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Revision as of 23:45, 31 March 2013

Contents

Introduction

This list is based on the timetable in force until 14 December 2013, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information.

In the heading to each entry the map reference for the line in the Schweers+Wall Eisenbahn Atlas (2007/2008 edition) is shown, in italic, in addition to the reference to M.G. Ball's European Railway Atlas.

Obscure services

Routes are ordered geographically. In the Frankfurt area, routes in and out of the Hauptbahnhof are considered first and then the various avoiding lines. In both cases, routes are ordered clockwise round the city, from Frankfurt am Main Süd to Frankfurt am Main West. In May or June each year a town in Hessen hosts the Hessentag festival, which lasts about a week. Special trains are often run to the Hessentag site, which is different each year. In 1997 and 2001 this resulted in temporary passenger services being provided over freight lines. Events until 2014 are all at locations with regular passenger services.

Eichenberg avoiding line: Friedland (Han) (Abzw Eichenberg Nordkopf) – Arenshausen (Abzw Eichenberg Ostkopf)

[540.1, 600] (40B2 not shown, 55B3) DE13/501

This north to east curve links the Göttingen and Nordhausen lines and is used by through trains between Göttingen and Leinefelde (generally every two hours).

Bad Sooden-Allendorf (Abzw Eschwege-Wehre) – Wehretal-Reichensachsen (Abzw Eschwege-Stegmühle)

[613] (40B2 not shown, 55B4) DE13/502

Since the reopening of Eschwege Stadtbahnhof in 2009, all local trains between Eichenberg and Bebra reverse there, leaving and returning to the main line in a triangular junction at Eschwege West. The N-S leg of the triangle is therefore not used by local trains.

It is used by most AutoZüge between Hamburg-Altona and the south, as well as by:

D1 SSuO CNL451/CNL471 Paris-Est - Berlin Südkreuz
SX CNL472 Basel SBB - 23u43 Fulda - København H
EN490 Wien Westbf - 02:11 Würzburg Hbf - Hamburg-Altona
MO ICE990 München Hbf - 02:26 Bad Hersfeld - Hamburg Hbf
CNL1246 München Ost - 22u47 Augsburg Hbf - Berlin-Lichtenberg
D2 SO CNL1272 Basel SBB - 23u43 Fulda - København H
CNL1286 München Ost - 22u47 Augsburg Hbf - Hamburg-Altona
MO ICE271 Hamburg Hbf - 02:47 Göttingen - Interlaken Ost
CNL450/CNL470 Berlin Südkreuz - 23u32 Göttingen - Paris-Est
D3 CNL473 København H - 00s31 Hamburg Hbf - Basel SBB
EN491 Hamburg-Altona - 23:27 Göttingen - Wien Westbf
CNL1247 Berlin-Lichtenberg - 00u19 Hildesheim Hbf - München Ost
CNL1287 Hamburg-Altona - 23u23 Hannover Hbf - München Ost


D1: Runs instead via Kassel on 26 April, 3, 9, 10 May, 15–19, 26 July, 9 August, 21, 28, 29 September, 12,13 October, 9, 10, 16, 17 November 2013.

D2: Runs instead via Kassel on 30 March, 28 September, 5 October 2013.

D3: May run instead via Kassel on Sunday nights 12 May to 7 July 2013.

Bebra avoiding line: Ludwigsau-Friedlos (Abzw Blankenheim) – Ronshausen (Abzw Faßdorf)

[605, 610] (40B1, 67A2) DE13/503

This south to east curve enables trains between Fulda and Eisenach to avoid reversal at Bebra. It is used by trains (an ICE/IC service at least hourly) running non-stop between Fulda or Bad Hersfeld and Eisenach, plus:

CNL458 Dresden Hbf – 01:21 Erfurt Hbf – Zürich HB
CNL459 Zürich HB – 00:54 Frankfurt(Main) Süd – Praha hl.n.

Gießen avoiding line: Dutenhofen – Großen Linden (Gießen Bergwald Stw Gs)

[445, 630] (49B3, 65A4) DE13/504

This west to south curve enables trains to run between Wetzlar and Friedberg (Hess) without reversing at Gießen.

SSuX HLB24941/63351 Siegen – 05:47 Wetzlar – Frankfurt am Main Hbf
SSuX HLB24978/63388 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – 17:58 Bad Nauheim – Siegen
D AZ1339 Narbonne - 07s16 Neu-Isenburg - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
D FO AZ13325 20:02 Düsseldorf Hbf - Bolzano/Bozen AA
D1 AZ13397 15:11 Düsseldorf Hbf - Villach Hbf AA

D1: 8 May 2013 only

Neuhof (Kr Fulda) (Fulda-Bronzell) – Fulda via Flyover

[615, 616] (51B3 not shown, 78C1) DE13/505

The flyover south of Fulda provides a non-conflicting connection between the northbound line from Hanau and the southbound line further north. It has been used in the past by local trains from the Hanau and Gersfeld (Rhön) lines terminating in platform 1 at Fulda. No such trains have been found using platform 1 in the current timetable, although use of other low numbered platforms might involve the flyover. The compilers would appreciate any information on trains using this route.

Flieden – Sterbfritz (Elm Bbf)

(51A3, 78C1-78C2) DE13/506

This is part of the former main line between München and Hamburg. Daytime expresses now use the Schnellfahrstrecke and diversion of Gemünden local trains to Schlüchtern, instead of Fulda, has left the route with passenger trains only during the night.

EN491 Hamburg-Altona – 23:27 Göttingen – Wien Westbf
CNL1247 Berlin-Lichtenberg - 00u19 Hildesheim Hbf - München Ost
CNL1287 Hamburg-Altona - 23u23 Hannover Hbf - München Ost
D AZ1389 Hamburg-Altona - 23u08 Hildesheim Hbf - München Ost AA
E FO AZ13381 Hamburg-Altona - 21u03 Hildesheim Hbf - Bolzano/Bozen AA
E SuO AZ13383 15:27/15:39/15:41 Hamburg-Altona - Bolzano/Bozen AA
H FO AZ13385 Hamburg-Altona - 21u09/21u57 Hildesheim Hbf - Bolzano/Bozen AA
E WO AZ13387 Hamburg-Altona - 16u27/17u09 Hildesheim Hbf - Bolzano/Bozen AA
CNL1246/1286 München Ost – 22u47 Augsburg Hbf - Berlin-Lichtenberg/Hamburg-Altona
EN490 Wien Westbf – 02:11 Würzburg Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
D AZ1388 22:30 München Ost - Hamburg-Altona AA
E SO AZ13380 21:09 Bolzano/Bozen - Hamburg-Altona AA
E MO AZ13382 18:47 Bolzano/Bozen - Hamburg-Altona AA
H SO AZ13384 Bolzano/Bozen - 20u21 Innsbruck Hbf - Hamburg-Altona AA
E ThO AZ13386 16:47 Bolzano/Bozen - Hamburg-Altona AA

Großkrotzenburg – Hanau Nord (Abzw Rauschwald)

[633, 640] (49B2, 153D2) DE13/507

This route allows trains to run between the Aschaffenburg and Gießen lines without reversing at Hanau Hbf. There is limited used by AutoZüge.

H FO AZ13325 20:02 Düsseldorf Hbf - Bolzano/Bozen AA
D1 AZ13397 15:11 Düsseldorf Hbf - Villach Hbf AA

D1: 8 May 2013 only

Wolfgang (Kr Hanau) – Hanau Hbf (via Abzw Rauschwald)

[615] (49B2, 153D2) DE13/508

This route enables trains to and from the Fulda line to use the south side platforms at Hanau Hbf.

SSuX RB15641 Bad Soden-Salmünster – 07:23 Wolfgang (Kr Hanau) – Frankfurt am Main Hbf

Hanau West (Weiche 403/404) – Hanau Hbf (Nordseite)

[640] (49B2, 153D2) DE13/509

Of the two spurs which link the Maintal line to Hanau Hbf Nordseite (Fulda line), the southerly one is for eastbound trains via platform 7 only. The other is reversible and links with platforms 2 to 7 and is used by ICE trains every two hours from Fulda 06:44 to 18:44 (not all daily) plus:

CNL458 Dresden Hbf - 01:21 Erfurt Hbf - Zürich HB
SSuX RB15206 05:20 Hanau Hbf – Frankfurt am Main Hbf
SSuX RB15296 06:24 Hanau Hbf – Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Regiobf
SX CNL473 København H - 05s27/05s59 Fulda - Basel SBB
SO CNL1273 København H - 05s27 Fulda - Basel SBB
SSuO RE15282 07:02 Hanau Hbf – Frankfurt am Main Hbf
SSuX RE15298 08:25 Hanau Hbf – Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Regiobf
MThSuO EN452 Moskva Belorusskaja (as train 23J1) – 11s30 Fulda – Paris Est
FSuO IC1991 Berlin Südkreuz - 14:41 Fulda - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
FSuO ICE1193 Berlin Südkreuz - 16:38 Fulda - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
SuO ICE1995 Berlin Südkreuz - 19:14 Hanau Nordseite - Stuttgart Hbf
SuO IC1948 Halle (Saale) Hbf - 20:14 Hanau Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
SuO IC1958 Leipzig Hbf - 18:38 Fulda - Frankfurt am Main Flugahfen Fernbf
IC2152 Leipzig Hbf - 21:25 Hanau Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Flugahfen Fernbf
RB15275 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – 01:06 Hanau West – Hanau Hbf
SSuX RE15295 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – 15:24 Frankfurt am Main Süd – Hanau Hbf
SSuX RE15297 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – 17:24 Frankfurt am Main Süd – Hanau Hbf

The connections to platform 7 or the reversible spur are used by ICE trains every two hours from Frankfurt am Main Süd 08:22 to 18:22 (not all daily), plus:

D CNL451 Paris-Est - 00u58/01u02 Saarbrücken Hbf - Berlin Südkreuz
D SSuX CNL455 Paris-Est - 01u03 Saarbrücken Hbf - Berlin Südkreuz
D CNL471 20:05 Paris-Est - Berlin Südkreuz
D EN453 Paris-Est - 16u15 Frankfurt am Main Süd - Moskva Belorusskaja
D EN1253 Paris-Est - 15u29 Frankfurt am Main Süd - Moskva Belorusskaja
SX CNL472 Basel SBB - 22u19 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - København H
SO CNL1272 Basel SBB - 22u19 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - København H
E SO AZ13370 Alessandria - 07s02 Neu-Isenburg - Hamburg-Altona AA
H MO AZ13372 Alessandria - 07s39 Neu-Isenburg - Hamburg-Altona AA
E ThO AZ13376 Alessandria - 07s02 Neu-Isenburg - Hamburg-Altona AA

Frankfurt am Main Hbf

Trains between Frankfurt am Main Hbf and Frankfurt am Main Stadion, Neu Isenburg or Frankfurt am Main Süd may use two routes over the River Main, crossing the Niederrader Brücke or the Main-Neckar-Brücke. The line over the Niederrader Brücke gives access to platforms 1a through 8 on the south side (via Abzw Gutleuthof), platforms 15 through 24 on the north side of the Hauptbahnhof and the S-Bahn underground station. The Main-Neckar-Brücke gives access to platforms 4 through 13. Platforms 4 through 8 are accessible from both bridges.

Trains via Frankfurt am Main Süd and Neu Isenburg mainly use the Main-Neckar-Brücke and those via Frankfurt am Main Stadion mainly the Niederrader Brücke. Journey time between Frankfurt am Main Stadion and the Hauptbahnhof is only slightly longer via Main-Neckar-Brücke than via Niederrader Brücke. However, there is a significant difference between Frankfurt am Main Süd and the Hauptbahnhof, with trains via Niederrader Brücke being scheduled at least 10 minutes, rather than 6 or 7 minutes for the Main-Neckar-Brücke route.

Many long-distance trains reverse at Frankfurt and, in the lists below, trains using a route inward are shown before those using it outward.

Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Frankfurt am Main Süd

[351, 615, 640, 641] (50A3, 151C3-151D3) DE13/510

Most trains run via Main-Neckar-Brücke. The following trains run via Niederrader Brücke and Abzw Forsthaus:

MO ICE271 Hamburg Hbf - 05:06 Hanau Nordseite - Interlaken Ost
SO EN420 Wien Westbf - 02:11 SuO Würzburg Hbf - Köln Hbf/Köln Messe Deutz
SX CNL473 København H - 05s27/05s59 Fulda - Basel SBB
D2 SO CNL1273 København H - 05s27 Fulda - Basel SBB
FSSuX ICE1126 Würzburg Hbf - 07:02 Frankfurt (Main) Süd - Köln Hbf
RE15218 Hanau Hbf – 07:50 Frankfurt am Main Süd – Frankfurt am Main Hbf (routing probable but not confirmed)
SSuX RE152224 Kahl (Main) – 08:30 Frankfurt am Main Süd – Frankfurt am Main Hbf
ICE228 Wien Westbf - 12:27 Würzburg Hbf - Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
D1 FO IC1991 Berlin Südkreuz – 14:14 Fulda – Frankfurt am Main Hbf
FSuO ICE1193 Berlin Südkreuz – 16:38 Fulda – Frankfurt am Main Hbf
SuO RE4646 Würzburg Hbf – 18:26 Frankfurt am Main Süd – Frankfurt am Main Hbf
SuO RB15280 Hanau Hbf – 19:26 Frankfurt am Main Süd – Frankfurt am Main Hbf
SuO IC1948 Halle (Saale) Hbf - 20:14 Hanau Hbf - Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
D3 FO ICE1197 Ludwigsfelde - 21:15 Hanau Hbf - Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
MO IC2308 07:49 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf - Saarbrücken Hbf
ICE29 14:16 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Wien Westbf
FO IC1951 15:17 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Leipzig Hbf
SX ICE776 17:16 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf - Oldenburg (Oldenburg) Hbf
FO IC2171 Westerland (Sylt) - 20:15 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf
SuO IC1956 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - 21:00 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf - Karlsruhe Hbf
SX CNL472 Basel SBB - 22u19 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf - København H
SO CNL1272 Basel SBB - 22u19 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf - København H
D1: Via Niederrad on days when booked to arrive Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 15:52
D2: Via Niederrad nights of 15/16 December 2012, 28/29 September, 5/6 October 2013
D3: Via Niederrad on days when booked to arrive Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 21:40

Although trains from Groß-Umstadt Wiebelsbach to Frankfurt am Main Hbf, departing Frankfurt am Main Süd at 5 minutes past the hour, are allowed 15 minutes to the Hauptbahnhof, they run via Main Neckar Brücke, but with a pathing stop en route.

Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Neu Isenburg (via Abzw Forsthaus)

[650] (50B3, 151C3-151C4) DE13/511

Most trains run via Main-Neckar-Brücke, but the following are scheduled via Niederrader Brücke and Abzw Forsthaus:

SSuX IC2308 07:49 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Saarbrücken Hbf
FO IC2171 Westerland (Sylt) - 20:15 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf
SuO IC1956 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - 21:00 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf - Karlsruhe Hbf

Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Frankfurt am Main Stadion

[471, 472, 655] (50B3, 151C3-151B4) DE13/512

Most trains (and particularly RE and RB ones) run via Niederrader Brücke. Most RE and RB trains use platforms 15–24 on the north side of the Hauptbahnhof. Most S-Bahn S7 services and most IC and ICE trains run via Abzw Gutleuthof and use platforms 1–8 on the south side of the Hauptbahnhof.

The following trains run via Main-Neckar-Brücke and Abzw Forsthaus:

  • ICE trains from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt am Main Hbf hourly 06:32 to 21:32 and every two hours 07:16 to 19:16;
  • ICE trains from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf to Frankfurt am Main Hbf every two hours 06:42 to 20:42;
  • ICE trains from Frankfurt am Main Hbf to Mannheim Hbf hourly 06:50 to 21:50;
  • ICE trains from Frankfurt am Main Hbf to Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf hourly 14:10 to 22:10.
FSSuX ICE222 05:10 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Amsterdam C
FO ICE918 05:10 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Dortmund Hbf
SO ICE9568 06:54 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Paris-Est
SSuX ICE1223 Darmstadt Hbf – 07:02 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – München Hbf
ICE822 München Hbf/Nürnberg Hbf – 08:10 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Essen Hbf
ICE728 München Hbf – 10:10 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Dortmund Hbf
ICE726 München Hbf – 11:10 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Dortmund Hbf
SuO IC1920 12:15 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Berlin Hbf (tief)
ThFSX ICE990 München Hbf – 00:29 SSuX Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – Frankfurt am Main Hbf/Hamburg Hbf
ThO ICE1590 München Hbf – 00:29 SSuX Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – Frankfurt am Main Hbf
FSO RJ66 Budapest-Keleti – 00:29 SSuO Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – Frankfurt am Main Hbf
SSuX ICE827 Köln Hbf – 04:37 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – München Hbf
SSuX ICE618 München Hbf/Stuttgart Hbf – 05s17 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – Essen Hbf
SSuO ICE1018 Stuttgart Hbf – 05s17 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – Köln Hbf/Dortmund Hbf
MO ICE1096 Stuttgart Hbf – 05:28 Mannheim Hbf – Berlin Ostbahnhof
ICE521 Köln Hbf – 05:35 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – München Hbf
ICE1597 Wiesbaden Hbf/Mainz Hbf – 09:01 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – Dresden Hbf
ICE27 Dortmund Hbf – 12:02 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – Wien Westbf
SuX ICE627 Köln Hbf – 13:29 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – München Hbf
SuO ICE927 Dortmund Hbf – 13:29 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – München Hbf
ICE1653 Wiesbaden Hbf – 15:02 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – Dresden Hbf
ICE1655 Wiesbaden Hbf – 17:02 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – Dresden Hbf
EN421 Köln Hbf – 22:33 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – Wien Westbf

Frankfurt-Höchst – Frankfurt am Main Hbf (via Abzw Mainzer Landstraße)

[627] (50A3, 151C3-152C2) DE13/513

All trains, other than S-Bahn, between Frankfurt-Höchst and Frankfurt am Main Hbf run via Abzw Mainzer Landstraße. Most of those to and from Koblenz and Wiesbaden use the connection between Abzw Mainzer Landstraße and platforms 15–24 on the north side of Frankfurt am Main Hbf. Most of those to and from Limburg (Lahn) run via Abzw Gutleuthof to use platforms 1–8 on the south side of the Hauptbahnhof.

Frankfurt-Rödelheim – Frankfurt am Main Hbf (via Abzw Mainzer Landstraße)

[637] (50A3, 151C3-152D2) DE13/514

This route is used by the through trains between Brandoberndorf, Grävenwiesbach and Frankfurt am Main Hbf, all of which arrive and depart at the north side platforms. S-Bahn trains between Frankfurt-Rödelheim and Frankfurt am Main Hbf run via Frankfurt West.

Frankfurt am Main Süd (Abst Anlage) – Frankfurt-Louisa

[650] (50B3, 151D3-151C4) DE13/515

This east to south curve provides a link between Frankfurt am Main Süd and the Darmstadt line. There is a frequent S-Bahn service over tracks parallel to this route. The main line curve is used lamost exclusively by AutoZüge:

D AZ1379 Hamburg-Altona – 00u08 Hildesheim Hbf – Lörrach Gbf AA
E MO AZ13322/13332 Schwarzach-St.Veit – 22u53 München Ost – Düsseldorf Hbf AA
E FO AZ13371 13:44/13:48 Hamburg-Altona – Alessandria AA
H SuO AZ13373 13:44/13:58 Hamburg-Altona – Alessandria AA
E WO AZ13377 13:48/13:58 Hamburg-Altona – Alessandria AA
D1 NF13450 14:17 Praha-Smichov – Calais Ville (Venice Simplon Orient Express)
FO ICE1672 13:44 Darmstadt Hbf – Berlin Südkreuz
E SO AZ13370 Alessandria – 07s02 SuO Neu Isenburg – Hamburg-Altona AA
H MO AZ13372 Alessandria – 07s39 TO Neu Isenburg – Hamburg-Altona AA
E ThO AZ13376 Alessandria – 07s02 FO Neu Isenburg – Hamburg-Altona AA

D1: 5 October 2013 only

Frankfurt am Main Stadion – Frankfurt am Main Süd (via Abzw Forsthaus)

[645.8] (50B3, 151B4-151D3) DE13/516

This route is used by trains between Frankfurt am Main Stadion and Frankfurt am Main Süd if not booked to call at Frankfurt am Main Hbf. These are IC trains from Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbf to Frankfurt Süd every two hours 08:11 to 18:11, and at 37, 38, 39 or 40 minutes past alternate hours from Frankfurt Süd to Frankfurt Flugahafen Fernbf 07:39 to 21:40, also:

CNL459 Zürich HB – 00:05 Mannheim Hbf – Praha hln
H FO NF13423 Bruxelles-Midi - 21u41 Verviers Central - Zell am See A
H FO NF13417 Utrecht C - 22u58 Köln Hbf - Bischofshofen A
H FO NF13411 Utrecht C - 23u28 Köln Hbf - Landeck A
H FO NF13413 Utrecht C - 23u56 Köln Hbf - Bischofshofen A
D CNL451 Paris-Est - 00u58/01u02 Saarbrücken Hbf - Berlin Südkreuz
D SSuX CNL455 Paris-Est - 01u03 Saarbrücken Hbf - Berlin Südkreuz
D CNL471 20:05 Paris-Est - Berlin Südkreuz
D EN453 Paris Est - 15u07 Mannheim Hbf - Moskva Belorusskaja
D SO EN1253 Paris-Est - 14u18 Mannheim Hbf - Moskva Belorusskaja
SSuX RE4605 07:06 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Regionalbf – Würzburg Hbf
E SO AZ13313 17:13 Düsseldorf Hbf - Villach Hbf AA
E SuO AZ13323/13333 21:55 Düsseldorf Hbf - Schwarzach-St Veit AA
E WO AZ13397 15:52 Düsseldorf Hbf - Villach Hbf AA
H FO NF13413 Utrecht C - 23u56 Köln Hbf - Bischofshofen A
E FO NF13419 's-Hertogenbosch - 14u41 Venlo - Trieste Centrale A
SSuX RE15295 15:13 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Regionalbf – Hanau Hbf
SSuX RE15297 17:12 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Regionalbf – Hanau Hbf
H SO NF13422 Zell am See – 20u00 Rosenheim - Bruxelles Midi A
CNL450/470 Berlin Südkreuz - 23u32 Göttingen – Paris Est
MThSuO EN452 Moskva Belorusskaja (as train 23J1) – 12s35 Frankfurt am Main Süd – Paris Est
D SO EN1252 Moskva Belorusskaja (as train 23J1) - 13s08 SuO Frankfurt am Main Süd - Paris Est
H SO NF13412 Bischofshofen - 20u06 Kufstein - Utrecht Centraal A
H SO NF13410 Landeck - 21u04 Kufstein - Utrecht Centraal A
H SO NF13416 Bischofshofen - 21u34 Kufstein - Utrecht Centraal A
CNL458 Dresden Hbf - 04:02 Frankfurt (Main) Süd - Zürich HB
H SO DZ13414 Zell am See - 22u49 Kufstein - Utrecht Centraal A
SSuX RE15296 Hanau Hbf – 06:40 Frankfurt am Main Süd – Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Regionalbf
SSuX RE15298 Hanau Hbf – 08:41 Frankfurt am Main Süd – Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Regionalbf
SSuX RE4614 Würzburg Hbf – 16:19 Frankfurt am Main Süd – Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Regionalbf
E SO AZ13320 Innsbruck Hbf - 21u45 München Ost - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
D1 AZ13396 17:34 Villach Hbf - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
E SO NF13418 15:08 Trieste Centrale - Utrecht Centraal A

Di: 9 May 2013 only

Frankfurt am Main Stadion – Neu Isenburg (via Abzw Forsthaus)

(50B3, 151B4-151C4) DE13/517

This route (which entirely overlaps with parts of routes DE13/512 and DE13/517) is used by trains between the Mainz and Darmstadt lines if via Rüsselsheim but not Frankfurt am Main Hbf. It is used by AutoZüge, principally those serving both Düsseldorf and Neu Isenburg

E SO AZ1353 Narbonne - 06s46 Neu Isenburg - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
E ThO AZ1357 Narbonne - 07s06 Neu Isenburg - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
E MO AZ13322 Schwarzach-St Veit - 22u53 München Ost - Düsseldorf Hbf AA

Frankfurt am Main Hbf avoiding line: Frankfurt-Höchst (Abzw Mainzer Landstrasse) – Frankfurt-Niederrad – Neu Isenburg

(50A3 partly shown, 151B3-151C4) DE13/518

This line provides a west-south link from Frankfurt-Höchst to Neu Isenburg via the Niederrader Brücke and Abzw Forsthaus for trains not required to call at the Hauptbahnhof. It is used by a limited number of AutoZüge to and from Düsseldorf, which are routed via Frankfurt-Höchst.

H SuO AZ1336 16:11 Düsseldorf Hbf - Narbonne AA
E FO AZ1350 16:03 Düsseldorf Hbf - Narbonne AA
E WO AZ1354 16:51 Düsseldorf Hbf - Narbonne AA

Frankfurt am Main Hbf avoiding line: Frankfurt West (Galluswarte) – Frankfurt-Niederrad

(50A3, 151C3-151B4) DE13/519

This line provides a north-south link from Frankfurt West via Frankfurt-Niederrad, for trains not required to call at the Hauptbahnhof.

E MO AZ1372 23:46 Lörrach - Hamburg-Altona AA
E SuO AZ1373 Hamburg-Altona - 00u54 Hildesheim Hbf - Lörrach AA

Frankfurt am Main Hbf avoiding line: Frankfurt West (Galluswarte) – Frankfurt am Main Süd or Louisa (Abzw Main-Neckar-Brücke)

(50A3, 151C3-151C4) DE13/520

This line provides a north-south link from Frankfurt West via the Main Neckar Brücke, for trains not required to call at the Hauptbahnhof.

H MO AZ1339 Narbonne - 07s16 Neu Isenburg - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
D AZ1378 22:24 Lörrach - Hamburg-Altona AA
D1 AZ13325 20:02 Düsseldorf Hbf - Bolzano/Bozen AA

D1: 26 December 2012 only

Wiesbaden avoiding line: Wiesbaden-Biebrich – Wiesbaden Ost

[466] (50B1, 151C1) DE13/521

This route is used by trains running between Frankfurt or Mainz and the east bank of the Rhein (Rechte Rheinstrecke) without calling at Wiesbaden Hbf. It is used by many AutoZüge to and from Düsseldorf and the Netherlands.

H SuO AZ1336 16:11 Düsseldorf Hbf - Narbonne AA
E FO AZ1350 16:03 Düsseldorf Hbf - Narbonne AA
E SuO AZ13313 17:13 Düsseldorf Hbf - Villach Hbf AA
E FO AZ13321 21:54 Düsseldorf Hbf - Innsbruck Hbf AA
E WO AZ13397 15:52 Düsseldorf Hbf - Villach Hbf AA
E FO NF13409 13:47/14:17 's-Hertogenbosch - Livorno Centrale A
H FO NF13413 Utrecht C - 23u56 Köln Hbf - Bischofshofen A
H FO NF13415 Utrecht C - 00u43 Köln Hbf - Zell am See A
E FO NF13419 's-Hertogenbosch - 14u41 Venlo - Trieste Centrale A
E SuO IC2412 13:40 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Köln Hbf/Hamburg-Altona
E SO AZ1353 16:00 Narbonne - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
E ThO AZ1357 15:59 Narbonne - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
E MO AZ13312 13:57/17:34 Villach Hbf - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
E SO AZ13320 Innsbruck Hbf - 21u45 München Ost - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
E MO AZ13322/AZ13332 Schwarzach-St Veit - 22u53 München Ost - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
E ThO AZ13326/AZ13396 14:01/17:34 Villach Hbf - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
H SO NF13412 Bischofshofen – 20:06 Kufstein – Utrecht Centraal A
H SO NF13414 Zell am See – 22:49 Kufstein – Utrecht Centraal A

Mainz avoiding line: Mainz-Mombach – Mainz-Bischofsheim (Abzw Kostheim) via Abzw Kaiserbrücke and Abzw Kaiserbrücke Ost

(50B1, 151B2-151C1-151D2) DE13/522

This is a route which avoids Mainz Hbf by crossing to the north side of the river Main. A west to north curve at Mainz-Mombach provides a connection between the main line from Koblenz via Bingen and the Mainzer Kaiserbrücke over the Rhein between Mainz and Wiesbaden. The line from the north end of the Mainzer Kaiserbrücke at Abzw Kaiserbrücke Ost towards Abzw Kostheim connects with DE13/524, which crosses back to the south side of the river Main. This route is used by a number of overnight car carrier services.

E WO AZ1354 16:51 Düsseldorf Hbf - Narbonne AA
E SuO AZ13323/AZ13333 21:55 Düsseldorf Hbf - Schwarzach-St. Veit AA
H FO NF13423 Bruxelles Midi – 21u41 Verviers Central – Zell am See AA
H FO NF13417 Utrecht Centraal - 21u58 Köln Hbf - Bischofshofen A
H FO NF13411 Utrecht Centraal - 23:28 Köln Hbf - Landeck A
E FO NF13401 16:17 's-Hertogenbosch – Alessandria A
H SO AZ13324 Bolzano/Bozen - 19u18 Innsbruck Hbf - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
H SO NF13422 Zell am See – 20u00 Rosenheim – Bruxelles Midi A
H SO NF13410 Landeck - 21u04 Kufstein - Utrecht Centraal A
H SO NF13416 Bischofshofen - 21u34 Kufstein - Utrecht Centraal A
E SO NF13418 15:08 Trieste Centrale – Utrecht Centraal A
E SO NF13400 16:00 Alessandria – 's-Hertogenbosch A
E SO NF13408 17:03 Livorno Centrale – ‘s-Hertogenbosch A

For details of trains to and from 's-Hertogenbosch see www.autoslaaptrein.nl. For details of trains to and from Bruxelles see Treski. Passengers without cars may travel on these trains, but not on the DB services to and from Düsseldorf, but prior reservation is essential.

Mainz-Bischofsheim (Abzw Kostheim Ost) – Mainz-Kastel (Abzw Kostheim)

[645.8-9, 651] DE13/523

This connection across the Main splits in two parts at Abzw Kostheim Ost just north of the river. The two main tracks fly over the Höchst line and turn west to touch it briefly (Abzw Kostheim) before turning north to become DE13/522 towards the Kaiserbrücke. There is also a single-track south-to-west curve that avoids the flyover and joins the Höchst line from the south at Abzw Kostheim.

The single-tracked curve is used by used by trains from Mainz-Kastel to Bischofsheim, but all trains from Bischofsheim use the main track until Abzw Kostheim.

The eastbound main track from Abzw Kostheim to Abzw Kostheim Ost is only used by trains coming from DE13/522.

Kelsterbach – Frankfurt am Main Stadion (Abzw Frankfurt Schwanheim)

[471, 645.8] (50B2, 152C3-152D3) DE13/524

This is part of the original main line and is used by trains between Mainz Hbf and Frankfurt am Main Hbf, Frankfurt am Main Süd or Neu Isenburg which stop at neither of the stations at Frankfurt am Main Flughafen. It is also used by many car carrier trains, especially AutoZüge between Düsseldorf and Neu Isenburg.

SuO IC1924 10:19 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Berlin Südkreuz
SSuX RE12121 Idar-Oberstein – 06:55 Rüsselsheim – Frankfurt am Main Hbf
SuX RE12125 Bad Kreuznach – 07:38 Rüsselsheim – Frankfurt am Main Hbf
FO RE13630 15:29 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Idar-Oberstein
FSSuX RE13638 17:34 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Idar-Oberstein
E SO AZ1353 16:00 Narbonne - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
E ThO AZ1357 15:59 Narbonne - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
E SO AZ13320 Innsbruck Hbf - 21u45 München Ost - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
E MO AZ13322/AZ13332 Schwarzach-St Veit - 22u53 München Ost - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
E1 ThO AZ13396 17:34 Villach Hbf - Düsseldorf Hbf AA
H SO NF13410 Landeck - 21u04 Kufstein - Utrecht Centraal A
H SO NF13412 Bischofshofen – 20:06 Kufstein – Utrecht Centraal A
H SO NF13414 Zell am See – 22:49 Kufstein – Utrecht Centraal A
H SO NF13416 Bischofshofen - 21u34 Kufstein - Utrecht Centraal A
E SO NF13418 15:08 Trieste Centrale - Utrecht Centraal A
H1 SO NF13422 Zell am See – 20u00 Rosenheim – Bruxelles Midi A
E SuO AZ13313 17:13 Düsseldorf Hbf - Villach Hbf AA
E SO AZ13323/13333 21:55 Düsseldorf Hbf - Schwarzach-St.V. AA
E WO AZ13397 15:52 Düsseldorf Hbf - Villach Hbf AA
H FO NF13411 Utrecht Centraal - 23u28 Köln Hbf - Landeck A
H FO NF13413 Utrecht Centraal - 23u56 Köln Hbf - Bischofshofen A
H FO DZ13417 Utrecht Centraal - 22u58 Köln Hbf - Bischofshofen A
E FO NF13419 's-Hertogenbosch - 14u41 Venlo - Trieste Centrale A
H FO NF13423 Bruxelles Midi – 21u41 Verviers Central – Zell am See A

E1: 9 May 2013 only

H1: 16 February 2013 only

Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Regionalbahnhof – Frankfurt am Main Stadion (Abzw Frankfurt Schwanheim)

[471] (50B2, 151A4-151A3) DE13/525

Most trains between Frankfurt am Main Stadion and Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Regionalbahnhof use the flyover over the main line from Kelsterbach. Trains, other than S-Bahn, from the airport to the main station at Frankfurt am Main Hbf or via Abzw Forsthaus are likely to use this connection directly onto the main line. These include all RE trains from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Regionalbahnhof to Frankfurt am Main Hbf.

Raunheim (Abzw Mönchwald) – Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf (Abzw Mönchhof)

[471] (50B2, 152B4) DE13/526

This spur connects the old main line from Mainz Hbf to the Schnellfahrstrecke from Köln. It is used by trains calling at both Mainz Hbf and Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf. There is an hourly IC/ICE service.

Limburg Süd (Raunheim Caltex) – Kelsterbach (Raunheim Brunnenschneise)

(50B2, 152B3) DE13/527

This north to east curve connects the Schnellfahrstrecke from Köln to the old main line via Kelsterbach. No passenger trains are currently scheduled to use it.

Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – Zeppelinheim

[655] (50B2, 152D3) DE13/528

This south to west curve is from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf to the line to Mannheim via Biblis. It is used by trains running direct between Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf and Mannheim. These are principally hourly ICE trains between Köln and Basel or München and two-hourly ICE trains between Frankfurt am Main and Stuttgart (which reverse at Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf). The Fernbahnhof (and associated AlRail Terminal) are closed from 00:30 to 05:00, during which period all trains use the Regionalbahnhof.

Groß Gerau – Groß Gerau-Dornberg

[660] (49B1, 154A2) DE13/529

IC and EC trains between Mainz and Mannheim (not calling at Frankfurt am Main Flughafen) normally run via Worms, but diversions via Groß Gerau and Groß Gerau-Dornberg do occur. Relief IC trains may also use this west to south curve. It is possible to tell from the route indicator on the departure signal at Mannheim Hbf if a fast train to Mainz is to be diverted via Groß Gerau: 'W' indicates that the train will run via Mannheim-Waldhof and must, therefore, use the Groß Gerau curve to reach Mainz.

Weiterstadt (Abzw Darmstadt Stockschneise) – Darmstadt Nord – Darmstadt-Kranichstein

(49B1, 154C2) DE13/530

This west to east route connects the Mainz and Aschaffenburg lines north of Darmstadt Hbf. Between Darmstadt Nord and Darmstadt-Kranichstein it has its own alignment, different from the one used by local passenger trains.

H FO NF13415 Utrecht C – 00u43 Köln Hbf – Zell am See A
E ThO AZ13326/AZ13396 14:10/17:34 Villach Hbf – Düsseldorf Hbf AA

E: 6 June to 29 August only.

The Darmstadt-Kranichstein railway museum state at their website that a shuttle service between Groß-Gerau and Kranichstein, most likely using this route, will operate during the Bahnwelttage event 9–12 May 2013. Exact timings are not yet available.

Arheilgen – Darmstadt-Nord

[641] (49B1, 154C2) DE13/531

This north to east curve connects the Frankfurt am Main and Aschaffenburg lines north of Darmstadt Hbf. It is used by through trains between Groß-Umstadt Wiebelsbach and Frankfurt am Main Hbf via Darmstadt Nord, generally every two hours.

Darmstadt Hbf – Weiterstadt (Abzw Darmstadt Bergschneise and Abzw Weiterstadt Stockschneise)

[651] (49B1, 154C2) DE13/532

Darmstadt Hbf is connected to the line towards Mainz by three geographically separate tracks, of which two technically constitute a widely separated double track flying junction and the third is reversible.

The Darmstadt -> Mainz track (line 3537) diverges from the main track towards Frankfurt (line 3605) north of Darmstadt Hbf, at about the the place where it passes over the Aschaffenburg – Mainz line. It then makes a 135° curve to the left and joins the Aschaffenburg – Mainz line from the north at Abzw Stockschneise. The Mainz -> Darmstadt track (line 3530) diverges to the south at Abzw Stockschneise directly to the Hauptbahnhof, where it eventually becomes platform 9.

Between these two tracks, there is a reversible track which splits from the Mainz - Aschaffenburg line on the flat at Abzw Bergschneise, 1 km east of Abzw Stockschneise. At Darmstadt Hbf it arrives between the tracks from/to Darmstadt Nord, which eventually become platforms 7 and 8.

Trains from Mainz use line 3530. Trains towards Mainz from platforms 6 and 7 can use either the reversible track to Abzw Bergschneise or line 3537. The latter route is longer but allows higher speeds; nevertheless the shorter Bergschneise route is usually used because it doesn't conflict with use of line 3605 to Frankfurt. Which route is used can be seen from the position of the scissors crossover points just north of the platforms – left for the Bergschneise route, right for the Stockschneise route. The compilers would welcome any confirmation of use of the latter route.

Darmstadt Hbf – Darmstadt-Kranichstein

(49B1, 154C2) DE13/533

A shuttle service may operate between Darmstadt Hbf and Darmstadt-Kranichstein in connection with special events at the Darmstadt-Kranichstein railway museum. These trains normally use a completely different route from normal passenger services, which operate to and from platforms on the west side of Darmstadt Hbf. The shuttles use platform 1, on the east side of the Hauptbahnhof, and the goods line via Darmstadt Nord (including part of DE13/531). For details of future events, see the museum website.

See also