Nidda station

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Nidda station
Deutsche Bahn
Junction station
Location Bahnhofstr. 62, Nidda, Hesse
Germany
Coordinates 50°24′40″N 8°59′57″E / 50.411203°N 8.999041°E / 50.411203; 8.999041Coordinates: 50°24′40″N 8°59′57″E / 50.411203°N 8.999041°E / 50.411203; 8.999041
Line(s)
Platforms 5
Other information
Station code 4471[1]
DS100 code FND[2]
IBNR 8000277
Category 4[1]
Website www.bahnhof.de
History
Opened 29 June 1870

Nidda station is a station on the Gießen–Gelnhausen railway in the town of Nidda in the German state of Hesse. It is also at the end of the Beienheim–Schotten railway from Friedberg station. The station is classified by Deutsche Bahn (DB) as a category 4 station.[1]

History[edit]

The station was opened on 29 June 1870 with the opening of the end of the second section of the Gießen–Gelnhausen railway (Hungen–Nidda) by the Upper Hessian Railway Company (German: Oberhessische Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft). At the end of November 1870, the line was extended to Gelnhausen. On 1 October 1897, the Beienheim–Schotten railway was opened from Beienheim via Nidda to Schotten. This made Nidda a major railway junction of the Wetterau.

On 29 November 1959, passenger services on the Nidda–Schotten section were abandoned. Freight still operated until February 1960, when it was closed due to lack of demand. Its track was dismantled a few months afterwards.

The station (except the “house” platform, platform 1) were fully modernised in 2008 and 2009. The platforms on tracks 2 and 4 and on tracks 5 and 7 were renewed and raised to a uniform height of 55 centimetres.

Infrastructure[edit]

The Nidda station precinct covers a large area. In addition to the numerous parked railcars of the Butzbach-Lich Railway Company (Butzbach-Licher Eisenbahn, BLE), which operated services here until 2005, loading sidings, an engine shed and the industrial sidings of a chemical plant are spread over a large area in the southern part of the precinct.

Entrance building[edit]

The entrance building is protected as a monument under the Hessian Heritage Act.

Operations[edit]

Services on weekend and public holiday were restored on the Gießen–Gelnhausen line at the timetable change on 14 December 2003.

Operations on the Beienheim–Schotten railway was operated by the Butzbach-Lich Railway Company until the timetable 2004/2005. Since the timetable change of 2005/2006, it has been operated by the Hessische Landesbahn (Hessian State Railway, HLB), the parent company of the Butzbach-Lich Railway Company.

Although the station is unstaffed now, there is a lot of traffic when the trains to and from Gelnhausen, Giessen and Friedberg meet and allow mutual transfers. Trains depart from platform 2 towards Giessen, from track 4 towards Gelnhausen and from tracks 5 and 7 towards Friedberg. Track 1 formerly served trains towards Schotten.

Current services[edit]

HLB operates trains run every hour on the Gießen–Gelnhausen railway between Gießen and Gelnhausen using GTW 2/6 sets. In the morning peak and after lunch an extra service runs to both Gießen and Gelnhausen and in the evening peak an extra service runs from Gießen.[3]

On the Beienheim–Schotten railway service run every hour via Echzell, Reichelsheim and Beienheim to Friedberg. During peak hours there are direct through services to and from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof.[4] Two of these Stadt-Express (SE) services are operated by DB Regio with a class 218 locomotive hauling refurbished Silberling carriages. One SE service and the Regionalbahn services to and from Friedberg are operated by HLB using GTW 2/6 sets.

Preceding station   Hessische Landesbahn   Following station
toward Gießen Hbf
RB 46
Gießen–Gelnhausen railway
Terminus
toward Friedberg
RB 48
Beienheim–Schotten railway
Terminus

Nidda station is served by some regional and city bus routes.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Stationspreisliste 2018" [Station price list 2018] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 
  3. ^ "Timetable for RB 36" (PDF) (in German). Hessischen Landesbahn. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Timetable for RB 31/32" (PDF) (in German). Hessischen Landesbahn. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 

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