Limburg (Lahn) station

Limburg (Lahn) station is a station of the city of Limburg an der Lahn in the German state of Hesse. It is on the Lahn Valley Railway (German: Lahntalbahn), running between Koblenz and Gießen.

Limburg (Lahn)
Deutsche Bahn
Limburg Bahnhof.JPG
Aerial view of the station from the west
LocationBahnhofsplatz 1, Limburg an der Lahn, Hesse
Germany
Coordinates50°23′03″N 8°03′44″E / 50.384300°N 8.062100°E / 50.384300; 8.062100Coordinates: 50°23′03″N 8°03′44″E / 50.384300°N 8.062100°E / 50.384300; 8.062100
Owned byDB Netz
Operated byDB Station&Service
Line(s)
Platforms6
Other information
Station code3720
DS100 codeFL
IBNR8000229
Category3 [1]
Websitewww.bahnhof.de
History
Opened5 July 1862
Services
Preceding station   DB Regio Mitte   Following station
TerminusRE 20
Main-Lahn Railway
RB 22
Main-Lahn Railway
toward Mayen Ost
RB 23
Lahn-Eifel-Bahn
Terminus
toward Koblenz Hbf
RE 25
Lahn-Eifel-Bahn
toward Gießen Hbf
Preceding station   Hessische Landesbahn   Following station
TerminusRB 21
Ländches Railway
toward Siershahn
RB 29
Unterwesterwald-Bahn
Terminus
TerminusRB 45
Lahn Valley Railway
Vogelsberg Railway
toward Fulda
toward Siegen Hbf
RB 90
Westerwald-Sieg-Bahn
Terminus
Location
Limburg (Lahn) is located in Hesse
Limburg (Lahn)
Limburg (Lahn)
Location within Hesse
Station building

InfrastructureEdit

The only section of line that is electrified in the Limburg area is between Limburg freight yard and Eschhofen station. At the west end of Limburg station a two-track branch line branches off towards Staffel, where it separates into two single-track lines to Siershahn (the Lower Westerwald Railway, Westerwaldbahn) and to Au (Sieg) (the Upper Westerwald Railway, Oberwesterwaldbahn). East of Limburg, in Eschhofen, the double track, electrified Main-Lahn Railway (Main-Lahn-Bahn) branches off to the southeast towards Frankfurt and Wiesbaden (via the Ländches Railway (Ländchesbahn).

Until 2005, there was also a Deutsche Bahn maintenance depot at the station, which is now closed and was formerly partly leased to the private rail operator, vectus Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH, which has been taken over by Hessische Landesbahn. Most of the former site was converted into a shopping centre. Vectus Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH also had its headquarters there until 2014. The registered office of Hessische Landesbahn is now in an adjoining building of WERKStadt Limburg. A two-track hall is used for the maintenance and maintenance of traction units. The electrified sidings are used by Deutsche Bahn. All non-electrified sidings are used by both DB and HLB. A former freight line and some points were dismantled to create more space for parking spaces used by employees of the surrounding companies.

Train servicesEdit

 
LINT 41 of vectus Verkehrsgesellschaft in Limburg station
 
Station forecourt

The following services currently call at Limburg:

Line Route Comments
RE 20 Main-Lahn Railway Frankfurt (Main) HbfFrankfurt-HöchstNiedernhausen (Taunus)Limburg (Lahn) Mon-Fri only, every 2-hours (+ extra trains in peak hour)
RB 21 Main-Lahn Railway,
Ländches Railway
Wiesbaden Hbf – Niedernhausen (Taunus) (– Limburg (Lahn)) Every 2 hours
(fewer services on Sat and Sun)
RB 22 Main-Lahn Railway Frankfurt (Main) Hbf – Frankfurt-Höchst – Niedernhausen (Taunus) – Limburg (Lahn) Hourly
RB 23 Lahn-Eifel-Bahn (Mayen West –) Mayen Ost – AndernachKoblenz Stadtmitte – Koblenz Hbf – Bad Ems – Nassau (Lahn) – Diez – Limburg (Lahn) Hourly (+ extra trains in peak hour)
RE 25 Lahn-Eifel-Bahn Koblenz Hbf – Bad Ems – Nassau (Lahn) – DiezLimburg (Lahn)WeilburgWetzlarGießen Every 2 hours
RB 29 Lower Westerwald Railway Limburg (Lahn)Montabaur – Siershahn Every 2 hours (+ extra trains in peak hour)
RB 45 Lahntalbahn Limburg (Lahn)Eschhofen – Weilburg – Wetzlar – Gießen – Alsfeld (– Fulda) Hourly (+ extra trains in the peak)
RB 90 Westerwald-Sieg-Bahn Limburg (Lahn) – Hadamar – WesterburgNistertal-Bad Marienberg – Hachenburg – Altenkirchen (Westerw)Au (Sieg)Betzdorf (Sieg)Siegen Every 2 hours

Connections with Limburg Süd stationEdit

During the construction of the Cologne–Frankfurt high-speed railway was decided not to establish a rail link between Limburg (Lahn) station and Limburg Süd station. Buses that stop at the bus station on the south side of the station connect the two stations together and are free for travellers with train tickets to either station.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2020" [Station price list 2020] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.

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