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Köln Hauptbahnhof - Germany
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N 50° 56.589 E 006° 57.481
32U E 356546 N 5645488
Quick Description: Köln Hauptbahnhof (English: Cologne Central Station, abbr.: Köln Hbf) is the central railway station in Cologne, Germany.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 5/23/2008 7:07:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM3VQH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 230

Long Description:
The station is an important local, national and international hub, with many ICE, Thalys and InterCity trains calling there, as well as regional RegionalExpress, RegionalBahn and local S-Bahn trains. EuroNight and DB NachtZug night services also call at the station. It has frequent connections to Frankfurt by way of the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line, which starts in southern Cologne.

The station is situated next to the Cologne cathedral.

There is another important train station in Cologne, the Köln Messe/Deutz railway station across the river Rhine, just about 400 metres away from Köln Hauptbahnhof. The stations are linked by the Hohenzollernbrücke, a six-track railway bridge with passenger walkways on each side. Frequent local services connect the two stations too.


Dates of interest:
1859-Station Opened
1894-Station expanded
1957-Station rebuilt
1991-S-Bahn tracks added

source: (visit link)
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
The station is still in use


What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: DB

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

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