Ratingen Ost station

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Ratingen Ost
Through station
Bahnhof Ratingen Ost.jpg
Ratingen Ost station in 2007
Location Ratingen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany
Coordinates 51°17′43″N 6°51′48″E / 51.295217°N 6.863434°E / 51.295217; 6.863434Coordinates: 51°17′43″N 6°51′48″E / 51.295217°N 6.863434°E / 51.295217; 6.863434
Line(s)
Platforms 2
Other information
Station code 5136 [1]
DS100 code KRAO [2]
Category 5 [1]
Website www.bahnhof.de
History
Opened 1 February 1872 [3]

Ratingen Ost is a station situated in Ratingen in the Germany state of North Rhine Westphalia and is a station of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn.

It was opened in 1872 as the Ratingen station of the Bergisch-Märkische Railway Company (German: Bergisch-Märkische Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft, BME) along with the Ruhr Valley Railway. After the nationalisation of the BME, it received its current name in the 19th century.[3] The station is located between the Ratingen districts of Ost (east) and Mitte (central) and is mainly used by commuters into Düsseldorf.

From the former freight yard, the now dismantled railway sidings ran to the nearby firms of the Balcke-Dürr company and the Wilhelm Pulch foundry and steelworks. The former freight yard was replaced by a station parking area.

Ratingen Ost station is served by line S6 of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn at 20 minute intervals[4] and has an island platform with its entrance at the northern end of the platform. There is direct access from the bus station, which is served by ten bus lines,[4] as well as the parking area in Josef-Schappe-Straße. Until the conversion for the S-Bahn, the station had a home platform (next to the station building) and two island platforms.

Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
toward Köln-Nippes
S 6
toward Essen Hbf

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ a b "Ratingen Ost station operations". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Ratingen Ost station". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 

References[edit]

  • Karl Endmann (1989). Düsseldorf und seine Eisenbahnen in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart (in German). Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 978-3613011342.