Limburg (Lahn) station
Aerial view of the station from the west
|Location||Bahnhofsplatz 1, Limburg an der Lahn, Hesse|
|Owned by||DB Netz|
|Operated by||DB Station&Service|
|Opened||5 July 1862|
The only section of line that is electrified in the Limburg area is between Limburg freight yard and Eschhofen station. At the west end of Limburg station a two-track branch line branches off towards Staffel, where it separates into two single-track lines to Siershahn (the Lower Westerwald Railway, Westerwaldbahn) and to Au (Sieg) (the Upper Westerwald Railway, Oberwesterwaldbahn). East of Limburg, in Eschhofen, the double track, electrified Main-Lahn Railway (Main-Lahn-Bahn) branches off to the southeast towards Frankfurt and Wiesbaden (via the Ländches Railway (Ländchesbahn).
Until 2005, there was also a Deutsche Bahn maintenance depot at the station, which is now closed and was formerly partly leased to the private rail operator, vectus Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH, which has been taken over by Hessische Landesbahn. Most of the former site was converted into a shopping centre. Vectus Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH also had its headquarters there until 2014. The registered office of Hessische Landesbahn is now in an adjoining building of WERKStadt Limburg. A two-track hall is used for the maintenance and maintenance of traction units. The electrified sidings are used by Deutsche Bahn. All non-electrified sidings are used by both DB and HLB. A former freight line and some points were dismantled to create more space for parking spaces used by employees of the surrounding companies.
The following services currently call at Limburg:
|Main-Lahn Railway||Frankfurt (Main) Hbf – Frankfurt-Höchst – Niedernhausen (Taunus) – Limburg (Lahn)||Mon-Fri only, every 2-hours (+ extra trains in peak hour)|
|Wiesbaden Hbf – Niedernhausen (Taunus) (– Limburg (Lahn))||Every 2 hours|
(fewer services on Sat and Sun)
|Main-Lahn Railway||Frankfurt (Main) Hbf – Frankfurt-Höchst – Niedernhausen (Taunus) – Limburg (Lahn)||Hourly|
|Lahn-Eifel-Bahn||(Mayen West –) Mayen Ost – Andernach – Koblenz Stadtmitte – Koblenz Hbf – Bad Ems – Nassau (Lahn) – Diez – Limburg (Lahn)||Hourly (+ extra trains in peak hour)|
|Lahn-Eifel-Bahn||Koblenz Hbf – Bad Ems – Nassau (Lahn) – Diez – Limburg (Lahn) – Weilburg – Wetzlar – Gießen||Every 2 hours|
|Lower Westerwald Railway||Limburg (Lahn) – Montabaur – Siershahn||Every 2 hours (+ extra trains in peak hour)|
|Lahntalbahn||Limburg (Lahn) – Eschhofen – Weilburg – Wetzlar – Gießen – Alsfeld (– Fulda)||Hourly (+ extra trains in the peak)|
|Westerwald-Sieg-Bahn||Limburg (Lahn) – Hadamar – Westerburg – Nistertal-Bad Marienberg – Hachenburg – Altenkirchen (Westerw) – Au (Sieg) – Betzdorf (Sieg) – Siegen||Every 2 hours|
Connections with Limburg Süd stationEdit
During the construction of the Cologne–Frankfurt high-speed railway was decided not to establish a rail link between Limburg (Lahn) station and Limburg Süd station. Buses that stop at the bus station on the south side of the station connect the two stations together and are free for travellers with train tickets to either station.