Rüdesheim (Rhein) station
|Location||Rüdesheim am Rhein, Hesse
|Opened||11 August 1856|
Rüdesheim (Rhein) station is in the town of Rüdesheim am Rhein in the German state of Hesse on the East Rhine Railway (German: Rechte Rheinstrecke). It is on the western edge of the town separated from the Rhine only by federal highway B 42. The entrance building is a double storey stucco building in a neoclassical style. It is now one of the cultural monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. The station is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 5 station.
The station was designed by the architect Heinrich Velde of Diez and built in the years 1854–1856 and was opened on 11 August 1856 as the first terminus of the Nassau Rhine Railway (Nassauische Rheinbahn) from Wiesbaden to Rüdesheim. On 22 February 1862, the line was extended to Oberlahnstein and it became a through station.
The entrance building is built in a single style that was prevalent at the time with the entrance hall and function rooms on the ground floor and the stationmaster's accommodation on the first floor above. The stucco facade with a simple series of windows is built in the style of neoclassical architecture that was used for Prussian government buildings. Apart from Rüdesheim, the only buildings built purely in form of this architecture left in the Middle Rhine Valley are at the stations of Oberwesel and Bacharach on the West Rhine Railway.
In 2002, the very rundown station buildings were acquired by the Heil brothers of Rüdesheim and completely renovated and refurbished. In addition to the entrance building, the complex includes a freight shed and an office building, all of which are heritage listed. In 2007, its private owners were given a Hessian heritage prize for its exemplary restoration. The station has been restored as the representative entrance building in the city of Rüdesheim, as it was originally built.
Rüdesheim (Rhein) station is served by the Stadt-Express service SE 10 (RheingauLinie) of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (Rhine-Main Transport Association, RMV) operated hourly and, during peak hours, every half-hour.
|RheingauLinie||Neuwied – Koblenz Stadtmitte – Koblenz Hbf – Rüdesheim – Wiesbaden – Frankfurt (Main)||Hourly|
|Preceding station||VIAS||Following station|
toward Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
The station has not normally been served by long-distance railway services for years. Only during construction work or other obstruction of the West Rhine Railway have diverted long-distance trains stopped here. The only exception that in 2012, Rüdesheim station is served by only one long-distance service during from 9 September to 21 October. This is also the only service that runs only on the east-bank line and not via Koblenz Central Station.
|Line||Route||Period of operation|
|IC 2412||Frankfurt – Rüdesheim – Neuwied – Linz – Cologne – Düsseldorf – Duisburg – Essen – Münster –Bremen – Hamburg||9 September to 21 October 2012|
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