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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
This list is based on the timetable in force until 14 December 2013, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in [[General Information]].
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This list is based on the timetable dated from 13 December 2020 to 11 December 2021, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in [[General Information]]. Map references relate to the 2017 issue of the Schweers+Wall ''Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland''.
 
 
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==
 
==Obscure services==
===Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein (Abzw Koblenz-Pfaffendorf) – Niederlahnstein===
 
[465, 466] (48B3, ''150D2-150D3'') DE13/401
 
  
This line is used by trains along the east bank of the Rhein (''Rechte Rheinstrecke'') which are not booked to call at Koblenz. Car carrier trains running in summer are not yet listed here.
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===Mainz-Mombach - Mainz Abzw Kaiserbrücke West===
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[471] (ERA-E 57A2; ERA-R 122C1; S+W ''151B2'') DE21/401
  
{| width="100%"
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This west to north curve links the line from Koblenz via Bingen with the Kaiserbrücke over the Rhein.  It may be used by trains to Hochheim (Main) or Mainz-Bischofsheim if not calling at Mainz Hbf. Various types of older carriages are not permitted through the tunnels at Mainz, so any trains including such vehicles are likely to be diverted this way.  This should not affect regular passenger trains operating through Mainz; excursions and other special trains are more likely to use this route.
| H
 
| FO
 
| ''NF13413''
 
| Utrecht Centraal – 23:56 Köln Hbf – Bischofshofen '''A'''
 
|-
 
| H
 
| FO
 
| ''NF13415''
 
| Utrecht Centraal – 00:43 Köln Hbf – Zell am See '''A'''
 
|-
 
| D
 
| FO
 
| ''D2421''
 
| Dortmund Hbf – 12:03 Köln Hbf – Eltville (Note: this train does not appear in Kursbuch table 466; check for it on departure sheets.)
 
|-
 
| H
 
| SO
 
| ''NF13412''
 
| Bischofshofen – 20:06 Kufstein – Utrecht Centraal '''A'''
 
|-
 
| H
 
| SO
 
| ''NF13414''
 
| Zell am See – 22:49 Kufstein – Utrecht Centraal '''A'''
 
|-
 
| D
 
| SuO
 
| ''D2412''
 
| Frankfurt am Main Hbf – 14:29 Rüdesheim (Rhein) – Hamburg-Altona
 
|}
 
  
Some [[Germany_-_DB_AutoZ%C3%BCge|''AutoZüge'']] to and from Düsseldorf also use this route.
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The following train is the rear portion of a service that divides at Budenheim.
  
===Mainz avoiding line: Mainz-Mombach – Wiesbaden Ost/Mainz-Bischofsheim (Abzw Kaiserbrücke)===
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{| class="ostable"
[471] (50B1, ''151B2-151C2'') DE13/402
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|
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| SSuX
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| ''RB29681''
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| Bad Kreuznach - 07:14 Budenheim - Wiesbaden Hbf
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|}
  
This west to north curve provides a connection between the main line from Koblenz via Bingen and the Mainzer Kaiserbrücke over the Rhein between Mainz and Wiesbaden.
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The following trains are diverted via this route between 7 July and 31 August 2021, unless shown otherwise.
  
The few trains that use it all also use [[Germany_(Hessen)_-_Lines_with_Obscure_or_Sparse_passenger_services#MZM-MZB|DE13/523]] at the other end of the Kaiserbrücke; see that listing for details.
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{| class="ostable"
 
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| D1
===Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf – Ludwigshafen BASF Nord===
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[660, 665, 670] (55A1, not shown correctly, ''159A2-159A1'') DE13/403
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| ''NJ421''
 
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| Amsterdam C - 23:46 Koblenz Hbf - Innsbruck Hbf
Various trains to/from Ludwigshafen operate to/from the BASF chemical works. There are three halts, Süd, Mitte and Nord, within the BASF works. Use of the trains is officially restricted to those with works passes. Smoking and photography are strictly forbidden within the works.
 
 
 
Journey time between Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf and Ludwigshafen BASF Nord is 11 or 12 minutes.  Full timings are available from the DB Journey Planner; see [[Germany_-_General_Information#Timetable|General Information: Timetable]]
 
 
 
{| width="100%"  
 
|
 
|
 
| ''RB38903''
 
| 05:00 Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf – Ludwigshafen BASF Nord
 
 
|-
 
|-
|
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| D1
| SSuX
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|
| ''RB38905''  
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| ''ICE209''
| Germersheim – 06:12 Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf – Ludwigshafen BASF Nord
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| Kiel Hbf - 00:48 Koblenz Hbf - Basel SBB
 
|-
 
|-
|
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| D
| SSuX
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|
| ''RB38925''  
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| ''IC2213''
| Kaiserslautern Hbf – 06:38 Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf – Ludwigshafen BASF Nord
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| Ostseebad Binz - 19:48 Koblenz Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
|
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| D
| SSuX
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|
| ''RB38927''
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| RE29531
| Landau (Pfalz) Hbf – 06:44 Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf – Ludwigshafen BASF Nord
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| Saarbrücken Hbf - 21:01 Budenheim - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D
| SSuX
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|
| ''RB38907''  
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| ''IC1021''
| Wörth (Rhein) – 06:52  Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf – Ludwigshafen BASF Nord
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| Hamburg-Altona - 21:23 Bingen (Rh) Hbf - Nürnberg Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D
| SSuX
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|
| ''RB38929''
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| RE29533
| Kaiserslautern Hbf – 06:58 Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf – Ludwigshafen BASF Nord
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| Saarbrücken Hbf - 21:55 Budenheim - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D1
| SSuX
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|
| ''RB38909''  
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| ''IC2215''
| Germersheim – 07:12 Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf – Ludwigshafen BASF Nord
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| Westerland (Sylt) - 21:48 Koblenz Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D
| SSuX
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| FSO
| ''RB38933''
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| RB29697
| Ramsen – 07:19 Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf – Ludwigshafen BASF Nord
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| Bad Kreuznach - 22:50 Budenheim - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D1
| SSuX
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|
| '' RE28001''  
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| ''IC2027''
| Neustadt (Weinstr) Hbf – 07:27 Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf – Ludwigshafen BASF Nord
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| Hamburg-Altona - 22:48 Koblenz Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D1
| SSuX
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|
| ''RB38901''  
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| ''IC2020''
| Worms Hbf – 07:39 Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf – Ludwigshafen BASF Nord
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| Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 23:39 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Hamburg-Altona
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D
| SSuX
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| SO
| ''RB38931''
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| RB29690
| 07:55 Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf – Ludwigshafen BASF Süd
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| Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 00:43 Mainz-Bischofsheim - Idar-Oberstein
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D1
|  
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|
| ''RB38913''  
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| ''ICE208''
| 17:05 Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf – Ludwigshafen BASF Nord
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| Basel SBB - 03:23 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Kiel Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D1
|  
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|
| ''RB38904''  
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| ''NJ420''
| 05:59 Ludwigshafen BASF Nord – Germersheim (SSuO)/Karlsruhe Hbf (SSuX)
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| Innsbruck Hbf - 03:59 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Amsterdam C
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D2
| FO
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|
| ''RB38916''  
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| ''ICE90''
| 15:03 Ludwigshafen BASF Nord – Kaiserslautern Hbf
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| Wien Hbf - 19:58 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Dortmund Hbf
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|-
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| D3
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|
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| ''ICE1622''
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| München Hbf - 19:58 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Dortmund Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D
| SSuX
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|
| ''RB38920''
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| RE29534/29669
| 15:32 Ludwigshafen BASF Nord – Neustadt (Weinstr) Hbf
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| Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 20:39 Mainz-Bischofsheim - Saarbrücken Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D
| SSuX
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| SuO
| ''RB38908''  
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| ''IC1910''
| 15:38 Ludwigshafen BASF Nord – Germersheim
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| München Hbf - 20:08 Mannheim Hbf - Dortmund Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D
| SSuX
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| SX
| ''RB38932''  
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| ''IC2210''
| 15:58 Ludwigshafen BASF Nord – Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf
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| Stuttgart Hbf - 20:39 Mannheim Hbf - Dortmund Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D
| SSuX
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|
| ''RB38928''  
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| RE4266
| 16:07 Ludwigshafen BASF Nord – Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf
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| Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 21:37 Mainz-Bischofsheim - Koblenz Hbf
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|-
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| D
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|
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| ''ICE22''
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| Wien Hbf - 21:59 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Dortmund Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D
| SSuX
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|
| ''RB38924''
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| RE29538
| 16:23 Ludwigshafen BASF Nord – Neustadt (Weinstraße) Hbf
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| Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 22:39 Mainz-Bischofsheim - Saarbrücken Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D
| SSuX
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|
| ''RB38926''
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| RB29588
| 16:38 Ludwigshafen BASF Nord – Kaiserslautern Hbf
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| Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 23:39 Mainz-Bischofsheim - Bad Kreuznach
|-
 
|
 
| SSuX
 
| ''RB38912''
 
| 16:46 Ludwigshafen BASF Nord – Wörth (Rhein)
 
|-
 
|
 
| SSuX
 
| ''RB38914''
 
| 16:53 Ludwigshafen BASF Nord – Grünstadt
 
|-
 
|
 
| SSuX
 
| ''RB38910''
 
| 17:01 Ludwigshafen BASF Nord – Germersheim
 
|-
 
|
 
| SSuX
 
| ''RB38918''
 
| 17:31 Ludwigshafen BASF Nord – Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf
 
|-
 
|
 
| SSuO
 
| ''RB38906''
 
| 17:53 Ludwigshafen BASF Nord – Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf
 
|-
 
|
 
| SSuX 
 
| ''RB38922''
 
| 18:02 Ludwigshafen BASF Nord – Germersheim
 
 
|}
 
|}
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D1: 7 July to 13 August and 4 to 30 September 2021
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D2: 7 to 16 July 2021
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D3: 17 July to 13 August 2021
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===Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf – Ludwigshafen BASF Nord===
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[670.1] (ERA-E 53C1-61C2; ERA-R 111A2; S+W ''159A2-158D1'') DE21/402
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Trains operate between Ludwigshafen Hbf and the [https://www.basf.com/de/en/company/about-us/sites/ludwigshafen.html BASF chemical works].  These are shown in table 670.1 in the DB ''Kursbuch''. There are very few trains on Saturdays and Sundays. 
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'''Use of the trains is officially restricted to those with works passes. Smoking and photography are strictly forbidden within the works.'''
  
 
===Ludwigshafen west curve: Ludwigshafen-Oggersheim (Überleitung Nord) – Ludwigshafen-Mundenheim===
 
===Ludwigshafen west curve: Ludwigshafen-Oggersheim (Überleitung Nord) – Ludwigshafen-Mundenheim===
[660,665] (55A1, ''159A2'') DE13/404
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[660,665.3-4] (ERA-E 53C1 not shown; ERA-R 111A2; S+W ''158D2'') DE21/403
  
This curve, via the low level west side platforms 6 to 9 at Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf, is used by through trains between the Frankenthal and Schifferstadt lines. There is a service between Mainz and Karlsruhe via Germersheim every two hours, less frequently at weekends.
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This pair of curves, via the low level west side platforms at Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf, is used by through trains between the Worms and Schifferstadt lines. There is an ''RE'' service between Mainz and Karlsruhe via Germersheim every two hours for most of the day. Northbound trains run via platform 6 and the diveunder route to the Worms line, whereas southbound trains run via the direct curve to platforms 8 or 9.
  
 
===Schifferstadt avoiding line: Limburgerhof (Limburgerhof Abzw.) – Böhl-Iggelheim (Böhl-Iggelheim Abzw.)===
 
===Schifferstadt avoiding line: Limburgerhof (Limburgerhof Abzw.) – Böhl-Iggelheim (Böhl-Iggelheim Abzw.)===
[670] (55A1 not shown, ''158D3-158C4'') DE13/405
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[670] (ERA-E 53C1; ERA-R 111A1; S+W ''158D3-158C4'') DE21/404
  
 
This line is used by trains between Mannheim/Ludwigshafen and Neustadt (Weinstraße)/Kaiserslautern not calling at Schifferstadt.
 
This line is used by trains between Mannheim/Ludwigshafen and Neustadt (Weinstraße)/Kaiserslautern not calling at Schifferstadt.
  
 
===Enkenbach – Kaiserslautern Hbf (via Eselsfürth)===
 
===Enkenbach – Kaiserslautern Hbf (via Eselsfürth)===
[672] (56B3, ''155C4-155D3'') DE13/406
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[672] (ERA-E 53B1; ERA-R 112C4; S+W ''155C4-155D3'') DE21/405
  
This line is used by those trains between Enkenbach and Kaiserslautern Hbf which are not booked to call at Hochspeyer.
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This line is used by those trains between Enkenbach and Kaiserslautern Hbf which are not booked to call at Hochspeyer, which is most of them.  The service between Hochspeyer and Enkenbach is quite sparse.
  
 
===Hochspeyer curve: Frankenstein (Pfalz) (Hochspeyer Ost) – Enkenbach (Hochspeyer Nord)===
 
===Hochspeyer curve: Frankenstein (Pfalz) (Hochspeyer Ost) – Enkenbach (Hochspeyer Nord)===
[670, 672] (56B3, ''155D4'') DE13/407
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[670, 672.2] (ERA-E 53B1; ERA-R 112C4; S+W ''155D4'') DE21/406
  
 
This east to north curve links the Neustadt (Weinstraße) and Bingen (Rhein) lines east of Hochspeyer.
 
This east to north curve links the Neustadt (Weinstraße) and Bingen (Rhein) lines east of Hochspeyer.
  
{| width="100%"  
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{| class="ostable"  
| E
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| D
 
| SuO  
 
| SuO  
| ''RE28092''
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| ''WX81493''
| Karlsruhe Hbf – 08:52 Neustadt (Weinstraße) Hbf Koblenz Hbf
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| Koblenz Hbf – 11:06 Rockenhausen Wissembourg
 
|-
 
|-
| E
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| D
 
| SuO  
 
| SuO  
| ''RE18848''
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| ''RE4298''
| Wissembourg 18:32 Frankenstein (Pfalz) Koblenz Hbf
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| Koblenz Hbf 19:23 Enkenbach Karlsruhe Hbf  
 
|-
 
|-
| E
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| D
 
| SuO  
 
| SuO  
| ''RE18849''
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| ''RE4299''
| Koblenz Hbf – 11:06 Rockenhausen Wissembourg
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| Karlsruhe Hbf – 08:53 Neustadt (Weinstraße) Hbf Koblenz Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
| E
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| D
 
| SuO  
 
| SuO  
| ''RE28093''
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| ''WX81494''
| Koblenz Hbf – 19:25 Enkenbach Karlsruhe Hbf
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| Wissembourg – 18:16 Neustadt (Weinstraße) Hbf – Koblenz Hbf
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|}
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===Trier Hbf - Ehrang Ort===
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[690] (ERA-E 52C2 not shown; ERA-R 111C5; S+W ''155D1'') DE21/407
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There are two routes between Trier Hbf and the ''Moselstrecke'' to Koblenz.  The main line runs via Ehrang Bahnhof, but there is also a single line that runs on the far (east) side of the marshalling yard at Ehrang.  The eastern route is sometimes used by ''RE'' trains '''from''' Trier, non-stop to Schweich.
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===Koblenz-Moselweiß (Koblenz Mosel Gbf) - Koblenz-Lützel===
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[470,690] (ERA-E 53B4; ERA-R 105B2; S+W ''150C2'') DE21/408
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This west to north curve links the ''Moselstrecke'' from Trier to the ''Linke Rheinstrecke'' via Bonn Hbf, avoiding Koblenz Hbf. It is used occasionally in March and April by the through trains between Luxembourg and Düsseldorf Hbf, which normally reverse in Koblenz Hbf.  Trains ran to the folowing schedules on 13 to 15, 19 to 22, 28 to 30 March and 6 to 10 April 2020, but terminating and starting at Wittlich or Wasserbillig on some days.
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{| class="ostable"
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| D
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|
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| ''RE5107/IC5107''
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| Luxembourg 08:22 Kobern-Gondorf Düsseldorf Hbf
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|-
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| D
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| ''IC5106/RE5106''
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| Düsseldorf Hbf – 15:12 Koblenz-Lützel – Luxembourg
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|-
 
|}
 
|}
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==Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis for engineering work diversions==
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===<div id="KENL"></div>Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein (Pfaffendorf) - Niederlahnstein===
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(ERA-E 53B4; ERA-R 105B2; S+W ''150D2'') DE21/431
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If trains are diverted via the ''Rechte Rheinstrecke'' they normally cross back to the left bank to call at Koblenz Hbf.  Exceptionally, they may use this route and not call at Koblenz.  Diverted trains can be readily identified because they stop at Bonn-Beuel and Neuwied instead of Bonn Hbf and Koblenz Hbf.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Germany]]
 
*[[Germany - General Information]]
 
*[[Germany - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services]]
 
 
 
{{Navbox Germany}}
 
{{Navbox Germany}}
  
 
[[Category:Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services]]
 
[[Category:Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services]]

Latest revision as of 20:50, 19 January 2021

Introduction

This list is based on the timetable dated from 13 December 2020 to 11 December 2021, 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

Mainz-Mombach - Mainz Abzw Kaiserbrücke West

[471] (ERA-E 57A2; ERA-R 122C1; S+W 151B2) DE21/401

This west to north curve links the line from Koblenz via Bingen with the Kaiserbrücke over the Rhein. It may be used by trains to Hochheim (Main) or Mainz-Bischofsheim if not calling at Mainz Hbf. Various types of older carriages are not permitted through the tunnels at Mainz, so any trains including such vehicles are likely to be diverted this way. This should not affect regular passenger trains operating through Mainz; excursions and other special trains are more likely to use this route.

The following train is the rear portion of a service that divides at Budenheim.

SSuX RB29681 Bad Kreuznach - 07:14 Budenheim - Wiesbaden Hbf

The following trains are diverted via this route between 7 July and 31 August 2021, unless shown otherwise.

D1 NJ421 Amsterdam C - 23:46 Koblenz Hbf - Innsbruck Hbf
D1 ICE209 Kiel Hbf - 00:48 Koblenz Hbf - Basel SBB
D IC2213 Ostseebad Binz - 19:48 Koblenz Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf
D RE29531 Saarbrücken Hbf - 21:01 Budenheim - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D IC1021 Hamburg-Altona - 21:23 Bingen (Rh) Hbf - Nürnberg Hbf
D RE29533 Saarbrücken Hbf - 21:55 Budenheim - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D1 IC2215 Westerland (Sylt) - 21:48 Koblenz Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D FSO RB29697 Bad Kreuznach - 22:50 Budenheim - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D1 IC2027 Hamburg-Altona - 22:48 Koblenz Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D1 IC2020 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 23:39 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Hamburg-Altona
D SO RB29690 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 00:43 Mainz-Bischofsheim - Idar-Oberstein
D1 ICE208 Basel SBB - 03:23 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Kiel Hbf
D1 NJ420 Innsbruck Hbf - 03:59 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Amsterdam C
D2 ICE90 Wien Hbf - 19:58 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Dortmund Hbf
D3 ICE1622 München Hbf - 19:58 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Dortmund Hbf
D RE29534/29669 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 20:39 Mainz-Bischofsheim - Saarbrücken Hbf
D SuO IC1910 München Hbf - 20:08 Mannheim Hbf - Dortmund Hbf
D SX IC2210 Stuttgart Hbf - 20:39 Mannheim Hbf - Dortmund Hbf
D RE4266 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 21:37 Mainz-Bischofsheim - Koblenz Hbf
D ICE22 Wien Hbf - 21:59 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Dortmund Hbf
D RE29538 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 22:39 Mainz-Bischofsheim - Saarbrücken Hbf
D RB29588 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 23:39 Mainz-Bischofsheim - Bad Kreuznach


D1: 7 July to 13 August and 4 to 30 September 2021

D2: 7 to 16 July 2021

D3: 17 July to 13 August 2021

Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf – Ludwigshafen BASF Nord

[670.1] (ERA-E 53C1-61C2; ERA-R 111A2; S+W 159A2-158D1) DE21/402

Trains operate between Ludwigshafen Hbf and the BASF chemical works. These are shown in table 670.1 in the DB Kursbuch. There are very few trains on Saturdays and Sundays.

Use of the trains is officially restricted to those with works passes. Smoking and photography are strictly forbidden within the works.

Ludwigshafen west curve: Ludwigshafen-Oggersheim (Überleitung Nord) – Ludwigshafen-Mundenheim

[660,665.3-4] (ERA-E 53C1 not shown; ERA-R 111A2; S+W 158D2) DE21/403

This pair of curves, via the low level west side platforms at Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf, is used by through trains between the Worms and Schifferstadt lines. There is an RE service between Mainz and Karlsruhe via Germersheim every two hours for most of the day. Northbound trains run via platform 6 and the diveunder route to the Worms line, whereas southbound trains run via the direct curve to platforms 8 or 9.

Schifferstadt avoiding line: Limburgerhof (Limburgerhof Abzw.) – Böhl-Iggelheim (Böhl-Iggelheim Abzw.)

[670] (ERA-E 53C1; ERA-R 111A1; S+W 158D3-158C4) DE21/404

This line is used by trains between Mannheim/Ludwigshafen and Neustadt (Weinstraße)/Kaiserslautern not calling at Schifferstadt.

Enkenbach – Kaiserslautern Hbf (via Eselsfürth)

[672] (ERA-E 53B1; ERA-R 112C4; S+W 155C4-155D3) DE21/405

This line is used by those trains between Enkenbach and Kaiserslautern Hbf which are not booked to call at Hochspeyer, which is most of them. The service between Hochspeyer and Enkenbach is quite sparse.

Hochspeyer curve: Frankenstein (Pfalz) (Hochspeyer Ost) – Enkenbach (Hochspeyer Nord)

[670, 672.2] (ERA-E 53B1; ERA-R 112C4; S+W 155D4) DE21/406

This east to north curve links the Neustadt (Weinstraße) and Bingen (Rhein) lines east of Hochspeyer.

D SuO WX81493 Koblenz Hbf – 11:06 Rockenhausen – Wissembourg
D SuO RE4298 Koblenz Hbf – 19:23 Enkenbach – Karlsruhe Hbf
D SuO RE4299 Karlsruhe Hbf – 08:53 Neustadt (Weinstraße) Hbf – Koblenz Hbf
D SuO WX81494 Wissembourg – 18:16 Neustadt (Weinstraße) Hbf – Koblenz Hbf

Trier Hbf - Ehrang Ort

[690] (ERA-E 52C2 not shown; ERA-R 111C5; S+W 155D1) DE21/407

There are two routes between Trier Hbf and the Moselstrecke to Koblenz. The main line runs via Ehrang Bahnhof, but there is also a single line that runs on the far (east) side of the marshalling yard at Ehrang. The eastern route is sometimes used by RE trains from Trier, non-stop to Schweich.

Koblenz-Moselweiß (Koblenz Mosel Gbf) - Koblenz-Lützel

[470,690] (ERA-E 53B4; ERA-R 105B2; S+W 150C2) DE21/408

This west to north curve links the Moselstrecke from Trier to the Linke Rheinstrecke via Bonn Hbf, avoiding Koblenz Hbf. It is used occasionally in March and April by the through trains between Luxembourg and Düsseldorf Hbf, which normally reverse in Koblenz Hbf. Trains ran to the folowing schedules on 13 to 15, 19 to 22, 28 to 30 March and 6 to 10 April 2020, but terminating and starting at Wittlich or Wasserbillig on some days.

D RE5107/IC5107 Luxembourg – 08:22 Kobern-Gondorf – Düsseldorf Hbf
D IC5106/RE5106 Düsseldorf Hbf – 15:12 Koblenz-Lützel – Luxembourg

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

Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein (Pfaffendorf) - Niederlahnstein

(ERA-E 53B4; ERA-R 105B2; S+W 150D2) DE21/431

If trains are diverted via the Rechte Rheinstrecke they normally cross back to the left bank to call at Koblenz Hbf. Exceptionally, they may use this route and not call at Koblenz. Diverted trains can be readily identified because they stop at Bonn-Beuel and Neuwied instead of Bonn Hbf and Koblenz Hbf.

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