Groß Gerau station

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Groß Gerau station is located approximately 500 metres north of the centre of the town of Groß-Gerau in the German state of Hesse on the Rhine-Main Railway, running from Wiesbaden and Mainz to Darmstadt and Aschaffenburg. A curve branches off near the station connecting to the nearby Groß-Gerau-Dornberg station on the Mannheim–Frankfurt railway. The station is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 5 station.[1] The station name has no hyphen unlike the town it is in, following a Prussian government order of 1910,[3] which applied because of Prussian finance for the line, even though the station was in the Grand Duchy of Hesse.

Groß Gerau station
Deutsche Bahn
Through station
Groß-Gerau Bahnhof 20110420.jpg
LocationGroß-Gerau, Hesse
Germany
Coordinates49°55′30″N 8°29′11″E / 49.924925°N 8.486252°E / 49.924925; 8.486252Coordinates: 49°55′30″N 8°29′11″E / 49.924925°N 8.486252°E / 49.924925; 8.486252
Line(s)
Platforms3
Other information
Station code2299[1]
DS100 codeFGER[2]
IBNR8000136
Category3[1]
Websitewww.bahnhof.de
History
Opened1858
Services
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
RB 75
Rhine-Main Railway

HistoryEdit

 
Platform of Groß Gerau station

The station was opened with the section of the Rhine-Main Railway between Mainspitze and Darmstadt opened by the Hessian Ludwig Railway (Hessische Ludwigsbahn) in 1858. In Gross-Gerau, a wooden hut served as the station. A new station building was opened in 1868.[4] During the First World War, a volunteer ambulance corps and a branch of the Red Cross run by the ladies of the Alice-Hospital (founded by Princess Alice, Queen Victoria’s daughter) operated in the station building.[5] In 1944, the station building was destroyed in an air raid and it was rebuilt in 1957. The station building is now recognised as an historic landmark under the Hessian Heritage Act.

InfrastructureEdit

The station has three platform tracks, comprising the “home” platform beside the station building and an island platform. To the east there are freight sidings and a freight siding to a nearby enterprise. To the West there is a connection to a former site of the sugar manufacturer Südzucker, which operated an extensive system of tracks.[6] Since 1970, the rail traffic has been controlled by a relay interlocking.[7]

Rail servicesEdit

The station is served by the Regionalbahn service RB 75, running every hour (during peak hours every 30 minutes) from Wiesbaden via Mainz to Groß Gerau and continuing through Darmstadt to Aschaffenburg.

Line Route Frequency
RB 75 Rhein-Main-Bahn
Wiesbaden HbfMainz HbfGroß GerauDarmstadt HbfBabenhausenAschaffenburg Hbf
Hourly

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Stationspreisliste 2020" [Station price list 2020] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  3. ^ "Landkreis Wolfhagen" (in German). Territoriale Veränderungen in Deutschland und deutsch verwalteten Gebieten 1874 - 1945. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
  4. ^ Klaus Thomas Heck (12 March 2010). "Bahnhöfe: Das Rätsel um Gleis 3" (in German). Echo online. Archived from the original on 2014-02-04. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Geschichte des DRK-Kreisverbands Groß-Gerau" (in German). DRK Kreisverband Groß-Gerau. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Zuckerfabrik" (in German). City of Groß-Gerau. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
  7. ^ "List of German signal boxes" (in German). www.stellwerke.de. Retrieved 18 June 2012.

ReferencesEdit

  • Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen, ed. (2005). Eisenbahn in Hessen. Kulturdenkmäler in Hessen. Denkmaltopographie Bundesrepublik Deutschland (in German). Stuttgart: Theiss Verlag. p. 1088. ISBN 3-8062-1917-6.

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