Germany (Rheinland-Pfalz) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services
This list is based on the timetable dated from 9 December 2018 to 14 December 2019, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information. Map references relate to the 2014 issue of the Schweers+Wall Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland.
Mainz-Mombach - Mainz Abzw Kaiserbrücke West
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 26 October and 14 December 2019.
|D||IC2028||Nürnberg Hbf - 07:42 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Hamburg-Altona|
|D||ICE1222/1622||Innsbruck Hbf/München Hbf - 19:42 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Dortmund Hbf|
A few other trains were diverted via this route during the morning of 16 December 2018.
Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf – Ludwigshafen BASF Nord
[670.1] (159A2-158D1) DE19/402
Various trains to and from Ludwigshafen extend into the BASF chemical works, and are shown in table 670.1 in the DB Kursbuch. Most trains run into the works early in the morning and out late in the afternoon, Mondays to Fridays. 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] (158D2) DE19/403
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 an RE service between Mainz and Karlsruhe via Germersheim every two hours for most of the day.
Schifferstadt avoiding line: Limburgerhof (Limburgerhof Abzw.) – Böhl-Iggelheim (Böhl-Iggelheim Abzw.)
 (158D3-158C4) DE18/404
This line is used by trains between Mannheim/Ludwigshafen and Neustadt (Weinstraße)/Kaiserslautern not calling at Schifferstadt.
Enkenbach – Kaiserslautern Hbf (via Eselsfürth)
 (155C4-155D3) DE19/405
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] (155D4) DE19/406
This east to north curve links the Neustadt (Weinstraße) and Bingen (Rhein) lines east of Hochspeyer.
|D2||SuO||RE81493||Koblenz Hbf – 11:06 Rockenhausen – Wissembourg|
|D2||SuO||RE4298||Koblenz Hbf – 19:23 Enkenbach – Karlsruhe Hbf|
|D2||SuO||RE4299||Karlsruhe Hbf – 08:53 Neustadt (Weinstraße) Hbf – Koblenz Hbf|
|D2||SuO||RE81494||Wissembourg – 18:17 Neustadt (Weinstraße) Hbf – Koblenz Hbf|
D2: 5 May to 27 October 2019.
Timetables for these trains can be found on the vlexx website.
Trier Hbf - Ehrang Ort
 (155D1) DE19/407
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 normally used by RE trains from Trier, non-stop to Schweich.
Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis for engineering work diversions
Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein (Pfaffendorf) - Niederlahnstein
This section of the Rechte Rheinstrecke is used by trains which are not calling at Koblenz Hbf. Some, but by no means all, IC and EC trains are diverted this way on 30 & 31 March. The following details are subject to confirmation in some cases, but diverted trains can be readily identified because they stop at Bonn-Beuel and Neuwied instead of Bonn Hbf and Koblenz Hbf.
|D||SSuO||EC115||Münster (Westf) Hbf - 09:05 Neuwied - Klagenfurt Hbf|
|D||SO||IC1919||Dortmund Hbf - 09:59 Neuwied - Stuttgart Hbf|
|D||SO||IC2005||Emden Hbf - 10:57 Neuwied - Konstanz|
|D||SSuO||IC2013||Dortmund Hbf - 11:53 Neuwied - Oberstdorf|
|D||SuO||IC1911||Dortmund Hbf - 13:58 Neuwied - Stuttgart Hbf|
|D||SuO||IC2011||Berlin Ostbahnhof - 15:59 Neuwied - Stuttgart Hbf|
|D||SuO||IC1915||Berlin Ostbahnhof - 18:05 Neuwied - Tübingen Hbf|
|D||SuO||IC1917||Berlin Südkreuz - 19:57 Neuwied - Karlsruhe Hbf|
|D||SSuO||IC2029||Hamburg-Altona - 20:31 Neuwied - Nürnberg Hbf|
|D||SuO||IC1922||Stuttgart Hbf - 11:44 Mainz Hbf - Berlin Ostbahnhof|
|D||SuO||IC2004||Konstanz - 13:44 Mainz Hbf - Emden Hbf|
|D||SSuO||IC2012||Oberstdorf - 14:49 SuO/15:00 SO Mainz Hbf - Dortmund Hbf|
|D||SSuO||IC1918||Klagenfurt Hbf - 16:49 SuO/17:05 SO Mainz Hbf - Dortmund Hbf|
|D||SuO||EC6||Interlaken Ost - 17:20 Mainz Hbf - Hamburg-Altona|
|D||SO||EC114||Klagenfurt Hbf - 17:44 Mainz Hbf - Dortmund Hbf|
|D||SuO||IC1910||München Hbf - 20:49 Mainz Hbf - Dortmund Hbf|