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Loxstedt station

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Station code  3799
IBNR  03760
Address  27612 Loxstedt, Germany
Platforms in use  2
DS100 code  HLOX
Category  6
Opened  1847
Loxstedt station
Location  Loxstedt, Lower Saxony Germany
Similar  Oldenbüttel station, Bremerhaven‑Lehe railway station, Bremerhaven‑Wulsdorf station, Bremen‑Burg station, Bremerhaven Hauptbahnhof

Loxstedt is the name of a railway station on the Bremerhaven-Bremen line in northwestern Germany. The station is situated in the town of Loxstedt, in the Cuxhaven district of Lower Saxony.

The station was opened in 1847 as part of the Bremen to Wulsdorf railway line. On 10 March 1862, the station building was inaugurated, featuring two flats for the stationmaster and signalmen as well as a freight shed and several outbuildings. In the early 20th century, the station saw some long-distance trains to destinations as far away as Berlin and Hanover. In 1966, the railway line was electrified, freight service was stopped in 1975 and the old station building as well as the signal box Lsf stood empty until they were torn down shortly before Christmas 1978.

The station today

Since 2010, Bremen S-Bahn trains from Bremerhaven to Twistringen call at the station. It features a park and ride facility and a bus stop. Park and ride facilities were added after the municipality bought the site of the former station building from Deutsche Bahn AG in 1996. Since October 2014, platforms are being raised from a height of 38 cm to 76 cm to allow step-free access to the Alstom Coradia Continental multiple units calling at the station. Access to the platforms is currently provided by a level crossing on the southern side of the station.

Loxstedt is an example for a category 6 railway station (the second lowest category in Germany)

References

Loxstedt station Wikipedia


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