Bochum-Langendreer station

  • Dortmund - Duisburg
  • Bochum- Langendreer - Witten
  • Railway Osterath - Dortmund Süd
  • Railways from Dortmund - Bochum- Löttringhausen Langendreer.


The station Bochum- Langendreer is now a stop on the S- Bahn Rhein - Ruhr district Langendreer in the east of Bochum with the internal ground abbreviation EBP. In freight transport, the formerly existing in Langendreer 40 -acre rail yard is now used as operating and transfer station, the railway internal abbreviation EBLA is. Until the 1980s Langendreer location was a passenger railway station, which was also fast trains of the relation Ruhr - Siegen- Frankfurt held.


The breakpoint Langendreer consists of two tracks on a central platform. Both tracks are provided for the regular S -Bahn.

Moreover, there hold the bus lines 345, 355, 372, 377, 378 and 379


The Bergisch- Märkische Railway Company ( BME) opened on October 26, 1860 the first railway station in Langendreer as a provisional end point of their coming of Witten Hauptbahnhof route. 1862 went connections to Dortmund and Duisburg in operation, which are one of the most important and busiest routes in Germany as part of the railway line Witten / Dortmund -Oberhausen / Duisburg today. Also in 1862 the route to Bochum - Laer was opened, wrong on the first exclusively coal trains of coal mine Dannebaum. With the extension to Bochum - Dahlhausen 1870 here also drove regular freight trains.

The BME station was quite far from the then center Langendreers removed approximately in the range of present-day breakpoint Langendreer West. Was due primarily to the needs of freight transport, in particular the proximity to coal mines as Mansfeld, full moon or new Iserlohn, while the passenger approached only minor importance. As a node in the network of BME of the station was equipped with a larger station building and goods shed extensive; north of the railway property was built on the gas train, a rectangular roundhouse with turntable and water tower. 1874 established the BME a small marshalling yard, which was continually expanded over the following years.

On November 19, 1874, the Rhenish Railway Company opened another station in Langendreer, which was east of the BME station located approximately at today's cultural station - Langendreer. This sechsgleisige through station was located on the north of the BME routes running distance of Bochum to Dortmund North South. The ratio of the two railway companies was characterized by fierce competition, for example, showed up in the controversy over the connection of the mine seven planets. This bill received in 1877 a connection to both routes. In December 1880, the Rhenish Railway Company opened a branch line to Dortmund- Löttringhausen.

Both the Bergisch- Märkische Railway Company and the Rhenish Railway Company passed through nationalization of the property of the Prussian State Railway, which renamed the stations in " Langendreer -South " and " North - Langendreer ". Further increases in traffic led the early 20th century to a fundamental transformation of the railways in Langendreer, passenger and freight rail tracks were separated in the. For freight transport, a new, two-sided marshalling yard was built in 1906; created six platform tracks in the area of ​​the station Langendreer North for passenger traffic. The 1907 and 1908 built station building was designed by architect Schlomeyer and consists of three building structures in the Art Nouveau style with Wölbdächern. The choice of the station location in a little built-up environment was rejected of the population; in the area of the discontinued South Station is now a housing development had developed.

With the incorporation Langendreers to Bochum railway station on 1 August 1929, renamed " Bochum- Langendreer ". In the Weimar Republic the route to Bochum was expanded to four tracks at the same time was Langendreer breakpoint of the Ruhr rapid transit. During World War II, the station was only slightly damaged in comparison to stations of similar magnitude.

Due to the pit closures was in the 1950s, the volume of traffic in freight traffic dramatically. The western hump was decommissioned in 1962; the trains previously formed here were henceforth summarized in Bochum- Dahlhausen and pan - Eickelmann. The establishment of two Opel factories in Bochum certain from 1962 the image of the freight trains in Langendreer: In addition to the shipping brand-new cars semifinished products are transported by rail within the General Motors Group. A 1967 eröffneter container terminal was shut down again in 2000.

In the 1970s, the passenger rail service has been restricted to the outbound Langendreer branch lines; on the way to Dortmund- Löttringhausen wrong example in the summer timetable 1976, two pairs of trains. 1982 Langendreer was abandoned as Express train stop; in the following year joined the ticket office. Since September 1983, the S-Bahn line 1 of the S- Bahn Rhein -Ruhr Bochum coming wrong about Langendreer to Dortmund, the newly built suburban railway line runs south of the freight tracks, while the old routes lies with the railway station in the north. With the opening of the S-Bahn line with two new breakpoints " Langendreer West" and " Langendreer " the passenger station was shut down. This is the direct passenger direction Witten was abandoned. 1985 saved an initiative of the reception building from demolition. It was declared a National Monument, completely renovated and reopened in 1986 as a cultural center station - Langendreer ( Kulturbahnhof ).

The process operating on the east-west system of marshalling yard was set in the summer of 1998. In the presence of these parts of the marshalling yard is operational yet.