Entrance building from Sieg Carré
|Location||Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Siegen station is the main station of the town of Siegen, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is in close to the modern centre of Siegen, which includes the bus station and the Sieg Carré and City Galerie shopping centres.
The station was opened on 10 January 1861 simultaneously with the opening of the branch line from Siegen to Betzdorf, now part of the Sieg Railway. The Altena–Siegen section of the Ruhr–Sieg line was opened in August 1861.
Jews were deported from Siegen station from 1942 to 1944. This is recalled on a plaque on track 3.
Today the station has six platform tracks. Track 1 (a dock platform) and track 2 are next to the main station building. The other four tracks are located on the island platform, a through platform and a terminating platform on each side of the platform. Platforms are 38 cm high and the maximum usable length of platforms varies from 118 to 344 m. The station is not wheelchair accessible and has no lifts or escalators. It is planned to modernise the station at a cost of €11.4 million, with work due to be carried out between 2013 and 2017.
The Siegen station is a transport node and connects with the Siegen bus network.
The following regional services serve the station:
|Rhein-Sieg-Express||Aachen – Düren – Cologne – Siegburg/Bonn – Hennef – Siegen|
|Ruhr-Sieg-Express||Essen – Bochum – Witten – Hagen – Letmathe – Finnentrop – Siegen|
|Main-Sieg-Express||Siegen – Gießen – Friedberg (Hessen) – Frankfurt (Main)|
|Westerwald-Sieg-Bahn||Siegen – Betzdorf (Sieg) – Au (Sieg) – Altenkirchen – Westerburg – Limburg|
|Ruhr-Sieg-Bahn||Hagen – Letmathe – Finnentrop – Siegen|
|Rothaarbahn||Betzdorf – Siegen – Kreuztal – Hilchenbach – Erndtebrück – Bad Berleburg|
|Sieg-Dill-Bahn||Siegen – Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf – Haiger – Dillenburg|
Long distance services
Between 13 December 2009 and 10 December 2011, a EuroCity service ran every morning from Siegen via Giessen, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich and Salzburg to Klagenfurt. One carriage runs directly to Zagreb. The return service from Croatia / Klagenfurt reached Siegen at 21:57. This service was initially limited to two years and was not extended.
In the station there is a DB travel centre, a McDonald's, a restaurant and a newsstand.
Inconsistencies in the naming of the station
The Siegen station is not called a Hauptbahnhof (central station) by Deutsche Bahn. Nevertheless, the term Siegen Hauptbahnhof is used at some signs at the station, on road maps and in on-train announcements. It is planned to officially rename the station Siegen Hauptbahnhof at the completion of the refurbishment works in 2017.
- "Stationspreisliste 2016" [Station price list 2016] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
- Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
- "Hauptbahnhof bleibt ein Sorgenkind" (in German). Westfälische Rundschau. 3 September 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
- "Direktverbindung Siegen - Österreich nimmt am 13. Dezember Verkehr auf" (PDF, 116 KB) (Press release) (in German). Zweckverband Personennahverkehr Westfalen-Süd. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
- "Eurocity für Siegen". Sauerlandkurier (in German). 27 May 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
- Kalitzki, Jürgen; Tröps, Dieter (1996). Menschen, Züge, Bahnstationen, vol. 2: Eisenbahnen im Siegerland. Die Ruhr-Sieg-Strecke mit den Eisenbahnorten Siegen, Weidenau, Kreuztal, Hilchenbach, Betzdorf, Freudenberg und Olpe im Sauerland (in German). Siegen. ISBN 3-923483-22-8.
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