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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
This list is based on the timetable dated from 9 December 2018 to 14 December 2019, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in [[General Information]].  Map references relate to the 2014 issue of the Schweers+Wall ''Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland''.
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This list is based on the timetable dated from 15 December 2019 to 12 December 2020, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in [[General Information]].  Map references relate to the 2017 issue of the Schweers+Wall ''Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland''.
  
 
==Obscure services==
 
==Obscure services==
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====Berlin-Charlottenburg – Berlin-Halensee (Halensee Kurve)====  
 
====Berlin-Charlottenburg – Berlin-Halensee (Halensee Kurve)====  
[200.41, 200.42] (''128B3'') DE19/251
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[200.41, 200.42] (''128B3'') DE20/251
  
 
This south to east curve links the ''S-Bahn Ringbahn'' and ''Stadtbahn'' lines.  It is used by a pair of ''Ringbahn'' trains entering or leaving service at Berlin-Charlottenburg.  
 
This south to east curve links the ''S-Bahn Ringbahn'' and ''Stadtbahn'' lines.  It is used by a pair of ''Ringbahn'' trains entering or leaving service at Berlin-Charlottenburg.  
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*From Berlin-Charlottenburg: 03:55 SSuX
 
*From Berlin-Charlottenburg: 03:55 SSuX
  
====Berlin-Lichtenberg - Berlin Ostkreuz====
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====Berlin-Lichtenberg Berlin Ostkreuz====
[209.24, 209.25, 209.26] (''129B3-129C3'') DE19/252A
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[209.12, 209.24, 209.25, 209.26] (''129B3-129C3'') DE20/252
  
There are two routes for main line trains between Berlin-Lichtenberg and Berlin Ostkreuz.  One runs via the ''Ringbahn'' to the high-level platforms at Berlin Ostkreuz. The other runs parallel with the ''S-Bahn'' to low level platforms 7 and 8 at Berlin Ostkreuz. The low level route is used by trains to and from Kostrzyn, from Templin Stadt and to Werneuchen. Other trains use the high level platforms at Berlin Ostkreuz.
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There are two routes for main line trains between Berlin-Lichtenberg and Berlin Ostkreuz.  One runs via the ''Ringbahn'' to the high-level platforms at Berlin Ostkreuz. The other runs parallel with the ''S-Bahn'' to low level platforms 7 and 8 at Berlin Ostkreuz. The low level route is used by ''RB'' trains to and from Kostrzyn, Templin Stadt and Werneuchen. There is no longer any use of the connection to the high-level platforms at Berlin Ostkreuz. The high-level platforms are now used by ''RB24'' services which run via the ''Ringbahn Ferngleise'' (see entry DE20/254).
  
 
====<span id="BLBG"></span>Berlin-Lichtenberg – Berlin-Gesundbrunnen====
 
====<span id="BLBG"></span>Berlin-Lichtenberg – Berlin-Gesundbrunnen====
(''129A1-129C3'') DE19/252
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(''129A1-129C3'') DE20/253
  
This is the north-eastern quadrant of the ''Ringbahn Ferngleis''. It is used by the following ''RB54'' services. Dates of operation reflect that ''RB54'' now runs all year round.
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This is the north-eastern quadrant of the ''Ringbahn Ferngleis'', with an east-to-north connection from Lichtenberg. It is common with DE20/254 between Abzw. Frankfurter Allee and Abzw. Schönhauser Allee.
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It is used by the following ''RB54'' services, which now run all year round.
  
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
| D1
+
|  
 
|  
 
|  
 
| ''NEB61187''
 
| ''NEB61187''
| 07:46 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Rheinsberg (Mark)
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| 07:45 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Rheinsberg (Mark)
 +
|-
 +
| D1
 +
| SSuX
 +
| ''NEB61412''
 +
| Rheinsberg (Mark) - 21:52 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Berlin-Lichtenberg
 
|-
 
|-
 
| D2
 
| D2
|  
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| SSuX
| ''NEB61196''
 
| Rheinsberg (Mark) - 19:49 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Berlin-Lichtenberg
 
|-
 
| D3
 
|
 
 
| ''NEB61198''
 
| ''NEB61198''
| Rheinsberg (Mark) - 22:44 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Berlin-Lichtenberg
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| Rheinsberg (Mark) - 23:05 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Berlin-Lichtenberg
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
D1: 9 December to 7 April and 7 September to 14 December. Between April and September the train runs via the Außenring.
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D1: Departs Gesundbrunnen at 22.01 from 5 October.
  
D2: 9 December to 12 April and 21 October to 14 December. Between April and October the train terminates at Berlin-Gesundbrunnen.
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D2: Departs Gesundbrunnen at 23:15 from 5 October.
  
D3: 13 April to 20 October.
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====Berlin Ostkreuz – Berlin-Bornholmer Straße====
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[209.24] (''129A1-129B3'') DE20/254
  
This route is also used by the trains between Paris and Moskva when they are not subject to diversion in the Berlin area.
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This route from the high-level platforms at Berlin-Ostkreuz to the Eberswalde line at Bornholmer Straße uses the ''Ringbahn Fehrngleise'' and the connection between Schönhauser Allee and Bornholmer Str. It is common with DE20/253 between Abzw. Frankfurter Allee and Abzw. Schönhauser Allee. It is used by the hourly ''RB24'' services between Senftenberg and Eberswalde which run non-stop between Ostkreuz and Bernau (b. Berlin).
  
====Berlin-Gesundbrunnen (Abzw Berlin-Wedding) - Berlin-Jungfernheide (Abzw Moabit Ost)====
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====Berlin-Gesundbrunnen (Abzw Berlin-Wedding) Berlin-Jungfernheide (Abzw Moabit Ost)====
[206] (''128D1-128C2'') DE19/253
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[206] (''128D1-128C2'') DE20/255
  
 
This section of the ''Ringbahn Ferngleis'' is used by hourly ''RE6''  services running direct between Berlin-Gesundbrunnen and Berlin-Spandau, not via Berlin Hbf.   
 
This section of the ''Ringbahn Ferngleis'' is used by hourly ''RE6''  services running direct between Berlin-Gesundbrunnen and Berlin-Spandau, not via Berlin Hbf.   
Line 61: Line 64:
  
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
| D
 
| SO
 
| ''IC2422''
 
| Köln Hbf - 13:41/13:42 Berlin-Spandau - Stralsund Hbf
 
|-
 
|
 
| FO
 
| ''IC2426''
 
| Köln Hbf - 16:52 Berlin-Spandau - Stralsund Hbf/Ostseebad Binz
 
|-
 
| D
 
| SO
 
| ''IC2423''
 
| Ostseebad Binz - 13:54 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Köln Hbf
 
|-
 
|
 
| SO
 
| ''IC2427''
 
| Stralsund Hbf - 17:56 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Köln Hbf
 
|-
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
| SuO
 
| SuO
Line 89: Line 72:
  
 
====Berlin-Spandau – Berlin-Staaken (Nennhauser Damm)====  
 
====Berlin-Spandau – Berlin-Staaken (Nennhauser Damm)====  
[209.13, ODEG RE4] (''124D4-124C4'') DE19/254
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[209.13, ODEG RE4] (''124D4-124C4'') D20/256
  
 
There are two routes between Berlin-Spandau and Staaken. The more northerly route makes a junction with the line from Falkensee about 1 km to the west of Berlin-Spandau.  The southern route, mostly following the alignment of the Lehrter Bahn, converges with the main line at the west end of Berlin-Spandau station. Trains using the southern route can call only at platform 6, or use a non-platform track outside the station roof.  ''IC'', ''ICE'' and ''EC'' trains use the northern route in both directions.  ''RE'' and ''RB'' trains generally use the northern route westbound and the southern route eastbound.  If an eastbound train is to use the northern route, signal 8942 at Staaken (just east of the station) displays speed restriction ‘6’ (= 60 km/hr) above the main aspect.
 
There are two routes between Berlin-Spandau and Staaken. The more northerly route makes a junction with the line from Falkensee about 1 km to the west of Berlin-Spandau.  The southern route, mostly following the alignment of the Lehrter Bahn, converges with the main line at the west end of Berlin-Spandau station. Trains using the southern route can call only at platform 6, or use a non-platform track outside the station roof.  ''IC'', ''ICE'' and ''EC'' trains use the northern route in both directions.  ''RE'' and ''RB'' trains generally use the northern route westbound and the southern route eastbound.  If an eastbound train is to use the northern route, signal 8942 at Staaken (just east of the station) displays speed restriction ‘6’ (= 60 km/hr) above the main aspect.
Line 123: Line 106:
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''RB20''
 
| ''RB20''
| Oranienburg - Hennigsdorf (reverse) - Potsdam Hbf   (Monday to Friday only)
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| Oranienburg - Hennigsdorf (reverse) - Potsdam Hbf (Monday to Friday only)
 
| 209.20
 
| 209.20
 
|-
 
|-
Line 135: Line 118:
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''RB24''
 
| ''RB24''
| Eberswalde - Lichtenberg - Ostkreuz - Königs Wusterhausen - Senftenberg
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| Eberswalde - Bernau (b. Berlin) - Ostkreuz - Königs Wusterhausen - Senftenberg
 
| 209.24
 
| 209.24
 
|-
 
|-
Line 145: Line 128:
  
 
====Biesdorfer Kreuz====
 
====Biesdorfer Kreuz====
(''129D2'') DE19/261
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(''129D2'') DE20/261
  
'''Biesdorfer Kreuz West - Biesdorfer Kreuz Nord''' is used by services ''RB12'', ''RB24'' and ''RB25''.
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'''Biesdorfer Kreuz West - Biesdorfer Kreuz Nord''' is used by services ''RB12'' and ''RB25''. ''RB24'' now runs via the ''Ringbahn'' rather than the ''Außenring''.
  
'''Biesdorfer Kreuz West - Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd West - Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd''': There are two single lines between Biesdorfer Kreuz West and Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd.  The short curve (line 6071) is reversible, but the long curve (line 6076) can only be used by trains towards Berlin-Lichtenberg.  Generally, the long curve is only used if other movements prevent used of the short one.  Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd West is an intermediate junction on the short curve, where it is joined by the line from Rummelsburg. The short curve is used between Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd West and Biesdorfer Kreuz West by:
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'''Biesdorfer Kreuz West - Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd West - Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd''': There are two single lines between Biesdorfer Kreuz West and Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd.  The short curve (line 6071) is reversible, but the long curve (line 6076) can only be used by trains towards Berlin-Lichtenberg.  Generally, the long curve is only used if other movements prevent used of the short one.  Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd West is an intermediate junction on the short curve, where it is joined by the line from Rummelsburg. With the diversion to Berlin Hbf via Erfurt of ''Flixtrain'' services from Stuttgart, there is no longer any passenger use of either curve.
 
 
{| class="ostable"
 
|
 
|
 
| ''FLX32622''
 
| Stuttgart Hbf - 11:48 Wolfsburg - Berlin-Lichtenberg
 
|-
 
|
 
| TWX
 
| ''FLX32620''
 
| Stuttgart Hbf - 19:49 Wolfsburg - Berlin-Lichtenberg
 
|-
 
|
 
| TWX
 
| ''FLX32621''
 
| 06:29 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Stuttgart Hbf
 
|-
 
|
 
|
 
| ''FLX32623''
 
| 14:28 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Stuttgart Hbf
 
|}
 
 
 
To confirm dates of operation of Flixtrain services and to make bookings, see the [https://www.flixtrain.com Flixtrain] website.
 
  
 
'''Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd West - Biesdorfer Kreuz Nord''' is a single track parallel with the ''Außenring'' which is used by trains between Rummelsburg and the north side of the ring. No passenger use of this line has been identified in this timetable period.
 
'''Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd West - Biesdorfer Kreuz Nord''' is a single track parallel with the ''Außenring'' which is used by trains between Rummelsburg and the north side of the ring. No passenger use of this line has been identified in this timetable period.
Line 182: Line 141:
 
(''125C2'') DE19/262
 
(''125C2'') DE19/262
  
'''Berlin-Karow Ost - Berlin-Karow''' (east to north) is used by ''RB24''.  
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'''Berlin-Karow Ost - Berlin-Karow''' (east to north) was used by ''RB24''. With the diversion of this service to run via Ostkreuz high level and the ''Ringbahn'', there is no longer any scheduled passenger use of this curve.
  
 
'''Berlin-Blankenburg - Berlin-Karow West''' (south to west) is used by ''RE5'' and ''IC'' trains between Berlin and Rostock.
 
'''Berlin-Blankenburg - Berlin-Karow West''' (south to west) is used by ''RE5'' and ''IC'' trains between Berlin and Rostock.
Line 188: Line 147:
 
'''Berlin-Karow Ost - Berlin-Karow West''' (''Außenring '') is used by ''RB12''.
 
'''Berlin-Karow Ost - Berlin-Karow West''' (''Außenring '') is used by ''RB12''.
  
There is no passenger use of the south to east or north to west curves.
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There is no scheduled passenger use of the south to east or north to west curves.
  
 
====Abzw Hohen Neuendorf====  
 
====Abzw Hohen Neuendorf====  
(''125A1'') DE19/263
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(''125A1'') DE20/263
  
 
'''Schönfließ West - Birkenwerder''' (east to north) is used by ''RE5'', ''RB12'' and ''IC'' trains between Berlin and Rostock.  There are two routes. The ''Lange Kurve'' runs parallel with the ''S-Bahn'' via Hohen Neuendorf, passing below the ''Außenring''.  The ''Kleine Kurve'' is a direct east to north connection from the ''Außenring'' to Birkenwerder.  Both routes are reversible single tracks.  The ''Kleine Kurve'' is used by all northbound trains.  Southbound ''RB12'' trains normally run via the ''Lange Kurve'', but others use the ''Kleine Kurve'' unless it is necessary to avoid conflict with a westbound freight on the ''Außenring''.  
 
'''Schönfließ West - Birkenwerder''' (east to north) is used by ''RE5'', ''RB12'' and ''IC'' trains between Berlin and Rostock.  There are two routes. The ''Lange Kurve'' runs parallel with the ''S-Bahn'' via Hohen Neuendorf, passing below the ''Außenring''.  The ''Kleine Kurve'' is a direct east to north connection from the ''Außenring'' to Birkenwerder.  Both routes are reversible single tracks.  The ''Kleine Kurve'' is used by all northbound trains.  Southbound ''RB12'' trains normally run via the ''Lange Kurve'', but others use the ''Kleine Kurve'' unless it is necessary to avoid conflict with a westbound freight on the ''Außenring''.  
  
'''Hohen Neuendorf West - Birkenwerder''' (west to north) is used by ''RB20''.  There are two routes. The ''Lange Kurve'' branches south from and then passes below the ''Außenring'' having described three-quarters of a circle. It no longer sees regular use.   
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'''Hohen Neuendorf West - Birkenwerder''' (west to north) is used by ''RB20''.  There are two routes. The ''Kleine Kurve'' is used in both directions by ''RB20'' in order to call at Hohen Neuendorf West, whose single platform lies on this line, although it is also possible to regain the main line and thence the ''Lange Kurve''. This branches south from and then passes below the ''Außenring'' having described three-quarters of a circle. It no longer sees regular use.   
  
 
There is no passenger use of the ''Außenring'' between Schönfließ West and Hohen Neuendorf West.
 
There is no passenger use of the ''Außenring'' between Schönfließ West and Hohen Neuendorf West.
  
 
====Abzw Hennigsdorf====
 
====Abzw Hennigsdorf====
(''124D2'') DE19/264
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(''124D2'') DE20/264
  
 
'''Hennigsdorf Nord (Hdo) - Hennigsdorf''' (east to south) is used by ''RB20''
 
'''Hennigsdorf Nord (Hdo) - Hennigsdorf''' (east to south) is used by ''RB20''
Line 206: Line 165:
 
'''Hennigsdorf Nord (Hdw) - Hennigsdorf''' (west to south) is used by ''RE6'' and ''RB20''
 
'''Hennigsdorf Nord (Hdw) - Hennigsdorf''' (west to south) is used by ''RE6'' and ''RB20''
  
There is normally no passenger use of the ''Außenring'' between Hdo and Hdw, avoiding Hennigsdorf.  ''RB20'' trains are diverted this way, not calling at Hennigsdorf, between 4 and 22 March 2019.
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There is no scheduled passenger use of the ''Außenring'' between Hdo and Hdw, avoiding Hennigsdorf, although it is occasionally used for diverted services from the Elsterwerda or Oranienburg lines to Berlin via Spandau.
  
 
====Falkenhagener Kreuz====
 
====Falkenhagener Kreuz====
(''124B3'') DE19/265
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(''124B3'') DE20/265
  
 
'''Falkenhagen - Finkenkrug''' (north to east) is used by ''RE6''
 
'''Falkenhagen - Finkenkrug''' (north to east) is used by ''RE6''
Line 218: Line 177:
  
 
====Abzw Wustermark====
 
====Abzw Wustermark====
(''124A4'') DE19/266
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(''124A4'') DE20/266
  
 
'''Wustermark - Priort''' (west to south) is used by ''RB21''
 
'''Wustermark - Priort''' (west to south) is used by ''RB21''
Line 227: Line 186:
  
 
====Potsdam====
 
====Potsdam====
(''126A2'') DE19/267
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(''126A2'') DE20/267
  
 
'''Potsdam Park Sanssouci - Golm''' (east to north) is used by ''RB20'', ''RB21'' and ''RB22''.
 
'''Potsdam Park Sanssouci - Golm''' (east to north) is used by ''RB20'', ''RB21'' and ''RB22''.
Line 234: Line 193:
  
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
| D
+
| D2
 
| FO
 
| FO
| ''IC1049''
+
| ''ICE1049''
| Köln Hbf - 04:46 SO Brandenburg Hbf - Ostseebad Binz
+
| Köln Hbf - 04:47 SO Brandenburg Hbf - Ostseebad Binz
 
|-
 
|-
| D
+
| D2
 
| SO
 
| SO
| ''IC1048''
+
| ''ICE1048''
| Ostseebad Binz - 23:58 Berlin Südkreuz - Köln Hbf
+
| Ostseebad Binz - 00:02 SuO Berlin Südkreuz - Köln Hbf
 
|}
 
|}
  
This route has been used by passenger trains on Saturdays and Sundays during the [http://baumbluetenfest.com/ “Baumblütenfest”] (Blossom Festival) in Werder. ''RB22'' may be diverted to Werder (Havel), instead of Golm, or other arrangements may be made. This entry will be updated once further details become available.
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D2: 19 June - 12 September
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This route has been used by passenger trains on Saturdays and Sundays during the [http://baumbluetenfest.com/ “Baumblütenfest”] (Blossom Festival) in Werder. ''RB22'' may be diverted to Werder (Havel), instead of Golm, or other arrangements may be made. This entry will be updated once further details become available.
  
 
'''Golm - Potsdam Wildpark West''' (''Außenring '') is used by ''RB22''.
 
'''Golm - Potsdam Wildpark West''' (''Außenring '') is used by ''RB22''.
Line 252: Line 213:
  
 
====Abzw Genshagener Heide====
 
====Abzw Genshagener Heide====
(''127A3'') DE19/268
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(''127A3'') DE20/268
  
 
'''Großbeeren Süd - Genshagener Heide Mitte''' (north to east) is a loop west of the Berlin - Leipzig main line used by ''RE5'' and by ''IC/EC'' trains between Berlin and Dresden.
 
'''Großbeeren Süd - Genshagener Heide Mitte''' (north to east) is a loop west of the Berlin - Leipzig main line used by ''RE5'' and by ''IC/EC'' trains between Berlin and Dresden.
Line 259: Line 220:
  
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
| D
+
| D2
 
| FO
 
| FO
| ''IC1049''
+
| ''ICE1049''
| Köln Hbf - 04:46 SO Brandenburg Hbf - Ostseebad Binz
+
| Köln Hbf - 04:47 SO Brandenburg Hbf - Ostseebad Binz
 
|-
 
|-
| D
+
| D2
 
| SO
 
| SO
| ''IC1048''
+
| ''IC1E048''
| Ostseebad Binz - 23:58 Berlin Südkreuz - Köln Hbf
+
| Ostseebad Binz - 00:02 SuO Berlin Südkreuz - Köln Hbf
 
|}
 
|}
  
'''Genshagener Heide - Genhagener Heide Mitte''' (''Außenring'') is used by ''RB22''.
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D2: 19 June - 12 September
 +
 
 +
'''Genshagener Heide - Genshagener Heide Mitte''' (''Außenring'') is used by ''RB22''.
  
 
There is no passenger use of any of the other curves at Genshagener Heide.
 
There is no passenger use of any of the other curves at Genshagener Heide.
  
 
====Abzw Glasower Damm====
 
====Abzw Glasower Damm====
(''127C3'') DE19/269
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(''127C3'') DE20/269
  
 
'''Glasower Damm West - Blankenfelde (Glasower Damm Süd)''' is used by ''RE5'' and by ''IC''/''EC'' trains between Berlin and Dresden.
 
'''Glasower Damm West - Blankenfelde (Glasower Damm Süd)''' is used by ''RE5'' and by ''IC''/''EC'' trains between Berlin and Dresden.
Line 284: Line 247:
  
 
====Grünauer Kreuz====
 
====Grünauer Kreuz====
(''127D2'') DE19/270
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(''127D2'') DE20/270
  
 
'''Grünauer Kreuz Süd - Berlin-Grünau''' (south to east) is used by ''RB22''.
 
'''Grünauer Kreuz Süd - Berlin-Grünau''' (south to east) is used by ''RB22''.
Line 290: Line 253:
 
'''Grünauer Kreuz Nord - Berlin-Grünau''' (north to east) is used by ''RE2''
 
'''Grünauer Kreuz Nord - Berlin-Grünau''' (north to east) is used by ''RE2''
  
'''Grünauer Kreuz Süd - Grünauer Kreuz Nord''' (''Außenring '') is used by ''RE7'', ''RB14'' and:
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'''Grünauer Kreuz Süd - Grünauer Kreuz Nord''' (''Außenring '') is used by ''RE7'' and ''RB14'':
 
 
{| class="ostable"
 
|
 
| SuO
 
| ''IC2015''
 
| Dresden Hbf - 14:24 Elsterwerda - Köln Hbf
 
|}
 
  
 
There is no passenger use of the curves to the ''Außenring'' from Berlin-Schöneweide.
 
There is no passenger use of the curves to the ''Außenring'' from Berlin-Schöneweide.
  
 
====Wuhlheide====
 
====Wuhlheide====
(''129D4'') DE19/271
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(''129D4'') DE20/271
  
 
'''Berlin-Eichgestell - Berlin-Ostendgestell''' (south to west) is used by ''RE2'', ''RE7'', ''RB14'' and:
 
'''Berlin-Eichgestell - Berlin-Ostendgestell''' (south to west) is used by ''RE2'', ''RE7'', ''RB14'' and:
Line 310: Line 266:
 
| SX
 
| SX
 
| ''IC2431''
 
| ''IC2431''
| Emden Außenhafen/Emden - 18:40 Berlin Ostbf - Cottbus
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| Emden Außenhafen/Emden - 18:41 Berlin Ostbahnhof - Cottbus
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
| SuX
 
| SuX
 
| ''IC2432''
 
| ''IC2432''
| Cottbus - 06:49 Königs Wusterhausen - Norddeich Mole
+
| Cottbus - 06:50 Königs Wusterhausen - Norddeich Mole
 
|-
 
|-
 +
| D1
 +
| SX
 +
| ''IC2078''
 +
| Dresden Hbf - 20:30 Elsterwerda - Berlin-Charlottenburg
 +
|-
 +
| D2
 
|  
 
|  
| SuO
+
| ''RJ256''
| ''IC2015''
+
| Graz Hbf - 20:41 Doberlug-Kirchhain - Berlin-Charlottenburg
| Dresden Hbf - 14:24 Elsterwerda - Köln Hbf
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
'''Berlin Stadtforst - Eichgestell Nord''' (north to east) is used by trains between Paris and Moskva.
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D1: 15 December - 3 May
 +
 
 +
D2: 4 May - 12 December
  
'''Berlin-Eichgestell - Eichgestell Nord''' (''Außenring'') is used by trains between Paris and Moskva when they are diverted via Cottbus. No dates are known in the current timetable period for this diversion.
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'''Berlin Stadtforst - Eichgestell Nord''' (north to east) is used by trains ''EN440'' FSuO Moskva - Berlin Lichtenberg and ''EN441'' MSO Berlin Lichtenberg - Moskva.
 +
 
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'''Berlin-Eichgestell - Eichgestell Nord''' (''Außenring'') is used by the above trains between Berlin and Moskva when they are diverted via Cottbus. In 2020, this occurs  between 17 and 25 April.
  
 
There is no passenger use of the south to east curve from Berlin-Eichgestell to Berlin Stadtforst.
 
There is no passenger use of the south to east curve from Berlin-Eichgestell to Berlin Stadtforst.
  
====Berlin Ostbahnhof (Rummeslburg Rgbv) - Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd West====
+
====Berlin Ostbahnhof (Rummelsburg Rgbv) - Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd West====
(''129C3-129D3'') DE19/272
+
(''129C3-129D3'') DE20/272
  
 
There is no west to north curve at Wuhlheide, but this line enables trains to run between Berlin Ostbahnhof and the north side of the ''Außenring'' or Berlin-Lichtenberg.
 
There is no west to north curve at Wuhlheide, but this line enables trains to run between Berlin Ostbahnhof and the north side of the ''Außenring'' or Berlin-Lichtenberg.
 
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With the diversion to Berlin Hbf via Erfurt of ''Flixtrain'' services from Stuttgart, there is no longer any passenger use of this connection.
{| class="ostable"
 
|
 
|
 
| ''FLX32622''
 
| Stuttgart Hbf - 11:48 Wolfsburg - Berlin-Lichtenberg
 
|-
 
|
 
| TWX
 
| ''FLX32620''
 
| Stuttgart Hbf - 19:49 Wolfsburg - Berlin-Lichtenberg
 
|-
 
|
 
| TWX
 
| ''FLX32621''
 
| 06:29 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Stuttgart Hbf
 
|-
 
|
 
|
 
| ''FLX32623''
 
| 14:28 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Stuttgart Hbf
 
|}
 
 
 
To confirm dates of operation of Flixtrain services and to make bookings, see the [https://www.flixtrain.com Flixtrain] website.
 
  
 
===Other lines outside the ''Außenring''===
 
===Other lines outside the ''Außenring''===
  
 
====Rheinsberg (Mark) - Stechlinsee====
 
====Rheinsberg (Mark) - Stechlinsee====
[NEB RB54] (''25D3'') DE19/280
+
[NEB RB54] (''25D3'') DE20/280
  
In 2017 and 2018 a summer weekend service ran on this branch line. Special tickets, available on the train, were required. Details are not yet available as to whether or not there will be a service in 2019.
+
For the last few years a special service has run on this line on summer weekends. Special tickets, available on the train, are required. The 2019 service operated between 22 June and 1 September. Details of the 2020 service will be added once they are known.
 
 
{| class="ostable"
 
| D
 
| SSuO
 
|
 
| 13:20 Rheinsberg (Mark) - Stechlinsee
 
|-
 
| D
 
| SSuO
 
|
 
| 14:20 Stechlinsee - Rheinsberg (Mark)
 
|}
 
  
 
====Berlin-Staaken – Stendal – Wolfsburg====  
 
====Berlin-Staaken – Stendal – Wolfsburg====  
[ODEG RE4, 301] (''124C4 to 32D4'') DE19/281
+
[ODEG RE4, 301] (''124C4 to 32D4'') DE20/281
  
 
On this route the double track ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' runs alongside one or two other tracks for most of the way. Between Berlin-Staaken and Elstal local passenger trains use a double line immediately south of the ''Schnellfahrstrecke''. There is a single-track local line between Elstal and Wustermark. All passenger trains use the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' between Wustermark and Rathenow. There is no passenger use of the parallel track from Wustermark to Abzw. Ribbeck (east of Buschow), which is not electrified, or from Abzw. Bamme (west of Nennhausen) to Rathenow. ''RB34'' trains between Rathenow and Stendal use the parallel non-electrified single line. All others use the ''Schnellfahrstrecke''. Between Hämerten (Abzw. Staffelde) and Vinzelberg (Abzw. Nahrstedt) the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' follows a separate route to the south of Stendal, which is used by all trains not calling there. All ''RB'' trains west of Stendal use the single, non-electrified line. The two routes diverge slightly at a number of places, particularly at Oebisfelde.
 
On this route the double track ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' runs alongside one or two other tracks for most of the way. Between Berlin-Staaken and Elstal local passenger trains use a double line immediately south of the ''Schnellfahrstrecke''. There is a single-track local line between Elstal and Wustermark. All passenger trains use the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' between Wustermark and Rathenow. There is no passenger use of the parallel track from Wustermark to Abzw. Ribbeck (east of Buschow), which is not electrified, or from Abzw. Bamme (west of Nennhausen) to Rathenow. ''RB34'' trains between Rathenow and Stendal use the parallel non-electrified single line. All others use the ''Schnellfahrstrecke''. Between Hämerten (Abzw. Staffelde) and Vinzelberg (Abzw. Nahrstedt) the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' follows a separate route to the south of Stendal, which is used by all trains not calling there. All ''RB'' trains west of Stendal use the single, non-electrified line. The two routes diverge slightly at a number of places, particularly at Oebisfelde.
Line 386: Line 316:
  
 
=====Cottbus Hbf - Stw W10 – Kolkwitz (Cottbus Abzw Cbn)=====
 
=====Cottbus Hbf - Stw W10 – Kolkwitz (Cottbus Abzw Cbn)=====
[ODEG RE2] (''49B4'') DE19/282
+
[ODEG RE2] (''49B4'') DE20/282
  
 
This spur (lines 6203 and 6201) links the Lübbenau line to the middle and north side platforms.  
 
This spur (lines 6203 and 6201) links the Lübbenau line to the middle and north side platforms.  
  
All departures from Cottbus use the middle or higher numbered platforms and therefore this spur, except ''IC2432'' 06:03 SuX to Norddeich Mole, which uses Platform 2.   
+
All departures from Cottbus use the middle or higher numbered platforms and therefore this spur, except ''IC2432'' 06:04 SuX to Norddeich Mole, which uses Platform 2.   
  
Arrivals from Lübbenau use the southern platforms at Cottbus Hbf, except the following trains which use platforms 6, 9 or 10:
+
''RB41'' services from Lübbenau use the higher numbered platforms and therefore this spur, whereas ''RE2'' services from Wittenberge and beyond via Berlin use platform 2, except the following services which use the middle or higher numbered platforms:
  
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
 
|   
 
|   
 +
| SX
 +
| ''RE63958''
 +
| Lubbenau (Spreewald) - 05:20 Kolkwitz - Cottbus Hbf
 +
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| ''RE62204''  
+
| FO
| Lübbenau (Spreewald) - 11:39 Kolkwitz - Cottbus Hbf
+
| ''RE63952''  
 +
| Berlin-Zoologischer Garten - 16:38 Kolkwitz - Cottbus Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
 
|   
 
|   
| SSuX
+
| FSSuX
 
| ''RE63954''  
 
| ''RE63954''  
 
| Berlin Zoologischer Garten - 18:38 Kolkwitz - Cottbus Hbf
 
| Berlin Zoologischer Garten - 18:38 Kolkwitz - Cottbus Hbf
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
|
 +
| ''RE63986''
 +
| Wismar - 19:50 Vetschau - Cottbus Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
Line 410: Line 350:
 
| Wismar - 00:10 Kolkwitz - Cottbus Hbf
 
| Wismar - 00:10 Kolkwitz - Cottbus Hbf
 
|}
 
|}
 +
 
  
 
=====Cottbus (Stw W9) – Kolkwitz Süd (Cottbus Abzw Cfw)=====
 
=====Cottbus (Stw W9) – Kolkwitz Süd (Cottbus Abzw Cfw)=====
[209.43] (''49B4'') DE19/283
+
[209.43] (''49B4'') DE20/283
  
Most trains to and from Falkenberg (Elster) use the middle and north platforms at Cottbus Hbf, but the two-hourly ''RB49'' services between Falkenberg and Cottbus run to and from platform 1 and thus use this spur.
+
All trains to and from Falkenberg (Elster) use the middle and north platforms at Cottbus Hbf. There is no longer any use of the connection (line 6204) from the Falkenberg line to the spur (line 6142) to the low numbered platforms.
  
=====Cottbus (Südseite Stw W20) – Leuthen (b Cottbus) (Cottbus Südwest Stw B2)=====  
+
=====Cottbus (Nordseite) – Leuthen (b Cottbus) (Cottbus Südwest Stw B2)=====  
[208] (''49B4'') DE19/284
+
[208] (''49B4'') DE20/284
  
This connection (line 6202) is now used by all trains to and from Ruhland as they use platforms 1 and 2 at Cottbus Hbf. There is no longer any use of the connection to the higher-numbered platforms.
+
This connection (line 6253) is now used by all trains to and from Ruhland as they use the higher numbered platforms at Cottbus Hbf. There is no longer any use of the connection (line 6202) to the lower numbered platforms.
  
 
====Falkenberg (Elster)====
 
====Falkenberg (Elster)====
Line 426: Line 367:
  
 
=====Uebigau (Falkenberg (Elster) Stw B3) – Falkenberg (Elster) unt Bf (Stw W17)=====
 
=====Uebigau (Falkenberg (Elster) Stw B3) – Falkenberg (Elster) unt Bf (Stw W17)=====
[209.43] (''59C1'') DE19/285
+
[209.43] (''59C1'') DE20/285
 
 
This combination of curves provides an east to north route, on the south side of the Cottbus – Leipzig line, connecting that line with the low level station at Falkenberg (Elster). It is used by the following trains to and from Cottbus via Finsterwalde, starting or terminating at Falkerberg (Elster):
 
  
*Arrivals: 00:16 (''RB18192'') & 22:10 (''RB18190'')
+
This combination of curves provides an east to north route, on the south side of the Cottbus – Leipzig line, connecting that line with the low-level station at Falkenberg (Elster). It is used trains to and from Cottbus via Finsterwalde which start or terminate at Falkerberg (Elster). These services now run frequently (at least every two hours throughout the day). ''RB18190'' Cottbus - 23:03 Uebigau - Herzberg (Elster) also runs this way.
*Departures: 03:52 SSuX (''RB18177''), 04:43 (''RB18179''), 06:52 (''RB18183''), 08:52 SSuO (''RB18185''), 16:52 (''RB18191'') & 18:52 (''RB18193'')
 
  
Other Cottbus via Finsterwalde trains, including ''RB18185'' on Mondays to Fridays, use the high-level platforms.
+
Other Cottbus via Finsterwalde trains, which run through to or from Leipzig Hbf, use the high-level platforms.
 
A full sized diagram is [http://egtre.info/wiki/File:Falkenberg1.jpg here].
 
A full sized diagram is [http://egtre.info/wiki/File:Falkenberg1.jpg here].
  
 
=====Bad Liebenwerda (Falkenberg (Elster) Stw W15) – Falkenberg (Elster) ob Bf (Stw W2)=====
 
=====Bad Liebenwerda (Falkenberg (Elster) Stw W15) – Falkenberg (Elster) ob Bf (Stw W2)=====
[208] (''59C1'') DE19/286
+
[208] (''59C1'') DE20/286
  
This south to west curve connects the line from Elsterwerda-Biehla with the high level platforms at Falkenberg (Elster).  It is used by ''S4'' trains from Hoyerswerda to Wurzen via Leipzig, but not in the opposite direction, generally every two hours. A full sized diagram is [http://egtre.info/wiki/File:Falkenberg2.jpg here].
+
This south to west curve connects the line from Elsterwerda-Biehla with the high-level platforms at Falkenberg (Elster).  It is used by ''S4'' trains from Hoyerswerda to Wurzen via Leipzig, but not in the opposite direction, generally every two hours. A full sized diagram is [http://egtre.info/wiki/File:Falkenberg2.jpg here].
  
 
=====Falkenberg (Elster) unt Bf (Stw W17) – Falkenberg (Elster) ob Bf (Stw W2)=====
 
=====Falkenberg (Elster) unt Bf (Stw W17) – Falkenberg (Elster) ob Bf (Stw W2)=====
[208] (''59C1'') DE19/287
+
[208] (''59C1'') DE20/287
  
 
This route is a combination of parts of the previous two.  It allows trains to run in a spiral between the high-level and low-level platforms at Falkenberg (Elster).  It is used by:
 
This route is a combination of parts of the previous two.  It allows trains to run in a spiral between the high-level and low-level platforms at Falkenberg (Elster).  It is used by:
*Trains from Leipzig to Hoyerswerda, but not in the opposite direction, which pass through the high level platforms at Falkenberg without stopping and use this route to call at the low level platforms, where they reverse.
+
*Trains from Leipzig to Hoyerswerda, but not in the opposite direction, which pass through the high-level platforms at Falkenberg without stopping and use this route to call at the low-level platforms, where they reverse.
*Trains between Cottbus and Herzberg (Elster), which call at the high level platforms and run through the low level without stopping.
+
*Trains between Cottbus and Herzberg (Elster), which call at the high-level platforms and run through the low level without stopping. Exception: ''RB18190'' Cottbus - 23:03 Uebigau - Herzberg (Elster), which runs directly to the low-level platforms via DE20/285.
  
 
A full sized diagram is [http://egtre.info/wiki/File:Falkenberg3.jpg here].
 
A full sized diagram is [http://egtre.info/wiki/File:Falkenberg3.jpg here].
Line 453: Line 391:
  
 
====Berlin ''Außenring''====
 
====Berlin ''Außenring''====
DE19/291
+
DE20/291
  
 
The ''Außenring'' and its connections to all of the lines radiating from Berlin provide scope for many diversions, including the following:
 
The ''Außenring'' and its connections to all of the lines radiating from Berlin provide scope for many diversions, including the following:
  
'''Karower Kreuz - Berlin-Gesundbrunnen''': Trains from the Oranienburg or Bernau lines may be diverted via Berlin-Hohenschönhausen and Berlin-Lichtenberg. This has happened frequently in recent years. Such diversions result in an extended journey time.
+
'''Karower Kreuz - Berlin-Gesundbrunnen''': Trains from the Oranienburg or Bernau lines may be diverted via Berlin-Hohenschönhausen and Berlin-Lichtenberg. This has happened frequently in recent years. Such diversions result in an extended journey time.
  
'''Karower Kreuz - Berlin Hbf''': A less common diversion of trains between Bernau and Berlin is via Falkenhagener Kreuz. In that event they use the curve between Berlin-Karow and Berlin-Karow West and the sections of the ''Außenring'' between Schönfließ West and Hohen Neuendorf West and between Hennigsdorf Nord Hdo and Hennigsdorf Nord Hdw.  Such a diversion is likely to result in a longer journey time and any call at Berlin-Gesundbrunnen is omitted, but there may be an additional stop at Berlin-Spandau. This has happened on a couple of occasions in the last two years.
+
'''Karower Kreuz - Berlin Hbf''': A less common diversion of trains between Bernau and Berlin is via Falkenhagener Kreuz. In that event they use the curve between Berlin-Karow and Berlin-Karow West and the sections of the ''Außenring'' between Schönfließ West and Hohen Neuendorf West and between Hennigsdorf Nord Hdo and Hennigsdorf Nord Hdw.  Such a diversion is likely to result in a longer journey time and any call at Berlin-Gesundbrunnen is omitted, but there may be an additional stop at Berlin-Spandau. This has happened on a few occasions in recent years.
  
'''Birkenwerder - Berlin Hbf''': Trains between Oranienburg and Berlin Hbf may also be diverted via Falkenhagener Kreuz.  In that event they use the section of the ''Außenring'' between Hennigsdorf Nord Hdo and Hennigsdorf Nord Hw.  Such a diversion may not result in a significantly different journey time, but any call at Berlin-Gesundbrunnen is omitted and there may be an additional stop at Berlin-Spandau. It is possible that trains would use the long curve between Hohen Neuendorf West and Birkenwerder.   
+
'''Birkenwerder - Berlin Hbf''': Trains between Oranienburg and Berlin Hbf may also be diverted via Falkenhagener Kreuz.  In that event they use the section of the ''Außenring'' between Hennigsdorf Nord Hdo and Hennigsdorf Nord Hw.  Such a diversion may not result in a significantly different journey time, but any call at Berlin-Gesundbrunnen is omitted and there may be an additional stop at Berlin-Spandau. It is possible that trains would use the long curve between Hohen Neuendorf West and Birkenwerder.   
  
'''Brieslang - Wustermark''': Trains between Nauen and Berlin may be diverted via the curves Brieselang to Brieselang-Hasselburg and Wustermark Awf to Elstal in event of engineering work on the line via Falkensee. This may not affect the journey time of express trains between Berlin and Hamburg significantly. Use of this route is best indicated by local trains via Falkensee being replaced by buses.
+
'''Brieslang - Wustermark''': Trains between Nauen and Berlin may be diverted via the curves Brieselang to Brieselang-Hasselburg and Wustermark Awf to Elstal in event of engineering work on the line via Falkensee. This may not affect the journey time of express trains between Berlin and Hamburg significantly. Use of this route is best indicated by local trains via Falkensee being replaced by buses.
  
'''Elstal - Priort - Golm - Werder''': ''RE1'' services may be diverted between Charlottenburg and Werder, calling additionally at Golm. This occurred during November 2018.
+
'''Elstal - Priort - Golm - Werder''': ''RE1'' services may be diverted between Charlottenburg and Werder, calling additionally at Golm.  
  
'''Saarmund - Golm''': ''RB22'' trains may be diverted via Michendorf (reverse) and the Wilhelmshorst curve. This occurred for a period during 2016, while bridge repairs were undertaken on the ''Außenring''.
+
'''Saarmund - Golm''': ''RB22'' trains may be diverted via Michendorf (reverse) and the Wilhelmshorst curve.  
  
 
'''Genshagener Heide - Blankenfelde''': In event of an extended journey time between Berlin-Lichterfelde Ost and Blankenfelde, the train can be expected to reverse at Ludwigsfelde and use the curve between Birkengrund Süd and Genshagener Heide Ost.
 
'''Genshagener Heide - Blankenfelde''': In event of an extended journey time between Berlin-Lichterfelde Ost and Blankenfelde, the train can be expected to reverse at Ludwigsfelde and use the curve between Birkengrund Süd and Genshagener Heide Ost.
  
 
====Falkenberg (Elster) – Glaubitz (b Riesa) (Abzw. Zeithain Bogendreieck)====
 
====Falkenberg (Elster) – Glaubitz (b Riesa) (Abzw. Zeithain Bogendreieck)====
(''59C1-59C3'') DE19/292 ''[the southern portion of this line is in Sachsen]''  
+
(''59C1-59C3'') DE20/292 ''[the southern portion of this line is in Sachsen]''  
  
 
This part of the original rail route from Berlin to Dresden links Falkenberg with the Leipzig – Dresden main line near Riesa. The local passenger service was withdrawn in 2004, but when there is engineering work on the main line to/from Berlin via Elsterwerda, all ''EC'', ''EN'' and ''IC'' trains between Berlin and Dresden are diverted by this route. This occurred frequently in the last few years while the main line was upgraded. Although the upgrade has now been completed, further occasional diversions may occur in future.
 
This part of the original rail route from Berlin to Dresden links Falkenberg with the Leipzig – Dresden main line near Riesa. The local passenger service was withdrawn in 2004, but when there is engineering work on the main line to/from Berlin via Elsterwerda, all ''EC'', ''EN'' and ''IC'' trains between Berlin and Dresden are diverted by this route. This occurred frequently in the last few years while the main line was upgraded. Although the upgrade has now been completed, further occasional diversions may occur in future.
  
 
====Ferch-Lienewitz (Abzw Lienewitz Lia) - Beelitz Heilstätten====
 
====Ferch-Lienewitz (Abzw Lienewitz Lia) - Beelitz Heilstätten====
[207] (''47A1'') DE19/293
+
[207] (''47A1'') DE20/293
  
This north to south-west curve is occasionally used by ''RE7'' services between Dessau and Berlin if engineering work is taking place on the direct line between Seddin and Griebnitzsee Ost, requiring diversion via Ferch-Lienewitz and Potsdam Hbf.  On such occasions trains are not advertised to make the usual stops between Beelitz Heilstätten and Berlin-Wannsee. This line was used in May and June 2017.
+
This north to south-west curve is occasionally used by ''RE7'' services between Dessau and Berlin if engineering work is taking place on the direct line between Seddin and Griebnitzsee Ost, requiring diversion via Ferch-Lienewitz and Potsdam Hbf.  On such occasions trains are not advertised to make the usual stops between Beelitz Heilstätten and Berlin-Wannsee.  
  
 
====Berlin-Wannsee (Abzw Berlin-Grunewald Gds) - Berlin Hbf (tief) (Abzw Moabit Ost)====
 
====Berlin-Wannsee (Abzw Berlin-Grunewald Gds) - Berlin Hbf (tief) (Abzw Moabit Ost)====
[206] (''128A3-128C2'') DE19/294
+
[206] (''128A3-128C2'') DE20/294
  
 
This line is used by trains between the Potsdam line and Berlin Hbf (tief) when they are not able to use the ''Stadtbahn'' via Berlin-Zoo. No use has been identified in the current timetable but it may be used by diverted trains when the ''Stadtbahn'' is closed.
 
This line is used by trains between the Potsdam line and Berlin Hbf (tief) when they are not able to use the ''Stadtbahn'' via Berlin-Zoo. No use has been identified in the current timetable but it may be used by diverted trains when the ''Stadtbahn'' is closed.

Revision as of 20:28, 11 January 2020

Contents

Introduction

This list is based on the timetable dated from 15 December 2019 to 12 December 2020, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information. Map references relate to the 2017 issue of the Schweers+Wall Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland.

Obscure services

Routes are listed generally in the following order: (i) Berlin central area; (ii) the Berlin Outer Ring (Außenring) and connections to or from it, in anti-clockwise order starting from Biesdorfer Kreuz; (iii) all others outside the Außenring.

Berlin central area

Berlin-Charlottenburg – Berlin-Halensee (Halensee Kurve)

[200.41, 200.42] (128B3) DE20/251

This south to east curve links the S-Bahn Ringbahn and Stadtbahn lines. It is used by a pair of Ringbahn trains entering or leaving service at Berlin-Charlottenburg.

  • From Halensee: 01:27 SSuX
  • From Berlin-Charlottenburg: 03:55 SSuX

Berlin-Lichtenberg – Berlin Ostkreuz

[209.12, 209.24, 209.25, 209.26] (129B3-129C3) DE20/252

There are two routes for main line trains between Berlin-Lichtenberg and Berlin Ostkreuz. One runs via the Ringbahn to the high-level platforms at Berlin Ostkreuz. The other runs parallel with the S-Bahn to low level platforms 7 and 8 at Berlin Ostkreuz. The low level route is used by RB trains to and from Kostrzyn, Templin Stadt and Werneuchen. There is no longer any use of the connection to the high-level platforms at Berlin Ostkreuz. The high-level platforms are now used by RB24 services which run via the Ringbahn Ferngleise (see entry DE20/254).

Berlin-Lichtenberg – Berlin-Gesundbrunnen

(129A1-129C3) DE20/253

This is the north-eastern quadrant of the Ringbahn Ferngleis, with an east-to-north connection from Lichtenberg. It is common with DE20/254 between Abzw. Frankfurter Allee and Abzw. Schönhauser Allee.

It is used by the following RB54 services, which now run all year round.

NEB61187 07:45 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Rheinsberg (Mark)
D1 SSuX NEB61412 Rheinsberg (Mark) - 21:52 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Berlin-Lichtenberg
D2 SSuX NEB61198 Rheinsberg (Mark) - 23:05 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Berlin-Lichtenberg

D1: Departs Gesundbrunnen at 22.01 from 5 October.

D2: Departs Gesundbrunnen at 23:15 from 5 October.

Berlin Ostkreuz – Berlin-Bornholmer Straße

[209.24] (129A1-129B3) DE20/254

This route from the high-level platforms at Berlin-Ostkreuz to the Eberswalde line at Bornholmer Straße uses the Ringbahn Fehrngleise and the connection between Schönhauser Allee and Bornholmer Str. It is common with DE20/253 between Abzw. Frankfurter Allee and Abzw. Schönhauser Allee. It is used by the hourly RB24 services between Senftenberg and Eberswalde which run non-stop between Ostkreuz and Bernau (b. Berlin).

Berlin-Gesundbrunnen (Abzw Berlin-Wedding) – Berlin-Jungfernheide (Abzw Moabit Ost)

[206] (128D1-128C2) DE20/255

This section of the Ringbahn Ferngleis is used by hourly RE6 services running direct between Berlin-Gesundbrunnen and Berlin-Spandau, not via Berlin Hbf.

The route is also used by the following:

SuO IC1932 Stralsund Hbf - 19:40 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Oldenburg (Oldb) Hbf

Berlin-Spandau – Berlin-Staaken (Nennhauser Damm)

[209.13, ODEG RE4] (124D4-124C4) D20/256

There are two routes between Berlin-Spandau and Staaken. The more northerly route makes a junction with the line from Falkensee about 1 km to the west of Berlin-Spandau. The southern route, mostly following the alignment of the Lehrter Bahn, converges with the main line at the west end of Berlin-Spandau station. Trains using the southern route can call only at platform 6, or use a non-platform track outside the station roof. IC, ICE and EC trains use the northern route in both directions. RE and RB trains generally use the northern route westbound and the southern route eastbound. If an eastbound train is to use the northern route, signal 8942 at Staaken (just east of the station) displays speed restriction ‘6’ (= 60 km/hr) above the main aspect.

Berlin Außenring (Outer Ring) and connections

Details are given of trains using connections on and off the Außenring at each of the junctions. Services referred to, generally operating hourly, are thus:

RE2 Wismar - Wittenberge - Spandau - Alexanderplatz - Königs Wusterhausen - Cottbus 202
RE5 Rostock/Stralsund - Oranienburg - Gesundbrunnen - Südkreuz - Elsterwerda 205
RE6 Wittenberge - Neuruppin - Hennigsdorf (reverse) - Spandau - Gesundbrunnen 206
RE7 Dessau/Jüterbog - Alexanderplatz - Schönefeld Flughafen - Wünsdorf-Waldstadt 207
RB12 Ostkreuz - Lichtenberg - Oranienburg - Templin Stadt 209.12
RB14 Nauen - Spandau - Alexanderplatz - Schönefeld Flughafen 209.14
RB20 Oranienburg - Hennigsdorf (reverse) - Potsdam Hbf (Monday to Friday only) 209.20
RB21 Friedrichstraße/Potsdam Hbf - Golm - Wustermark 209.21
RB22 Potsdam Hbf - Golm (reverse) - Schönefeld Flughafen - Königs Wusterhausen 209.21
RB24 Eberswalde - Bernau (b. Berlin) - Ostkreuz - Königs Wusterhausen - Senftenberg 209.24
RB25 Ostkreuz - Lichtenberg - Werneuchen 209.25

Biesdorfer Kreuz

(129D2) DE20/261

Biesdorfer Kreuz West - Biesdorfer Kreuz Nord is used by services RB12 and RB25. RB24 now runs via the Ringbahn rather than the Außenring.

Biesdorfer Kreuz West - Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd West - Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd: There are two single lines between Biesdorfer Kreuz West and Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd. The short curve (line 6071) is reversible, but the long curve (line 6076) can only be used by trains towards Berlin-Lichtenberg. Generally, the long curve is only used if other movements prevent used of the short one. Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd West is an intermediate junction on the short curve, where it is joined by the line from Rummelsburg. With the diversion to Berlin Hbf via Erfurt of Flixtrain services from Stuttgart, there is no longer any passenger use of either curve.

Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd West - Biesdorfer Kreuz Nord is a single track parallel with the Außenring which is used by trains between Rummelsburg and the north side of the ring. No passenger use of this line has been identified in this timetable period.

There is no passenger use of the curves to the Außenring from Biesdorfer Kreuz Ost, nor of the Außenring between Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd and Biesdorfer Kreuz Nord.

Karower Kreuz

(125C2) DE19/262

Berlin-Karow Ost - Berlin-Karow (east to north) was used by RB24. With the diversion of this service to run via Ostkreuz high level and the Ringbahn, there is no longer any scheduled passenger use of this curve.

Berlin-Blankenburg - Berlin-Karow West (south to west) is used by RE5 and IC trains between Berlin and Rostock.

Berlin-Karow Ost - Berlin-Karow West (Außenring ) is used by RB12.

There is no scheduled passenger use of the south to east or north to west curves.

Abzw Hohen Neuendorf

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Schönfließ West - Birkenwerder (east to north) is used by RE5, RB12 and IC trains between Berlin and Rostock. There are two routes. The Lange Kurve runs parallel with the S-Bahn via Hohen Neuendorf, passing below the Außenring. The Kleine Kurve is a direct east to north connection from the Außenring to Birkenwerder. Both routes are reversible single tracks. The Kleine Kurve is used by all northbound trains. Southbound RB12 trains normally run via the Lange Kurve, but others use the Kleine Kurve unless it is necessary to avoid conflict with a westbound freight on the Außenring.

Hohen Neuendorf West - Birkenwerder (west to north) is used by RB20. There are two routes. The Kleine Kurve is used in both directions by RB20 in order to call at Hohen Neuendorf West, whose single platform lies on this line, although it is also possible to regain the main line and thence the Lange Kurve. This branches south from and then passes below the Außenring having described three-quarters of a circle. It no longer sees regular use.

There is no passenger use of the Außenring between Schönfließ West and Hohen Neuendorf West.

Abzw Hennigsdorf

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Hennigsdorf Nord (Hdo) - Hennigsdorf (east to south) is used by RB20

Hennigsdorf Nord (Hdw) - Hennigsdorf (west to south) is used by RE6 and RB20

There is no scheduled passenger use of the Außenring between Hdo and Hdw, avoiding Hennigsdorf, although it is occasionally used for diverted services from the Elsterwerda or Oranienburg lines to Berlin via Spandau.

Falkenhagener Kreuz

(124B3) DE20/265

Falkenhagen - Finkenkrug (north to east) is used by RE6

Falkenhagen - Brieselang Hasselberg (Außenring ) is used by RB20

There is no passenger use of the curves to the Außenring from Brieselang.

Abzw Wustermark

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Wustermark - Priort (west to south) is used by RB21

Wustermark Awf - Priort (Außenring ) is used by RB20

There is no passenger use of the curves to the Außenring from Wustermark Rbf and Elstal.

Potsdam

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Potsdam Park Sanssouci - Golm (east to north) is used by RB20, RB21 and RB22.

Postdam Wildpark West - Werder (Havel) (south to west) is used by:

D2 FO ICE1049 Köln Hbf - 04:47 SO Brandenburg Hbf - Ostseebad Binz
D2 SO ICE1048 Ostseebad Binz - 00:02 SuO Berlin Südkreuz - Köln Hbf

D2: 19 June - 12 September

This route has been used by passenger trains on Saturdays and Sundays during the “Baumblütenfest” (Blossom Festival) in Werder. RB22 may be diverted to Werder (Havel), instead of Golm, or other arrangements may be made. This entry will be updated once further details become available.

Golm - Potsdam Wildpark West (Außenring ) is used by RB22.

There is no passenger use of the north to west curve from Golm to Werder (Havel), nor of the connections from the Außenring to the Belzig line at Wilhelmshorst and Saarmund.

Abzw Genshagener Heide

(127A3) DE20/268

Großbeeren Süd - Genshagener Heide Mitte (north to east) is a loop west of the Berlin - Leipzig main line used by RE5 and by IC/EC trains between Berlin and Dresden.

Großbeeren Süd - Genshagener Heide (north to west) is used by

D2 FO ICE1049 Köln Hbf - 04:47 SO Brandenburg Hbf - Ostseebad Binz
D2 SO IC1E048 Ostseebad Binz - 00:02 SuO Berlin Südkreuz - Köln Hbf

D2: 19 June - 12 September

Genshagener Heide - Genshagener Heide Mitte (Außenring) is used by RB22.

There is no passenger use of any of the other curves at Genshagener Heide.

Abzw Glasower Damm

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Glasower Damm West - Blankenfelde (Glasower Damm Süd) is used by RE5 and by IC/EC trains between Berlin and Dresden.

Glasower Damm West - Glasower Damm Ost (Außenring ) is used by RB22.

Glasower Damm Ost - Glasower Damm Süd is used by RE7.

Grünauer Kreuz

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Grünauer Kreuz Süd - Berlin-Grünau (south to east) is used by RB22.

Grünauer Kreuz Nord - Berlin-Grünau (north to east) is used by RE2

Grünauer Kreuz Süd - Grünauer Kreuz Nord (Außenring ) is used by RE7 and RB14:

There is no passenger use of the curves to the Außenring from Berlin-Schöneweide.

Wuhlheide

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Berlin-Eichgestell - Berlin-Ostendgestell (south to west) is used by RE2, RE7, RB14 and:

SX IC2431 Emden Außenhafen/Emden - 18:41 Berlin Ostbahnhof - Cottbus
SuX IC2432 Cottbus - 06:50 Königs Wusterhausen - Norddeich Mole
D1 SX IC2078 Dresden Hbf - 20:30 Elsterwerda - Berlin-Charlottenburg
D2 RJ256 Graz Hbf - 20:41 Doberlug-Kirchhain - Berlin-Charlottenburg

D1: 15 December - 3 May

D2: 4 May - 12 December

Berlin Stadtforst - Eichgestell Nord (north to east) is used by trains EN440 FSuO Moskva - Berlin Lichtenberg and EN441 MSO Berlin Lichtenberg - Moskva.

Berlin-Eichgestell - Eichgestell Nord (Außenring) is used by the above trains between Berlin and Moskva when they are diverted via Cottbus. In 2020, this occurs between 17 and 25 April.

There is no passenger use of the south to east curve from Berlin-Eichgestell to Berlin Stadtforst.

Berlin Ostbahnhof (Rummelsburg Rgbv) - Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd West

(129C3-129D3) DE20/272

There is no west to north curve at Wuhlheide, but this line enables trains to run between Berlin Ostbahnhof and the north side of the Außenring or Berlin-Lichtenberg. With the diversion to Berlin Hbf via Erfurt of Flixtrain services from Stuttgart, there is no longer any passenger use of this connection.

Other lines outside the Außenring

Rheinsberg (Mark) - Stechlinsee

[NEB RB54] (25D3) DE20/280

For the last few years a special service has run on this line on summer weekends. Special tickets, available on the train, are required. The 2019 service operated between 22 June and 1 September. Details of the 2020 service will be added once they are known.

Berlin-Staaken – Stendal – Wolfsburg

[ODEG RE4, 301] (124C4 to 32D4) DE20/281

On this route the double track Schnellfahrstrecke runs alongside one or two other tracks for most of the way. Between Berlin-Staaken and Elstal local passenger trains use a double line immediately south of the Schnellfahrstrecke. There is a single-track local line between Elstal and Wustermark. All passenger trains use the Schnellfahrstrecke between Wustermark and Rathenow. There is no passenger use of the parallel track from Wustermark to Abzw. Ribbeck (east of Buschow), which is not electrified, or from Abzw. Bamme (west of Nennhausen) to Rathenow. RB34 trains between Rathenow and Stendal use the parallel non-electrified single line. All others use the Schnellfahrstrecke. Between Hämerten (Abzw. Staffelde) and Vinzelberg (Abzw. Nahrstedt) the Schnellfahrstrecke follows a separate route to the south of Stendal, which is used by all trains not calling there. All RB trains west of Stendal use the single, non-electrified line. The two routes diverge slightly at a number of places, particularly at Oebisfelde.

Cottbus Hbf

The three lines into Cottbus Hbf from the west all split into separate routes to the south side platforms, 1 to 4, and to the higher-numbered middle and north side platforms, as shown on this map.

Cottbus Hbf - Stw W10 – Kolkwitz (Cottbus Abzw Cbn)

[ODEG RE2] (49B4) DE20/282

This spur (lines 6203 and 6201) links the Lübbenau line to the middle and north side platforms.

All departures from Cottbus use the middle or higher numbered platforms and therefore this spur, except IC2432 06:04 SuX to Norddeich Mole, which uses Platform 2.

RB41 services from Lübbenau use the higher numbered platforms and therefore this spur, whereas RE2 services from Wittenberge and beyond via Berlin use platform 2, except the following services which use the middle or higher numbered platforms:

SX RE63958 Lubbenau (Spreewald) - 05:20 Kolkwitz - Cottbus Hbf
FO RE63952 Berlin-Zoologischer Garten - 16:38 Kolkwitz - Cottbus Hbf
FSSuX RE63954 Berlin Zoologischer Garten - 18:38 Kolkwitz - Cottbus Hbf
RE63986 Wismar - 19:50 Vetschau - Cottbus Hbf
RE63994 Wismar - 00:10 Kolkwitz - Cottbus Hbf


Cottbus (Stw W9) – Kolkwitz Süd (Cottbus Abzw Cfw)

[209.43] (49B4) DE20/283

All trains to and from Falkenberg (Elster) use the middle and north platforms at Cottbus Hbf. There is no longer any use of the connection (line 6204) from the Falkenberg line to the spur (line 6142) to the low numbered platforms.

Cottbus (Nordseite) – Leuthen (b Cottbus) (Cottbus Südwest Stw B2)

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This connection (line 6253) is now used by all trains to and from Ruhland as they use the higher numbered platforms at Cottbus Hbf. There is no longer any use of the connection (line 6202) to the lower numbered platforms.

Falkenberg (Elster)

The Hoyerswerda to Lutherstadt Wittenberg and Leipzig to Cottbus lines cross at Falkenberg (Elster), passing through low-level (unt Bf) and high-level (ob Bf) platforms respectively. A series of curves south-east of the station allow trains to and from the Hoyerswerda line to use the high-level platforms and those to and from the Cottbus line to use the low-level ones. Platforming arrangements were changed in December 2017, with some through trains reversing at Falkenberg (Elster).

Uebigau (Falkenberg (Elster) Stw B3) – Falkenberg (Elster) unt Bf (Stw W17)

[209.43] (59C1) DE20/285

This combination of curves provides an east to north route, on the south side of the Cottbus – Leipzig line, connecting that line with the low-level station at Falkenberg (Elster). It is used trains to and from Cottbus via Finsterwalde which start or terminate at Falkerberg (Elster). These services now run frequently (at least every two hours throughout the day). RB18190 Cottbus - 23:03 Uebigau - Herzberg (Elster) also runs this way.

Other Cottbus via Finsterwalde trains, which run through to or from Leipzig Hbf, use the high-level platforms. A full sized diagram is here.

Bad Liebenwerda (Falkenberg (Elster) Stw W15) – Falkenberg (Elster) ob Bf (Stw W2)

[208] (59C1) DE20/286

This south to west curve connects the line from Elsterwerda-Biehla with the high-level platforms at Falkenberg (Elster). It is used by S4 trains from Hoyerswerda to Wurzen via Leipzig, but not in the opposite direction, generally every two hours. A full sized diagram is here.

Falkenberg (Elster) unt Bf (Stw W17) – Falkenberg (Elster) ob Bf (Stw W2)

[208] (59C1) DE20/287

This route is a combination of parts of the previous two. It allows trains to run in a spiral between the high-level and low-level platforms at Falkenberg (Elster). It is used by:

  • Trains from Leipzig to Hoyerswerda, but not in the opposite direction, which pass through the high-level platforms at Falkenberg without stopping and use this route to call at the low-level platforms, where they reverse.
  • Trains between Cottbus and Herzberg (Elster), which call at the high-level platforms and run through the low level without stopping. Exception: RB18190 Cottbus - 23:03 Uebigau - Herzberg (Elster), which runs directly to the low-level platforms via DE20/285.

A full sized diagram is here.

Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis for engineering work diversions

Berlin Außenring

DE20/291

The Außenring and its connections to all of the lines radiating from Berlin provide scope for many diversions, including the following:

Karower Kreuz - Berlin-Gesundbrunnen: Trains from the Oranienburg or Bernau lines may be diverted via Berlin-Hohenschönhausen and Berlin-Lichtenberg. This has happened frequently in recent years. Such diversions result in an extended journey time.

Karower Kreuz - Berlin Hbf: A less common diversion of trains between Bernau and Berlin is via Falkenhagener Kreuz. In that event they use the curve between Berlin-Karow and Berlin-Karow West and the sections of the Außenring between Schönfließ West and Hohen Neuendorf West and between Hennigsdorf Nord Hdo and Hennigsdorf Nord Hdw. Such a diversion is likely to result in a longer journey time and any call at Berlin-Gesundbrunnen is omitted, but there may be an additional stop at Berlin-Spandau. This has happened on a few occasions in recent years.

Birkenwerder - Berlin Hbf: Trains between Oranienburg and Berlin Hbf may also be diverted via Falkenhagener Kreuz. In that event they use the section of the Außenring between Hennigsdorf Nord Hdo and Hennigsdorf Nord Hw. Such a diversion may not result in a significantly different journey time, but any call at Berlin-Gesundbrunnen is omitted and there may be an additional stop at Berlin-Spandau. It is possible that trains would use the long curve between Hohen Neuendorf West and Birkenwerder.

Brieslang - Wustermark: Trains between Nauen and Berlin may be diverted via the curves Brieselang to Brieselang-Hasselburg and Wustermark Awf to Elstal in event of engineering work on the line via Falkensee. This may not affect the journey time of express trains between Berlin and Hamburg significantly. Use of this route is best indicated by local trains via Falkensee being replaced by buses.

Elstal - Priort - Golm - Werder: RE1 services may be diverted between Charlottenburg and Werder, calling additionally at Golm.

Saarmund - Golm: RB22 trains may be diverted via Michendorf (reverse) and the Wilhelmshorst curve.

Genshagener Heide - Blankenfelde: In event of an extended journey time between Berlin-Lichterfelde Ost and Blankenfelde, the train can be expected to reverse at Ludwigsfelde and use the curve between Birkengrund Süd and Genshagener Heide Ost.

Falkenberg (Elster) – Glaubitz (b Riesa) (Abzw. Zeithain Bogendreieck)

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This part of the original rail route from Berlin to Dresden links Falkenberg with the Leipzig – Dresden main line near Riesa. The local passenger service was withdrawn in 2004, but when there is engineering work on the main line to/from Berlin via Elsterwerda, all EC, EN and IC trains between Berlin and Dresden are diverted by this route. This occurred frequently in the last few years while the main line was upgraded. Although the upgrade has now been completed, further occasional diversions may occur in future.

Ferch-Lienewitz (Abzw Lienewitz Lia) - Beelitz Heilstätten

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This north to south-west curve is occasionally used by RE7 services between Dessau and Berlin if engineering work is taking place on the direct line between Seddin and Griebnitzsee Ost, requiring diversion via Ferch-Lienewitz and Potsdam Hbf. On such occasions trains are not advertised to make the usual stops between Beelitz Heilstätten and Berlin-Wannsee.

Berlin-Wannsee (Abzw Berlin-Grunewald Gds) - Berlin Hbf (tief) (Abzw Moabit Ost)

[206] (128A3-128C2) DE20/294

This line is used by trains between the Potsdam line and Berlin Hbf (tief) when they are not able to use the Stadtbahn via Berlin-Zoo. No use has been identified in the current timetable but it may be used by diverted trains when the Stadtbahn is closed.

See also