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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
This list is based on the timetable dated from 11 December 2016 to 9 December 2017, 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 10 December 2017 to 8 December 2018, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in [[General Information]].  Map references relate to the 2014 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)====  
[200.46] (''128B3'') DE17/251
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[200.41, 200.42] (''128B3'') DE18/251
  
The limited scheduled service over this south to east ''S-Bahn'' curve, withdrawn in June 2002, was reinstated from 29 May 2006Departures are:
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This south to east curve links the ''S-Bahn Ringbahn'' and ''Stadtbahn'' linesIt is used by a pair of ''Ringbahn'' trains entering or leaving service at Berlin-Charlottenburg.
*From Halensee: 00:35
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*From Halensee: 01:27 SSuX
*From Berlin-Charlottenburg: 04:38 SSuX, 04:58 SSuX, 05:38 SO, 05:58 SO, 06:58 SuO, 07:18 SuO
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*From Berlin-Charlottenburg: 03:55 SSuX
  
 
====<span id="BLBG"></span>Berlin-Lichtenberg – Berlin-Gesundbrunnen====
 
====<span id="BLBG"></span>Berlin-Lichtenberg – Berlin-Gesundbrunnen====
(''129A1-129C3'') DE17/252
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(''129A1-129C3'') DE18/252
  
This is the north-eastern quadrant of the ''Ringbahn Ferngleis''.  
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This is the north-eastern quadrant of the ''Ringbahn Ferngleis''. It is used by the trains between Paris and Moskva, except on the dates in April when they start and terminate at Strasbourg. 
  
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
|-
 
 
| D1
 
| D1
| FO
 
| ''EN453''
 
| Paris Est - 07:13 (SO) Berlin Hbf - Moskva Belorusskaja
 
|-
 
| D2
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
| ''NEB61198''
 
| ''NEB61198''
 
| Rheinsberg (Mark) - 22:40 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Berlin-Lichtenberg
 
| Rheinsberg (Mark) - 22:40 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Berlin-Lichtenberg
 
|-
 
|-
| D1
 
| WO
 
| ''EN452''
 
| Moskva Belorusskaja - 20:45 (ThO) Berlin Lichtenberg - Paris Est
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
D1: These trains are diverted via the Berlin Stadtbahn and do not use this route when departing Berlin on 31 August and Paris on 1 September 2017.
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D1: 15 June to 5 November 2017 [CHECK THIS]
  
D2: 15 June to 5 November 2017
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The following trains are diverted via the this route, Biesdorfer Kreuz West to Nord and Karow Ost to Berlin-Karow between 10 December and 31 March.
 
 
From 9 February until 9 December 2017 trains, other than ''S-Bahn'', between Berlin-Gesundbrunnen and Berlin-Karow are diverted via this route and Biesdorfer Kreuz
 
 
 
This route is also used quite often by other short term engineering works, announced locally and on the ''Fahrplanänderungen'' page of DB, and
 
when international trains to/from Poland are diverted via Küstrin/Kostrzyn.
 
 
 
====Berlin-Gesundbrunnen (Abzw Berlin-Wedding) - Berlin-Jungfernheide (Abzw Moabit Ost)====
 
[206] (''128D1-128C2'') DE17/253
 
 
 
This section of the ''Ringbahn Ferngleis'' is used by trains runnning direct between Berlin-Gesundbrunnen and Berlin-Spandau, not via Berlin Hbf. There is a limited local service Mondays to Fridays and the route is also used by the following: 
 
  
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
 
| D
 
| D
 
| SO
 
| SO
| ''IC2422''
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| ''ICE1531''
| Köln Hbf - 13:41/14:22 Berlin-Spandau - Stralsund Hbf/Ostseebad Binz
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| Eisenach - 09:09 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Bergen auf Rügen
 +
|-
 +
| D
 +
|
 +
| ''ICE1712''
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| München Hbf - 13:51 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Ostseebad Binz
 
|-
 
|-
 +
| D
 
|  
 
|  
 +
| ''IC2424''
 +
| Berlin Südkreuz - 15:31 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Stralsund Hbf/Ostseebad Binz
 +
|-
 +
| D
 
| FO
 
| FO
 
| ''IC2426''
 
| ''IC2426''
| Köln Hbf - 16:52/17:56 Berlin-Spandau - Stralsund Hbf
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| Köln Hbf - 17:08 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Stralsund Hbf
 +
|-
 +
| D
 +
| FSSuX
 +
| ''IC2428''
 +
| Berlin Südkreuz - 18:4 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Stralsund Hbf
 +
|-
 +
| D
 +
| FO
 +
| ''IC1970''
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| Stuttgart Hbf - 18:21 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Stralsund Hbf
 +
|-
 +
| D
 +
| FSSuX
 +
| ''IC2429''
 +
| Stralsund Hbf - 09:49 Bernau (b Berlin) - Berlin Südkreuz
 +
|-
 +
| D
 +
|
 +
| ''IC2425''
 +
| Ostseebad Binz/Stralsund Hbf - 11:50 Bernau (b Berlin) - Berlin Südkreuz
 +
|-
 +
| D
 +
| SuO
 +
| ''ICE1729''
 +
| Ostseebad Binz - 15:02 Eberswalde - München Hbf
 +
|-
 +
| D
 +
| FO
 +
| ''IC2325''
 +
| Stralsund Hbf - 15:02 Eberswalde - Köln Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
 
| D
 
| D
 
| SO
 
| SO
| ''IC2423''
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| ''ICE1736''
| Ostseebad Binz/Stralsund Hbf - 13:22/13:55 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Köln Hbf
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| Bergen auf Rügen - 16:15 Bernau (b Berlin) - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
 
| D
 
| D
 
| SuO
 
| SuO
 
| ''IC2427''
 
| ''IC2427''
| Stralsund Hbf - 17:55/17:56 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Köln Hbf
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| Stralsund Hbf - 17:20 Bernau (b Berlin) - Köln Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
 
| D
 
| D
 
| SuO
 
| SuO
 
| ''IC1932''
 
| ''IC1932''
| Stralsund Hbf - 19:32/19:36 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Oldenburg (Oldb) Hbf
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| Stralsund Hbf - 18:52 Bernau (b Berlin) - Oldenburg (Oldb) Hbf
|-
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
====Berlin-Wannsee (Abzw Berlin-Grunewald Gds) - Berlin Hbf (tief) (Abzw Moabit Ost)====
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====Berlin-Gesundbrunnen (Abzw Berlin-Wedding) - Berlin-Jungfernheide (Abzw Moabit Ost)====
[206] (''128A3-128C2'') DE17/253A
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[206] (''128D1-128C2'') DE18/253
  
This section of the ''Ringbahn Ferngleis'' and the curve from Berlin-Wannsee are not normally used by passenger trains.    
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This section of the ''Ringbahn Ferngleis'' is used by trains runnning direct between Berlin-Gesundbrunnen and Berlin-Spandau, not via Berlin Hbf.  There is a limited local service Mondays to Fridays and the route is also used by the following:    
  
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
| D4
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| D
 +
| SO
 +
| ''IC2422''
 +
| Köln Hbf - 13:41 Berlin-Spandau - Stralsund Hbf
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|-
 +
|
 +
| FO
 +
| ''IC2426''
 +
| Köln Hbf - 16:52 Berlin-Spandau - Stralsund Hbf/Ostseebad Binz
 +
|-
 +
| D
 +
| SO
 +
| ''IC2423''
 +
| Ostseebad Binz - 13:56 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Köln Hbf
 +
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| ''IC2431''
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| FO
| Emden Außenhafen - 18:08 Berlin-Wannsee - Cottbus
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| ''IC2425''
 +
| Stralsund Hbf - 15:56 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Köln Hbf
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|-
 +
|
 +
| SO
 +
| ''IC2427''
 +
| Stralsund Hbf - 17:56 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Köln Hbf
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|-
 +
|
 +
| SuO
 +
| ''IC1932''
 +
| Stralsund Hbf - 19:32/19:38 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Oldenburg (Oldb) Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
| D5
 
|
 
| ''IC2432''
 
| Cottbus - 07:29 Berlin Hbf (tief) - Norddeich Mole
 
 
|}
 
|}
D4: 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 May 2017 only
 
 
D5: 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 13 May 2017 only
 
 
 
====Berlin-Spandau – Berlin-Staaken (Nennhauser Damm)====  
 
====Berlin-Spandau – Berlin-Staaken (Nennhauser Damm)====  
[209.13, ODEG RE4] (''124D4-124C4'') DE17/254
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[209.13, ODEG RE4] (''124D4-124C4'') DE18/254
  
 
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 157: Line 193:
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
 
'''Engineering Work diversion on 4 and 5 November 2017''': As a result of bridge works, ''IC'' and ''ICE'' trains between Eberswalde and Berlin Hbf are diverted via Berlin-Spandau, omitting calls at Berlin-Lichtenberg and Berlin-Gesundbrunnen.  The trains concerned are routed via the following sections of line which are not normally used by passenger trains:
 
 
Berlin-Karow - Berlin Karow West
 
 
Schönfließ West - Hohen Neuendorf West
 
 
Hennigsdorf Nord (Hdo) - Hennigsdorf Nord (Hdw)
 
  
 
====Biesdorfer Kreuz====
 
====Biesdorfer Kreuz====
(''129D2'') DE17/261  
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(''129D2'') DE18/261  
  
'''Biesdorfer Kreuz West - Biesdorfer Kreuz Nord''' is used by services ''RB12'', ''RB24'' and ''RB25''.  From 9 February until 9 December 2017 this curve is also used by trains between Berlin-Gesundbrunnen and Berlin-Karow, which are diverted via Berlin-Lichtenberg.   
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'''Biesdorfer Kreuz West - Biesdorfer Kreuz Nord''' is used by services ''RB12'', ''RB24'' and ''RB25''.  From 10 December until 31 March this curve is also used by trains between Berlin-Gesundbrunnen and Berlin-Karow, which are diverted via Berlin-Lichtenberg.   
  
'''Biesdorfer Kreuz West - Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd''' is used 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.  The short curve is used between Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd West and Biesdorfer Kreuz West by:
  
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
|-
 
| D1
 
| FO
 
| ''EN453''
 
| Paris Est - 07:13 (SO) Berlin Hbf - Moskva Belorusskaja
 
|-
 
 
|  
 
|  
| D2
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|  
| ''LOC1818''
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| ''Locomore''
 
| Stuttgart Hbf - 11:48 Wolfsburg - Berlin-Lichtenberg
 
| Stuttgart Hbf - 11:48 Wolfsburg - Berlin-Lichtenberg
 
|-
 
|-
| D1
 
| WO
 
| ''EN452''
 
| Moskva Belorusskaja - 19:27 (ThO) Frankfurt (Oder) - Paris Est
 
|-
 
 
|  
 
|  
| D3
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|  
| ''LOC1819''
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| ''Locomore''
 
| 14:28 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Stuttgart Hbf
 
| 14:28 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Stuttgart Hbf
 
|}
 
|}
  
D1: These trains are diverted via the Berlin Stadtbahn and do not use this route when departing Frankfurt (Oder) on 31 August and Paris on 1 September 2017.  
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For dates of operation of Locomore services and to make bookings, see the [https://www.flixbus.de/locomore Flixbus] website.
  
D2: Train ran TWThX until 6 April, then daily until 12 May 2017, and recommenced WThX on 24th August 2017.
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The following use the full length of the route between Biesdorfer Kreuz West and Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd:
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 +
{| class="ostable"
 +
| D2
 +
| MSO
 +
| ''EN441''
 +
| 18:10 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Moskva Belorusskaja
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|-
 +
| D2
 +
| FSuO
 +
| ''EN440''
 +
| Moskva Belorusskaja - 22:43 Brest Centralnyi - Berlin-Lichtenberg
 +
|}
  
D3: Train ran MTWX until 6 April, then daily until 11 May 2017, and recommenced TWX on 25th August 2017.
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D2: Only when arriving and departing Berlin on 21, 23 & 28 April and 1 December, as a result of diversion via Cottbus.
  
Services between Rzepin and Berlin which are diverted via Berlin-Lichtenberg with a stop at Frankfurt(Oder) also run this way. If such a train is booked non-stop between Rzepin and Berlin–Lichtenberg, it runs via Küstrin/Kostrzyn.  
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'''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.
  
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 ''to'' Berlin-Lichtenberg.  Generally, the long curve is only used if other movements prevent used of the short one.  The Locomore train from Stuttgart always used the short curve, because the long one is not accessible from Rummelsburg.  The Moskva trains also use the ''Außenring'' between Biesdorfer Kreuz and Wuhlheide.
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{| class="ostable"
 +
|
 +
| SuO
 +
| ''IC1924''
 +
| Köln Hbf - 18:20 Berlin Ostbf - Stralsund Hbf
 +
|}
  
 
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.
 
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====  
 
====Karower Kreuz====  
(''125C2'') DE17/262
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(''125C2'') DE18/262
 
 
See note above concerning diverted trains on 4 and 5 November 2017.
 
  
'''Berlin-Karow Ost - Berlin-Karow''' (east to north) is used by ''RB24''.  From 9 February until 9 December 2017 this curve is also used by trains between Berlin-Gesundbrunnen and Berlin-Karow, which are diverted via Berlin-Lichtenberg.  
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'''Berlin-Karow Ost - Berlin-Karow''' (east to north) is used by ''RB24''.  From 10 December until 31 March this curve is also used by trains between Berlin-Gesundbrunnen and Berlin-Karow, which are diverted via Berlin-Lichtenberg.  
  
 
'''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 222: Line 254:
  
 
====Abzw Hohen Neuendorf====  
 
====Abzw Hohen Neuendorf====  
(''125A1'') DE17/263
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(''125A1'') DE18/263
 
 
See note above concerning diverted trains on 4 and 5 November 2017.
 
  
 
'''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.  Running times between Hohen Neuendorf West and Birkenwerder require ''RB20'' always to use the direct ''Kleine Kurve.''
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'''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.  In order to call at Hohen Neuendorf West, ''RB20'' must always use the direct ''Kleine Kurve.''
  
 
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'') DE17/264
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(''124D2'') DE18/264
 
 
See note above concerning diverted trains on 4 and 5 November 2017.
 
  
 
'''Hennigsdorf Nord (Hdo) - Hennigsdorf''' (east to south) is used by ''RB20''
 
'''Hennigsdorf Nord (Hdo) - Hennigsdorf''' (east to south) is used by ''RB20''
Line 244: Line 272:
  
 
====Falkenhagener Kreuz====
 
====Falkenhagener Kreuz====
(''124B3'') DE17/265
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(''124B3'') DE18/265
  
 
'''Falkenhagen - Finkenkrug''' (north to east) is used by ''RE6''
 
'''Falkenhagen - Finkenkrug''' (north to east) is used by ''RE6''
  
'''Falkenhagen - Brieslang Hasselberg''' (''Außenring '') is used by ''RB20''
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'''Falkenhagen - Brieselang Hasselberg''' (''Außenring '') is used by ''RB20''
  
There is no passenger use of the curves to the ''Außenring'' from Brieslang.
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There is no passenger use of the curves to the ''Außenring'' from Brieselang.
  
 
====Abzw Wustermark====
 
====Abzw Wustermark====
(''124A4'') DE17/266
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(''124A4'') DE18/266
  
 
'''Wustermark - Priort''' (west to south) is used by ''RB21''
 
'''Wustermark - Priort''' (west to south) is used by ''RB21''
Line 262: Line 290:
  
 
====Potsdam====
 
====Potsdam====
(''126A2'') DE17/267
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(''126A2'') DE18/267
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'''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''; however ''RB22'' is suspended between 14 May and 8 October 2017 for bridge works on the ''Außenring''.
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'''Postdam Wildpark West - Werder (Havel)''' (south to west) is used by:
  
'''Postdam Wildpark West - Werder (Havel)''' (south to west) 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.  For the 2017 festival there was an approximately hourly service between Königs Wusterhausen and Werder (Havel) via Saarmund from about 10:00 until late evening on 29 and 30 April and 1, 6 and 7 May.
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{| class="ostable"
 +
| D
 +
| FO
 +
| ''IC1049''
 +
| Köln Hbf - 04:40 SO Brandenburg Hbf - Ostseebad Binz
 +
|-
 +
| D
 +
| SO
 +
| ''IC1048''
 +
| Ostseebad Binz - 23:58 Berlin Südkreuz - Köln Hbf
 +
|}
  
'''Golm - Potsdam Wildpark West''' (''Außenring '') is used by ''RB22''; however it does not run between 14 May and 8 October 2017 as a result of engineering works on a bridge near Potsdam-Pirschheide.  
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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.  For the 2017 festival there was an approximately hourly service between Königs Wusterhausen and Werder (Havel) via Saarmund from about 10:00 until late evening on 29 and 30 April and 1, 6 and 7 May.  
  
'''Saarmund - Michendorf''' is used between 14 May and 8 October 2017 by an extension of ''RB23'' Potsdam - Michendorf via Caputh to Schönefeld Flughafen. This is instead of ''RB22'' which is suspended between these dates while the bridge over the ''Templiner See'' between Saarmund and Potsdam-Pirschheide is reconstructed. This means that there is no service over the ''Außenring'' between Golm and Saarmund during this period.
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'''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 (normally) Saarmund.
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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====
 
====Abzw Genshagener Heide====
(''127A3'') DE17/268
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(''127A3'') DE18/268
  
'''Großbeeren Süd - Genshagener Heide Mitte''' (north to east) is a loop west of the Berlin - Leipzig main line used by ''RE5'' trains and also by:
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'''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.
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'''Großbeeren Süd - Genshagener Heide''' (north to west) is used by
  
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
 
| D
 
| D
| SO
+
| FO
| ''IC446''
+
| ''IC1049''
| Ostseebad Binz - 21:23 Neustrelitz - Köln Hbf
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| Köln Hbf - 04:40 SO Brandenburg Hbf - Ostseebad Binz
 
|-
 
|-
 
| D
 
| D
| FO
+
| SO
| ''IC447''
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| ''IC1048''
| Köln Hbf - 05:06 (SO) Potsdam Hbf - Ostseebad Binz
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| Ostseebad Binz - 23:58 Berlin Südkreuz - Köln Hbf
 
|}
 
|}
  
''IC446'' arrives in Berlin setting down at Gesundbrunnen, Hauptbahnhof and Südkreuz.  It then runs via Genshagener Heide and the ''Außenring'' to the Stadtbahn, picking up at Ostbahnhof, Hauptbahnhof, Zoologischer Garten and Wannsee.  ''IC447'' operates similarly in the opposite direction, setting down first and then picking up.
+
'''Genshagener Heide - Genhagener Heide Mitte''' (''Außenring'') is used by ''RB22''.
 
 
This curve is normally used by ''IC/EC'' trains between Berlin and Dresden, but during 2017 these are diverted via Falkenberg (Elster).
 
  
 
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'') DE17/269
+
(''127C3'') DE18/269
  
'''Glasower Damm West - Blankenfelde (Glasower Damm Süd)''' is used by ''RE5''.  It is normally used also by ''IC''/''EC'' trains between Berlin and Dresden, but during 2017 these are diverted via Falkenberg (Elster).  
+
'''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'' and:
+
'''Glasower Damm West - Glasower Damm Ost''' (''Außenring '') is used by ''RB22''.  
 
 
{| class="ostable"
 
| D
 
| SO
 
| ''IC446''
 
| Ostseebad Binz - 21:23 Neustrelitz - Köln Hbf
 
|-
 
| D
 
| FO
 
| ''IC447''
 
| Köln Hbf - 05:06 (SO) Potsdam Hbf - Ostseebad Binz
 
|}
 
 
 
See the note above concerning operation of ''IC446'' and ''IC447'' in the Berlin area.  
 
  
 
'''Glasower Damm Ost - Glasower Damm Süd''' is used by ''RE7''.
 
'''Glasower Damm Ost - Glasower Damm Süd''' is used by ''RE7''.
  
 
====Grünauer Kreuz====
 
====Grünauer Kreuz====
(''127D2'') DE17/270
+
(''127D2'') DE18/270
  
'''Grünauer Kreuz Süd - Berlin-Grünau''' (south to east) is normally used by ''RB22''; however ''RB22'' is suspended between 14 May and 8 October 2017 owing to bridge works on the ''Außenring''. During this period, this curve has no passenger service as trains between Königs Wusterhausen and Schönefeld Flughafen are replaced by buses.
+
'''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 Nord - Berlin-Grünau''' (north to east) is used by ''RE2''
Line 330: Line 356:
  
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
| D
+
|  
| SO
+
| FO
| ''IC446''
+
| ''IC1918''
| Ostseebad Binz - 21:23 Neustrelitz - Köln Hbf
+
| Köln Hbf - 18:21 Berlin Ostbf - Dresden Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
| D
+
|  
| FO
+
| SuO
| ''IC447''
+
| ''IC2015''
| Köln Hbf - 05:06 (SO) Potsdam Hbf - Ostseebad Binz
+
| Dresden Hbf - 14:20 Elsterwerda - Köln Hbf
 
|}
 
|}
 
See the note above concerning operation of ''IC446'' and ''IC447'' in the Berlin area.
 
  
 
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'') DE17/271
+
(''129D4'') DE18/271
  
 
'''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:
  
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
| D
+
|  
| SO
+
| FO
| ''IC446''
+
| ''IC1918''
| Ostseebad Binz - 21:23 Neustrelitz - Köln Hbf
+
| Köln Hbf - 18:21 Berlin Ostbf - Dresden Hbf
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| SX
 +
| ''IC1031''
 +
| Emden Außenhaven/Emden/Braunschweig Hbf - 18:40 Berlin Ostbf - Cottbus
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| SuX
 +
| ''IC1002''
 +
| Cottbus - 06:52 Königs Wusterhausen - Braunschweig Hbf/Norddeich Mole
 
|-
 
|-
| D
+
|  
| FO
+
| SuO
| ''IC447''
+
| ''IC2015''
| Köln Hbf - 05:06 (SO) Potsdam Hbf - Ostseebad Binz
+
| Dresden Hbf - 14:20 Elsterwerda - Köln Hbf
 
|}
 
|}
  
See the note above concerning operation of ''IC446'' and ''IC447'' in the Berlin area.  
+
'''Berlin Stadtforst - Eichgestell Nord''' (north to east) is used by trains between Paris and Moskva, except on the dates in April when they start and terminate at Strasbourg.  
  
'''Berlin Stadtforst - Eichgestell Nord''' (north to east) is used by:  
+
'''Berlin-Eichgestell - Eichgestell Nord''' (''Außenring'') is used by:
  
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
 +
| D2
 +
| MSO
 +
| ''EN441''
 +
| 18:10 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Moskva Belorusskaja
 
|-
 
|-
| D1
+
| D2
| FO
+
| FSuO
| ''EN453''
+
| ''EN440''
| Paris Est - 07:13 (SO) Berlin Hbf - Moskva Belorusskaja
+
| Moskva Belorusskaja - 22:43 Brest Centralnyi - Berlin-Lichtenberg
|-
 
| D1
 
| WO
 
| ''EN452''
 
| Moskva Belorusskaja - 19:27 (ThO) Frankfurt (Oder) - Paris Est
 
|-
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
D1: These trains are diverted via the Berlin Stadtbahn and do not use this route when departing Frankfurt (Oder) on 31 August and Paris on 1 September 2017.  
+
D2: Only when arriving and departing Berlin on 21, 23 & 28 April and 1 December, as a result of diversion via Cottbus.
  
There is no passenger used of the south to east curve from Berlin-Eichgestell to Berlin Stadtforst or of the ''Außenring'' between Berlin-Eichgestell and Eichgestell Nord.
+
There is no passenger used of the south to east curve from Berlin-Eichgestell to Berlin Stadtforst.
  
 
====Berlin Ostbahnhof (Rummeslburg Rgbv) - Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd West====
 
====Berlin Ostbahnhof (Rummeslburg Rgbv) - Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd West====
(''129C3-129D3'') DE17/272
+
(''129C3-129D3'') DE18/272
 +
 
 +
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''.
 
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
| D2
 
 
|  
 
|  
| ''LOC1818''
+
|
 +
| ''Locomore''
 
| Stuttgart Hbf - 11:48 Wolfsburg - Berlin-Lichtenberg
 
| Stuttgart Hbf - 11:48 Wolfsburg - Berlin-Lichtenberg
 
|-
 
|-
| D3
 
 
|  
 
|  
| ''LOC1819''
+
| SuO
| 14:19 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Stuttgart Hbf
+
| ''IC1924''
 +
| Köln Hbf - 18:20 Berlin Ostbf - Stralsund Hbf
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
|
 +
| ''Locomore''
 +
| 14:28 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Stuttgart Hbf
 
|}
 
|}
  
D2: Train ran TWThX until 6 April, then daily until 12 May 2017, and recommenced WThX on 24th August 2017.
+
For dates of operation of Locomore services and to make bookings, see the [https://www.flixbus.de/locomore Flixbus] website.
 
 
D3: Train ran MTWX until 6 April, then daily until 11 May 2017, and recommenced TWX on 25th August 2017.
 
  
 
===Other lines outside the ''Außenring''===
 
===Other lines outside the ''Außenring''===
  
 
====Rheinsberg (Mark) - Stechlinsee====
 
====Rheinsberg (Mark) - Stechlinsee====
[NEB RB54] (''25D3'') DE17/280
+
[NEB RB54] (''25D3'') DE18/280
  
Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn operates a single round trip between Rheinsberg (Mark) and Stechlinsee on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August 2017, at 13:20 from Rheinsberg (Mark), arriving back at 14:40. VBB tickets are not valid on this service. For further details, see the Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn [http://www.neb.de/fileadmin/redakteure/Ausfl%C3%BCge/Brosch%C3%BCren/NEB_RB54_Stechlinsee_2017.pdf leaflet].  
+
Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn operated a single round trip between Rheinsberg (Mark) and Stechlinsee on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August 2017, at 13:20 from Rheinsberg (Mark), arriving back at 14:40. VBB tickets were not valid on this service. It is not yet known whether or not this service will operate again in 2018.
  
 
====Berlin-Staaken – Stendal – Wolfsburg====  
 
====Berlin-Staaken – Stendal – Wolfsburg====  
[ODEG RE4, 301] (''124C4 to 32D4'') DE17/281
+
[ODEG RE4, 301] (''124C4 to 32D4'') DE18/281
  
 
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. ''RB'' 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. ''RB'' 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.
 
====Ferch-Lienewitz (Abzw Lienewitz Lia) - Beelitz Heilstätten====
 
[207] (''47A1'') DE17/281A
 
 
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 diversion is scheduled for 18 May to 6 June 2017.
 
  
 
====Cottbus====
 
====Cottbus====
Line 425: Line 456:
  
 
=====Cottbus - Stw W10 – Kolkwitz (Cottbus Abzw Cbn)=====
 
=====Cottbus - Stw W10 – Kolkwitz (Cottbus Abzw Cbn)=====
[ODEG RE2] (''49B4'') DE17/282
+
[ODEG RE2] (''49B4'') DE18/282
  
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 until the 07:01 to Wittenberge use the southern platforms.  All later departures are from platform 5, in the middle.
+
All departures from Cottbus use the middle platform 5 or occasionally 6 and therefore this spur, except ''IC2432'' 06:04 (SuX until 9 June) to Norddeich Mole, which uses Platform 1.
  
Arrivals from Lübbenau use the southern platforms at Cottbus, except the following which use platform 5:
+
Arrivals from Lübbenau use the southern platforms at Cottbus, except the following trains which use platforms 6 or 8:
  
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
 
|   
 
|   
|
 
| ''RE63960''
 
| Wittenberge - 06:55 Kolkwitz - Cottbus
 
|-
 
|
 
 
| SSuX
 
| SSuX
 
| ''RE63954''  
 
| ''RE63954''  
| Berlin Zoologischer Garten - 18:39 Kolkwitz - Cottbus
+
| Berlin Zoologischer Garten - 18:38 Kolkwitz - Cottbus
|}
 
 
 
=====Cottbus (Stw W9) – Kolkwitz Süd (Cottbus Abzw Cfw)=====
 
[209.43] (''49B4'') DE17/283
 
 
 
Most trains to and from Falkenberg (Elster) use the middle and north platforms at Cottbus.  The following use the south platforms.
 
 
 
{| class="ostable"
 
 
|
 
| ''RB18178''
 
| 08:04 Cottbus - Falkenberg (Elster)
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
 
|  
 
|  
| ''RB18182''
+
| SX
| 14:04 Cottbus - Herzberg (Elster)
+
| ''RB18374''  
 +
| Eberswalde Hbf - 22:23 Kolkwitz - Cottbus
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|  
| ''RE18397''  
+
| ''RE63994''  
| Leipzig Hbf - 22:27 Calau (Nl) - Cottbus
+
| Wismar/Schwerin Hbf - 00:10 Kolkwitz - Cottbus
 
|}
 
|}
  
=====Cottbus (Nordseite Stw B12) – Leuthen (b Cottbus) (Cottbus Südwest Stw B2)=====  
+
=====Cottbus (Stw W9) – Kolkwitz Süd (Cottbus Abzw Cfw)=====
[208] (''49B4'') DE17/284
+
[209.43] (''49B4'') DE18/283
 +
 
 +
All trains to and from Falkenberg (Elster) now use the middle and north platforms at Cottbus, so this spur no longer has any passenger use.
 +
 
 +
=====Cottbus (Südseite Stw W20) – Leuthen (b Cottbus) (Cottbus Südwest Stw B2)=====  
 +
[208] (''49B4'') DE18/284
  
Most trains to and from Ruhland use the south platforms at Cottbus.  The following use the middle and north platforms.
+
All trains to and from Ruhland now use the middle and north platforms at Cottbus, except the following which uses Platform 4 on the south side and therefore this connection:
  
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
 
| SSuX
 
| ''RB78971''
 
| 04:15 Cottbus - Ruhland
 
|-
 
|
 
|
 
| ''RE78951''
 
| 05:16 Cottbus - Ruhland
 
|-
 
 
 
| ''RB78973''
 
| 06:07 Cottbus - Ruhland
 
|-
 
 
 
| ''RB78975''
 
| 08:07 Cottbus - Ruhland
 
|-
 
|
 
 
|  
 
|  
| ''RB78981''
 
| 14:07 Cottbus - Ruhland
 
|-
 
 
 
| ''RB78987''
 
| 20:07 Cottbus - Ruhland
 
|-
 
 
|  
 
|  
+
| ''RE18421''
| ''RB78972''
+
| 04:14 Cottbus - Falkenberg (Elster)
| Ruhland – 06:34 Leuthen (b Cottbus) – Cottbus
 
|-  
 
 
 
| ''RB78986''
 
| Ruhland – 19:40 Leuthen (b Cottbus) – Cottbus
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
====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'') DE17/285
+
[209.43] (''59C1'') DE18/285
  
 
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 through trains between Cottbus and Herzberg (Elster) and by the following trains to and from Cottbus via Finsterwalde, starting or terminating at Falkerberg (Elster):
 
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 through trains between Cottbus and Herzberg (Elster) and by the following trains to and from Cottbus via Finsterwalde, starting or terminating at Falkerberg (Elster):
  
*Arrivals: 00:18 (''RB18192'') & 22:12 (''RB18190'')
+
*Arrivals: 00:16 (''RB18192'') & 22:11 (''RB18190'')
*Departures: 03:51 SSuX (''RB18177''), 04:43 (''RB18179''), 06:52 (''RB18183''), 08:52 SSuO (''RB18185''), 16:52 (''RB18191'') & 18:52 (''RB18193'')
+
*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, including ''RB18185'' on Mondays to Fridays, use the high-level platforms.
  
 
====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'') DE17/286
+
[208] (''59C1'') DE18/286
 +
 
 +
This south to west curve connects the line from Elsterwerda-Biehla with the high level platforms at Falkenberg (Elster) and is used by ''S4'' trains between Hoyerswerda and Wurzen via Leipzig, generally every two hours.
 +
 
 +
==Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis for engineering work diversions==
 +
 
 +
====Berlin ''Außenring''====
 +
DE18/291
 +
 
 +
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; see route DE18/252.  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 happened over the weekend of 4 and 5 November 2017, as a result of bridge works.
 +
 
 +
'''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. 
 +
 
 +
'''Brieslang - Wustermark''': Trains between Nauen and Berlin may be diverted via the curves Brieslang to Brieslang-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.
 +
 
 +
'''Saarmund - Golm''': ''RB22'' trains were diverted via Michendorf (reverse) and the Wilhelmshorst curve for a period during 2016, while bridge repairs were undertaken on the ''Außenring''.
  
This south to west curve connects the line from Elsterwerda-Biehla with the high level platforms at Falkenberg (Elster) and is used by trains between Ruhland and Wurzen via Leipzig, generally every two hours.
+
'''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'') DE17/287 ''[the southern portion of this line is in Sachsen]''  
+
(''59C1-59C3'') DE18/292 ''[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 has been withdrawn, but owing to engineering work between Berlin and Elsterwerda, all trains between Berlin and Dresden were diverted via this route in 2017.  More occasional diversions may occur in future.
 +
 
 +
====Ferch-Lienewitz (Abzw Lienewitz Lia) - Beelitz Heilstätten====
 +
[207] (''47A1'') DE18/293
 +
 
 +
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.
 +
 
 +
====Berlin-Wannsee (Abzw Berlin-Grunewald Gds) - Berlin Hbf (tief) (Abzw Moabit Ost)====
 +
[206] (''128A3-128C2'') DE18/294
  
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 has been withdrawn, but owing to engineering work between Berlin and Elsterwerda, which will last until late 2017, all ''EC'', ''EN'' and ''IC'' trains between Berlin and Dresden are diverted by this route.
+
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 ''Stadbahn'' is closed.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 11:19, 18 December 2017

Contents

Introduction

This list is based on the timetable dated from 10 December 2017 to 8 December 2018, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information. Map references relate to the 2014 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) DE18/251

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-Gesundbrunnen

(129A1-129C3) DE18/252

This is the north-eastern quadrant of the Ringbahn Ferngleis. It is used by the trains between Paris and Moskva, except on the dates in April when they start and terminate at Strasbourg.

D1 NEB61198 Rheinsberg (Mark) - 22:40 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Berlin-Lichtenberg

D1: 15 June to 5 November 2017 [CHECK THIS]

The following trains are diverted via the this route, Biesdorfer Kreuz West to Nord and Karow Ost to Berlin-Karow between 10 December and 31 March.

D SO ICE1531 Eisenach - 09:09 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Bergen auf Rügen
D ICE1712 München Hbf - 13:51 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Ostseebad Binz
D IC2424 Berlin Südkreuz - 15:31 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Stralsund Hbf/Ostseebad Binz
D FO IC2426 Köln Hbf - 17:08 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Stralsund Hbf
D FSSuX IC2428 Berlin Südkreuz - 18:4 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Stralsund Hbf
D FO IC1970 Stuttgart Hbf - 18:21 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Stralsund Hbf
D FSSuX IC2429 Stralsund Hbf - 09:49 Bernau (b Berlin) - Berlin Südkreuz
D IC2425 Ostseebad Binz/Stralsund Hbf - 11:50 Bernau (b Berlin) - Berlin Südkreuz
D SuO ICE1729 Ostseebad Binz - 15:02 Eberswalde - München Hbf
D FO IC2325 Stralsund Hbf - 15:02 Eberswalde - Köln Hbf
D SO ICE1736 Bergen auf Rügen - 16:15 Bernau (b Berlin) - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D SuO IC2427 Stralsund Hbf - 17:20 Bernau (b Berlin) - Köln Hbf
D SuO IC1932 Stralsund Hbf - 18:52 Bernau (b Berlin) - Oldenburg (Oldb) Hbf

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

[206] (128D1-128C2) DE18/253

This section of the Ringbahn Ferngleis is used by trains runnning direct between Berlin-Gesundbrunnen and Berlin-Spandau, not via Berlin Hbf. There is a limited local service Mondays to Fridays and the route is also used by the following:

D SO IC2422 Köln Hbf - 13:41 Berlin-Spandau - Stralsund Hbf
FO IC2426 Köln Hbf - 16:52 Berlin-Spandau - Stralsund Hbf/Ostseebad Binz
D SO IC2423 Ostseebad Binz - 13:56 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Köln Hbf
FO IC2425 Stralsund Hbf - 15:56 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Köln Hbf
SO IC2427 Stralsund Hbf - 17:56 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Köln Hbf
SuO IC1932 Stralsund Hbf - 19:32/19:38 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - Oldenburg (Oldb) Hbf

Berlin-Spandau – Berlin-Staaken (Nennhauser Damm)

[209.13, ODEG RE4] (124D4-124C4) DE18/254

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 209.24
RE5 Rostock/Stralsund - Oranienburg - Gesundbrunnen - Südkreuz - Elsterwerda 205
RE6 Wittenberge - Neuruppin - Hennigsdorf (reverse) - Spandau (to/from Gesundbrunnen Monday to Friday) 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 - Lichtenberg - Ostkreuz - Königs Wusterhausen - Senftenberg 209.24
RB25 Ostkreuz - Lichtenberg - Werneuchen 209.25

Biesdorfer Kreuz

(129D2) DE18/261

Biesdorfer Kreuz West - Biesdorfer Kreuz Nord is used by services RB12, RB24 and RB25. From 10 December until 31 March this curve is also used by trains between Berlin-Gesundbrunnen and Berlin-Karow, which are diverted via Berlin-Lichtenberg.

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:

Locomore Stuttgart Hbf - 11:48 Wolfsburg - Berlin-Lichtenberg
Locomore 14:28 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Stuttgart Hbf

For dates of operation of Locomore services and to make bookings, see the Flixbus website.

The following use the full length of the route between Biesdorfer Kreuz West and Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd:

D2 MSO EN441 18:10 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Moskva Belorusskaja
D2 FSuO EN440 Moskva Belorusskaja - 22:43 Brest Centralnyi - Berlin-Lichtenberg

D2: Only when arriving and departing Berlin on 21, 23 & 28 April and 1 December, as a result of diversion via Cottbus.

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.

SuO IC1924 Köln Hbf - 18:20 Berlin Ostbf - Stralsund Hbf

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) DE18/262

Berlin-Karow Ost - Berlin-Karow (east to north) is used by RB24. From 10 December until 31 March this curve is also used by trains between Berlin-Gesundbrunnen and Berlin-Karow, which are diverted via Berlin-Lichtenberg.

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 passenger use of the south to east or north to west curves.

Abzw Hohen Neuendorf

(125A1) DE18/263

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.

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. In order to call at Hohen Neuendorf West, RB20 must always use the direct Kleine Kurve.

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

Abzw Hennigsdorf

(124D2) DE18/264

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 passenger use of the Außenring between Hdo and Hdw, avoiding Hennigsdorf.

Falkenhagener Kreuz

(124B3) DE18/265

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

(124A4) DE18/266

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

(126A2) DE18/267

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:

D FO IC1049 Köln Hbf - 04:40 SO Brandenburg Hbf - Ostseebad Binz
D SO IC1048 Ostseebad Binz - 23:58 Berlin Südkreuz - Köln Hbf

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. For the 2017 festival there was an approximately hourly service between Königs Wusterhausen and Werder (Havel) via Saarmund from about 10:00 until late evening on 29 and 30 April and 1, 6 and 7 May.

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) DE18/268

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

D FO IC1049 Köln Hbf - 04:40 SO Brandenburg Hbf - Ostseebad Binz
D SO IC1048 Ostseebad Binz - 23:58 Berlin Südkreuz - Köln Hbf

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

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

Abzw Glasower Damm

(127C3) DE18/269

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

(127D2) DE18/270

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, RB14 and:

FO IC1918 Köln Hbf - 18:21 Berlin Ostbf - Dresden Hbf
SuO IC2015 Dresden Hbf - 14:20 Elsterwerda - Köln Hbf

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

Wuhlheide

(129D4) DE18/271

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

FO IC1918 Köln Hbf - 18:21 Berlin Ostbf - Dresden Hbf
SX IC1031 Emden Außenhaven/Emden/Braunschweig Hbf - 18:40 Berlin Ostbf - Cottbus
SuX IC1002 Cottbus - 06:52 Königs Wusterhausen - Braunschweig Hbf/Norddeich Mole
SuO IC2015 Dresden Hbf - 14:20 Elsterwerda - Köln Hbf

Berlin Stadtforst - Eichgestell Nord (north to east) is used by trains between Paris and Moskva, except on the dates in April when they start and terminate at Strasbourg.

Berlin-Eichgestell - Eichgestell Nord (Außenring) is used by:

D2 MSO EN441 18:10 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Moskva Belorusskaja
D2 FSuO EN440 Moskva Belorusskaja - 22:43 Brest Centralnyi - Berlin-Lichtenberg

D2: Only when arriving and departing Berlin on 21, 23 & 28 April and 1 December, as a result of diversion via Cottbus.

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

Berlin Ostbahnhof (Rummeslburg Rgbv) - Biesdorfer Kreuz Süd West

(129C3-129D3) DE18/272

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.

Locomore Stuttgart Hbf - 11:48 Wolfsburg - Berlin-Lichtenberg
SuO IC1924 Köln Hbf - 18:20 Berlin Ostbf - Stralsund Hbf
Locomore 14:28 Berlin-Lichtenberg - Stuttgart Hbf

For dates of operation of Locomore services and to make bookings, see the Flixbus website.

Other lines outside the Außenring

Rheinsberg (Mark) - Stechlinsee

[NEB RB54] (25D3) DE18/280

Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn operated a single round trip between Rheinsberg (Mark) and Stechlinsee on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August 2017, at 13:20 from Rheinsberg (Mark), arriving back at 14:40. VBB tickets were not valid on this service. It is not yet known whether or not this service will operate again in 2018.

Berlin-Staaken – Stendal – Wolfsburg

[ODEG RE4, 301] (124C4 to 32D4) DE18/281

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. RB 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

The three lines into Cottbus 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 - Stw W10 – Kolkwitz (Cottbus Abzw Cbn)

[ODEG RE2] (49B4) DE18/282

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

All departures from Cottbus use the middle platform 5 or occasionally 6 and therefore this spur, except IC2432 06:04 (SuX until 9 June) to Norddeich Mole, which uses Platform 1.

Arrivals from Lübbenau use the southern platforms at Cottbus, except the following trains which use platforms 6 or 8:

SSuX RE63954 Berlin Zoologischer Garten - 18:38 Kolkwitz - Cottbus
SX RB18374 Eberswalde Hbf - 22:23 Kolkwitz - Cottbus
RE63994 Wismar/Schwerin Hbf - 00:10 Kolkwitz - Cottbus
Cottbus (Stw W9) – Kolkwitz Süd (Cottbus Abzw Cfw)

[209.43] (49B4) DE18/283

All trains to and from Falkenberg (Elster) now use the middle and north platforms at Cottbus, so this spur no longer has any passenger use.

Cottbus (Südseite Stw W20) – Leuthen (b Cottbus) (Cottbus Südwest Stw B2)

[208] (49B4) DE18/284

All trains to and from Ruhland now use the middle and north platforms at Cottbus, except the following which uses Platform 4 on the south side and therefore this connection:

RE18421 04:14 Cottbus - Falkenberg (Elster)

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

[209.43] (59C1) DE18/285

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 through trains between Cottbus and Herzberg (Elster) and by the following trains to and from Cottbus via Finsterwalde, starting or terminating at Falkerberg (Elster):

  • Arrivals: 00:16 (RB18192) & 22:11 (RB18190)
  • 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.

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

[208] (59C1) DE18/286

This south to west curve connects the line from Elsterwerda-Biehla with the high level platforms at Falkenberg (Elster) and is used by S4 trains between Hoyerswerda and Wurzen via Leipzig, generally every two hours.

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

Berlin Außenring

DE18/291

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; see route DE18/252. 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 happened over the weekend of 4 and 5 November 2017, as a result of bridge works.

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.

Brieslang - Wustermark: Trains between Nauen and Berlin may be diverted via the curves Brieslang to Brieslang-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.

Saarmund - Golm: RB22 trains were diverted via Michendorf (reverse) and the Wilhelmshorst curve for a period during 2016, while bridge repairs were undertaken on the Außenring.

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)

(59C1-59C3) DE18/292 [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 has been withdrawn, but owing to engineering work between Berlin and Elsterwerda, all trains between Berlin and Dresden were diverted via this route in 2017. More occasional diversions may occur in future.

Ferch-Lienewitz (Abzw Lienewitz Lia) - Beelitz Heilstätten

[207] (47A1) DE18/293

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.

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

[206] (128A3-128C2) DE18/294

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 Stadbahn is closed.

See also