Düsseldorf Central Station
Düsseldorf Central Station Dusseldorf Reviews
düsseldorf central station Feb 19, 2009
The station building was built from 1932-1936 conforming to a design dictated by the Reichsbahn directorate in Wuppertal. It features a notable clock tower. Remnants of the building date back to the 1920s to 1930s. The original station building, dating back to the 19th century, was torn down in favour of the new building in the early 1920s. The station played an important role in Germany of the 1930s and 1940s. Some more historical detail on this should be included. The station underwent major reconstruction in the 1980s, finishing in 1985, when the Stadtbahn lines passing under the station were opened. This reconstruction involved the remodeling of the old ticket offices into a food court, the installation of lifts and the opening of the station toward the city borough of Oberbilk, where, at the western exit of the station, new office buildings were erected on the site of a former steel works.
The former 1st class waiting room has been remodeled into a hotel and a discotheque.
Some minor changes were carried out in the year 2005; the old toilets from 1985 were torn out to make room for a fast food restaurant, a small 1st class lounge was installed in the northern passenger tunnel also. The dated ceilings and information systems in the passenger tunnels are scheduled for replacement also, as they do not meet current fire protection standards.
The station is frequented by roughly a quarter million passengers per day and is therefore Germany's fourth busiest station. All modes of rail transport are offered, like InterCityExpress, InterCity and EuroCity trains for long distance travel, DB NachtZug, D-Nacht and EuroNight overnight trains as well as RegionalExpress, RegionalBahn and S-Bahn services for regional distribution. The station is integrated into the Rhein-Ruhr S-Bahn network and local traffic is operating under the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr transport association. The subterranean station, operated by Rheinbahn, provides connections to the major Stadtbahn lines of Düsseldorf, whilst the tramway stop in front of the station connects the central station to the local tram network, also operated by Rheinbahn.
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