Neumarkt (Oberpfalz) Station - History


The station building was completed by 1 December 1871 when the Nuremberg–Neumarkt line opened. In 1873 the route was extended through to Regensburg. On 1 June 1888 trains began running from here on the Sulztalbahn to Beilngries and Freystadt. In addition to the passenger station, a goods station was also built, where goods from all the local companies were transferred to rail.

On 22 April 1945 the station was almost totally destroyed in an air raid by the United States Air Force. Many men, including refugees on a train in the station, lost their lives.

After the war's end the station was rebuilt and expanded. In addition, in the 1970s, track 3 was removed and the platforms for tracks 2 and 4 built in its place.

After passenger services on the Sulztalbahn ceased on 25 September 1987, the station lost its function as and connecting station in the Altmühl valley. Shortly afterwards the neighbouring goods station was closed.

In 1995 a platform was built for track 5 and was equipped from the outset with a lift for disabled people.

The former goods station was demolished in 1996/1997; in its place the present-day bus station was built. During the construction work, the station building was also fully refurbished and the station square completely relandscaped. On the platforms train destination displays were installed and in the station hall a TrainingPoint for DB trainees established that existed until 2007.

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