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The List of regional rail lines in North Rhine-Westphalia provides a list of all
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railway lines in
North Rhine-Westphalia North Rhine-Westphalia (german: Nordrhein-Westfalen, ; Low Franconian: ''Noordrien-Wesfale''; Low German: ''Noordrhien-Westfalen''; Kölsch language, Kölsch: ''Noodrhing-Wäßßfaale''), commonly shortened to NRW () in both written and spoken l ...
. The passenger rail service in North Rhine-Westphalia is one of the densest train services in Germany, comprising 100 million train kilometers and is mainly operated on an integrated timetable, which has been in effect since 1998 with the introduction its current version, known as ''1998 NRW-Takt''.


Timetable

The examples of the NRW integrated timetable given here are solely to illustrate the system. They do not include the regional rail to tram and railway lines. Pure tram routes are consequently not included in this list. Current information can be obtained from the responsible transport associations
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. The timetable is predominantly based on zero symmetry. Concretely, this means that the trains on the lines with hourly service meet on the minutes :59 and :29, on the lines with service every two hours just at the minute :59. The departure times of the opposite direction are calculated by mirroring the arrival times at the minute :58.5. All the lines provide connections to hub stations and their connection with local transport. Some lines are interconnected, for example the ''RB 71'' with the ''RB 73'' or the ''RB 67'' with the ''RE 82''.


Regional-Express and Regionalbahn lines

Lines in which the state of North Rhine-Westphalia has determined to be in the public interest and necessity are ordered and supported by the state. These are shown with a yellow background. The specified sub-networks are the units through which the lines are awarded.


Lines 1–9

* Lines or sections with a
frequency Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit of time. It is also referred to as temporal frequency, which emphasizes the contrast to spatial frequency and angular frequency. Frequency is measured in Hertz (unit), hertz ( ...
of less than 60 minutes, usually every 30 minutes, are written in bold. * Lines or sections with a frequency of more than 60 minutes, usually every 120 minutes, are written in ''italics''. * Lines or sections outside North Rhine-Westphalia are written in small. Most routes listed above are integrated into the new Rhein-Ruhr-Express network.


Lines 10–19

* Lines or sections with a frequency of less than 60 minutes, usually every 30 minutes, are written in bold. * Lines or sections with a frequency of more than 60 minutes, usually every 120 minutes, are written in ''italics''. * Lines or sections outside North Rhine-Westphalia are written in small.


Lines 20–29

* Lines or sections with a frequency of less than 60 minutes, usually every 30 minutes, are written in bold. * Lines or sections with a frequency of more than 60 minutes, usually every 120 minutes, are written in ''italics''. * Lines or sections outside North Rhine-Westphalia are written in small.


Lines 30–39

* Lines or sections with a frequency of less than 60 minutes, usually every 30 minutes, are written in bold. * Lines or sections with a frequency of more than 60 minutes, usually every 120 minutes, are written in ''italics''. * Lines or sections outside North Rhine-Westphalia are written in small.


Lines 40–49

* Lines or sections with a frequency of less than 60 minutes, usually every 30 minutes, are written in bold. * Lines or sections with a frequency of more than 60 minutes, usually every 120 minutes, are written in ''italics''. * Lines or sections outside North Rhine-Westphalia are written in small.


Lines 50–59

* Lines or sections with a frequency of less than 60 minutes, usually every 30 minutes, are written in bold. * Lines or sections with a frequency of more than 60 minutes, usually every 120 minutes, are written in ''italics''. * Lines or sections outside North Rhine-Westphalia are written in small.


Lines 60–69

* Lines or sections with a frequency of less than 60 minutes, usually every 30 minutes, are written in bold. * Lines or sections with a frequency of more than 60 minutes, usually every 120 minutes, are written in ''italics''. * Lines or sections outside North Rhine-Westphalia are written in small.


Lines 70–79

* Lines or sections with a frequency of less than 60 minutes, usually every 30 minutes, are written in bold. * Lines or sections with a frequency of more than 60 minutes, usually every 120 minutes, are written in ''italics''. * Lines or sections outside North Rhine-Westphalia are written in small.


Lines 80–89

* Lines or sections with a frequency of less than 60 minutes, usually every 30 minutes, are written in bold. * Lines or sections with a frequency of more than 60 minutes, usually every 120 minutes, are written in ''italics''. * Lines or sections outside North Rhine-Westphalia are written in small.


Lines 90–99

* Lines or sections with a frequency of less than 60 minutes, usually every 30 minutes, are written in bold. * Lines or sections with a frequency of more than 60 minutes, usually every 120 minutes, are written in ''italics''. * Lines or sections outside North Rhine-Westphalia are written in small.


S-Bahn services


S-Bahn Rhein-Ruhr(/Sieg)

''as of December 2020'' * The S-Bahn Lines operate on weekdays at 20 or 30-minute intervals and on weekends at 30-minute intervals. * Lines or sections with a frequency of more than 20 minutes, usually at 10-minute intervals, are written in bold. * Lines or sections with a frequency of less than 20 minutes, usually at 60-minute intervals, are written in ''italics''. The DB Regio NRW is the operator of all S-Bahn Rhein-Ruhr lines, with the exception of the S28, which is operated by Regiobahn GmbH and the S2, S3, S7 and S9 which are operated by Abellio Rail NRW. /sup> One train per hour to Recklinghausen and Essen.
/sup> Extended to Köln-Worringen during the peak.
/sup> Only during peak times, Wuppertal-Vohwinkel–Düsseldorf in direction of load.


Hanover S-Bahn in North Rhine-Westphalia

The
Hanover S-Bahn The Hanover S-Bahn (in German language, German: ''S-Bahn Hannover'') is an S-Bahn network operated by S-Bahn Hannover GmbH in the area of Hannover in the German state capital of Lower Saxony. It went operational shortly before Expo 2000 and is focu ...
is operated by
DB Regio Nord DB Regio AG is a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn which operates Regional rail, regional and Commuter rail, commuter train services in Germany. Germany Unlike its long-distance counterpart DB Fernverkehr, DB Regio does not operate trains on its own acc ...
. This list only includes lines that travel in North Rhine-Westphalia.


Stadtbahn Lines on the tracks of the HGK

Select
Stadtbahn A ' (; German for "city railway"; plural ') are types of rail transport Rail transport (also known as train transport) is a means of transferring passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, which are located on tracks. In ...

Stadtbahn
Lines of the Stadtbahn Köln and the
Bonn Stadtbahn The Bonn Stadtbahn ('' en, city rail'') is a part of the local public transit system in Bonn, Germany, Bonn and the surrounding Rhein-Sieg area, that also includes the Trams in Bonn, Bonn Straßenbahn. Although with six actual Stadtbahn lines (as w ...
use sections of the rail lines of the Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln railway. Within the cities of
Cologne Cologne ( ; german: Köln ; ksh, Kölle ) is the largest city of Germany's most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and the fourth-most populous city in Germany. With 3.6 million people in the urban region and 1.1 million inhabit ...
and Bonn these Lines are integrated in the ''Stadtbahn Rhein-Sieg''. * Lines sections with a frequency of more than 10 minutes, usually in 5-minute intervals, are written in bold. * Lines sections with a frequency of less than 10 minutes, usually in 20-minute intervals, are written in ''italics''. * Sections that operate as a
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, are written smaller.


See also

* List of scheduled railway routes in Germany * List of German transport associations


External links


Fachportal Nahverkehr NRW des Ministeriums für Planen und Bauen des Landes Nordrhein - Westfalen

LinesNetplan des Regionalverkehrs in NRW (PDF, 1,4 MB)
Stand: Dezember 2007 * [ NRW-Bahnarchiv]


References

{{German regional rail services Regional rail in Germany Transport in North Rhine-Westphalia