Duisburg Central Station

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duisburg central station Mar 19, 2009
Duisburg Hauptbahnhof (usually translated from German as Duisburg Central Station, short form: Duisburg Hbf) is the Hauptbahnhof of the city of Duisburg in western Germany. It is situated at the meeting point of many important national and international railway lines in the Northwestern Ruhr valley.

The station is situated at the northern end of the relatively straight Duisburg to Düsseldorf railway line which has to cope with one of the highest daily loads in continental Europe. This line is slated to be widened to six tracks in the near future. Currently it has 4, in some places 5 tracks. Parallel to it to the east is the local line to Duisburg-Wedau , remnant of a relief line to Düsseldorf which only sees a local shuttle service today but is heavily used by freight trains (which usually don't run through the station but bypass it on a freight-only line 2 miles to the east). The third line from the south is the railway line to Krefeld and Mönchengladbach. This crosses the River Rhine and then splits into the main line and a branch to Moers and Xanten at Rheinhausen. North of the station 7 tracks run to the Ruhr crossing (which is a sight on the "Route der Industriekultur" (Route of industrial heritage) due to a maze of girder bridges) where 3 tracks split for Oberhausen and on to Antwerp or Dortmund via Gelsenkirchen. The 4-tracked main line turns east and runs via Essen and Bochum to Dortmund.
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