Bochum Central Station

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Kurt-Schumacher-Platz 13-15, Bochum, Germany

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bochum central station Mar 19, 2009
Bochum Hauptbahnhof (usually translated from German as Bochum Central Station, short form: Bochum Hbf) is the Hauptbahnhof for the city of Bochum in western Germany. In its current incarnation, it was built from 1955 to 1957 and is one of the most notable 1950s railway stations in Germany. The station underwent extensive remodeling and modernisation from 2004 to 2006 and was officially reopened on May 29, 2006.

The original central station was situated a few hundred metres further west on the Essen to Dortmund railway line, but was completely destroyed in British World War II air attacks. Taking the opportunity, the Bochum city government moved the station to its present location, as it proved to be more suitable with regards to later expansion.

A temporary station building was erected on the old site of the central station to provide access to the 1949 Katholikentag. It later was used a training centre by the Deutsche Bundesbahn until 1990 and has now fallen into disuse, despite being a listed building.

In the late 1970s, a fourth platform, designed for the S1 line of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn, was built. An underground Stadtbahn stop was added to the station at the same time.
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