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==Introduction==
 
==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''.
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This list is based on the timetable dated from 15 December 2019 to 12 December 2020, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in [[General Information]].  Map references relate to the 2017 issue of the Schweers+Wall ''Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland''.
  
 
==Obscure services==
 
==Obscure services==
 
===Saline – Westen===
 
===Saline – Westen===
(''9B3'') DE18/151
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(''9B3'') DE20/151
  
 
This is a branch off the line from Westanleger to Wangerooge. Passenger trains run to/from Westen when required by pre-booked parties staying at the Youth Hostel or other accommodation there.
 
This is a branch off the line from Westanleger to Wangerooge. Passenger trains run to/from Westen when required by pre-booked parties staying at the Youth Hostel or other accommodation there.
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===Emden Hbf - Emden Außenhafen===
 
===Emden Hbf - Emden Außenhafen===
[395] (''18B4'') DE18/152
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[395,396] (''18B4'') DE20/152
  
This branch line is used by trains connecting with the ferry to and from Borkum. These are a few ''IC'' trains, mostly to and from Köln, and some local trains between Münster and Emden. Dates and times of operation vary considerably. 'Emden Außenhafen' is indicated as the origin or destination of relevant trains in ''Kursbuch'' table 395, but full times are shown in the [https://www.westfalenbahn.de/fileadmin/user_upload/WestfalenBahn_Fahrplan_RE15_2017-18.pdf Westfalen Bahn timetable].
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This branch line is used by trains connecting with the ferry to and from Borkum. These are a few ''IC'' trains, mostly to and from Köln, and some ''RE15'' services between Münster and Emden. Dates and times of operation vary considerably. The tables which show Emden (395 and 396) are not currently included in the DB online ''Kursbuch''; however full times are shown in the [https://www.westfalenbahn.de/fileadmin/user_upload/WestfalenBahn_Fahrplan_RE15_2019-20.pdf Westfalen Bahn timetable].
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===Meckelfeld - Buchholz (Nordheide) via Jesteburg===
 +
[120, 123] (''21D2-21C2'') DE20/153
 +
 
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This is an alternative route between Hamburg-Harburg and Buchholz (Nordheide). It is used by ''RB38'' trains '''from''' Hamburg-Harburg '''to''' Soltau (Han) hourly 07:51 to 23:51 on Saturdays and Sundays only. This is so that the train can be overtaken by an ''IC'' or ''ICE'' train leaving Hamburg-Harburg for Bremen at 57 minutes past the hour.
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Note that KBS 123 shows all trains to and from Soltau (Han) as starting and terminating at Buchholz (Nordheide), but the weekend extension to and from Hamburg-Harburg is shown in KBS 120 and the [https://www.erixx.de/bilder/erx_FP_2019_stand_18_11_28_web.pdf erixx timetable].
  
 
===Bremen-Sebaldsbrück – Bremen Hbf (via Abzw. Vahr)===
 
===Bremen-Sebaldsbrück – Bremen Hbf (via Abzw. Vahr)===
[380] (''9C2-9B2'') DE18/153
+
[380] (''9C2-9B2'') DE20/154
  
 
Trains from the Hannover line to platforms 1, 2 or 3 at Bremen Hbf may use this spur, which crosses from the north side of the line to the south side by passing under both the main Hannover line and the Osnabrück line. They may, alternatively, use crossovers at the approach to Bremen Hbf. The route via Abzw. Vahr has been used by ''RE'' trains from Hannover to Bremen and also by ''IC'' trains from Hannover to Oldenburg. Trains in the opposite direction normally use the flat junction at Hastedt but, if the departure signal at Bremen Hbf platforms 1, 2 or 3 shows speed restriction 4 (= 40 km/h), that may indicate use of this route. There is no passenger use of the connections between Bremen-Hemelingen and Bremen Hbf via Abzw. Vahr known to the compilers.
 
Trains from the Hannover line to platforms 1, 2 or 3 at Bremen Hbf may use this spur, which crosses from the north side of the line to the south side by passing under both the main Hannover line and the Osnabrück line. They may, alternatively, use crossovers at the approach to Bremen Hbf. The route via Abzw. Vahr has been used by ''RE'' trains from Hannover to Bremen and also by ''IC'' trains from Hannover to Oldenburg. Trains in the opposite direction normally use the flat junction at Hastedt but, if the departure signal at Bremen Hbf platforms 1, 2 or 3 shows speed restriction 4 (= 40 km/h), that may indicate use of this route. There is no passenger use of the connections between Bremen-Hemelingen and Bremen Hbf via Abzw. Vahr known to the compilers.
  
 
===Bremen avoiding line: Sagehorn – Dreye (Abzw. Bremen-Gabelung)===
 
===Bremen avoiding line: Sagehorn – Dreye (Abzw. Bremen-Gabelung)===
[120, 385] (''9D1-9C3'') DE18/154
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[120, 385] (''9D1-9C3'') DE20/155
  
 
Most trains between Hamburg and Osnabrück call at Bremen Hbf, but this route enables those that do not to avoid a lengthy detour.
 
Most trains between Hamburg and Osnabrück call at Bremen Hbf, but this route enables those that do not to avoid a lengthy detour.
  
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
 +
| D
 +
|  SSuX
 +
| ''ICE1031/1033''
 +
| Hamburg-Altona - 06:10 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
 +
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| FSSuX
+
| FSSuO
| ''ICE1099''
+
| ''FLX32603''
| Hamburg-Altona – 06:12 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
+
| 08:10 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
|  
 
|  
| FO
+
| MTThO
| ''IC2401''
 
| Hamburg-Altona – 06:12 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
 
|-
 
| D
 
| TWSuX
 
 
| ''FLX1803''
 
| ''FLX1803''
| Hamburg-Altona – 09:01 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf  
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| Hamburg Hbf - 09:02 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| D
 
| D
| FO
+
|
| ''IC2417''
+
| ''ICE733''
| Fehmarn-Burg - 11:17 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf  
+
| Hamburg-Altona - 11:53 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf (FX)/Köln/Bonn Flughafen (FO)
 
|-  
 
|-  
| D
+
|  
| SO
+
| FO
 
| ''FLX1805''
 
| ''FLX1805''
| Hamburg-Altona – 13:01 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf  
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| Hamburg Hbf - 13:02 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| D
 
| D
| SO
+
| TWSO
| ''IC2405''
+
| ''FLX77105''
| Stralsund Hbf 15:12 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf  
+
| Hamburg Hbf - 15:01 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
 +
|-
 +
| D
 +
| SSuO
 +
| ''IC2409''(SuO) / ''ICE737''(SSuO)
 +
| Stralsund Hbf – 16:08 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
 
|-  
 
|-  
|  
+
| D
| SuO
 
| ''IC2409''
 
| Stralsund Hbf – 16:08 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
 
|-
 
|
 
 
| SSuX  
 
| SSuX  
| ''IC2195''
+
| ''ICE1037/IC2195''
| Hamburg-Altona - 16:10 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf  
+
| Hamburg-Altona - 16:09 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| D
 
| D
| TSX
+
| TWSuX
 
| ''FLX1807''
 
| ''FLX1807''
| Hamburg-Altona – 17:01 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf  
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| Hamburg Hbf - 17:02 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
 
|-  
 
|-  
|
+
|  
| SuO
+
|
| ''IC2197''
+
| ''IC2199''
 
| Hamburg-Altona – 18:10 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf  
 
| Hamburg-Altona – 18:10 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
|  
 
|  
| FSSuX
+
| SuO
| ''ICE1098''
+
| ''FLX32615''
| Köln Hbf – 07:03 Essen Hbf – Hamburg-Altona  
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| 19:09 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
 +
|-
 +
| D
 +
| SuX
 +
| ''ICE1038''
 +
| Köln Hbf – 07:03 Essen Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
 
|-  
 
|-  
| D
+
|  
 
| MSO
 
| MSO
 
| ''FLX1800''
 
| ''FLX1800''
| Köln Hbf – 09:14 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
+
| Köln Hbf – 09:14 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg Hbf
|-  
+
|-
 +
|
 +
| MSSuX
 +
| ''FLX32602''
 +
| Köln Hbf - 10:03 Gelsenkirchen Hbf - Hamburg Hbf
 +
|-
 
| D
 
| D
|  
+
| SSuO
| ''IC2410''
+
| ''FLX77100''
| Köln/Bonn Flughafen 09:05 Gelsenkirchen Hbf - Fehmarn-Burg
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| Köln Hbf 11:15 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
 
| D
 
| D
| MWSX
+
| SSuX
 +
| ''IC2402/ICE736''
 +
| Köln Hbf – 11:47 Münster (Westf) Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| MSuO
 
| ''FLX1802''
 
| ''FLX1802''
 
| Köln Hbf – 13:16 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg-Altona  
 
| Köln Hbf – 13:16 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg-Altona  
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| SX
 +
| ''IC2408''
 +
| Köln Hbf – 13:47 Münster (Westf) Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
 
|-
 
|-
 
| D
 
| D
| MThO
+
| FSuO
 +
| ''IC2407/ICE732''
 +
| Köln Hbf – 15:47 Münster (Westf) Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| TSuX
 
| ''FLX1804''
 
| ''FLX1804''
| Köln Hbf – 17:14 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
+
| Köln Hbf – 17:15 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg Hbf
 
|-  
 
|-  
 +
| D 
 +
 +
| ''IC2196/ICE1030''(SX) / ''1036''(SO)
 +
| Köln Hbf – 17:03/04 Essen Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
 +
|-
 
|
 
|
| SX
+
| SuO
| ''IC2196''
+
| ''FLX32610''
| Köln Hbf – 17:02 Essen Hbf Hamburg-Altona
+
| Köln Hbf - 18:03 Gelsenkirchen Hbf - Hamburg Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
 
| D
 
| D
| FO
+
|  
| ''FLX1808''
+
| ''IC2300/ICE730''
| Köln Hbf – 18:44 Münster (Westf) Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
+
| Köln/Bonn Flughafen (FO)/Köln Hbf (FX)  19:47 Münster (Westf) Hbf – Hamburg-Altona  
|-
 
| D
 
| SuO
 
| ''FLX1806''
 
| Köln Hbf – 21:14 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg-Altona  
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
Days and dates of operation of ''Flixtrain'' services vary; to check timings see their [https://www.flixtrain.com website]
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Days and dates of operation of ''Flixtrain'' services may vary; to check timings see their [https://www.flixtrain.com website]
  
 
===Kirchweyhe – Kirchweyhe BTE===
 
===Kirchweyhe – Kirchweyhe BTE===
(''20B4'') DE18/155
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(''20B4'') DE20/156
  
This south to west curve provides the only usable connection between DB and the Bremen-Thedinghauser Eisenbahn. BTE runs excursions, mostly during the summer, from Leeste to destinations on the DB network. See [http://www.pingelheini.de www.pingelheini.de].
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This south to west curve provides the only usable connection between DB and the Bremen-Thedinghauser Eisenbahn. BTE usually runs excursions, mostly during the summer, from Leeste to destinations on the DB network. However until further notice, they are not running any excursions owing to a lack of suitable available rolling stock. See [https://www.pingelheini.de/leeste-thedinghausen/ their website].
  
 
===Lüneburg Westseite (West station)===
 
===Lüneburg Westseite (West station)===
[110] (''22C3'') DE18/156
+
[110] (''22C3'') DE20/157
 +
 
 +
This is a separate station to the west of the main station. Connections to north and south link the Westseite station to the main Hamburg to Hannover line.
  
This is a separate station, west of the main line, which is used by most Hamburg local trains starting or terminating at Lüneburg. Those using the main station are departures at 04:32 SuX, 05:32 and 05:52/05:58 SSuX and arrivals at 03:59 SSuO, 05:21 SSuX and 06:22 SuX.  The Westseite is also used by all trains to and from Dannenberg Ost.
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It is used by one through service from Hamburg to Uelzen, thus using the connections at each end:
 +
 
 +
{| class="ostable"
 +
| D
 +
| SSuX
 +
| ''RB81671''
 +
| Hamburg Hbf – 19:47 Bardewick – Uelzen
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
D: Not 23 March to 1 May
 +
 
 +
The north-end connection is also used by most Hamburg local trains starting or terminating at Lüneburg. A few late evening and early morning trains run to and from the main station. Services using the Westseite are those shown as using platforms 6 or 7 in the [https://reiseauskunft.bahn.de//bin/query.exe/en DB journey planner].
 +
 
 +
The south-end connection is also used by the following service starting at Lüneburg:
 +
 
 +
{| class="ostable"
 +
|
 +
| SSuX  
 +
| ''RB81607''
 +
| 05:52 Lüneburg – Uelzen
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
The Westseite is also used to by all trains to and from Dannenberg Ost.
  
 
===Uelzen W750 - Uelzen W23 (Veerßer Kurve)===
 
===Uelzen W750 - Uelzen W23 (Veerßer Kurve)===
[305] (''32C1'') DE18/157
+
[305] (''32C1'') DE20/158
  
The Stendal - Salzwedel - Uelzen - Bremen line crosses under the Hannover - Hamburg main line just south of Uelzen and curves north to serve the west side of Uelzen station. A new direct curve (the Veerßer Kurve) from the Stendal line to the east side of Uelzen station, giving a non-conflicting connection towards Hamburg, was opened in November 2013.
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The Stendal - Salzwedel - Uelzen - Bremen line crosses under the Hannover - Hamburg main line just south of Uelzen and curves north to serve the west side of Uelzen station. A direct curve (the ''Veerßer Kurve'') from the Stendal line to the east side of Uelzen station, giving a non-conflicting connection towards Hamburg, was opened in November 2013.
  
Most trains between Stendal and Uelzen use the original line to and from the west side of Uelzen station. However, ''IRE'' services from Berlin to Hamburg (introduced on 15 April 2014) normally use the Veerßer Kurve in this direction only to call at platform 102 on the east side of the station.
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Most trains between Stendal and Uelzen use the original line to and from the west side of Uelzen station. However, ''IRE'' services from Berlin to Hamburg normally use the ''Veerßer Kurve'' in this direction only to call at platform 102 on the east side of the station.
  
 
===Osnabrück Schinkel and Löhner Curves: Osnabrück ob Bf – Wissingen (Bbf Lüstringen)===
 
===Osnabrück Schinkel and Löhner Curves: Osnabrück ob Bf – Wissingen (Bbf Lüstringen)===
[385] (''40C3'') DE18/158
+
[385] (''40C3'') DE20/159
 
 
This is a curve from the high level station at Osnabrück to the Hannover line.
 
  
 +
This is a curve from the high level station at Osnabrück to the Hannover line. Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram.
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[[File:Osnabrück.png|50px|thumb|none]]
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
 
|  
 
|  
 
| SuX  
 
| SuX  
 
| ''IC2241''
 
| ''IC2241''
| Münster (Westf) – 06:04 Osnabrück Hbf – Berlin Ostbahnhof
+
| Münster (Westf) Hbf – 06:04 Osnabrück Hbf – Berlin Ostbahnhof
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
| SuO  
 
| SuO  
 
| ''IC2343''
 
| ''IC2343''
| Münster (Westf) - 08:04 Osnabrück Hbf – Berlin Ostbahnhof  
+
| Münster (Westf) Hbf - 08:04 Osnabrück Hbf – Berlin Ostbahnhof  
|-
 
|
 
| SX
 
| ''IC1926''
 
| Köln Hbf - 16:57 Osnabrück Hbf – Berlin Ostbahnhof
 
|-
 
|
 
| FSSuX
 
| ''IC1929''
 
| Berlin Ostbahnhof - 10:41 Bünde (Westf) - Köln Hbf
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
|   
 
|   
 
| ''IC2242''
 
| ''IC2242''
| Berlin Ostbahnhof – 21:35 Bünde (Westf) – Münster (Westf)
+
| Berlin Ostbahnhof – 21:35 Bünde (Westf) – Münster (Westf) Hbf
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
|  
 
|  
 
| SuO  
 
| SuO  
 
| ''IC2240''
 
| ''IC2240''
| Berlin Ostbahnhof – 23:35 Bünde (Westf) – Münster (Westf)  
+
| Berlin Ostbahnhof – 23:35 Bünde (Westf) – Münster (Westf) Hbf
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
===Ahlten (Abzw. Lehrte West) – Aligse (Lehrte Nordgruppe, former Stw Lnf)===
 
===Ahlten (Abzw. Lehrte West) – Aligse (Lehrte Nordgruppe, former Stw Lnf)===
[360.6.7] (''122D4'') DE18/159
+
[360.6.7] (''122D4'') DE20/160
  
This west to north curve is used by trains between Hannover and Burgdorf which run non-stop between Hannover Karl-Wiechert-Allee and Aligse. There is an hourly ''S-Bahn'' service between Hannover and Celle by this route.  The curve is also used by ''IC/ICE'' trains between Hamburg and Hannover Messe/Laatzen from 1 to 14 October, when the usual stop at Hannover Hbf is omitted.
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This west to north curve is used by trains between Hannover and Burgdorf which run non-stop between Hannover Karl-Wiechert-Allee and Aligse. There is an hourly ''S-Bahn'' service between Hannover and Celle by this route.
  
 
===Lehrte (Abzw Lehrte West) – Misburg – Abzw Waldheim – Hannover Messe/Laatzen (Hannover Wülfel)===
 
===Lehrte (Abzw Lehrte West) – Misburg – Abzw Waldheim – Hannover Messe/Laatzen (Hannover Wülfel)===
(''122D4-122D3'') DE18/160
+
(''122D4-122D3'') DE20/161
  
 
This route forms the eastern part of the ring line round the south side of Hannover. It is used by the following trains to avoid reversal at Hannover Hbf.
 
This route forms the eastern part of the ring line round the south side of Hannover. It is used by the following trains to avoid reversal at Hannover Hbf.
  
 
{| class="ostable"
 
{| class="ostable"
 +
|-
 +
| D1
 +
| SuX
 +
| ''ICE933''
 +
| 06:00 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Hbf
 +
|-
 +
| D4
 +
| FSSuX
 +
| ''ICE1598''
 +
| 06:00 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Ostbahnhof
 +
|-
 +
| D1
 
|  
 
|  
| MThFSO
+
| ''ICE935''
| ''FLX1817''
+
| 06:58 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Hbf
| Berlin-Lichtenberg - 08:38 Lehrte - Stuttgart Hbf  
 
 
|-
 
|-
 +
| D2
 +
| SuX
 +
| ''ICE1098''
 +
| Stuttgart Hbf - 08:03 Würzburg Hbf - Berlin Ostbahnhof
 +
|-
 +
| D1
 
|  
 
|  
| SX
+
| ''ICE1537''
| ''FLX1819''
+
| 10:01 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Hbf
| Berlin-Lichtenberg - 16:36 Lehrte - Stuttgart Hbf  
+
|-
 +
| D1
 +
|
 +
| ''ICE939''
 +
| 12:02 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Hbf
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
| FO
 +
| ''IC1970''
 +
| Stuttgart Hbf/Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 15:50 Göttingen - Berlin Ostbahnhof/Südkreuz
 +
|-
 +
| D1
 +
| FX
 +
| ''ICE1131''
 +
| 14:47 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Hbf
 +
|-
 +
| D3
 +
| FO
 +
| ''IC1141''
 +
| 15:02 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Hbf
 +
|-
 +
| D1
 +
|
 +
| ''ICE833''
 +
| 16:50 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Hbf
 +
|-
 +
| D1
 +
|
 +
| ''ICE835/1635''
 +
| 18:58 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
|
+
| D1
 
| SuX
 
| SuX
| ''FLX1818''
+
| ''ICE936''
| Stuttgart Hbf - 10:54 Hannover Messe/Laatzen - Berlin-Lichtenberg 
+
| Berlin Hbf - 06:05 Berlin-Spandau - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
 +
|-
 +
| D1
 +
|
 +
| ''ICE1134''
 +
| Berlin Hbf - 08:05 Berlin-Spandau - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
 +
|-
 +
| D5
 +
|
 +
| ''ICE1632''
 +
| Berlin Hbf - 10:05 Berlin-Spandau - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
 +
|-
 +
| D1
 +
|
 +
| ''ICE930''
 +
| 11:48 Berlin Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
 +
| D1
 
|  
 
|  
| FO
+
| ''ICE838''
| ''IC1970''  
+
| 13:48 Berlin Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
| Stuttgart Hbf - 15:50 Göttingen - Stralsund Hbf
+
|-
 +
| D1
 +
|
 +
| ''ICE1099''
 +
| Berlin Hbf - 16:03 Berlin-Spandau - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
|
+
| D2
| MThFSO
+
| SX
| ''FLX1816''
+
| ''ICE1099''
| Stuttgart Hbf - 18:58 Hannover Messe/Laatzen - Berlin-Lichtenberg 
+
| Berlin Hbf - 16:07 Berlin-Spandau - Stuttgart Hbf
 +
|-
 +
| D1
 +
|
 +
| ''ICE834''
 +
| Berlin Hbf - 18:03 Berlin-Spandau - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
 
|}
 
|}
  
Days and dates of operation of Flixtrain services may vary; to confirm timings and to make bookings, see the [https://www.flixtrain.com/ Flixtrain] website.
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D1: 5 October - 12 December
  
The trains between Paris and Moskva were diverted this way when departure from Moskva was on 24 April and from Paris on 26 April.
+
D2: 13/14 April - 2/3 October
  
This route is also used by diverted ''IC/ICE'' trains between Lehrte and Hannover Messe/Laatzen from 1 to 14 October, when the usual stop at Hannover Hbf is omitted.  This includes trains to and from Hamburg via the west to north curve at Lehrte.
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D3: 9 October - 11 December
 +
 
 +
D4: 16 December - 1 October
 +
 
 +
D5: 5 October - 1 November
 +
 
 +
The ''Flixtrain'' services between Stuttgart, Frankfurt am Main Süd and Berlin which used to run this way now run via Erfurt.
  
 
===Lehrte – Sehnde===
 
===Lehrte – Sehnde===
[360.3] (''122D4'') DE18/161
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[360.3] (''122D4'') DE20/162
  
East of Lehrte, the lines from Braunschweig and Hildesheim join with the line from Gifhorn in a complex flying junction. Trains '''from''' Lehrte towards Braunschweig or Hildesheim dive under the Gifhorn line and follow the original alignment of the Braunschweig line. Trains '''towards''' Lehrte diverge to the north and fly ''over'' the Gifhorn line about ½ km further north.
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East of Lehrte, the lines from Braunschweig and Hildesheim join with the line from Gifhorn in a complex flying junction. Trains '''from''' Lehrte towards Braunschweig or Hildesheim dive under the Gifhorn line and follow the original alignment of the Braunschweig line. Trains '''towards''' Lehrte diverge to the north and fly ''over'' the Gifhorn line about 500m further north.
  
As an exception to this, any train from Hildesheim that terminates at Lehrte platform 3 will use the south side of the flying junction in the ''inbound'' direction.
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As an exception to this, trains from Hildesheim that terminate at Lehrte platform 3 will use the south side of the flying junction in the ''inbound'' direction. These are at 14:04 and hourly to 17:04 (all SSuX) from Hildesheim Hbf.
  
 
===Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe (Abzw Siekweg) – Göttingen east side platforms===
 
===Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe (Abzw Siekweg) – Göttingen east side platforms===
(''55A2-55B2'') DE18/162
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(''55A2-55B2'') DE20/163
  
 
This 2km link (line 1803) leaves the Kassel ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' south of Göttingen and then crosses the Eichenberg line before joining the eastern platforms at Göttingen. It is normally used by northbound trains stopping at platform 4 at Göttingen. Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram
 
This 2km link (line 1803) leaves the Kassel ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' south of Göttingen and then crosses the Eichenberg line before joining the eastern platforms at Göttingen. It is normally used by northbound trains stopping at platform 4 at Göttingen. Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram
Line 238: Line 361:
  
 
===(Eichenberg –) Friedland(Han.) (Abzw. Grone) – Göttingen east side platforms===
 
===(Eichenberg –) Friedland(Han.) (Abzw. Grone) – Göttingen east side platforms===
(''55A2-55B2'') DE18/163
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(''55A2-55B2'') DE20/164
  
Trains to and from the Eichenberg line at Göttingen platforms 4 and 5 generally use this previously freight-only connection. Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram.
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Trains to and from the Eichenberg line at Göttingen mostly use platforms 5 and 6 and generally use this previously freight-only connection. Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram.
 
[[File:Gottingen2.jpg|50px|thumb|none]]
 
[[File:Gottingen2.jpg|50px|thumb|none]]
  
 
==Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis for engineering work diversions==
 
==Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis for engineering work diversions==
 
 
===Osnabrück Schinkel and Stahlwerks Curves: Osnabrück ob Bf – Osnabrück unt Bf===
 
===Osnabrück Schinkel and Stahlwerks Curves: Osnabrück ob Bf – Osnabrück unt Bf===
[385] (''40C3'') DE18/181
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[385] (''40C3'') DE20/181
  
These curves allow trains to run between the Münster and Rheine lines, passing through both the high-level and low-level platforms at Osnabrück.  The route may be used by ''IC'' trains if the direct line between Münster (Westf) and Rheine is blocked.  This is indicated by an extended journey time and local trains being replaced by buses. Such diversions took place between 5 and 13 August 2017.
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These curves allow trains to run between the Münster and Rheine lines, passing through both the high-level and low-level platforms at Osnabrück.  The route may be used by ''IC'' trains if the direct line between Münster (Westf) and Rheine is blocked.  This is indicated by an extended journey time and local trains being replaced by buses. Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram.
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[[File:Osnabrück.png|50px|thumb|none]]
  
 
===<div id="HAN182"></div>Lehrte (Abzw Lehrte West) – Misburg – Abzw Waldheim – Hannover-Linden - Wunstorf===
 
===<div id="HAN182"></div>Lehrte (Abzw Lehrte West) – Misburg – Abzw Waldheim – Hannover-Linden - Wunstorf===
(''31D4-31B4'') DE18/182
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(''31D4-31B4'') DE20/182
  
This is a ring line around the south side of Hannover.  It is used by diverted ''IC'' trains between Lehrte and Osnabrück from 1 to 14 October, when the usual stop at Hannover Hbf is omitted.
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This is a ring line around the south side of Hannover.  It is occasionally used by diverted ''IC'' trains between the Lehrte and Osnabrück lines, this being indicated by omission of the usual stop at Hannover Hbf.
  
 
===<div id="HAN183"></div>Hannover Hbf (Hannover Kurve) - Ahlem - Empelde===
 
===<div id="HAN183"></div>Hannover Hbf (Hannover Kurve) - Ahlem - Empelde===
[360.5] (''122B2-122D3'') DE18/183
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[360.5] (''122B2-122D3'') DE20/183
 
 
This route forms part of the ring line round the south side of Hannover, with the curve to the Hameln line. The hourly ''S5'' trains between Hannover Hbf and Paderborn are diverted this way between 1 and 14 October. Note that the short workings on the ''S5'' to Hameln and Bad Pyrmont run to and from Hannover Linden/Fischerhof only and so do not use this route.
 
 
 
The following long-distance trains are also diverted this way:
 
 
 
{| class="ostable"
 
| D1
 
| FO
 
| ''IC469''
 
| Flensburg - 23:59 Hannover Hbf - Basel Bad Bf
 
|-
 
| D1
 
| SO
 
| ''IC479''
 
| Kiel Hbf - 23:59 Hannover Hbf - Basel Bad Bf
 
|-
 
| D1
 
| SuO
 
| ''ICE1271''
 
| Hamburg-Altona - 01:10 MO Hannover Hbf - Chur
 
|-
 
| D1
 
| SSuX
 
| ''ICE272''
 
| Zürich HB - 22:45 Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe - Hamburg Hbf
 
|-
 
| D1
 
| SuO
 
| ''ICE590''
 
| München Hbf - 23:43 Kassel-Wilhemshöhe - Hamburg Hbf
 
|-
 
| D2
 
| SuO
 
| ''ICE990''
 
| München Hbf - 02:25 MO Bad Hersfeld - Hamburg-Altona
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
D1: 1 to 14 October
 
  
D2: 30 September to 7 October
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This route forms part of the ring line round the south side of Hannover, with the curve to the Hameln line. The hourly ''S5'' trains between Hannover Hbf and Paderborn  and a few overnight trains may be diverted this way if the route via Hannover-Linden is blocked.
  
 
===Northeim (Han) - Edesheim (Leine)===
 
===Northeim (Han) - Edesheim (Leine)===
(''55B1'') DE17/184
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(''55B1'') DE20/184
  
Connections between the old main line and the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' at Edesheim (Leine), north of Northeim (Han), are sometimes used by ''IC/ICE'' trains during engineering work. Use of the old main line instead of the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' results in an extended journey time between Göttingen and Hannover, but it is not normally possible to tell from public information which connection is being used. Many trains were diverted via the old main line between Göttingen and Edesheim (Leine) between 12 and 28 August 2017. 
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Connections between the old main line and the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' at Edesheim (Leine), north of Northeim (Han), are sometimes used by ''IC/ICE'' trains during engineering work. Use of the old main line instead of the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' results in an extended journey time between Göttingen and Hannover, but it is not normally possible to tell from public information which connection is being used.  
  
 
===Norten-Hardenburg - Northheim (Han)===
 
===Norten-Hardenburg - Northheim (Han)===
(''55B1-55B2'') DE17/185
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(''55B1-55B2'') DE20/185
  
 
Connections between the old main line and the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' at Norten-Hardenberg, south of Northeim (Han), are sometimes used by ''IC/ICE'' trains during engineering work. Use of the old main line instead of the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' results in an extended journey time between Göttingen and Hannover, but it is not normally possible to tell from public information which connection is being used.
 
Connections between the old main line and the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' at Norten-Hardenberg, south of Northeim (Han), are sometimes used by ''IC/ICE'' trains during engineering work. Use of the old main line instead of the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' results in an extended journey time between Göttingen and Hannover, but it is not normally possible to tell from public information which connection is being used.

Latest revision as of 14:49, 7 January 2020

Introduction

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

Obscure services

Saline – Westen

(9B3) DE20/151

This is a branch off the line from Westanleger to Wangerooge. Passenger trains run to/from Westen when required by pre-booked parties staying at the Youth Hostel or other accommodation there. During the summer season, excursions run between Wangerooge and Westen: see DB's Wangerooge website and search ("Suche") for "Westen" during the season.

Emden Hbf - Emden Außenhafen

[395,396] (18B4) DE20/152

This branch line is used by trains connecting with the ferry to and from Borkum. These are a few IC trains, mostly to and from Köln, and some RE15 services between Münster and Emden. Dates and times of operation vary considerably. The tables which show Emden (395 and 396) are not currently included in the DB online Kursbuch; however full times are shown in the Westfalen Bahn timetable.

Meckelfeld - Buchholz (Nordheide) via Jesteburg

[120, 123] (21D2-21C2) DE20/153

This is an alternative route between Hamburg-Harburg and Buchholz (Nordheide). It is used by RB38 trains from Hamburg-Harburg to Soltau (Han) hourly 07:51 to 23:51 on Saturdays and Sundays only. This is so that the train can be overtaken by an IC or ICE train leaving Hamburg-Harburg for Bremen at 57 minutes past the hour.

Note that KBS 123 shows all trains to and from Soltau (Han) as starting and terminating at Buchholz (Nordheide), but the weekend extension to and from Hamburg-Harburg is shown in KBS 120 and the erixx timetable.

Bremen-Sebaldsbrück – Bremen Hbf (via Abzw. Vahr)

[380] (9C2-9B2) DE20/154

Trains from the Hannover line to platforms 1, 2 or 3 at Bremen Hbf may use this spur, which crosses from the north side of the line to the south side by passing under both the main Hannover line and the Osnabrück line. They may, alternatively, use crossovers at the approach to Bremen Hbf. The route via Abzw. Vahr has been used by RE trains from Hannover to Bremen and also by IC trains from Hannover to Oldenburg. Trains in the opposite direction normally use the flat junction at Hastedt but, if the departure signal at Bremen Hbf platforms 1, 2 or 3 shows speed restriction 4 (= 40 km/h), that may indicate use of this route. There is no passenger use of the connections between Bremen-Hemelingen and Bremen Hbf via Abzw. Vahr known to the compilers.

Bremen avoiding line: Sagehorn – Dreye (Abzw. Bremen-Gabelung)

[120, 385] (9D1-9C3) DE20/155

Most trains between Hamburg and Osnabrück call at Bremen Hbf, but this route enables those that do not to avoid a lengthy detour.

D SSuX ICE1031/1033 Hamburg-Altona - 06:10 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
FSSuO FLX32603 08:10 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
MTThO FLX1803 Hamburg Hbf - 09:02 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
D ICE733 Hamburg-Altona - 11:53 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf (FX)/Köln/Bonn Flughafen (FO)
FO FLX1805 Hamburg Hbf - 13:02 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
D TWSO FLX77105 Hamburg Hbf - 15:01 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
D SSuO IC2409(SuO) / ICE737(SSuO) Stralsund Hbf – 16:08 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
D SSuX ICE1037/IC2195 Hamburg-Altona - 16:09 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
D TWSuX FLX1807 Hamburg Hbf - 17:02 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
IC2199 Hamburg-Altona – 18:10 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
SuO FLX32615 19:09 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
D SuX ICE1038 Köln Hbf – 07:03 Essen Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
MSO FLX1800 Köln Hbf – 09:14 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg Hbf
MSSuX FLX32602 Köln Hbf - 10:03 Gelsenkirchen Hbf - Hamburg Hbf
D SSuO FLX77100 Köln Hbf – 11:15 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg Hbf
D SSuX IC2402/ICE736 Köln Hbf – 11:47 Münster (Westf) Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
MSuO FLX1802 Köln Hbf – 13:16 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
SX IC2408 Köln Hbf – 13:47 Münster (Westf) Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
D FSuO IC2407/ICE732 Köln Hbf – 15:47 Münster (Westf) Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
TSuX FLX1804 Köln Hbf – 17:15 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg Hbf
D IC2196/ICE1030(SX) / 1036(SO) Köln Hbf – 17:03/04 Essen Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
SuO FLX32610 Köln Hbf - 18:03 Gelsenkirchen Hbf - Hamburg Hbf
D IC2300/ICE730 Köln/Bonn Flughafen (FO)/Köln Hbf (FX) – 19:47 Münster (Westf) Hbf – Hamburg-Altona

Days and dates of operation of Flixtrain services may vary; to check timings see their website

Kirchweyhe – Kirchweyhe BTE

(20B4) DE20/156

This south to west curve provides the only usable connection between DB and the Bremen-Thedinghauser Eisenbahn. BTE usually runs excursions, mostly during the summer, from Leeste to destinations on the DB network. However until further notice, they are not running any excursions owing to a lack of suitable available rolling stock. See their website.

Lüneburg Westseite (West station)

[110] (22C3) DE20/157

This is a separate station to the west of the main station. Connections to north and south link the Westseite station to the main Hamburg to Hannover line.

It is used by one through service from Hamburg to Uelzen, thus using the connections at each end:

D SSuX RB81671 Hamburg Hbf – 19:47 Bardewick – Uelzen

D: Not 23 March to 1 May

The north-end connection is also used by most Hamburg local trains starting or terminating at Lüneburg. A few late evening and early morning trains run to and from the main station. Services using the Westseite are those shown as using platforms 6 or 7 in the DB journey planner.

The south-end connection is also used by the following service starting at Lüneburg:

SSuX RB81607 05:52 Lüneburg – Uelzen

The Westseite is also used to by all trains to and from Dannenberg Ost.

Uelzen W750 - Uelzen W23 (Veerßer Kurve)

[305] (32C1) DE20/158

The Stendal - Salzwedel - Uelzen - Bremen line crosses under the Hannover - Hamburg main line just south of Uelzen and curves north to serve the west side of Uelzen station. A direct curve (the Veerßer Kurve) from the Stendal line to the east side of Uelzen station, giving a non-conflicting connection towards Hamburg, was opened in November 2013.

Most trains between Stendal and Uelzen use the original line to and from the west side of Uelzen station. However, IRE services from Berlin to Hamburg normally use the Veerßer Kurve in this direction only to call at platform 102 on the east side of the station.

Osnabrück Schinkel and Löhner Curves: Osnabrück ob Bf – Wissingen (Bbf Lüstringen)

[385] (40C3) DE20/159

This is a curve from the high level station at Osnabrück to the Hannover line. Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram.

Osnabrück.png
SuX IC2241 Münster (Westf) Hbf – 06:04 Osnabrück Hbf – Berlin Ostbahnhof
SuO IC2343 Münster (Westf) Hbf - 08:04 Osnabrück Hbf – Berlin Ostbahnhof
IC2242 Berlin Ostbahnhof – 21:35 Bünde (Westf) – Münster (Westf) Hbf
SuO IC2240 Berlin Ostbahnhof – 23:35 Bünde (Westf) – Münster (Westf) Hbf

Ahlten (Abzw. Lehrte West) – Aligse (Lehrte Nordgruppe, former Stw Lnf)

[360.6.7] (122D4) DE20/160

This west to north curve is used by trains between Hannover and Burgdorf which run non-stop between Hannover Karl-Wiechert-Allee and Aligse. There is an hourly S-Bahn service between Hannover and Celle by this route.

Lehrte (Abzw Lehrte West) – Misburg – Abzw Waldheim – Hannover Messe/Laatzen (Hannover Wülfel)

(122D4-122D3) DE20/161

This route forms the eastern part of the ring line round the south side of Hannover. It is used by the following trains to avoid reversal at Hannover Hbf.

D1 SuX ICE933 06:00 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Hbf
D4 FSSuX ICE1598 06:00 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Ostbahnhof
D1 ICE935 06:58 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Hbf
D2 SuX ICE1098 Stuttgart Hbf - 08:03 Würzburg Hbf - Berlin Ostbahnhof
D1 ICE1537 10:01 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Hbf
D1 ICE939 12:02 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Hbf
FO IC1970 Stuttgart Hbf/Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 15:50 Göttingen - Berlin Ostbahnhof/Südkreuz
D1 FX ICE1131 14:47 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Hbf
D3 FO IC1141 15:02 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Hbf
D1 ICE833 16:50 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Hbf
D1 ICE835/1635 18:58 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Hbf
D1 SuX ICE936 Berlin Hbf - 06:05 Berlin-Spandau - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D1 ICE1134 Berlin Hbf - 08:05 Berlin-Spandau - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D5 ICE1632 Berlin Hbf - 10:05 Berlin-Spandau - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D1 ICE930 11:48 Berlin Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D1 ICE838 13:48 Berlin Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D1 ICE1099 Berlin Hbf - 16:03 Berlin-Spandau - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D2 SX ICE1099 Berlin Hbf - 16:07 Berlin-Spandau - Stuttgart Hbf
D1 ICE834 Berlin Hbf - 18:03 Berlin-Spandau - Frankfurt am Main Hbf

D1: 5 October - 12 December

D2: 13/14 April - 2/3 October

D3: 9 October - 11 December

D4: 16 December - 1 October

D5: 5 October - 1 November

The Flixtrain services between Stuttgart, Frankfurt am Main Süd and Berlin which used to run this way now run via Erfurt.

Lehrte – Sehnde

[360.3] (122D4) DE20/162

East of Lehrte, the lines from Braunschweig and Hildesheim join with the line from Gifhorn in a complex flying junction. Trains from Lehrte towards Braunschweig or Hildesheim dive under the Gifhorn line and follow the original alignment of the Braunschweig line. Trains towards Lehrte diverge to the north and fly over the Gifhorn line about 500m further north.

As an exception to this, trains from Hildesheim that terminate at Lehrte platform 3 will use the south side of the flying junction in the inbound direction. These are at 14:04 and hourly to 17:04 (all SSuX) from Hildesheim Hbf.

Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe (Abzw Siekweg) – Göttingen east side platforms

(55A2-55B2) DE20/163

This 2km link (line 1803) leaves the Kassel Schnellfahrstrecke south of Göttingen and then crosses the Eichenberg line before joining the eastern platforms at Göttingen. It is normally used by northbound trains stopping at platform 4 at Göttingen. Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram

Gottingen1.jpg

The following train is booked to use platform 4 at Göttingen, but may not always do so.

SSuX ICE272 Zürich HB - 22:45 Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe - Hamburg-Altona

(Eichenberg –) Friedland(Han.) (Abzw. Grone) – Göttingen east side platforms

(55A2-55B2) DE20/164

Trains to and from the Eichenberg line at Göttingen mostly use platforms 5 and 6 and generally use this previously freight-only connection. Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram.

Gottingen2.jpg

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

Osnabrück Schinkel and Stahlwerks Curves: Osnabrück ob Bf – Osnabrück unt Bf

[385] (40C3) DE20/181

These curves allow trains to run between the Münster and Rheine lines, passing through both the high-level and low-level platforms at Osnabrück. The route may be used by IC trains if the direct line between Münster (Westf) and Rheine is blocked. This is indicated by an extended journey time and local trains being replaced by buses. Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram.

Osnabrück.png

Lehrte (Abzw Lehrte West) – Misburg – Abzw Waldheim – Hannover-Linden - Wunstorf

(31D4-31B4) DE20/182

This is a ring line around the south side of Hannover. It is occasionally used by diverted IC trains between the Lehrte and Osnabrück lines, this being indicated by omission of the usual stop at Hannover Hbf.

Hannover Hbf (Hannover Kurve) - Ahlem - Empelde

[360.5] (122B2-122D3) DE20/183

This route forms part of the ring line round the south side of Hannover, with the curve to the Hameln line. The hourly S5 trains between Hannover Hbf and Paderborn and a few overnight trains may be diverted this way if the route via Hannover-Linden is blocked.

Northeim (Han) - Edesheim (Leine)

(55B1) DE20/184

Connections between the old main line and the Schnellfahrstrecke at Edesheim (Leine), north of Northeim (Han), are sometimes used by IC/ICE trains during engineering work. Use of the old main line instead of the Schnellfahrstrecke results in an extended journey time between Göttingen and Hannover, but it is not normally possible to tell from public information which connection is being used.

Norten-Hardenburg - Northheim (Han)

(55B1-55B2) DE20/185

Connections between the old main line and the Schnellfahrstrecke at Norten-Hardenberg, south of Northeim (Han), are sometimes used by IC/ICE trains during engineering work. Use of the old main line instead of the Schnellfahrstrecke results in an extended journey time between Göttingen and Hannover, but it is not normally possible to tell from public information which connection is being used.

See also