Sankt Ingbert station

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Sankt Ingbert station (German: Bahnhof Sankt Ingbert) is a railway station in St. Ingbert, in the federal state of Saarland in Germany. The station was opened in 1867, with the concourse in its current form opening in 1879. It is located on the edge of the town centre, one stop away from the central bus station. The station is ranked as a class 3 station and is served by several Regional-Express and Regionalbahn services operated by Deutsche Bahn.

Sankt Ingbert
Deutsche Bahn
Bahnhof St Ingbert.jpg
St. Ingbert railway station
LocationNeue Bahnhofstr. 4, St. Ingbert, Saarland
Germany
Coordinates49°16′28″N 7°06′38″E / 49.27444°N 7.11056°E / 49.27444; 7.11056Coordinates: 49°16′28″N 7°06′38″E / 49.27444°N 7.11056°E / 49.27444; 7.11056
Line(s)
Other information
Station code5942[1]
DS100 codeSSI[2]
IBNR8005649
Category3[1]
Websitewww.bahnhof.de
History
Opened1867/1879

HistoryEdit

Initial operationsEdit

 
The old station building from 1867 in which there is now a restaurant.

According to historical documents the first station building was built in 1867, during the construction of the Palatine Ludwig Railway between Homburg and St. Ingbert. For several years the station remained a terminus, and it was not until the 1870s when a line to Saarbrücken was constructed. Because of an increase in passengers a new station building was also necessary. The building which is still in use today is situated on the south side of the platforms opposite its predecessor.

Interregio servicesEdit

From the early 1970s the station was a stop for Interregio fast trains operating to destinations as far as Berlin and Paris as well as semi-fast and stopping regional services. However, after a timetable change in 1991 and the introduction of an Interregio service between Stuttgart and Frankfurt-am-Main the services were cancelled completely.

ArchitectureEdit

St. Ingbert station is a typical example of the style used in Saarland stations at the time. The most prominent aspect of this can be found in the arched windows on the ground floor and the rectangular ones on the first floor. Additionally, the sobriety of the design and the lack of vertical structure are typical. However, the single entrance through an avant-corps is unusual.[3]

Current operationsEdit

 
An Intercity-Express train passes through the station. The only services that stop here are shorter-distance regional services. The old station building is on the left.

All of the trains operating on the Palatine Ludwig Railway and the Landau–Rohrbach railway stop at the station. There are half-hourly services in the direction of Homburg, with hourly extensions to Kaiserslautern. In the other direction all services travel to Saarbrücken with extensions to Trier. On the Landau–Rohrbach railway, services travel to Pirmasens, with morning extensions to Landau via the Saar Railway.

Line Route Interval
RE 1 Koblenz HbfTrier HbfSaarbrücken HbfSt. IngbertKaiserslautern HbfMannheim Hbf 60 min
RB 68 Saarbrücken Hbf – St. IngbertRohrbach (Saar)Zweibrücken Hbf – Pirmasens Hbf 60 min
RB 70 Saarbrücken Hbf – St. IngbertHomburg (Saar) Hbf – Kaiserslautern Hbf 60 min
RB 71 Dillingen (Saar) – Saarlouis Hbf – Saarbrücken Hbf – St. Ingbert – Homburg (Saar) Hbf 60 min
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Koblenz Hbf
RE 1
Mosel-Saar-Express
toward Mannheim Hbf
RB 68
Pfälz. Schwarzbachtalbahn
RB 70
Saartal-Bahn
toward Trier Hbf
RB 71
Saartal-Bahn
toward Homburg Hbf

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2020" [Station price list 2020] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  3. ^ http://bahnhoefe-im-saarland.2bnew.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21:st-ingbert-2-eg&catid=3:katalog&Itemid=10