Wattenscheid-Höntrop station

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Wattenscheid-Höntrop station
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Through station
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Location Höntroperstr. 48, Langendreer, North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany
Coordinates 51°27′37″N7°09′16″E / 51.46016276°N 7.15443274°E / 51.46016276; 7.15443274 Coordinates: 51°27′37″N7°09′16″E / 51.46016276°N 7.15443274°E / 51.46016276; 7.15443274
Line(s) Dortmund–Duisburg (KBS 450.1)
Platforms 2
Other information
Station code 6569 [1]
DS100 code EWHP [2]
IBNR8006227
Category 5 [1]
Website www.bahnhof.de
History
Opened 1 July 1886
Services
Preceding station  Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn  Following station
toward  Solingen Hbf
S 1
toward  Dortmund Hbf

Wattenscheid-Höntrop station is a railway station in the district of Wattenscheid of the city of Bochum in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is on the 97 km-long (60 mi) route of Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn line S 1 from Dortmund to Solingen. Wattenscheid station, which is more than a kilometre to the northwest is only served by regional trains.

Wattenscheid urban district of Bochum, Germany

Wattenscheid is a Stadtbezirk of the city of Bochum. Until 1975 Wattenscheid was a separate town in the Ruhr area of North Rhine-Westphalia. It has a population of about 80,000 citizens. Some notable firms have their headquarters in Wattenscheid e.g. Steilmann.

Bochum Place in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Bochum is the sixth largest city of the most populous German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia after Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Essen and Duisburg, and its 364,920 (2016) inhabitants make it the 16th largest city of Germany. On the Ruhr Heights (Ruhrhöhen) hill chain, between the rivers Ruhr to the south and Emscher to the north, it is the second largest city of Westphalia after Dortmund, and the fourth largest city of the Ruhr after Dortmund, Essen and Duisburg. It lies at the centre of the Ruhr, Germany's largest urban area, in the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region, and belongs to the region of Arnsberg. It is surrounded by the cities of Herne, Castrop-Rauxel, Dortmund, Witten, Hattingen, Essen and Gelsenkirchen. Bochum is the sixth largest and one of the southernmost cities in the Low German dialect area. There are nine institutions of higher education in the city, most notably the Ruhr University Bochum, one of the ten largest universities in Germany, and the Bochum University of Applied Sciences.

North Rhine-Westphalia State in Germany

North Rhine-Westphalia is a state of Germany.

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History

The Witten/Dortmund–Oberhausen/Duisburg line of the Bergisch-Märkische Railway Company (German : Bergisch-Märkischen Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft) was put into operation from the former Bochum Süd station to Mülheim on 1 March 1862. A waiting room with a ticket office was opened in Höntrop on 1 June 1886. On 1 October 1910, an entrance building was opened.

Witten/Dortmund–Oberhausen/Duisburg railway railway line

The Witten/Dortmund, Oberhausen/Duisburg railway is one of the most important railways in Germany. It is the main axis of long distance and regional rail transport on the east–west axis of the Ruhr and is served by Intercity-Express, InterCity, Regional-Express, Regionalbahn and S-Bahn trains.

German language West Germanic language

German is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol (Italy), the German-speaking Community of Belgium, and Liechtenstein. It is also one of the three official languages of Luxembourg and a co-official language in the Opole Voivodeship in Poland. The languages which are most similar to German are the other members of the West Germanic language branch: Afrikaans, Dutch, English, the Frisian languages, Low German/Low Saxon, Luxembourgish, and Yiddish. There are also strong similarities in vocabulary with Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, although those belong to the North Germanic group. German is the second most widely spoken Germanic language, after English.

Mülheim (Ruhr) Hauptbahnhof railway station in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

Mülheim (Ruhr) Hauptbahnhof is a railway station for the city of Mülheim in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It was renamed as a Hauptbahnhof in 1974 at the time of the rebuilding of the Dortmund–Duisburg line as part of the establishment of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn. It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 3 station.

S-Bahn line S 1 has served the station since 26 May 1974. [3] The entrance building has since been used as a shop or as a restaurant. Most recently it has housed a health food store.

Services

Wattenscheid-Höntrop S-Bahn station is on the Witten/Dortmund–Oberhausen/Duisburg line and is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 5 station. [1] It is served by Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn line S 1 every 20 minutes. [4]

Deutsche Bahn State-owned national railway company of Germany

Deutsche Bahn AG is a German railway company. Headquartered in Berlin, it is a private joint-stock company (AG), with the Federal Republic of Germany being its single shareholder.

German railway station categories seven categories of railway stations, denoting the service level available at the station

About 5,400 railway stations in Germany that are owned and operated by the Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Station&Service are assigned into seven categories, denoting the service level available at the station.

The Wattenscheid-Höntrop S bus stop is located in close proximity to the station on Höntroper Straße. It is served by bus lines 365 (every 30 minutes), 389 (every 20 minutes) and 390 (every 20 minutes), operated by BOGESTRA. [4] In walking distance you can reach the stop Höntrop Kirche. There are connections to other bus lines as well as to tram line 310 via the city centres of Bochum and Witten to Witten-Heven.

BOGESTRA public transport operator in the Ruhr area

The Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahnen AG, abbreviated BOGESTRA, is a public transport operator in the Ruhr area, most notably in the cities of Bochum, Gelsenkirchen and Herne. As of 2012, the company operated, in whole or in part, 9 rail lines, and 65 bus lines. In 2012, BOGESTRA transported a total of 144.9 million passengers. The company is a member of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) public transport association.

Unlike Wattenscheid station, this station has been completely renovated, making it accessible for the disabled. A wheelchair-accessible entrance is available for all trains. Wattenscheid Höntrop has park-and-ride facilities and parking space for bicycles.

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 "Stationspreisliste 2018" [Station price list 2018](PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  2. Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (10 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2017. ISBN   978-3-89494-146-8.
  3. "S1: Dortmund - Essen Düsseldorf - Solingen". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  4. 1 2 "Wattenscheid-Höntrop station". NRW Rail Archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 7 October 2011.

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