Unkel station

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Unkel
Deutsche Bahn
Through station
Bahnhofsgebäude Unkel.jpg
Former Unkel station building
Location Siebebgebirgsstr. 2, Unkel, Rhineland-Palatinate
Germany
Coordinates 50°36′13.2″N 7°13′10.2″E / 50.603667°N 7.219500°E / 50.603667; 7.219500Coordinates: 50°36′13.2″N 7°13′10.2″E / 50.603667°N 7.219500°E / 50.603667; 7.219500
Line(s)
Platforms 3
Other information
Station code 6334[1]
DS100 code KUN[2]
IBNR 8005970
Category 5[1]
Website www.bahnhof.de
History
Opened 1870

Unkel station is on the East Rhine Railway (German: Rechte Rheinstrecke) and is the only station in the town of Unkel in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It was built in 1870. The station has three platform tracks on two platforms. The regional rail services are organised by the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (Rhine-Sieg transport association, VRS). The station is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 5 station.[1]

History[edit]

Unkel station with the former station building

After the West Rhine Railway was completed in 1858, the Rhenish Railway Company (Rheinische Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft) began construction of the East Rhine line from Beuel to Neuwied. There was some discussion of the need for stations between Honnef and Linz. Erpel, Rheinbreitbach and Unkel each wanted its own station. The railway company originally did want to build a station. After protests from the mayor and the district administrator stations were built, first at Unkel and later at Erpel.

In the summer of 2006, the station building was closed after the station bar was abandoned. Weather-protected seating was built on the platform on the line to Koblenz as a replacement for the closed waiting room.

Services[edit]

The station is served by RE8 services hourly. On working days, it is also served by RB27 services, which together provide a service every half-hour to Cologne and Rommerskirchen and to Koblenz.

Line Service Route Frequency
RE 8 Rhein-Erft-Express Mönchengladbach – Rheydt – Cologne – Köln/Bonn Flughafen – Troisdorf – Bonn-Beuel – Unkel – Linz (Rhein) - Neuwied - Koblenz Hourly
RB 27 Rhein-Erft-Bahn (Mönchengladbach – Rheydt –) Cologne – Troisdorf – Bonn-Beuel – Unkel – Linz (Rhein) - Neuwied - Koblenz Hourly
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
RE 8
Rhein-Erft-Express
toward Koblenz Hbf
RB 27
Rhein-Erft-Bahn
toward Koblenz Hbf

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Stationspreisliste 2017" [Station price list 2017] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.