Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein station

Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein station is the only station on the right (eastern) bank in the city of Koblenz in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is on the East Rhine railway (German: Rechte Rheinstrecke, Right Rhine line) at the foot of the Ehrenbreitstein hill in the Ehrenbreitstein district, next to the Rhine.

Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein
Deutsche Bahn
Through station
Rheinseilbahn Bahnhof Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein 2010.jpg
Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein station beside the Rhine
LocationHofstr.257, Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate
Germany
Coordinates50°21′43″N 7°36′37″E / 50.36194°N 7.61028°E / 50.36194; 7.61028Coordinates: 50°21′43″N 7°36′37″E / 50.36194°N 7.61028°E / 50.36194; 7.61028
Line(s)East Rhine Railway(KBS 465)
Platforms3 [1]
Other information
Station code3300[1]
DS100 codeKKOE[2]
IBNR8003351
Category5[1]
Fare zoneVRM: 106[3]
Websitewww.bahnhof.de
History
Opened1869
Services
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
RB 27
Rhein-Erft-Bahn
Terminus

HistoryEdit

 
Map of the railway facilities in the Koblenz area

In 1859 and 1860 the governments of Prussia and Nassau negotiated over the construction of a railway between Ehrenbreitstein and Oberlahnstein. In Oberlahnstein the line would connect with the Nassau Rhine Railway (now part of the East Rhine line), then under construction, and the Lahn Valley Railway. It was also stipulated in the contract that a railway bridge would be built between Koblenz and Ehrenbreitstein and the Duchy of Nassau committed itself to promote the construction of the Lahn Valley Railway.[4]

The Neuwied–Niederlahnstein section, including Ehrenbreitstein station, was put into operation on 27 October 1869. It had a railway post office and accommodation for the “track supervisor” (Bahnmeister).[5] On the same day, the line was opened from Ehrenbreitstein station via Pfaffendorf Bridge to the former Rhenish railway station at Koblenz. The Rhenish station was northwest of today's Löhr-Center on Fischelstraße.[6] The track remained under control of the railway company (which had become one of the Prussian state railways in 1880) only until 1899. The track over the bridge was then rebuilt for use by the Coblenz Tramway Company (Coblenzer Straßenbahn-Gesellschaft). In 1879, the Horchheim Railway Bridge was opened south of Pfaffendorf Bridge, connecting to the East Rhine railway and to Koblenz Hauptbahnhof (central station), when it opened in 1902.

ServicesEdit

 
Steam locomotive 78 468 (Prussian T 18) in Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein station
 
Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein station

The station is served by the Rhein-Erft-Bahn, running on the Koblenz–Cologne–Mönchengladbach route at hourly intervals; it was formerly also served by the Rhein-Erft-Express. Previously, the Rhein-Erft-Express had continued to Venlo after Mönchengladbach since its introduction in 1998.[7]

Line Service Route Frequency
RB 27 Rhein-Erft-Bahn Mönchengladbach – Rheydt – Cologne – Köln/Bonn Flughafen – Troisdorf – Bonn-Beuel – Linz (Rhein) – Neuwied – Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein – Koblenz Hourly

Until after the Second World War Ehrenbreitstein station also had significant long-distance traffic, since some of the trains on the right bank line did not serve Koblenz Hauptbahnhof. In the final timetable before the war all semi-fast trains and a D-train (D-Zug, express train with carriages with corridors) stopped at Ehrenbreitstein station.[8]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Stationspreisliste 2021" [Station price list 2021] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 16 November 2020. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  3. ^ "Tarifwabenplan 2021" (PDF). Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Mosel. January 2021. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  4. ^ G. Decker (1860). Gesetz-Sammlung für die königlichen preussischen Staaten (in German). Prussia. p. 282. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Private site on Ehrenbreitstein station" (PDF) (in German). Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  6. ^ "100 Jahre Koblenz Hbf" (in German). uqp.de. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Rhein-Erft-Express". NRW rail archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  8. ^ "Extract from the German rail timetable 1939, table 230: Frankfurt – Wiesbaden – Niederlahnstein – Köln" (in German). deutsches-kursbuch.de. Retrieved 14 August 2011.

ReferencesEdit

  • Energieversorgung Mittelrhein GmbH (ed.). Geschichte der Stadt Koblenz (in German). Overall editor: Ingrid Bátori with Dieter Kerber and Hans Josef Schmidt.
    • Vol. 1: Von den Anfängen bis zum Ende der kurfürstlichen Zeit. Theiss, Stuttgart 1992, ISBN 3-8062-0876-X.
    • Vol. 2: Von der französischen Stadt bis zur Gegenwart. Theiss, Stuttgart 1993, ISBN 3-8062-1036-5.

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