Europa-Jugendtag 2009

Neuapostolische Kirche - 21. bis 24. Mai 2009 in Düsseldorf

News added 05/15/2009

Rheinbahn train timetable


Fourth Meeting of the planning committee



Thousands of visitors to the European Youth Day will be underway in the Ruhr district with the public transport system. The participant’s pass entitles the holder to use the public transport in the integrated transport systems VRR and VRS. The Düsseldorf Rheinbahn is providing extra trains for the European Youth Day, to carry all the participants between the main railway station (Hauptbahnhof) and the exhibition centre (Messe).

On looking at the Rheinbahn website (www.rheinbahn.de) or the VRR (www.vrr.de), one may be confused that so few trains are underway in the evenings and on Sunday morning. The European Youth Day organisers wish to reassure that during the complete event extra trains will be brought into service from early mornings until late at night. This should ensure that all participants arrive at their destination in time.

However, it could be that promptly before and after this major event the demand will be too much. Therefore the organisers wish to advise not to wait for the very last train, but to travel with sufficient time in hand. For example, there will most certainly not be enough room on the last train at 1 am following the “Night of lights” on Friday evening for 1,000 passengers. The only other alternative then is a taxi.

Thursday, 21st of May 2009

from 7 am to 12 pm at 15 minute intervals
from 12 pm to 6 30 pm at 5 minute intervals
from 6 30 pm to 8 pm at 10 minute intervals
from 8 pm to midnight at 15 minute intervals
last train, U78, departs Hauptbahnhof at 11 30 pm /departs LTU arena at midnight to the Hauptbahnhof

Friday, 22nd of May 2009

from 7 30 am to 11 am at 5 minute intervals
from 11 am to 7 30 pm at 10 minute intervals
from 7 30 pm to 1 am at 15 minute intervals
last train, U78, departs Hauptbahnhof at 12 30 am /departs LTU arena at 1 am to the Hauptbahnhof

Saturday, 23rd of May

from 8 am to 6 pm at 10 minute intervals
from 6 pm to 1 am at 15 minute intervals
last train, U78, departs Hauptbahnhof at 12 30 am /departs LTU arena at 1 am to the Hauptbahnhof

Sunday, 24th of May 2009

from 6 30 am to 12 pm at 10 minute intervals
from 12 pm to 6 pm at 5 minute intervals
thereafter continuously until 10 pm at 15 minute intervals

Information from the bulletin for participants

Trains of the Deutschen Bahn will bring all participants ecologically, reasonably priced and relaxed to the Messestadt (exhibition complex) Düsseldorf. Free local travel is available using the RE or RB trains, the S or U-Bahn (suburban or underground trains) in the region of the integrated public transport systems, VRR (Ruhr area, see www.vrr.de) and VRS (Cologne/Bonn, www.vrs-info.de) when you are in possession of your personalised entry pass and your passport/identification card with photograph. You must pay for using the IC or ICE long-distance trains. You may also travel free of charge when travelling around Düsseldorf with the city bus, tram or underground services (Rheinbahn).

Throughout the European Youth Day, the U-Bahn will shuttle at regular intervals between the Düsseldorf main railway station (Hauptbahnhof) and the exhibition centre. The journey by underground train U78 and U79 takes about 15 minutes. The journey ends at the underground station Messe-Nord, where the entrance to the EYD event can be found. The public transport extends its operation between the main railway station and the exhibition centre on Friday and Saturday until midnight.

For night birds in Düsseldorf, the service U79 will operate as a night express until 2 35 am from/to the Düsseldorf main railway station and the exhibition centre East (Messe Ost/Stockumer Kirch Strasse) or to the Freiligrathplatz platform3 / 4. From the stop at Messe Ost/Stockumer Kirch Strasse, the exhibition centre, hall 17, can be reached in about ten minutes via Stockumer Kirchstrasse. The entrance/exit at hall 17 will remain open throughout the night.

Bulletin for downloading

Bulletin for the European Youth Day 2009