S13 (Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn)

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Route of S13
Aachen Hbf
Aachen - Rothe Erde
Stolberg Hbf
Langerwehe
Düren S 19
Merzenich S 19
Buir S 19
Sindorf S 19
0.0 Horrem S 12S 19
4.9 Frechen-Königsdorf S 12S 19
7.6 Köln-Weiden West S 12S 19
9.0 Köln-Lövenich S 12S 19
12.8 Köln-Müngersdorf Technologiepark S 12S 19
15.0 Köln-Ehrenfeld S 12S 19
17.9 Köln Hansaring S 6S 11S 12S 19
18.7 Köln Hbf S 6S 11S 12S 19
19.8 Köln Messe/Deutz S 6S 11S 12S 19
Köln Trimbornstr. S 12S 19
Köln-Frankfurter Straße S 19
Köln/Bonn Flughafen S 19
37.7 Porz-Wahn S 12S 19
42.2 Spich S 12S 19
45.0 Troisdorf S 12S 19

Source: German railway atlas[1]

Line S 13 is a S-Bahn line of the Rhine-Ruhr network. It is operated by DB Regio with class 423 electric multiple units.

At peak times, the S13 services begin or end at Düren and run via Cologne to Troisdorf. In the off peak, half the S13 trains begin or end at Sindorf. It runs with line S12 for most of its route, splitting from it only to run through Cologne/Bonn Airport. On working days, two services operate every hour (20 or 40 minutes apart) and together with an hourly service on line S19, services operate at 20-minute intervals.[2][3] Between the peaks the S12, S13 and S19 services provide a service every 10 minutes on the central section between Köln-Ehrenfeld and Köln-Trimbornstraße.

It operates every 60 minutes on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays between Düren and Troisdorf; lines S13 and S19 jointly provide a service every 30 minutes.[4][5] The S12, S13 and S19 services provide a service every 15 minutes on the central section between Köln-Ehrenfeld and Köln-Trimbornstraße.

Route[edit]

The route runs on the Cologne–Aachen line (opened by the Rhenish Railway Company between Cologne and Düren in three stages between 1839 and 1841), the East Rhine Railway (opened to Troisdorf by the Rhenish Railway in 1870, with an extension to Cologne opened in 1874) and the Cologne Airport loop (opened in 2004) The western section of the S 13 service from Düren to Köln Messe/Deutz was opened on 15 December 2002. It was extended to Troisdorf on 13 June 2004.[6] It is proposed to extend the line to Bonn-Oberkassel.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 
  2. ^ "Timetable 450.13: Düren – Troisdorf (S13); Düren – Au (S19); Monday-Friday" (PDF) (in German). Deutsche Bahn. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Timetable 450.13: Troisdorf – Düren (S13); Au – Düren (S19); Monday-Friday" (PDF) (in German). Deutsche Bahn. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Timetable 450.13: Düren – Troisdorf (S13); Düren – Au (S19); Saturday-Sunday" (PDF) (in German). Deutsche Bahn. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Timetable 450.13: Troisdorf – Düren (S13); Au – Düren (S19); Saturday-Sunday" (PDF) (in German). Deutsche Bahn. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "S13, Horrem - Köln - Troisdorf". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Unsere Planung löst fast alle Probleme" (in German). General-Anzeiger. 25 September 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Neue Weichenstellung am Beueler Güterbahnhof" (in German). General-Anzeiger. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
toward Düren
S 13
Terminus
toward Düren