Staffel station (also called Limburg-Staffel) is a heritage-listed station in the Limburg district of Staffel in the German state of Hesse. The Limburg-Staffel–Siershahn railway branches off the Limburg–Altenkirchen railway at the station.
|Location||Am Bahnhof 9, Limburg, Hesse|
|Opened||1 January 1870|
The station building was built in 1870 during the construction of the Limburg–Westerburg section of the Limburg–Altenkirchen railway (also called the Upper Westerwald Railway). The architect of the two-storey plaster building was probably Heinrich Velde. The neo-classical building is east of the tracks and originally had five parallel portals, but it was subsequently extended to the south. On the side facing the town it has a gable dormer.
To the north there is a low, plastered goods shed supported by timber trusses. A signal box built in 1890 for the Limburg-Staffel–Siershahn railway (also called the Lower Westerwald Railway) can also be seen. This small building has a ground storey built of brick, while the signal box floor is cantilevered and provided with large windows.
About 250 metres north of the station is another signal box built in 1925, also for the Lower Westerwald Railway. It is a small building with a brick ground floor, plastered first floor and a hip roof.
The section of the Upper Westerwald Railway between Staffel and Hadamar was opened on 1 January 1870 and the Lower Westerwald Railway was opened on 30 May 1884. The laying of a second track on the original section between Staffel and Limburg was completed on 10 December 1888, after the section from Hadamar to Westerburg had already been opened in October 1886.
Staffel station is located in the fare zone of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (Rhine-Main Transport Association, RMV). Staffel station is a stop on Regionalbahn services RB 28 and RB 29. Both services run every two hours every day. Additional services run in the weekday peak hour. Staffel thus has rail links to Diez, Elz, Hadamar, Dornenburg, Westerburg, Altenkirchen, Au (Sieg), Montabaur and Siershahn, as well as central Limburg. The trip to Limburg takes 7 minutes.
|Unterwesterwaldbahn||Limburg (Lahn) – Staffel – Montabaur – Siershahn||Every 2 hours (+ extra trains in the peak hour)|
|Westerwald-Sieg-Bahn||Limburg (Lahn) – Staffel – Hadamar – Westerburg – Nistertal-Bad Marienberg – Hachenburg – Altenkirchen (Westerwald) – Au (Sieg)||Every 2 hours|
- Heinz Schomann (2005). Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen (ed.). Kulturdenkmäler in Hessen: Eisenbahn in Hessen. Teil 2: Eisenbahnbauten und -strecken 1839–1939 (in German). Konrad Theiss Verlag. pp. 414–417, 628–630. ISBN 3-8062-1917-6.
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