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Eschhofen station

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Station code  1678
IBNR  8001883
Address  65552 Limburg, Germany
Platforms in use  3
DS100 code  FEN
Category  4
Opened  10 January 1863
Eschhofen station
Location  Bahnhofstr. 38, Limburg an der Lahn, Hesse Germany
Line(s)  Main-Lahn Railway (66.5 km) (KBS 627) Lahn Valley Railway (48.9 km) (KBS 625)
Similar  Bahnhof Niederselters, Limburg (Lahn) station, Niedernhausen station, Limburg Süd station, Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof

Eschhofen station lies on the Lahn Valley Railway (German: Lahntalbahn) in the town of Limburg an der Lahn in the German state of Hesse. In addition, just east of the station, the Main-Lahn Railway (Main-Lahn-Bahn) branches off to Frankfurt. The station was opened in 1863. It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 4 station.

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History

Eschhofen station was opened on 10 January 1863 with the inauguration of the Lahn Valley Railway. The first section of the Main-Lahn Railway was opened to traffic between Eschhofen and Niederselters on 1 February 1875 and the rest of the line was completed to Frankfurt on 15 October 1877. The current station building was probably built in 1896 and is classified as a monument under the Hessian Heritage Act.

Infrastructure

The station is only served by regional services. It has three platform tracks. Track 1 (the “home” platform, next to the station building) is used for trains running towards Limburg and Koblenz. Track 2 and track 3 are adjacent to a central platform and track 2 is served by all trains towards Gießen and Niedernhausen / Wiesbaden / Frankfurt. Track 3 is used only as a passing track and is not used regularly. Next to track 3, there are two tracks without platforms, but they are no longer used. The station has a park-and-ride and a bike-and-ride facility.

Services

Eschhofen station is served by all trains towards Limburg/Koblenz and Gießen/Wiesbaden/Frankfurt. With the exception of the RB 21 and RB 45 services, which are operated by Hessische Landesbahn, all trains are operated by Deutsche Bahn. Trains to Koblenz (Regional-Express 25) run every two hours on the Gießen–Limburg–Koblenz route. There is also an hourly Regionalbahn service on the Gießen–Wetzlar–Weilburg–Limburg route, which since the 2011/2012 timetable change has been operated by Hessische Landesbahn. On the Main-Lahn Railway services run as far as Niedernhausen during the peak hour about every quarter of an hour, with a Regional-Express service and a Stadt-Express to Frankfurt, and a Regionalbahn service to Wiesbaden.

References

Eschhofen station Wikipedia


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