An originally single-track line was opened from Lennep to Wermelskirchen single wermelskirchen 15 May and an extension was opened single wermelskirchen Opladen for passengers on 15 October Freight trains had already begun running to Opladen two weeks before the commencement of passenger services.
Pattscheid single wermelskirchen was opened on 15 November and further stops were opened between and When Deutsche Bundesbahn introduced Uerdingen railbuses for passengers in the early s it built some additional stations that were served only by these railbuses.
The line was planned as a regional connection from Wuppertal via Lennep and Opladen to Cologne. Duplication of the line was completed on 28 April At the end of World War II, the line was disrupted by Allied bombing and the demolition of many bridges by the Wehrmacht.
Freight traffic ran again in Augustbut passenger services only recommenced in October due to coal shortages. Passenger services on the line between Wermelskirchen and Hilgen was discontinued by Deutsche Bundesbahn in May Inthe Lennep—Wermelskirchen section was closed.
In the meantime the cities of Burscheid, Wermelskirchen and Remscheid have agreed to convert the remaining section of the line into a cycling path. Clearing of the line in single wermelskirchen for the planned single wermelskirchen has started in Burscheid, according to an announcement of the press office of the city on 4 January