower Left Rhine Railway (Linksniederrheinische Strecke, Cologne–Kleve) and the Mönchengladbach–Düsseldorf railway. These lines also connect with the Düren–Neuss railway and the Neuss–Viersen railway; the latter has ended since 1984 at Kaarster See station and is operated by the private Regiobahn company.

The station is a transport hub, served by various rail services, a Stadtbahn line, a tram line and a bus station with eight bays in the station forecourt.

Neuss station houses several shops, including a restaurant, a snack bar and a kiosk. In 2006, it was modernised, with two of its four platforms equipped with lifts for wheelchair users. It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 2 station.[1]

History[edit]

Neuss station was opened in 1853, along with the line from Aachen.[3] A rail connection to Cologne followed in 1855.[4] In 1875/76, the second station building was built.[3] The current station building was opened at the same location in 2003.[5] The station was extensively remodelled with the opening of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn lines S11 (opened in 1985) and S 8 (1988).

Operations[edit]

Talent of Regiobahn in Neuss station

Long-distance services[edit]

Since the timetable change in December 2009, Neuss Hauptbahnhof has again been served by long-distance services:

Local services[edit]

The station is served by the following seven regional services (January 2017):[6]

Line Line name Route
RE 4 Wupper-Express Aachen – Mönchengladbach – Neuss – Düsseldorf – Wuppertal – Hagen – Dortmund
RE 6 Rhein-Münsterland-Express MindenHerford – Bielefeld – Hamm – Dortmund – Essen – Duisburg – Düsseldorf Airport – Düsseldorf Hbf – Neuss – Cologne  Hbf – Cologne/Bonn Airport
RE 7 Rhein-Münsterland-Express Krefeld – Neuss – Cologne – Solingen – Wuppertal – Hagen – Hamm (Westf) – Münster (Westf) – Rheine
RE 13 Maas-Wupper-Express Venlo – Viersen – Mönchengladbach – Neuss – Düsseldorf Hbf – Wuppertal – Hagen – Hamm (Westf)
RB 38 Erft-Bahn Düsseldorf – Neuss – Grevenbroich – Horrem / (Cologne – Köln Messe/Deutz)
S 8 S 8 Mönchengladbach – Neuss – Düsseldorf – Wuppertal – Hagen
S 11 S 11 Düsseldorf Airport Terminal – Düsseldorf – Neuss – Dormagen – Cologne – Bergisch Gladbach
S 28 S 28 Kaarster See – Neuss – Düsseldorf – Mettmann Stadtwald
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Aachen Hbf
RE 4
Wupper-Express
toward Dortmund Hbf
RE 6
Rhein-Weser-Express
toward Minden Hbf
toward Köln Hbf
RB 38
Erft-Bahn
Terminus
Preceding station   eurobahn   Following station
toward Venlo
RE 13
Maas-Wupper-Express
toward Hamm Hbf
Preceding station   National Express   Following station
toward Rheine Hbf
RE 7
Rhein-Münsterland-Express
toward Krefeld Hbf
Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
S 8
toward Hagen Hbf
S 11
toward Kaarster See
S 28

Planning[edit]

It is planned to operate an additional Regional-Express service (RE6a) on the Düsseldorf–Neuss–Dormagen–Cologne route from not later than the 2013/14 timetable change in December 2013.[7]

Platform usage[edit]

In general, rail services use the platforms as follows:

Platform Line Use
Platforms south of the island building
1 RE 6 RE 7 to Düsseldorf and Krefeld
2 RB 38 to Düsseldorf
3 RB 38 to Grevenbroich, Horrem and Cologne
4 RE 6 RE 7 to Cologne (via Dormagen)
Platforms north of the island building
5
5/6 RE 4 RE 13 S 8 S 11 S 28 to Düsseldorf
7/8 RE 4 RE 13 S 8 S 11 S 28 to Mönchengladbach, Kaarst and Cologne
8 IC 1919 (only Sunday) to Cologne

Bus routes[edit]

Neuss station is served by a Stadtbahn line, a tram line, twelve bus routes and six night bus routes.[6]

Line Route
U75 Neuss Hauptbahnhof– Handweiser – Belsenplatz – Heinrich-Heine-Allee – Düsseldorf Hbf – Schlesische Straße (U) – Eller, Vennhauser Allee
709 Gerresheim, Krankenhaus – Grafenberg – Düsseldorf Hbf – Südfriedhof – Neuss Hauptbahnhof–Neuss Theodor-Heuss-Platz
828 Stadthalle - Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Weißenberg - Meerbusch Büderich - Heerdt-Belsenplatz
830 Stadthalle - Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Neuss Am Kaiser - Meerbusch Büderich - Haus Meer
841 Rosellerheide - Norf - Gnadental - Stadthalle - Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Neusserfurth - Handweiser
842 Rheinparkcenter - Hafen - Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Lukaskrankenhaus
843 Grefrath - Skihalle - Holzheim - Reuschenberg - Neuss Süd - Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Neusserfurth
844 Hoisten - Weckhoven - Reuschenberg - Neuss Süd - Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Neusserfurth
848 Johanna-Etienne-Krankenhaus - Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Schulzentrum - Lukaskrankenhaus
849 Erftal - Gnadental - Stadthalle - Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Lukaskrankenhaus
851 Uedesheim - Grimlinghausen - Gnadental - Stadthalle - Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Neusserfurth - Kaarst
852 Norf - Grimlinghausen - Stadthalle - Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Neusserfurth - Kaarst
854 Weckhoven - Selikum - Gnadental - Stadthalle - Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Weißenberg - Vogelsang
857T Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Bauerbahn
NE1 Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Stadthalle - Alexianerplatz - Gnadental - Grimlinghausen - Neuss Wehl - Neuss Speck
NE2 Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Pomona - Reuschenberg - Holzheim - Grefrath über Skihalle
NE3 Grefrath über Skihalle - Holzheim - Reuschenberg - Pomona - Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Vogelsang - Böhmerstr.
NE4 Stadthalle - Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Neusserfurth - Kaarst Maubisstr.
NE5 Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Stadthalle - Alexianerplatz - Gnadental - Grimlinghausen - Taubental - Neuss Uedesheim Deichstraße
NE6 Neuss Hauptbahnhof - Stadthalle - Alexianerplatz - Gnadental - Reuschenberg - Weckhoven - Hoisten Schleife

Planning[edit]

The new Düsseldorf Stadtbahn line, U81, is planned from the commercial area of Hammelfeld or possibly from Rheinpark-Center station via Neuss station and continuing via Lörick, the Messe Düsseldorf and the Düsseldorf Airport to Ratingen. This project is currently postponed due to lack of funding.

Remodelling[edit]

Neuss station is among six German stations, which have been added to Deutsche Bahn’s station development program. The planning firm of Jaspert, Steffens, Watrin und Drehsen of Cologne was commissioned with the development of a concept design. The concept was developed in close cooperation with the city of Neuss and is currently being tested to determine its feasibility. The focus is mainly on the station forecourt, the entrance building, the transport facilities of the station itself and its environment.[8]

The concept consists of eight modules, which can be realised independently. The so-called Masterplan NRW also provides for the development of the rail infrastructure. Deutsche Bahn, the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia signed up to the plan was on 11 December 2008. The modernisation plan is funded with €767,000.[9] In the second stage of the operation, Modernisierungsoffensive (modernisation drive) 2, Neuss station was rebuilt in the 2nd half of 2012. Among other things, all platforms gained a lift, the floor covering was renewed and auxiliary systems for the visually impaired were installed.[10]

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 c "Grevenbroich operations". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Line 2610: Köln - Kranenburg (Grenze)". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  5. ^ J. Lange (2006). Jens Metzdorf on behalf of the city of Neuss – City of Neuss Archive, ed. 'Kleine Chronik der Stadt Neuss. (in German). 
  6. ^ a b "Neuss Hbf". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  7. ^ Clemens Henle (16 November 2012). "Neuer Regionalexpress ab 2013" (in German). NGZ ONLINE. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Neue Ideen für den Hauptbahnhof" (in German). Office of planning, construction, transport, City of Neuss. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Der Knoten platzt". Neuss-Grevenbroicher Zeitung (in German). 12 December 2008. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Großbaustelle Neusser Bahnhof". Neuss-Grevenbroicher Zeitung (in German). 21 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2013.