Othmarschen station

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S-Bahn-Logo.svg Othmarschen
Hamburg S-Bahn station
Hamburg S-Bahn Othmarschen DS519n.jpg
Location Statthalterplatz
22607 Hamburg, Germany
Coordinates 53°33′33″N 9°53′12″E / 53.55917°N 9.88667°E / 53.55917; 9.88667Coordinates: 53°33′33″N 9°53′12″E / 53.55917°N 9.88667°E / 53.55917; 9.88667

S 1S 11

Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus station
Structure type Elevated
Parking None
Bicycle facilities 20
Other information
Station code ds100: AOH
DB station code: 4817
Type: Bf
Category: 4
Opened 1 August 1882; 136 years ago (1882-08-01)
Rebuilt 1897
Electrified 29 January 1908; 110 years ago (1908-01-29), 6.3 kV AC system (overhead; turned off in 1955)[1]
15 July 1940; 78 years ago (1940-07-15), 1.2 kV DC system (3rd rail)[1]
Previous names 1882-1938 Groß Flottbeck-Othmarschen
Othmarschen station is located in Hamburg
Othmarschen station
Othmarschen station
Othmarschen station (Hamburg)
Othmarschen station is located in Germany
Othmarschen station
Othmarschen station
Othmarschen station (Germany)

Othmarschen railway station is on the Altona-Blankenese line and served by the city trains, located in Hamburg, Germany. The station was opened in 1897. The rapid transit trains of the line S1 and the line S11 of the Hamburg S-Bahn calls the station in the quarter Othmarschen of the Altona borough.[2] Right along the railway tracks is the border to the quarter Groß Flottbek.


In 1858 planning for the rail line AltonaBlankenese begun, in 1867 the first trains rolled. And in 1882 an Othmarschen stop was built, this stop was western of today's station. In 1897, with the development of the double tracked line, the current Othmarschen station was opened. The station is listed as a cultural heritage building.[3]

Station layout

The station is elevated with a gabled roof supported by wooden columns. The connecting struts and the columns are decorated. On the platform are a small shop, a passenger shelter, and a shelter for the lineman preserved.[3] The station is an island platform and 2 tracks. In direction Wedel is a separated track siding to reverse the train direction, if necessary. There are no service personnel attending the station, but an emergency call and information telephone is available. There are about 20 places to lock a bicycle. There are no lockerboxes.

A small shop in the station sells newspapers. There is also a kebab shop serving food most hours of the day and evening. A shopping street is close to the station, with a supermarket and several banks with ATM facilities.


On track no. 1 the trains in direction Blankenese and Wedel and on track no. 2 the trains in direction Hamburg center call the station. A bus station in front of the railway station is used by several bus lines.[4]

Preceding station   Hamburg S-Bahn   Following station
toward Wedel
S 1
toward Blankenese
S 11

Visitors to DESY

Othmarschen station receives many hundreds of visitors a year from other parts of Germany and numerous countries abroad, as it is the nearest S-Bahn station to the DESY synchrotron laboratory. The bus service from the station to the labs is frequent and excellent, running late into the night including at weekends.

See also


  1. ^ a b Cf. „Streckenelektrifizierungen“, on: Königlich preußische Eisenbahndirection zu Altona, retrieved on 19 January 2018.
  2. ^ Staff, Liste Bahnhofskategorie 2008 (pdf) (PDF), DB Station&Service AG, retrieved 2008-08-08 [dead link] (in German)
  3. ^ a b "S-Bahnhof Othmarschen: Teil der Bahnverbindung Altona - Blankenese" (in German). Behörde für Kultur, Sport und Medien (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Media). Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  4. ^ Staff (2008-12-14), Rapid Transit/Regional Rail (Network plan, pdf) (PDF), Hamburger Verkehrsverbund, archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-01-17, retrieved 2009-01-24 

External links

  • DB station information (in German)
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