Unna station

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Unna station
Deutsche Bahn Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn
Unna Bahnhof Suedseite.jpg
Unna station (2006)
Location Bahnhofstraße, Unna, North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany
Coordinates 51°32′19.9″N 7°41′32″E / 51.538861°N 7.69222°E / 51.538861; 7.69222Coordinates: 51°32′19.9″N 7°41′32″E / 51.538861°N 7.69222°E / 51.538861; 7.69222
Line(s)
Other information
Station code 6335
DS100 code EUN
IBNR 8000171
Category 3
Website www.bahnhof.de
History
Opened 1855

Unna station is the main passenger station in the Westphalian city of Unna in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The other stations in the city that are served by regular passenger services are Unna-Königsborn, Unna West, Massen, Lünern and Hemmerde.

Reconstruction in 2007

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1855 as part of the Dortmund–Soest railway built by the Bergisch-Märkische Railway Company (BME) and equipped with an impressive station building, which was sold for non-rail purposes in 2005.[1]

In 1866, the BME opened the line from Unna to Hamm to connect with the Cologne-Minden trunk line.[2] Later the line was extended from Unna to Hagen, making Unna station into a railway junction of regional importance.[3]

Between 1899 and 1901 the Prussian state railways opened the Fröndenberg–Kamen railway to connect the three east-west lines in the area.[4][5] The southern part connected with the line to Menden, which was opened in 1872; this line was extended in 1912 to Neuenrade as the Hönne Valley Railway. The northern part was opened later for freight in 1900 and a year later for passenger traffic. This route is now worked only as far as Unna-Königsborn, as line S 4 of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn.

Between 1909 and 1950, the Unna-Kamen-Werne light railway also connected Unna station and Kamen station.

Connections[edit]

Buses in the bus station

Unna station is served by the following trains services. The station also serves as the central bus junction for the city.

Preceding station   eurobahn   Following station
toward Venlo
RE 13
Maas-Wupper-Express
toward Hamm Hbf
toward Dortmund Hbf
RB 59
Hellweg-Bahn
toward Soest
Preceding station   National Express   Following station
toward Krefeld Hbf
RE 7
Rhein-Münsterland-Express
toward Rheine Hbf
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
Terminus RB 54
Hönnetal-Bahn
toward Neuenrade
Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
S 4 Terminus

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rudolf Geitz (June 2005). "150 years of Unna station". Herbst-Blatt (in German) (39). Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Unna - Hamm (Westf) line". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Schwerte - Holzwickede line". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Fröndenberg - Unna line". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Unna - Kamen line". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 

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