Langen (Hess) station

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Langen (Hess) station is in the town of Langen in the German state of Hesse. It was opened in 1846 with the Main-Neckar Railway and is now served by the Rhine-Main S-Bahn. The station has two side platforms, an island platform and a through track without a platform. The station building and platform canopies are protected as monuments.[3] It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 4 station.[1]

Langen

Langen (Hess)
Deutsche Bahn
S-Bahn-Logo.svg
Through station
Langen Bahnhof 20110310.jpg
LocationBahnhofsanlage 2, Langen, Hesse
Germany
Coordinates49°59′36″N 8°39′25″E / 49.99345°N 8.656905°E / 49.99345; 8.656905Coordinates: 49°59′36″N 8°39′25″E / 49.99345°N 8.656905°E / 49.99345; 8.656905
Line(s)
Platforms4
Other information
Station code3524[1]
DS100 codeFLG[2]
Category4[1]
Fare zoneRMV
Websitewww.bahnhof.de
History
OpenedJune 22, 1846; 173 years ago (1846-06-22)
Services
Preceding station   DB Regio Mitte   Following station
Terminus
RE 60
Main-Neckar Railway
toward Mannheim Hbf
Terminus
RB 67
Main-Neckar Railway
toward Mannheim Hbf
Terminus
RB 68
Main-Neckar Railway
Preceding station   Rhine-Main S-Bahn   Following station
toward Bad Soden
S3
toward Kronberg
S4Terminus
Location
Langen is located in Hesse
Langen
Langen
Location within Hesse
Langen is located in Germany
Langen
Langen
Location within Germany
Langen is located in Europe
Langen
Langen
Location within Europe

HistoryEdit

 
Platform canopy between the tracks

The station was opened in 1846 as part of the Main-Neckar Railway. The first section of the line was opened between Langen, Darmstadt and Bensheim on 22 June 1846 and the section from Langen to Frankfurt followed on 16 July 1846. There was a major redesign of the station as part of the construction of the S-Bahn line between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, which was opened on 2 June 1997. Since then, it has had three platforms, four platform tracks and a through track without a platform running towards Darmstadt. In 2012 the tracks were renewed in the station area.

An 82 m² large Servicestore owned by Deutsche Bahn was established at the station in 2009, which is operated by a franchisee.[4][5] The former ticket hall is closed. The station has 361 bicycle parking spaces, 50 of which are in lockable boxes.[6]

Entrance buildingEdit

The two-storey entrance building with a basement was built in 1846 on the eastern side of the line towards the town. The building was designed with a neoclassical and symmetrical facade with seven portals under a gable facing the street. On the ground floor there are two pairs of arched windows on the sides with three arched doorways in the middle. This pattern is repeated upstairs, but using rectangular windows. The street frontage is further enhanced by an avant-corps under the gable. A hip roof over a wide frieze and dentils forms the upper part. The platform canopy in front of the entrance building is supported by lattice beams on thin columns with small capitals of cast iron. The two free-standing platform canopies also have cast-iron columns with capitals, which date from 1861. They come from the Darmstadt Main-Neckar station, which was closed after World War I and are also protected as monuments.[7][8]

Rail servicesEdit

The station is served hourly (Mon–Sun) by Regionalbahn service RB 60 (the RMV calls it Stadt-Express service SE 60) between Frankfurt, Darmstadt and Heidelberg and about every two hours (Mon–Fri) by Regional-Express line RE 60 between Frankfurt, Darmstadt and Mannheim. In addition, Rhine-Main S-Bahn services run to Darmstadt every half-hour and to Frankfurt every fifteen minutes, continuing to Kronberg or Bad Soden am Taunus.

Line Route
RE 60 Frankfurt Hbf – Langen (Hess) – Darmstadt Hbf – Bensheim – Weinheim – Mannheim Hbf
RB 67 Frankfurt Hbf – Langen (Hess) – Darmstadt Hbf – Bensheim – Weinheim – Mannheim
RB 68 Frankfurt Hbf – Langen (Hess) – Darmstadt Hbf – Bensheim – Weinheim – Heidelberg Hbf
  Bad Soden (Taunus) – Niederhöchstadt – Frankfurt West – Frankfurt Hbf – Frankfurt South – Langen (Hess) – Darmstadt Hbf
  Kronberg (Taunus) – Niederhöchstadt – Frankfurt West – Frankfurt Hbf – Frankfurt South – Langen (Hess) (– Darmstadt Hbf)

Langen bus station is served by bus routes OF 71, 72, 99, 661 and 663 towards Seligenstadt, Offenbach, Mörfelden and the town centre.

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen, ed. (2005). Eisenbahn in Hessen. Kulturdenkmäler in Hessen (in German). 2.1. Stuttgart: Konrad Theiss Verlag. p. 58. ISBN 3-8062-1917-6.
  4. ^ "Service bis Mitternacht". Frankfurt Rundschau (in German). 10 April 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Neuer ServiceStore der Bahn im Bahnhof Langen eröffnet" (in German). firmenpresse.de. 17 June 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Aktionsplan der Stadt Langen" (in German). p. 12. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  7. ^ Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen, ed. (2005). Eisenbahn in Hessen. Kulturdenkmäler in Hessen (in German). 2.1. Stuttgart: Konrad Theiss Verlag. p. 57. ISBN 3-8062-1917-6.
  8. ^ Dagmar Söder, Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen, ed. (1987). Denkmaltopographie Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Kulturdenkmäler in Hessen, Kreis Offenbach (in German). Braunschweig/Wiesbaden: Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn. ISBN 3-528-06237-1.
  • Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen, ed. (2005). Eisenbahn in Hessen. Kulturdenkmäler in Hessen (in German). 2.1. Stuttgart: Konrad Theiss Verlag. p. 58. ISBN 3-8062-1917-6.

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