Recklinghausen Hauptbahnhof

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Recklinghausen Hauptbahnhof
Deutsche Bahn Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn
Recklinghausen Hauptbahnhof01.jpg
Main entrance to station building
Location Große Perdekamp Str. 2
Recklinghausen, NRW
Coordinates 51°36′58″N 7°12′11″E / 51.6162°N 7.2030°E / 51.6162; 7.2030Coordinates: 51°36′58″N 7°12′11″E / 51.6162°N 7.2030°E / 51.6162; 7.2030
Line(s) Wanne-Eickel–Hamburg
Platforms 3
Other information
Station code 5160[1]
DS100 code ERE[2]
IBNR 00149
Category 3[1]
Opened 1870
Key dates
1945 Destroyed
1998 Current structure built

Recklinghausen Hauptbahnhof is a railway station for the city of Recklinghausen in Germany.


The original station opened in 1870 by the Cologne-Minden Railway Company as part of the construction of the Hamburg-Venlo railway.

During the Second World War, on April 1, 1945, a heavy bombing raid mostly destroyed the station and tracks. It is commemorated by the bunker built next to the station, in which the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen was established in 1950.

An outstanding feature of the architecture of the station building with its glass front is now the clock tower. The new bus station was built in 1998. Up until the renovation of the building, a plaque commemorating the 5000th kilometer of electrified rail of the Deutsche Bundesbahn, was located in the station. The plaque has been missing since the completion of the renovation.

Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
IC/EC 35
toward Münster Hbf
RE 2
toward Münster Hbf
RE 42
Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
Terminus S 2
toward Dortmund Hbf


  1. ^ a b "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.