Germany (Rheinland-Pfalz) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services 2019

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Obscure services

Mainz-Mombach - Mainz Abzw Kaiserbrücke West

(151B2) DE19/401

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.

On 16 December 2018 the following trains have no booked stops between Frankfurt am Main Hbf and Ingelheim, so are expected to use this route and route DE19/518, the curve between the Kaiserbrücke and Abw Kostheim.

D SuO RE4251 Koblenz Hbf - 05:56 Ingelheim - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D SuO RE4255 Koblenz Hbf - 07:55 Ingelheim - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D SuO RE4257 Koblenz Hbf - 09:55 Ingelheim - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D SuO RE4252 07:07 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Koblenz Hbf
D SuO RE4254 09:08 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Koblenz Hbf

The following trains are also diverted via this route:

D1 IC2028 Nürnberg Hbf - 07:42 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Hamburg-Altona
D1 ICE1222/1622 Innsbruck Hbf/München Hbf - 19:42 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Dortmund Hbf

D1: 26 October to 14 December 2019

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.)

[670] (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)

[672] (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.