Am Bahnhof Siegen Germany
Siegen station is the main station of the town of Siegen, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is in close to the modern centre of Siegen, which includes the bus station and the Sieg Carré and City Galerie shopping centres.HistoryThe station was opened on 10 January 1861 simultaneously with the opening of the branch line from Siegen to Betzdorf, now part of the Sieg Railway. The Altena–Siegen section of the Ruhr–Sieg line was opened in August 1861.Jews were deported from Siegen station from 1942 to 1944. This is recalled on a plaque on track 3.ServicesToday the station has six platform tracks. Track 1 (a dock platform) and track 2 are next to the main station building. The other four tracks are located on the island platform, a through platform and a terminating platform on each side of the platform. Platforms are 38 cm high and the maximum usable length of platforms varies from 118 to 344 m. The station is not wheelchair accessible and has no lifts or escalators. It is planned to modernise the station at a cost of €11.4 million, with work due to be carried out between 2013 and 2017.The Siegen station is a transport node and connects with the Siegen bus network.Regional servicesThe following regional services serve the station:Long distance servicesBetween 13 December 2009 and 10 December 2011, a EuroCity service ran every morning from Siegen via Giessen, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich and Salzburg to Klagenfurt. One carriage runs directly to Zagreb. The return service from Croatia / Klagenfurt reached Siegen at 21:57. This service was initially limited to two years and was not extended.