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Plauen (Vogtland) Oberer Bahnhof

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Tracks  6
DS100 code  DP
Address  08525 Plauen, Germany
Architectural style  Functionalism
Station code  n/a
Category  3
Opened  1848
Platforms in use  3
Plauen (Vogtland) Oberer Bahnhof
Location  Rathenauplatz 2, 08525 Plauen Plauen,  Saxony Germany
Line(s)  Leipzig–Hof railway Plauen–Cheb railway
Similar  Hof Hauptbahnhof, Zwickau Hauptbahnhof, Reichenbach (Vogtland) Oberer B, Glauchau (Sachs) station, Gera Hauptbahnhof

Plauen (Vogtland) Oberer Bahnhof (Upper station) is the main station of Plauen in the German state of Saxony on the Leipzig–Hof line. It is the main hub of rail traffic in Vogtland. This station is maintained and operated by DB Station&Service.

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History

Plauen station was opened in 1848. For three years from that time it was a terminus with a stagecoach connection to Plauen city and to Reichenbach station. In 1851 the continuous Leipzig–Reichenbach–Plauen–Hof line was completed. In 1874, the Oelsnitz–Cheb line was extended to Plauen. The following year the station was renamed as Plauen (Vogtland) Oberer Bahnhof, following the opening of the Elster Valley Railway with its own station, Plauen (Vogtland) Unterer Bahnhof (lower station).

In the Second World War, the historic station building was completely destroyed by bombing. In late 2006, the station’s mechanical interlocking was closed and the train dispatcher was removed, when the station track was integrated into the Leipzig electronic interlocking.

With the closure of Plauen lower station in December 2010, the city is planning to rename Plauen upper station as Plauen Hauptbahnhof.

Operations

The station has six platforms and a goods yard, as well as a loading facility for timber.

Railway services

With Regional-Express services, there are daily direct connections to several major cities. Vogtlandbahn directly connects Plauen with almost all stations of the Vogtland district and other cities in Bavaria, Thuringia and Bohemian Vogtland. From June 2005 Vogtlandbahn operated the Vogtland-Express, the only direct service to Berlin, although as a rail service are now been suspended. Due to its function as a transport hub, the station is operated by Deutsche Bahn, which classifies it as a category 3 station.

The following lines stop in Plauen (Vogtland) Oberer Bahnhof:

Local transport

The station is connected by buses and lines 1, 5 and 6 of Plauen tramways, which pass in front of the station. In addition, there is a taxi stand in front of the main station entrance.

References

Plauen (Vogtland) Oberer Bahnhof Wikipedia


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