Stendal station

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Stendal
Bahnhof Stendal.jpg
Stendal railway station
Location Stendal, Saxony-Anhalt,
Coordinates 52°35′40″N 11°51′16″E / 52.59444°N 11.85444°E / 52.59444; 11.85444Coordinates: 52°35′40″N 11°51′16″E / 52.59444°N 11.85444°E / 52.59444; 11.85444
Line(s) Berlin-Lehrte railway
Hanover–Berlin high-speed railway
Magdeburg-Wittenberge railway
Stendal–Uelzen railway
Stendal-Tangermünde railway
Stendal–Niedergörne railway
Platforms 8
History
Opened 1871[1]

Stendal (German: Bahnhof Stendal) is a railway station in the town of Stendal, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The station lies on the Berlin-Lehrte railway, Hanover–Berlin high-speed railway, Magdeburg-Wittenberge railway, Stendal–Uelzen railway, Stendal-Tangermünde railway and Stendal–Niedergörne railway. It is an important railway hub for regional trains and is also used by Intercity and Intercity-Express (ICE) trains regularly. Until the winter 2012 timetable Stendal station was only by Deutsche Bahn trains. Since December 2012, the station has also been served by some services operated by Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn. It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 3 station.[2]

History[edit]

On 7 July 1849, Stendal received its first railway connection with the opening of the Magdeburg-Wittenberge railway by the Magdeburg-Wittenberge Company (Magdeburg-Wittenbergeschen Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft). This ran on the eastern outskirts of the town and there was a station at Stendal—later called Stendal Ost (east)—from its opening.

During the course of construction of the Stendal–Uelzen railway and the Berlin–Lehrte railway in 1870, the station was moved to the southern edge of the town to allow passengers to change between the three lines. The Magdeburg-Wittenberge railway was also relocated to be connected to the new station and has run around the town to its west since then. The current station building was also built between 1869 and 1871.[1]

In April 1886, the Stendal-Tangermünde railway was connected to station.

In June 1892, a horse tramway was opened between the station forecourt and the Uenglinger Tor (Uenglingen gate); in October 1909, another horse tramway was added, but this ran between Stendal Ost station on the original Magdeburg-Wittenberge railway and the Uenglinger Tor. Both tramways were closed in October 1926 and replaced by a bus route.

In the autumn of 1908, the station was connected with the Stendal–Arendsee light railway and, in May 1914, with the Stendal–Arneburg railway after this had been converted from metre gauge to standard gauge. The line to Arendsee was closed gradually from 1978 to 1995. All operations on the line to Arneburg ended in October 1972.

The Stendal–Niedergörne railway was connected to the station in January 1977 to provide a connection to the Stendal Nuclear Power Plant, which was never completed. Since the end of passenger traffic in late 1995, the line has been used only by freight trains.

Stendal was connected to the electrical railway network in 1984 with the electrification of the line to Magdeburg.[1]

Between 1994 and 1998, the Hanover–Berlin high-speed railway was built parallel to the Berlin-Lehrte railway. A southern bypass of Stendal was built against the wishes of the town; this is now used by most long-distance trains running on the line. Nevertheless, the first ICE train stopped at Stendal station on 27 September 1998.[1]

State[edit]

The station has five through platform tracks and three bay platforms. Track 1 is located next to the station building and tracks 2–5 are on two island platforms. Bay platforms 6 and 7 are located east and west of the entrance building and are accessible via platform 1. The third bay platform is track 8, which is at the eastern end of the island platform that is faced by tracks 2 and 3. West of the station there is a large parking area.

Buses on several bus routes operated by Stendalbus stop outside the station. There is also a taxi stand.

Train services[edit]

Stendal is served by Intercity, Regional Express and Regional Bahn services:[3]

Series Train Type Route Frequency
IC140 Intercity Amsterdam Centraal - Amersfoort - Hengelo - Bad Bentheim - Rheine - Osnabrück Hbf - Hannover Hbf - Stendal - Berlin Hbf - Berlin Ostbahnhof Every 2 hours
IRE InterRegional Express Hamburg Hbf - Uelzen - Stendal - Berlin Hbf - Berlin Ostbahnhof 1x per day
RE20 Regional Express Uelzen - Salzwedel - Stendal - Magdeburg Hbf 7x per day
RB13 Regionalbahn Braunschweig Hbf - Wolfsburg Hbf - Oebisfelde - Stendal Every 2 hours
RB13 Regionalbahn Stendal - Rathenow Every 2 hours
RB26 Regionalbahn Stendal - Tangermünde 1x per hour
RB29 Regionalbahn Wittenberge - Stendal - Magdeburg Hbf - Schönebeck (Elbe) - Schönebeck-Salzelmen 1x per hour
RB30 Regionalbahn Stendal - Salzwedel 11x per day
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
Intercity (DB) 140
towards Warnemünde
IC 56
towards Dresden Hbf
towards Münster Hbf
IC/EC 77
toward Hamburg Hbf
RE
toward Uelzen
RE
RB Terminus
Terminus RB
toward Rathenow
Terminus RB
toward Tangermünde
toward Wittenberge
RB
toward Salzwedel
RB Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Stendal history" (in German). Stendal. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2015" [Station price list 2015] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Timetables for Stendal station (German)

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