Schwelm station

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Deutsche Bahn Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn
Through station
Schwelm - Bahnhof 02 ies.jpg
Location Bahnhofsplatz 2, Schwelm, North Rhine-Westphalia
Coordinates 51°17′26.2″N 7°17′21.4″E / 51.290611°N 7.289278°E / 51.290611; 7.289278Coordinates: 51°17′26.2″N 7°17′21.4″E / 51.290611°N 7.289278°E / 51.290611; 7.289278
Platforms 4
Other information
Station code 5749
DS100 code KSWE[1]
IBNR 8000033
Category 3 [2]
Opened 1847
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Aachen Hbf
RE 4
toward Dortmund Hbf
Preceding station   eurobahn   Following station
toward Venlo
RE 13
toward Hamm Hbf
Preceding station   National Express   Following station
toward Krefeld Hbf
RE 7
toward Rheine Hbf
Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
S 8
toward Hagen Hbf

Schwelm station is the most important station in the city of Schwelm in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. All regional and S-Bahn trains stop at the station. Long distance services pass through without stopping.


The first station building was opened by the Bergisch-Märkische Railway Company on 9 October 1847 along with its Elberfeld–Dortmund line. Since its inauguration, the station has been rebuilt several times, starting in 1865. In 1902, the platforms received a canopy and, on 8 November 1902, an underpass was completed to the second platform.[3] In 1926, Schwelm became a railway junction, when the Witten–Wengern Ost/Schwelm railway was opened by Deutsche Reichsbahn.

In 1988, the station became part of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn, on line S 8 from Hagen via Wuppertal to Mönchengladbach. This uses a flying junction built by the Deutsche Bundesbahn in the 1980s that takes the S-Bahn tracks from Wuppertal to Schwelm under the parallel mainline tracks running towards Hagen directly east of Schwelm station, connecting via a short section of the Witten–Wengern Ost/Schwelm line (the rest of which is closed) to the partially closed Düsseldorf-Derendorf–Dortmund Süd railway towards Gevelsberg-West.


From the platform

The station has four platform tracks, which are accessed from two island platforms. Services on S-Bahn line S 8 stop on tracks 1 and 2. The Regional-Express services on lines RE 4 (Wupper-Express), RE 7 (Rhein-Münsterland-Express) and RE 13 (Maas-Wupper-Express) use tracks 3 and 4, which are also used by the non-stopping long distance trains. Only the S-Bahn tracks can be reached by lift. In the entrance hall of the station building, there is a Deutsche Bahn ticket office and ticket vending machines.

After the timetable change in December 2007, one service an hour of line S 8 terminated at Schwelm station. Since the timetable change in December 2009, it ends once an hour in Wuppertal-Oberbarmen, so that trains operate every 20 or 40 minutes alternatively.


  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 
  2. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2017" [Station price list 2017] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Gerhard Kleinhempel (1979). Schwelm in alten Ansichten. (in German). 1. Zaltbommel: Europäische Bibliothek. 

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