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Gütersloh Hauptbahnhof

Gütersloh Hauptbahnhof

Through station

Entrance to the station hall

Location
Willy-Brandt-Platz 2, Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany

Coordinates
51°54′25″N 8°23′5″E / 51.90694°N 8.38472°E / 51.90694; 8.38472Coordinates: 51°54′25″N 8°23′5″E / 51.90694°N 8.38472°E / 51.90694; 8.38472

Line(s)

Hamm–Minden (KBS 400)
Bielefeld–Münster line (KBS 406)

Platforms
4

Other information

Station code
2438 [1]

DS100 code
EGLO [2]

Category
4 [1]

Website
www.bahnhof.de

History

Opened
1847 [3]

Gütersloh Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in Gütersloh in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is on the electrified, four-track main line from the Ruhr to Hanover, opened in 1847 as part of the trunk line of the former Cologne-Minden Railway Company. Services of the Warendorf Railway also run from Münster via Rheda-Wiedenbrück and the Hamm–Minden line to Gütersloh.
Gütersloh Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 4 station.[1] In the station building there is a tourist bureau, where tickets can be purchased. There is also has a restaurant/bistro, a bakery, a mini-supermarket and a station bookshop.

Contents

1 History
2 Rail services

2.1 Fares

3 Station connections
4 Notes
5 References

History[edit]

Gütersloh’s first station building opened by the Cologne-Minden Railway Company in 1847

New platform edge on track 2 completed in August 2010: the shaded edge draws attention to the danger of ICE trains passing at 200 km/h.

The station building opened in 1925, the “Gütersloh Reichsbahn” station existed in this form for only 20 years: the lobby and the right wings were destroyed in 1945.

3rd and 2nd class Edmondson tickets issued between 1956 and 1983 at Gütersloh Hbf

Gütersloh‘s original station building was built between 1845 and 1847 by the Cologne-Minden Railway Company[3] at the end of today’s Kökerstraße. Two side wings were added in 1876/77 and the Königliche Eisenbahndirektion Hannover (railway division of the Prussian state railways of Hanover) built another extension at the turn of the century. After the neo-classical entrance building was demolished for the quadruplication of the Hamm–Minden line, Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft (DRG) opened a new monumental station building at its present location on the street then called Queckwinkel on 21 December 1925. The extensive rebuilding of t