Königswinter station

Königswinter station is a station on the East Rhine Railway (German: Rechte Rheinstrecke) in the city of Königswinter in the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is a protected as a monument. The station was opened on 11 July 1870 as part of the extension of the East Rhine Railway from Neuwied to Oberkassel.[4]

Königswinter station
Deutsche Bahn
Through station
Bahnhof Königswinter.jpg
LocationBahnhofsallee 14, Königswinter, North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany
Coordinates50°40′43″N 7°11′35″E / 50.67861°N 7.19306°E / 50.67861; 7.19306Coordinates: 50°40′43″N 7°11′35″E / 50.67861°N 7.19306°E / 50.67861; 7.19306
Line(s)
Platforms3
Other information
Station code3360[1]
DS100 codeKWOW[1]
IBNR8003386
Category4[2]
Fare zoneVRS: 2564[3]
Websitewww.bahnhof.de
History
Opened1870; 150 years ago (1870)
Services
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
RE 8
Rhein-Erft-Express
toward Koblenz Hbf
RB 27
Rhein-Erft-Bahn
toward Koblenz Hbf

At its core the entrance building, which was built in 1869/70, is a ​2 12-storey stucco building with neoclassical influences. It has an avant-corps with three portals, covered by a gable with an oeil-de-boeuf. The station is particularly notable for an iron and glass structure that provides covered access to the island platform. In the 1950s, a glass-enclosed porch and extensions were built on both sides the station building, which were designed as the station restaurant and for the handling of freight. At the same time the interior was also redesigned.[5]

The station is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 4 station.[2] The station building belonged to the city from 2004 and was sold at the end of 2012 to a real estate company. In 2019, it was adapted to be used for a bakery.[6] The underpass connects the platform with Königswinter's old town to the west and to the premises of the Maxion company to the east.

Line Service Route Frequency
RE 8 Rhein-Erft-Express Mönchengladbach – Rheydt – Grevenbroich – Rommerskirchen – Cologne – Porz (Rhein) – Troisdorf – Königswinter – Linz (Rhein) - Neuwied - Koblenz Stadtmitte - Koblenz Hourly
RB 27 Rhein-Erft-Bahn Mönchengladbach – Rheydt – Grevenbroich – Rommerskirchen – Cologne – Köln/Bonn Flughafen – Troisdorf – Königswinter – Linz (Rhein) - Neuwied - Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein - Koblenz Hourly

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  2. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2020" [Station price list 2020] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  3. ^ "VRS-Gemeinschaftstarif" (PDF) (in German). Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg. 20 April 2020. p. 202. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  4. ^ André Joost. "Königswinter operations". NRW Railway Archive (in German). Arcor. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  5. ^ Angelika Schyma (1992). "Stadt Königswinter". In Denkmaltopographie Bundesrepublik Deutschland (ed.). Denkmäler im Rheinland (in German). 23.5. Cologne: Rheinland-Verlag. p. 116. ISBN 3-7927-1200-8.
  6. ^ "Stadt Königswinter verkauft den Bahnhof". General-Anzeiger (in German). 12 January 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013.