Germany (Baden-Württemberg) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Obscure services
- 2.1 Mannheim-Waldhof – Mannheim Hbf (via Mannheim-Käfertal)
- 2.2 Neu-Edingen/Friedrichsfeld – Schwetzingen
- 2.3 Appenweier – Legelshurst (Appenweier Kurve)
- 2.4 Ubstadt-Weiher (Abzw Ubstadt) – Vaihingen (Enz) (Abzw Rollenberg)
- 2.5 Bruchsal (Abzw Bruchsal Nord) – Vaihingen (Enz) (Abzw Rollenberg)
- 2.6 Bruchsal – Bruchsal Tunnelstraße (Abzw Bruchsal Ost)
- 2.7 Enzberg (Abzw Mühlacker Süd) – Ötisheim (Abzw Mühlacker Nord)
- 2.8 Leopoldshafen Frankfurter Straße – KIT Campus-Nord Bahnhof
- 2.9 Laupheim Stadt avoiding line: Laupheim West - Schemmerberg
- 2.10 Ettlingen West – Ettlingen Erbprinz
- 2.11 Schlatt (Hohenz.) (Walkenmühle) – Hechingen Landesbahn
- 2.12 Schliengen - Haltingen
- 3 Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis for engineering work diversions
- 4 See also
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.
Mannheim-Waldhof – Mannheim Hbf (via Mannheim-Käfertal)
[655, 655.1] (159A1-159A2) DE19/601
Most trains between Mannheim-Waldhof and Mannheim Hbf run via Mannheim-Luzenberg. Only two trains are scheduled to call at Mannheim-Käfertal and, therefore, obliged to use the alternative route. TGV/ICE trains between Frankfurt am Main and Paris via Saarbrücken run via Mannheim-Käfertal, in order to avoid reversal at Mannheim Hbf.
|D1||ICE619||Dortmund Hbf - 00:07 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - München Hbf|
|SSuX||RB38895||17:31 Mannheim-Waldhof - Mannheim Hbf|
|D2||SuO||ICE1550||Dresden Hbf - 21:02 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Saarbrücken Hbf|
|ICE877||Berlin Ostbahnhof - 23:18 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Karlsruhe Hbf|
|D3||SO||ICE1551||Saarbrücken Hbf - 08:05 Mannheim Hbf - Dresden Hbf|
|SSuX||RB38852||Karlsruhe Hbf - 16:11 Mannheim Hbf – Biblis|
D1: 25 October to 14 December 2019
D2: 11 August to 29 September 2019
D3: Via this route when the train leaves Dresden on 10 August to 28 September
Trains ICE619, ICE877 and RB38852 reverse at Mannheim Hbf.
Neu-Edingen/Friedrichsfeld – Schwetzingen
This section of the main line between Frankfurt am Main and Karlsruhe avoids both Mannheim Hbf and Heidelberg Hbf. Neu-Edingen/Friedrichsfeld was previously named Mannheim-Friedrichsfeld and is still shown as such on many maps.
The following trains use this line for all or most of the year:
|D1||SSuO||ICE1537||Stuttgart Hbf - 09:27 Vaihingen (Enz) - Berlin-Gesundbrunnen|
|SuO||IC1174||Basel SBB - 12:35 Karlsruhe Hbf - Halle (Saale) Hbf/Berlin Ostbahnhof|
D1: Not 10 August to 27 October 2019
Unless shown otherwise, the following trains are diverted via this route 20 July to 8 September 2019.
|D2||ICE1593/1595||Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 00:00 Bensheim - Stuttgart Hbf|
|SSuX||IC2419||Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 06:00 Weinheim (Bergstr) - Stuttgart Hbf|
|SSuX||IC1991||Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 06:36 Weinheim (Bergstr) - Stuttgart Hbf|
|D3||EC113||Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 09:00 Weinheim (Bergstr) - Klagenfurt Hbf|
|D4||IC2293||Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 10:56 Weinheim (Bergstr) - Stuttgart Hbf|
|MO||IC1999||Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 12:00 Weinheim (Bergstr) - Stuttgart Hbf|
|D5||EC219||Frankfurt am Main Hbf/Darmstadt Hbf - 13:00 Weinheim (Bergstr) - Graz Hbf|
|EC117||Frankfurt am Main Hbf/Darmstadt Hbf - 15:00 Weinheim (Bergstr) - Klagenfurt Hbf|
|EC391||Frankfurt am Main Hbf/Darmstadt Hbf - 17:01 Weinheim (Bergstr) - München Hbf/Ost/Salzburg Hbf|
|FO||IC1077||Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 17:28 Weinheim (Bergstr) - Basel Bad Bf|
|D6||IC2391||Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 17:15 Darmstadt Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf|
|SO||ICE1641/1661||Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe - 18:00 Weinheim (Bergstr) - Karlsruhe Hbf|
|FSSuX||IC2183||Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 18:28 Weinheim (Bergstr) - Karlsruhe Hbf|
|SuO||IC1956||Leipzig Hbf - 18:48 Weinheim (Bergstr) - Karlsruhe Hbf|
|SX||IC2295||Frankfurt am Main Hbf/Darmstadt Hbf - 19:00 Weinheim (Bergstr) - München Hbf|
|SSuO||ICE1663/1673||Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe - 20:00 Weinheim (Bergstr) - Karlsruhe Hbf|
|D7||IC2297||Darmstadt Hbf - 21:00 Weinheim (Bergstr) - Stuttgart Hbf|
|FSSuX||IC2397||Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 21:00 Weinheim (Bergstr) - Stuttgart Hbf|
|SuO||IC1973||Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 22:34 Weinheim (Bergstr) - Stuttgart Hbf|
|D8||FO||ICE1675||Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe - 22:35 Weinheim (Bergstr) - Karlsruhe Hbf|
|SSuX||IC2396||06:02 Stuttgart Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf|
|SSuX||IC2278||Karlsruhe Hbf - 06:32 Bruchsal - Frankfurt am Main Hbf/Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe|
|SSuO||ICE1662/1672||07:06 Karlsruhe Hbf - Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe|
|MO||IC2392||07:18 Stuttgart Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf|
|D6||IC2390||07:29 Stuttgart Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf|
|D9||IC2294||München Hbf/08:05 Stuttgart Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf|
|SSuO||ICE1660/1670||09:14 Karlstuhe Hbf - Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe|
|FO||IC1992||Stuttgart Hbf - 09:27 Vaihingen (Enz) - Frankfurt am Main Hbf|
|IC1296||Salzburg Hbf/10:04 Stuttgart Hbf - Darmstadt Hbf/Frankfurt am Main Hbf|
|EC390||Salzburg Hbf - 12:04 Stuttgart Hbf - Darmstadt Hbf/Frankfurt am Main Hbf|
|D10||FO||IC1970||Stuttgart Hbf - 12:31 Vaihingen (Enz) - Frankfurt am Main Hbf|
|D5||EC218||Graz Hbf - 14:04 Stuttgart Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf/Erfurt Hbf|
|IC2292||16:04 Stuttgart Hbf - Darmstadt Hbf/Frankfurt am Main Hbf|
|D3||EC112||Klagenfurt Hbf - 18:04 Stuttgart Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf|
|IC1976||20:09 Stuttgart Hbf - Darmstadt Hbf/Frankfurt am Main Hbf|
|SSuX||IC1990||22:04 Stuttgart Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf|
D2: From Frankfurt daily 19 July to 4 August, FSSuX 29 July to 5 September, SuO 11 August to 6 October and daily 7 to 21 October 2019
D3: Daily 19 July to 9 August and SSuX 10 August to 6 September 2019
D4: Daily 20 July to 9 August and SSuX 10 August to 6 September 2019
D5: Daily 19 July to 9 August and SX 10 August to 8 September 2019
D6: Trains IC2390 and IC2391 run in connection with trade fairs. Train IC2391 runs on 24, 28 and 29 January, 11 and 12 February, 11 to 14 March, 1 April, 6 to 9 May, 24 June, 1 July, 11, 12 and 16 to 19 September and 14 to 17 October 2019. IC2390 runs a day later in all cases.
D7: FSO 20 July to 9 August and FSSuO 10 August to 8 September 2019
D8: 19 July to 6 September and 4 to 18 October 2019
D9: SuX 20 July to 3 August and SSuX 5 August to 6 September
D10: 9 August to 6 September 2019
Appenweier – Legelshurst (Appenweier Kurve)
 (102C1) DE19/603
This north to west curve forms part of the triangular junction between the Karlsruhe – Basel main line and the line to Kehl and Strasbourg. Local trains between Kehl and Offenburg stopping at Appenweier, use platform 9 on the south curve. The north curve is used by through trains between Karlsruhe and Strasbourg, which are
- TGV/ICE between Paris and Stuttgart
- TGV/ICE between Paris or Marseille and Frankfurt am Main via Karlsruhe
Ubstadt-Weiher (Abzw Ubstadt) – Vaihingen (Enz) (Abzw Rollenberg)
 (161B1) DE19/604
This north to east curve connects the Heidelberg to Karlsruhe main line with the Mannheim to Stuttgart Schnellfahrstrecke. It is used by frequent EC/IC/ICE trains non-stop between Heidelberg Hbf and Vaihingen (Enz) or Stuttgart Hbf.
Bruchsal (Abzw Bruchsal Nord) – Vaihingen (Enz) (Abzw Rollenberg)
 (161B1) DE19/605
This south to east curve connects the Heidelberg to Karlsruhe main line with the Mannheim to Stuttgart Schnellfahrstrecke. It is used by EC/IC/ICE/TGV trains non-stop between Karlsruhe Hbf or Bruchsal and Vaihingen (Enz) or Stuttgart Hbf.
Bruchsal – Bruchsal Tunnelstraße (Abzw Bruchsal Ost)
[710.9] (161A2-161B2) DE19/606
There are two routes into Bruchsal from Abzw Bruchsal Ost. The 'long curve' (line 4131) can only be accessed from Platforms 4 and 5 at Bruchsal. RE trains from Stuttgart to Heidelberg at 19 minutes past each even hour from Stuttgart (Bretten, 12 minutes past each odd hour) are booked to use Platform 4 at Bruchsal and hence this curve. Other trains use the 'short curve' (line 4130).
Enzberg (Abzw Mühlacker Süd) – Ötisheim (Abzw Mühlacker Nord)
[701, 772] (94A2) DE19/607
This west to north curve links the Pforzheim and Bretten lines, avoiding Mühlacker, and is used on Sundays and public holidays 1 May to 20 October 2019 by the following trains.
|D||SuO||RB22218||Horb - 10:16 Enzberg - Maulbronn Stadt|
|D||SuO||RB22247||Maulbronn Stadt - 17:32 Maulbronn West - Horb|
Leopoldshafen Frankfurter Straße – KIT Campus-Nord Bahnhof
[710.1 not shown] (160C2) DE19/608
This branch off the Hochstetten line of the Albtalbahn is used by services for workers at KIT Campus, part of Karlsruher Institut für Technologie. Although trains to and from KIT Campus-Nord Bahnhof are shown in the KVV timetable, downloadable as a PDF, note C states that entry to the establishment is permitted only with an official identification card.
|SSuX||10083||Ettlingen Stadt – 07:54 Leopoldshafen Frankfurter Straße – KIT-Campus Nord Bahnhof (attached to service 20007 from Ittersbach Rathaus)|
|SSuX||10085||Ettlingen Stadt – 08:54 Leopoldshafen Frankfurter Straße – KIT-Campus Nord Bahnhof (attached to service 20011 from Ittersbach Rathaus)|
|SSuX||10062||16:37 KIT-Campus Nord Bahnhof – Ettlingen Albgaubad|
|SSuX||10066||17:37 KIT-Campus Nord Bahnhof – Ettlingen Albgaubad|
Laupheim Stadt avoiding line: Laupheim West - Schemmerberg
 (105A3) DE19/609
The Laupheim Stadt branch is connected to the Ulm - Friedrichshafen main line by a triangular junction at Laupheim West. Through services calling at Laupheim Stadt use the north and south curves whereas those not calling at Laupheim Stadt use the main line avoiding the branch. For most of the day there is an hourly service in each direction via Laupheim Stadt and at least one train each hour between Ulm and Biberach direct.
Note that because of the electrification of this line, no services are booked to use the south curve from Laupheim Stadt until at least 15 July.
Ettlingen West – Ettlingen Erbprinz
This line links the Albtalbahn with the DB main line at Ettlingen. Ulmer Eisenbahnfreunde operate a number of steam excursions between Karlsruhe Hbf and Bad Herrenalb which use this connection. These run approximately monthly, May to October.
Schlatt (Hohenz.) (Walkenmühle) – Hechingen Landesbahn
 (104A2) DE19/611
Trains to and from Gammertingen use the DB station at Hechingen except for the summer Sunday train to Eyach:
|D6||SuO||HzL60||Gammertingen - 09:40 Schlatt - Eyach|
D6: 1 May to 20 October 2019
Schliengen - Haltingen
 (110A2-110A3) DE19/612
Trains with no stops between Müllheim (Baden) and Weil (Rhein) run via the new Katzenberg Tunnel. These are mainly EC/IC/ICE trains non-stop between Freiburg (Breisgau) and Basel Badischer Bf. Stopping trains follow the old main line via Rheinweiler.
Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis for engineering work diversions
Diversions in the Stuttgart area are particularly likely while Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof is being rebuilt.
Vaihingen (Enz) (Langes Feld) - Stuttgart-Zazenhausen
[750, 770] (168B1-168B2) DE19/631
This route enables enables trains to run between the Schnellfahrstrecke from Mannheim and the line to Ulm without reversal at Stuttgart Hbf. Diversions this way are indicated by calls at Stuttgart Hbf being omitted.
Stuttgart Nürnberger Straße - Stuttgart-Untertürkheim
[750, 785, 786] (168C2-168C3) DE19/632
This route enables trains to run between the Ulm and Aalen lines without reversal at Stuttgart Hbf, very rarely used by passenger trains. It was used to a limited extent between 23 May to 23 July 2018 by overnight trains reversing at Stuttgart Hbf and Waiblingen.
Beimerstetten (Ulm Hbf Em Nord) - Ulm Rbf
 (163C2-163D2) DE19/633
This route enables trains to run between the Stuttgart line and Ulm Rbf (adjacent to the line to Sigmaringen) without reversal at Ulm Hbf and is very rarely used by passenger services. Engineering work from 25 October to 9 November 2018 resulted in IRE and RB trains between Ulm and Stuttgart being diverted via Ulm Rbf, where they reversed.
Freiburg avoiding line - Gundelfingen (abzw Gundelfingen) - Ebringen (Leutersberg)
 (101 B2-D1) DE19/634
This 11.1km line enables trains between Offenburg and Basel Bad to avoid Freiburg (Breisgau) station. From 18:00hrs 7 September 2019 to 04:30hrs 9 September 2019 IC, EC and ICE services do not call at Freiburg (Breisgau) and take the avoiding line instead.