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Andernach station

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Station code  144
IBNR  8000331
Address  56626 Andernach, Germany
Platforms in use  4
DS100 code  KAND
Category  3
Opened  1858
Andernach station
Location  Andernach, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany
Line(s)  West Rhine Railway (KBS 470) Cross Eifel Railway (KBS 478)
Similar  Remagen station, Koblenz Hauptbahnhof, Bonn Hauptbahnhof, Koblenz Stadtmitte station, Bingen (Rhein) Hauptbahnhof

Andernach station is the transportation hub of the city of Andernach in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is a middle-sized stations with thousands of passengers each day. It is currently classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 3 station. After completion of the renovation, it will be classified as a category 3 station. It has four passenger paltforms (tracks 1, 2, 3 and 24), three with a length of more than 280 m, and sidings and freight tracks. It is on the Left Rhine line (German: Linke Rheinstrecke) and is the terminus of the Cross Eifel Railway (Eifelquerbahn). In addition to passenger operations, the station has container and freight operations to the east of the station, particularly serving the tin plate manufacturer, Rasselstein.

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In the station forecourt, there is a bus station, served by all city buses and regional bus services to Mayen, Neuwied and Ochtendung. The regional bus service to Maria Laach stops 50 metres from the bus station.

The station is currently being modernised. It is planned to increase the height of the central platform for its entire length to 76 centimetres, modernise the platform roof, provide barrier-free access using lifts, improve the environment, including the bus station, implement bike and ride and the park and ride facilities and provide new access to the main platform.

History

Andernach received a rail extension of the Rhenish Railway Company’s Left Rhine line from Oberwinter to Weißenthurm on 15 August 1858. On 11 November 1858 the first train ran on the Left Rhine line to Koblenz. A year later, the line was extended to Bingerbrück.

The Eifelquer line from Andernach to Niedermendig was opened for freight on 1 April 1878 and for passengers on 15 May. This line was also owned by the Rhenish Railway Company. On 20 September 1879, the 2.33 km long freight line to Rheinwerft was opened.

All regional and some express trains stopped in Andernach, while most higher-quality passenger trains went by without stopping.

During the Second World War, Andernach station was completely destroyed. It was rebuilt after the war.

Services

The only facility available at the station is a Deutsche Bahn (DB) ticket office, which has two counters. The restaurant, the bookshop, a former DB service point and a taxi call point are disused. The concourse has a departure monitor and touch-screen ticket machines of DB and trans-regio. There is also an ATM and seating.

Passenger operations

Trains stop on four platforms at Andernach station. Long-distance services stopping at the station consist of Intercity-Express, Intercity and EuroCity trains. Regional services consist of Regional-Express (RE) and Regionalbahn (RB) trains to cities within 200 kilometres, running towards Cologne/Emmerich, Koblenz, Mainz and Mayen/Kaisersesch.

Regional services

The Rhineland-Palatinate co-ordinated timetable of 2015 provides for the further development of RB 23 as a Stadt-Express line, a Regionalexpress service on the (Gießen–) Limburg–Koblenz–Andernach route (RE 25) and a Regionalbahn service on the Andernach–Mendig–Mayen–Kaisersesch–Ulmen route (RB 38), running hourly.

Other stations in Andernach

The town of Andernach has other stations in two suburbs:

  • Namedy on the Left Rhine line and served by MRB (Mittelrheinbahn) 26 trains
  • Miesenheim on the Eifelquer Railway and served by RB 92 trains.
  • References

    Andernach station Wikipedia


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