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Revision as of 22:37, 12 November 2019

Contents

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

Routes are ordered geographically. In the Frankfurt area, routes in and out of the Hauptbahnhof are considered first and then the various avoiding lines. In both cases, routes are ordered clockwise round the city, from Frankfurt am Main Süd to Frankfurt am Main West.

Eichenberg avoiding line: Friedland (Han) (Abzw Eichenberg Nordkopf) – Arenshausen (Abzw Eichenberg Ostkopf)

[540.1] (55B3) DE19/501

This north to east curve links the Göttingen and Nordhausen lines and is used by through trains between Göttingen and Leinefelde (generally every two hours).

Bad Sooden-Allendorf (Abzw Eschwege-Wehre) – Wehretal-Reichensachsen (Abzw Eschwege-Stegmühle)

(55B4) DE20/502

Since the reopening of Eschwege Stadtbahnhof in 2009, all local trains between Eichenberg and Bebra reverse there, leaving and returning to the main line at a triangular junction at Eschwege West. Daytime expresses use the Schnellfahrstrecke, so the only passenger trains to use the main line, bypassing Eschwege, are overnight ones.

NJ471 Berlin Ostbahnhof/Hamburg-Altona - 01:26 Göttingen - Zürich HB
MO ICE1271 Hamburg-Altona - 03:07 Göttingen - Chur
NJ491 Hamburg-Altona - 22:59 Göttingen - Wien Hbf/Innsbruck Hbf
NJ470 Zürich HB - 01:48 Fulda - Berlin Ostbahnhof/Hamburg-Altona
SuO ICE990 München Hbf - 02:25 MO Bad Hersfeld - Hamburg-Altona
NJ490 Wien Hbf/Innsbruck Hbf – 03:00 Würzburg Hbf – Hamburg-Altona

Bebra avoiding line: Ludwigsau-Friedlos (Abzw Blankenheim) – Ronshausen (Abzw Faßdorf)

[605, 610] (66 insert) DE19/503

This south to east curve enables trains between Fulda and Eisenach to avoid reversal at Bebra. It is used by trains (an ICE/IC service at least hourly) running non-stop between Fulda or Bad Hersfeld and Eisenach.

Gießen avoiding line: Dutenhofen – Großen Linden (Gießen Bergwald Stw Gs)

[445] (65A4) DE19/504

This west to south curve enables trains to run between Wetzlar and Friedberg (Hess) without reversing at Gießen.

SSuX RE24931 Siegen – 05:47 Wetzlar – Frankfurt am Main Hbf
SSuX RE24930 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – 17:58 Bad Nauheim – Siegen

Neuhof (Kr Fulda) (Fulda-Bronnzell) – Fulda via Flyover

[615] (78C1) DE19/505

The flyover south of the station allows trains to run from the northbound line from Hanau into the low-numbered platforms at Fulda, without crossing the Schnellfahrstrecke on the level. It is used by most RE trains via Flieden terminating at Fulda.

Flieden – Sterbfritz (Elm Bbf)

(78C1-78C2) DE20/506

This is part of the former main line between München and Hamburg. Daytime expresses now use the Schnellfahrstrecke and diversion of Gemünden local trains to Schlüchtern, instead of Fulda, has left the route with passenger trains only during the night.

NJ491 Hamburg-Altona - 22:59 Göttingen - Wien Hbf/Innsbruck Hbf
NJ490 Wien Hbf/Innsbruck Hbf – 03:00 Würzburg Hbf – Hamburg-Altona

Hanau West (Weiche 403/404) – Hanau Hbf (Nordseite)

[640] (153D2) DE20/507

This route is used by trains between the Maintal and Fulda lines. There are two spurs linking the Maintal line to Hanau Hbf Nordseite (Fulda line). The southerly one is for eastbound trains via platform 7 only. The other is reversible and links with platforms 2 to 7. Most local trains via Maintal Ost terminating or starting at Hanau Hbf normally use the reversible connection and platform 5.

Most IC and ICE trains run via Offenbach (Main), but some are routed via Maintal. The following are scheduled to run via Maintal Ost and Hanau Hbf Nordseite.

NJ471 Berlin Ostbf - 02:56 Fulda - Zürich HB
SSuX ICE1646 Erfurt Hbf - 06:44 Fulda - Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf
D2 SuX ICE791 Berlin Ostbf - 10:47 Fulda - Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf
D1 IC1191 Berlin Ostbf - 12:47 Fulda - Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf
FO ICE1683 Hamburg-Altona - 15:15 Hanau Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
SuO ICE1685 Hamburg-Altona - 15:15 Hanau Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D1 ICE795 Berlin Ostbf - 14:47 Fulda - Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf
D1 SSuX ICE797 Berlin Ostbf - 16:15 Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe - Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf
SuO ICE1597 Hamburg Hbf - 16:41 Fulda - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D1 SSuO IC1197 Berlin Ostbf - 16:47 Fulda - Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf
SuO IC1956 Leipzig Hbf - 17:00 Fulda - Karlsruhe Hbf
D SuO IC1985 Hamburg-Altona - 19:25 Hanau Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D FO ICE1673 Hamburg-Altona - 19:26 Hanau Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf
D1 ICE1590 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - 08:20 Frankfurt am Main Süd - Berlin Ostbf
D1 ICE1592 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - 10:20 Frankfurt am Main Süd - Berlin Ostbf
D4 SO IC1986 Stuttgart Hbf - 10:18 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Hamburg-Altona
D1 ICE798 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - 12:20 Frankfurt am Main Süd - Berlin Ostbf
FO IC1972 12:16 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Hamburg-Altona
D4 SuO IC1174 Basel SBB - 14:18 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Ostbf
D1 IC1196 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - 14:20 Frankfurt am Main Süd - Berlin Ostbf
D1 ICE794 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - 16:20 Frankfurt am Main Süd - Berlin Ostbf
D FSSuX EC218 Graz Hbf - 16:14 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Erfurt Hbf
D FSSuX IC1951 16:14 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Erfurt Hbf
D FSuO ICE1594 16:14 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Hamburg-Altona
D3 SX ICE792 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - 18:20 Frankfurt am Main Süd - Berlin-Gesundbrunnen

D1: 15 December 2019 to 4 October 2020

D2: 15 December 2019 to 5 April 2020 and SuX 6 April to 4 October 2020

D3: 15 December 2019 to 5 April 2020 and SX 6 April to 4 October 2020

D4: 10 October to 12 December 2020

Frankfurt am Main Hbf

Trains between Frankfurt am Main Hbf and Frankfurt am Main Stadion, Neu Isenburg or Frankfurt am Main Süd may use two routes over the River Main, crossing the Niederrader Brücke or the Main-Neckar-Brücke, about 2 km further upstream. The line over the Niederrader Brücke gives access to platforms 1a through 8 on the south side (via Abzw Gutleuthof), platforms 15 through 24 on the north side of the Hauptbahnhof and the S-Bahn underground station. The Main-Neckar-Brücke gives access to platforms 4 through 13, but following construction of a new spur it may be possible for trains to run to platforms 1 to 3 as well. Platforms 4 through 8 are accessible from both bridges.

Trains via Frankfurt am Main Süd and Neu Isenburg mainly use the Main-Neckar-Brücke and those via Frankfurt am Main Stadion mainly the Niederrader Brücke. There is little difference in journey time between Frankfurt am Main Stadion and the Hauptbahnhof via either bridge. However, there is a significant difference between Frankfurt am Main Süd and the Hauptbahnhof, with trains via Niederrader Brücke being scheduled at least 10 minutes, rather than 6 or 7 minutes for the Main-Neckar-Brücke route.

Many long-distance trains reverse at Frankfurt and, in the lists below, trains using a route inward are shown before those using it outward.

Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Frankfurt am Main Süd

[615, 615.1, 640] (151C3-151D3) DE20/508

Most trains run via Main-Neckar-Brücke. The following trains run via Niederrader Brücke and Abzw Forsthaus:

FO ICE1683 Hamburg-Altona - 15:15 Hanau Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D5 FO ICE1673 Hamburg-Altona - 19:26 Hanau Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf
FO IC2224 München Hbf - 20:04 Aschaffenburg Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D6 ICE522 München Hbf - Würzburg Hbf - Dortmund Hbf
FO IC2372 Karlsruhe Hbf - 08:08 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Kassel-Wilhelnshöhe/Hannover Hbf
FO IC1972 12:16 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Hannover Hbf/Hamburg-Altona
D FSSuX EC218 Graz Hbf - 16:14 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Erfurt Hbf
D FSSuX IC1951 16:14 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Erfurt Hbf
FSuO ICE1594 16:14 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Hannover Hbf/Hamburg-Altona
SX ICE776 17:16 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Oldenburg (Oldb) Hbf

D5: 9 October to 11 December 2020

D6: 20 April to 2 July 2020, except 1 June

Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Neu Isenburg (via Abzw Forsthaus)

[650, 650.2] (151C3-151C4) DE20/509

Most trains to and from Neu Isenburg, other than S-Bahn, run via Main-Neckar-Brücke, but the following are scheduled via Niederrader Brücke:

D7 IC1994/1996 Stuttgart Hbf - 08:47 Darmstadt Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
SO IC1986 Stuttgart Hbf - 09:25 Darmstadt Hbf - Hannover Hbf/Hamburg-Altona
D8 FSSuX EC218 Graz Hbf - 15:24 Darmstadt Hbf - Erfurt Hbf
D7 IC1995 16:50 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf
D9 FO ICE1673 Hamburg-Altona - 20:15 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf

D7: Train IC1996 runs MO. Trains IC1994 and IC1995 run in connection with trade fairs. Train IC1995 runs on 7 to 9 January, 27 to 30 January, 5, 6, 10 and 11 February, 9 to 12 March and 30 March to 2 April 2020. Train IC1994 runs a day later in all cases.

D8: Via Niederrader Brücke when terminating at Frankfurt am Main Hbf.

D9: 9 October to 11 December 2020.

Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Frankfurt am Main Stadion

[471, 472, 655, 655.1] (151C3-151B4) DE20/510

Most trains (and particularly RE and RB ones) run via Niederrader Brücke. Most RE and RB trains use platforms 15–24 on the north side of the Hauptbahnhof. Most S-Bahn S7 services and many IC and ICE trains run via Abzw Gutleuthof and use platforms 1–8 on the south side of the Hauptbahnhof.

The trains noted below normally run via Abzw Forsthaus and Main-Neckar Brücke, but not on Saturdays and Sundays 10 August to 29 September 2019. Trains may not run on those days, be diverted via Frankfurt-Niederrad or run direct to and from Frankfurt am Main Süd, without calling at the Hauptbahnhof (see route DE19/515).

The following trains are scheduled via Main-Neckar Brücke:

  • ICE trains from Frankfurt am Main Hbf to Mannheim Hbf hourly 05:50 to 20:50
  • ICE trains from Frankfurt am Main Hbf to Frankfurt am Main Flughafen hourly 07:10 to 22:10, but not 09:10, 12:10 and 16:10
  • ICE trains from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt am Main Hbf hourly 06:32 to 21:32 and every two hours 09:16 to 19:16
  • ICE and IC trains from Frankfurt am Main Fernbahnhof to Frankfurt am Main Hbf every two hours 04:42 to 20:42

The following trains are also scheduled to use this route:

D10 IC2221 Lübeck Hbf - 00:02 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D11 IC2321 Hamburg-Altona - 00:02 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
NJ470 Zürich HB - 23:42 Mannheim Hbf - Berlin Ostbf
FSO RJ66 Budapest Keleti - 00:30 SSuO Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
FSX IC990 München Hbf - 00:30 SSuX Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf/Hamburg-Altona
D12 ICE209 Kiel Hbf - 02:15 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Basel SBB
ICE698 München Hbf - 02:30 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Berlin-Gesundbrunnen
D14 ICE208 Basel SBB - 02:16 Mannheim Hbf - Kiel Hbf
ICE827 Köln Hbf - 04:36 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf/München Hbf
ICE418/618 München Hbf - 05:18 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Essen Hbf/Düsseldorf Hbf
ICE672 Wiesbaden Hbf - 05:34 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen - Hamburg-Altona
MO ICE696 Karlsruhe Hbf - 05:31 Mannheim Hbf - Kiel Hbf
SuX ICE674 Karlsruhe Hbf - 07:17 Mannheim Hbf - Kiel Hbf
D ICE1557 Wiesbaden Hbf - 09:01 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Dresden Hbf
ICE27 Dortmund Hbf - 12:02 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Wien Hbf
ICE1653 Wiesbaden Hbf - 15:01 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Dresden Hbf
ICE1655 Wiesbaden Hbf - 17:01 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Dresden Hbf
D14 ICE1659 Wiesbaden Hbf - 21:01 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Erfurt Hbf/Leipzig Hbf
D14 ICE19 Bruxelles Midi - 21:18 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D15 ICE221 Amsterdam Centraal - 22:18 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D14 ICE9557/TGV9559 Paris Est - 22:19 Mannheim Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D14 IC2315 Westerland (Sylt) - 23:01 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
ICE4 Zürich HB - 22:33 Mannheim Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
ICE887/1087 Hamburg-Altona - 00:13 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Wiesbaden Hbf
SuO ICE879 Berlin Ostbf - 00:50 MO Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Karlsruhe Hbf
ICE699 Hamburg-Altona - 02:25 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - München Hbf
D12 ICE209 Kiel Hbf - 02:48 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Basel SBB
D14 ICE208 Basel SBB - 03:08 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Kiel Hbf
MO IC2097 03:51/04:02 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - München Hbf
IC2220/2320 05:42 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Hamburg-Altona/Lübeck Hbf
IC1911 06:55 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf
D13 ICE1554 Dresden Hbf - 20:42 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Wiesbaden Hbf
ICE695 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen - 21:51 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf
D16 ICE877 Berlin Ostbf - 23:00 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Karlsruhe Hbf

Note that ICE208 and ICE209 use this route both arriving at and departing from Frankfurt.

D10: 20 April to 13 June and 15 to 17 September 2020 (next day from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen)

D11: 14 June to 2 July and 6 July to 14 September 2020 (next day from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen)

D12: 6 July to 16 September 2020

D13: Not via this route when the train is to or from Saarbrücken Hbf

D14: 6 July to 17 September 2020

D15: 6 July to 9 August and 20 August to 17 September 2020, except 18 and 19 July

D16: 20 April to 2 July 2020

Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Frankfurt-Höchst (via Abzw Mainzer Landstraße)

[466, 627, 646] (50A3, 151C3-151B3) DE19/511

All trains, other than S-Bahn, between Frankfurt-Höchst and Frankfurt am Main Hbf run via Abzw Mainzer Landstraße. Most of those to and from Koblenz and Wiesbaden use the connection between Abzw Mainzer Landstraße and platforms 15–24 on the north side of Frankfurt am Main Hbf. Most of those to and from Limburg (Lahn) run via Abzw Gutleuthof to use platforms 1–8 on the south side of the Hauptbahnhof.

Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Frankfurt-Rödelheim (via Abzw Mainzer Landstraße)

[637] (50A3, 151C3-152D2) DE19/512

This route is used by the through trains between Brandoberndorf, Grävenwiesbach and Frankfurt am Main Hbf, all of which arrive and depart at the north side platforms. These run on Mondays to Fridays, peak hours only. S-Bahn trains between Frankfurt-Rödelheim and Frankfurt am Main Hbf run via Frankfurt West.

Frankfurt am Main Süd (Abst Anlage) – Frankfurt-Louisa

[650, 650.2] (151D3-151C4) DE19/513

This east to south curve provides a link between Frankfurt am Main Süd and the Darmstadt line. There is a frequent S-Bahn service over tracks parallel to this route.

On Saturdays and Sundays from 10 August to 29 September 2019 this route is used by IC/ICE trains between Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and Heidelberg Hbf or Karlsruhe Hbf, from Frankfurt am Main Süd at 18 minutes past odd hours and from Darmstadt Hbf at 22 minutes past even hours.

The line is also used by:

TWX FLX Berlin-Lichtenberg - 11:34 Frankfurt am Main Süd - Stuttgart Hbf
SuO IC1956 Leipzig Hbf - 17:51/18:01 Frankfurt am Main Süd - Karlsruhe Hbf
D17 FO IC1079 Hamburg-Altona - 18:01 Frankfurt am Main Süd - Stuttgart Hbf
FLX Berlin-Lichtenberg - 19:37 Frankfurt am Main Süd - Stuttgart Hbf
FLX Stuttgart Hbf - 08:04 Darmstadt Hbf - Berlin-Lichtenberg
D18 SuO ICE1174 Basel SBB - 13:40 Darmstadt Hbf - Erfurt Hbf
D19 FO IC1970 Stuttgart Hbf - 13:46 Darmstadt Hbf – Stralsund Hbf
TWX FLX Stuttgart Hbf - 15:56 Darmstadt Hbf - Berlin-Lichtenberg

D17: 14 December 2018 to 7 June 2019

D18: 29 September to 27 October 2019

D19: 14 December 2018 to 17 May 2019

Days and dates of operation of Flixtrain services may vary. To confirm timings and to make bookings, see the Flixtrain website.

Frankfurt am Main Stadion – Neu Isenburg (via Abzw Forsthaus)

[471, 650] (151B4-151C4) DE20/514

This route is used by trains between Frankfurt am Main Stadion and Neu Isenburg if not booked to call at Frankfurt am Main Hbf.

D20 ICE1673 Hamburg-Altona - 20:15 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf
SSuX ICE1223 06:48 Darmstadt Hbf - Dortmund Hbf (train continues to München via Kassel)

D20: 6 November to 11 December 2020

Frankfurt am Main Stadion – Frankfurt am Main Süd (via Abzw Forsthaus)

[640, 655.1] (151B4-151D3) DE19/515

This route is used by trains between Frankfurt am Main Stadion and Frankfurt am Main Süd if not booked to call at Frankfurt am Main Hbf.

RE trains operate thus:

  • From Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Regiobf:
  • From Frankfurt am Main Süd:

ICE and IC trains between Frankfurt am Main Flughafen and Erfurt or Berlin:

  • From Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf every two hours 08:09 to 18:09
  • From Frankfurt am Main Süd every two hours 07:41 to 17:41 (or 17:39)
NJ421 Düsseldorf Hbf - 23:54 Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf - Innsbruck Hbf
NJ471 Berlin Ostbf - 04:02 Frankfurt am Main Süd - Zürich HB
NJ420 Innsbruck Hbf - 05:26 Frankfurt am Main Süd - Düsseldorf Hbf

Limburg Süd (Abzw Breckenheim) - Wiesbaden Hbf (Wiesbaden-Wäschbach)

[472] (151B1 - 151D1) DE19/516

This branch off the Köln - Frankfurt Schnellfahrstrecke is used by ICE trains between Köln and Wiesbaden Hbf.

D28 SSuX ICE711 Köln Hbf - 06:55 Limburg Süd - Stuttgart Hbf
SSuX ICE1228 München Hbf (via Dortmund) - 18:20 Limburg Süd - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
SSuX ICE712 Mainz Hbf - 06:23 Wiesbaden Hbf - Köln Hbf
D29 SSuX ICE1223 07:08 Wiesbaden Hbf - München Hbf (via Dortmund)
D28 SSuX ICE710 Stuttgart Hbf - 16:45 Wiesbaden Hbf - Köln Hbf

D28: 10 December 2018 to 16 April 2019 and 9 September to 13 December 2019

D29: 28 October to 13 December 2019

Mainz-Bischofsheim (Abzw Kostheim Ost) – Mainz-Kastel (Abzw Kostheim)

[645.8-9, 651] (151D2-151C2) DE19/517

This connection across the Main splits in two parts at Abzw Kostheim Ost just north of the river. The two main tracks fly over the Höchst line and turn west to touch it briefly (Abzw Kostheim) before turning north to become route DE19/518 to the Kaiserbrücke over the Rhein. There is also a single-track south-to-west curve (line 3531) that avoids the flyover and diverges from the Höchst line to the south at Abzw Kostheim. This is used by used by trains from Mainz-Kastel to Bischofsheim, but all trains from Bischofsheim use the main track until Abzw Kostheim. The eastbound main track from Abzw Kostheim to Abzw Kostheim Ost is only used by trains coming from the Mainz Kaiserbrücke via route DE19/518.

Hochheim (Main) (Abzw Kostheim) – Mainz Hbf (Abzw Kaiserbrücke Ost)

[471] (151C2) DE19/518

This route allows trains from the north bank of the River Main to access the Kaiserbrücke over the River Rhein to Mainz, so trains can run between Mainz Hbf and the Frankfurt area via Frankfurt-Höchst. This line can also be used to allow trains to run between Mainz-Bischofsheim and Mainz-Mombach without passing through Mainz Hbf.

The line is used from 9 December 2018 by a new hourly RE service between Frankfurt am Main Hbf and Mainz Hbf via Hochheim (Main).

The following trains are diverted via this route:

D30 IC2028 Nürnberg Hbf - 07:42 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Hamburg-Altona
D30 ICE1222/1622 Innsbruck Hbf/München Hbf - 19:42 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Dortmund Hbf

D30: 26 October to 14 December 2019

Kelsterbach – Frankfurt am Main Stadion (Abzw Frankfurt Schwanheim)

[471] (152C3-152D3) DE19/519

This is part of the original main line and is used by trains between Mainz Hbf and the Frankfurt area via Kelsterbach, which stop at neither of the stations at Frankfurt am Main Flughafen.

D31 SSuX RE29243 Kirchheimboladen – 06:56 Rüsselsheim – Frankfurt am Main Hbf
SSuX RE29205 Alzey – 07:39 Rüsselsheim – Frankfurt am Main Hbf
FO RE29648 15:30 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Bad Kreuznach
FSSuX RE29650 17:34 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Bad Kreuznach

D31: Some days the train starts from Alzey and Kirn with alternative train numbers.

The line through Frankfurt am Main Regionalbahnhof is closed from 26 October to 14 December 2019. RB and RE trains between Frankfurt am Main Hbf and Rüsselsheim are diverted via this route. (S-Bahn trains are diverted via Frankfurt am Main Fernbahnhof).

The following trains are also diverted via this route, omitting the normal call at Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbahnhof, 26 October to 14 December 2019.

D IC2021 Hamburg-Altona - 06:29 Mainz Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D ICE23 Dortmund Hbf - 07:40 Mainz Hbf - Wien Hbf
D ICE1221 Dortmund Hbf - 09:42 Mainz Hbf - München Hbf/Seefeld in Tirol
D ICE27 Dortmund Hbf - 11:42 Mainz Hbf - Wien Hbf
D ICE925 Hamburg-Altona - 15:42 Mainz Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D32 SX ICE1655 Wiesbaden Hbf - 16:43 Mainz Hbf - Dresden Hbf
D IC2017 Hamburg-Altona - 17:42 Mainz Hbf - Passau Hbf
D IC2229 Kiel Hbf - 19:42 Mainz Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf/Passau Hbf
D IC2029 Hamburg-Altona - 21:44 Mainz Hbf - Nürnberg Hbf
D IC2221/2321 Lübeck Hbf - 23:42 Mainz Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D IC2226 Passau Hbf/09:38 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Kiel Hbf
D IC2024 Nürnberg Hbf - 11:38 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Hamburg-Altona
D ICE926 13:38 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Hamburg-Altona
D ICE922 15:38 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Hamburg-Altona
D ICE26 Wien Hbf - 17:38 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Dortmund Hbf
D ICE22 Wien Hbf - 21:43 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Dortmund Hbf

D32: Also diverted via this route 11 June to 9 August 2019

Raunheim (Abzw Mönchwald) – Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf (Abzw Mönchhof)

[471] (152B4) DE19/520

This spur connects the old main line from Mainz Hbf to the Schnellfahrstrecke from Köln. It is used by trains calling at both Mainz Hbf and Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf. There is an hourly IC service for most of the day.

Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf – Zeppelinheim

[655.1] (152D3) DE19/521

This south to west curve is from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf to the line to Mannheim via Biblis. It is used by trains running direct between Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf and Mannheim. These are principally hourly ICE trains between Köln and Basel or München and two-hourly ICE trains between Frankfurt am Main and Stuttgart (which reverse at Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf).

Weiterstadt (Abzw Darmstadt Stockschneise) – Darmstadt Nord – Darmstadt-Kranichstein

(154C2) DE19/522

This west to east route connects the Mainz and Aschaffenburg lines north of Darmstadt Hbf. Between Darmstadt Nord and Darmstadt-Kranichstein it has its own alignment, different from the one used by local passenger trains. The Darmstadt-Kranichstein railway museum sometimes runs a shuttle service between Groß-Gerau and Kranichstein during its annual Bahnwelttage event in May.

Arheilgen – Darmstadt-Nord

[641] (49B1, 154C2) DE19/523

This north to east curve connects the Frankfurt am Main and Aschaffenburg lines north of Darmstadt Hbf. It is used by through trains between Groß-Umstadt Wiebelsbach and Frankfurt am Main Hbf via Darmstadt Nord, generally every two hours.

Darmstadt Hbf – Weiterstadt (Abzw Darmstadt Bergschneise and Abzw Weiterstadt Stockschneise)

[651] (154C3-154C2) DE19/524

Darmstadt Hbf is connected to the line towards Mainz by three geographically separate tracks, of which two technically constitute a widely separated double track flying junction and the third is reversible.

The Darmstadt to Mainz track (line 3537) diverges from the main track towards Frankfurt (line 3605) north of Darmstadt Hbf, at about the the place where it passes over the Aschaffenburg – Mainz line. It then makes a 135° curve to the left and joins the Aschaffenburg – Mainz line from the north at Abzw Stockschneise. The Mainz to Darmstadt track (line 3530) diverges to the south at Abzw Stockschneise directly to the Hauptbahnhof, where it eventually becomes platform 9.

Between these two tracks, there is a reversible track which splits from the Mainz - Aschaffenburg line on the flat at Abzw Bergschneise, 1 km east of Abzw Stockschneise. At Darmstadt Hbf it arrives between the tracks from/to Darmstadt Nord, which eventually become platforms 7 and 8.

Trains from Mainz use line 3530. Trains towards Mainz from platforms 6 and 7 can use either the reversible track to Abzw Bergschneise or line 3537. The latter route is longer but allows higher speeds; nevertheless the shorter Bergschneise route is usually used because it does not conflict with use of line 3605 to Frankfurt. Which route is used can be seen from the position of the scissors crossover points just north of the platforms – left for the Bergschneise route, right for the Stockschneise route. The compilers would welcome any confirmation of use of the latter route.

Darmstadt Hbf – Darmstadt-Kranichstein

(154C3-154C2) DE19/525

A shuttle service may operate between Darmstadt Hbf and Darmstadt-Kranichstein in connection with special events at the Darmstadt-Kranichstein railway museum. These trains normally use a completely different route from normal passenger services, which operate to and from platforms on the west side of Darmstadt Hbf. The shuttles use platform 1, on the east side of the Hauptbahnhof, and the goods line via Darmstadt Nord (including part of DE19/523). For details of future events, see the museum website.

Wiesbaden avoiding line: Wiesbaden-Biebrich - Wiesbaden Ost

(151C3-151B3) DE19/526

This line allows trains to run between Frankfurt am Main and the Rechte Rheinstrecke (via Rüdesheim) without reversal at Wiesbaden Hbf.

SSuX RE25046 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 07:33 Mainz-Kastel - Eltville
SSuX RE25048 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 17:34 Mainz-Kastel - Eltville
SSuX RE25045 Eltville - 06:14 Wiesbaden-Biebrich - Frankfurt am Main Hbf

At weekends from 5 January to 24 March 2019 all IC and ICE trains between Koblenz and Mainz were diverted via the Rechte Rheinstrecke, on the opposite side of the River Rhein from usual. Some trains are also to be diverted on 30 & 31 March 2019 and can be distinguished by not calling at Koblenz Hbf and also using route DE19/431.

In addition, the following trains were diverted on weekdays from 20:00 on 2 January until 28 March 2019.

D IC209 Kiel Hbf - 00:48 Koblenz Hbf - Basel SBB
D MO IC2419 Köln Hbf - 03:10 Koblenz Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf
D IC2013 Dortmund Hbf - 12:00 Koblenz Hbf - Oberstdorf
D FSuO IC1911 Dortmund Hbf - 14:18 Koblenz Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf
D FSuO IC1915 Berlin Ostbahnhof - 18:18 Koblenz Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf/Tübingen Hbf
D IC2339 Hamburg-Altona - 20:48 Koblenz Hbf - Nürnberg Hbf
D IC2215 Hamburg-Altona - 21:48 Koblenz Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D36 NJ421 Düsseldorf Hbf - 22:18 Koblenz Hbf - Innsbruck Hbf
D FSuX IC2321 Hamburg-Altona - 22:48 Koblenz Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D FSuO IC2221 Lübeck Hbf - 22:48 Koblenz Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D IC208 Basel SBB - 03:51 Mainz Hbf - Kiel Hbf
D IC2012 Oberstdorf - 14:49 Mainz Hbf - Dortmund Hbf
D EC114 Klagenfurt Hbf - 17:44 Mainz Hbf - Dortmund Hbf
D SuX ICE1522/1622 München Hbf - 20:02 Mainz Hbf - Dortmund Hbf
D SX IC2210 Stuttgart Hbf - 21:01 Mainz Hbf - Dortmund Hbf
D ICE1022 Wien Hbf - 22:01 Mainz Hbf - Dortmund Hbf
D IC2020 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 23:41 Mainz Hbf - Hamburg-Altona

D36: Also diverted Saturdays excepted 14 to 25 July 2019.

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

Hanau avoiding line: Großkrotzenburg - Hanau Nord (Rauschwald)

(151D2) DE19/531

This line allows trains to run between the Aschaffenburg and Fulda or Friedberg lines without reversal at Hanau Hbf.

D33 NJ491 Hamburg-Altona - 21:05 Göttingen - Wien Hbf
D34 FSO NJ490 Wien Hbf - 03:00 SSuO Würzburg Hbf - Hamburg-Altona

D33: 28 June to 27 October 2019

D34: 16 August to 26 October 2019

Frankfurt am Main Hbf avoiding line: Frankfurt West (Galluswarte) – Frankfurt-Niederrad

(151C3-151B3) DE19/532

This line provides a link between Frankfurt West and lines to the south, for trains not required to call at the Hauptbahnhof. It is sometimes used by IC trains when there is engineering working in the Hauptbahnhof area. However, as most IC trains via Frankfurt West also run via Darmstadt, use of route DE19/533 is more likely.

Frankfurt am Main Hbf avoiding line: Frankfurt West (Galluswarte) – Frankfurt-Louisa (Main-Neckar Brücke)

(151C3) DE19/533

This line provides an alternative link between Frankfurt West and lines to the south, but particularly via Darmstadt, for trains not required to call at the Hauptbahnhof. There were numerous diversions of IC trains between Gießen and Darmstadt via this route during autumn 2018.

Use of this route is indicated by trains calling at Frankfurt am Main West instead of the Hauptbahnhof.

Limburg Süd (Caltex) - Kelsterbach (Brunnenschneise)

(152B3) DE19/534

This north to east curve allows trains to run between the Köln - Frankfurt Schnellfahrstrecke and the old main line between Mainz and Frankfurt. The following diversions apply between 26 October and 14 December 2019 and are the first significant passenger use of the route since the Schnellfahrstrecke opened. Trains can be readily distinguished in timetables by omitting the normal stop at Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbahnhof.

D SSuX ICE811 Köln Hbf - 07:06 Limburg Süd - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D SSuX ICE813 Dortmund Hbf - 08:06 Limburg Süd - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D SSuX ICE815 Dortmund Hbf - 09:07 Limburg Süd - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D SSuX ICE817 Köln Hbf - 15:52 Limburg Süd - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D SSuX ICE17 Bruxelles Midi - 16:20 Köln Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D SSuO ICE17 Bruxelles Midi - 17:07 Limburg Süd - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D SSuX ICE819 Köln Hbf - 17:18 Limburg Süd - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D SX ICE215 Bruxelles Midi - 18:19 Köln Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D ICE911 Köln Hbf - 19:18 Limburg Süd - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D ICE129 Amsterdam Centraal - 19:21 Köln Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D ICE618/1018 München Hbf - 05:43 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Essen Hbf/Dortmund Hbf
D ICE220 07:13 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Amsterdam Centraal
D SSuX ICE818 13:35 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Köln Hbf
D35 ICE810 20:31 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Köln Hbf

D35: Runs via this route SuX 26 October to 2 November and daily 4 November to 14 December 2019

Groß Gerau – Groß Gerau-Dornberg

[660] (154A2) DE19/536

IC and EC trains between Mainz and Mannheim (not calling at Frankfurt am Main Flughafen) normally run via Worms, but are sometimes diverted via Groß Gerau and Groß Gerau-Dornberg. Trains, including RE services, are diverted this way on 15 and 16 December 2018.

The following train was scheduled to run this way 5 January to 24 March 2019.

D SSuO EC8 Zürich HB - 14:20 Mannheim Hbf - Hamburg-Altona

Relief IC trains may also use this west to south curve. Following signalling alterations at Mannheim Hbf, it is no longer possible to determine there whether a train to Mainz is to run via Groß Gerau. If local trains via Worms are replaced by buses, it is likely that IC and EC trains will use this route.

Offenbach (Main) Hbf - Offenbach (Main) Ost

[645.8] (153B2) DE19/537

This 1.7km connecting line links the main Frankfurt (Main) - Hanau line at Offenbach Hbf with the S-Bahn line at Offenbach Ost. Early on Monday mornings throughout 2019, certain S8 trains between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Offenbach Ost are diverted to run to/from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf high level via Frankfurt (Main) Süd and this line. Departures from Offenbach (Main) Hbf are at 00:38, 01:12 and 01:38 (all MO) and from Offenbach (Main) Süd at 23:58 SuO, 00:27 MO and 00:58 MO.

Diversions of services over this line can also take place at other times and on other days for short periods.