Rheydt Hauptbahnhof

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Rheydt Hauptbahnhof
425 604 Rheydt Hbf, 2013.jpg
Location Rheydt, Mönchengladbach, NRW
Coordinates 51°09′47″N 6°26′23″E / 51.16306°N 6.43972°E / 51.16306; 6.43972Coordinates: 51°09′47″N 6°26′23″E / 51.16306°N 6.43972°E / 51.16306; 6.43972
Platforms 4
Other information
Station code 5260
DS100 code KRY
Category 4
Website www.bahnhof.de
Opened 1852

Rheydt Hauptbahnhof is a railway station in Mönchengladbach, Germany. Mönchengladbach is the only city in Germany that has two stations called Hauptbahnhof, due to the merger of the city of Rheydt into Mönchengladbach in the late 1970s.

Rheydt Hbf and Mönchengladbach[edit]

After the merging of the two cities, the station was not renamed to Mönchengladbach-Rheydt as in all other cases where cities were merged in the 1970s. The Deutsche Bundesbahn retained the name (and the name of suburban stops such as Rheydt-Odenkirchen); Mönchengladbach has two "main stations", Mönchengladbach Hauptbahnhof and Rheydt Hauptbahnhof.

Operational usage[edit]

The station is served by the following lines:

Only regional services call at the station. It is at the southwestern border of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr, with services extending into the area of the Aachener Verkehrsverbund

Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Aachen Hbf
RE 4
toward Dortmund Hbf
toward Koblenz Hbf
RE 8
RB 27
toward Aachen Hbf
RB 33
toward Duisburg Hbf