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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
This list is based on the timetable in force until 13 December 2009, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information.  
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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''.
 
 
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==
 
===Saline – Westen===
 
===Saline – Westen===
[10007] (16A3, ''9B3'') DE09/151
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(''9B3'') DE19/151
  
 
This is a branch off the line from Westanleger to Wangerooge. Passenger trains run to/from Westen when required by pre-booked parties staying at the Youth Hostel or other accommodation there.
 
This is a branch off the line from Westanleger to Wangerooge. Passenger trains run to/from Westen when required by pre-booked parties staying at the Youth Hostel or other accommodation there.
 
During the summer season, excursions run between Wangerooge and Westen: see [http://www.siw-wangerooge.de DB's Wangerooge website] and search ("Suche") for "Westen" during the season.
 
During the summer season, excursions run between Wangerooge and Westen: see [http://www.siw-wangerooge.de DB's Wangerooge website] and search ("Suche") for "Westen" during the season.
  
===Bremen-Sebaldsbrück – Bremen Hbf (via Abzw Vahr)===
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===Emden Hbf - Emden Außenhafen===
[380] (16B1, not shown, ''9C2-9B2'') DE09/152
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[395] (''18B4'') DE19/152
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This branch line is used by trains connecting with the ferry to and from Borkum.  These are a few ''IC'' trains, mostly to and from Köln, and some local trains between Münster and Emden.  Dates and times of operation vary considerably.  'Emden Außenhafen' is indicated as the origin or destination of relevant trains in ''Kursbuch'' table 395, but full times are shown in the [https://www.westfalenbahn.de/fileadmin/user_upload/WestfalenBahn_Fahrplan_RE15_2017-18.pdf Westfalen Bahn timetable].
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===Meckelfeld - Buchholz (Nordheide) via Jesteburg===
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[120, 123] (''21D2-21C2'') DE19/152A
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This is an alternative route between Hamburg-Harburg and Buchholz (Nordheide).  It is used by ''RB38'' trains '''from''' Hamburg-Harburg '''to''' Soltau (Han) hourly 07:51 to 23:51 on Saturdays and Sundays only.  This is so that the train can be overtaken by an ''IC'' or ''ICE'' train leaving Hamburg-Harburg for Bremen at 57 minutes past the hour.
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Note that KBS 123 shows all trains to and from Soltau (Han) as starting and terminating at Buchholz (Nordheide), but the weekend extension to and from Hamburg-Harburg is shown in KBS 120 and the [https://www.erixx.de/bilder/erx_FP_2019_stand_18_11_28_web.pdf erixx timetable].
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===Bremen-Sebaldsbrück – Bremen Hbf (via Abzw. Vahr)===
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[380] (''9C2-9B2'') DE19/153
  
Trains from the Hannover line to platforms 1, 2 or 3 at Bremen Hbf may use this spur, which passes under both the main Hannover line and the Osnabrück line. They may, alternatively, use crossovers at the approach to Bremen Hbf. The route via Abzw Vahr has been used by ''RE'' trains from Hannover to Bremen and also by ''IC'' trains from Hannover to Oldenburg. The ''RE'' trains have been retimed between Achim and Bremen, so may now use the main line; reports will be welcomed. Trains in the opposite direction normally use the flat junction at Hastedt but, if the departure signal at Bremen Hbf platforms 1, 2 or 3 shows speed restriction 4 (= 40 km/h), that may indicate use of this route. There is no passenger use of the connections between Bremen-Hemelingen and Bremen Hbf via Abzw Vahr known to the compilers.
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Trains from the Hannover line to platforms 1, 2 or 3 at Bremen Hbf may use this spur, which crosses from the north side of the line to the south side by passing under both the main Hannover line and the Osnabrück line. They may, alternatively, use crossovers at the approach to Bremen Hbf. The route via Abzw. Vahr has been used by ''RE'' trains from Hannover to Bremen and also by ''IC'' trains from Hannover to Oldenburg. Trains in the opposite direction normally use the flat junction at Hastedt but, if the departure signal at Bremen Hbf platforms 1, 2 or 3 shows speed restriction 4 (= 40 km/h), that may indicate use of this route. There is no passenger use of the connections between Bremen-Hemelingen and Bremen Hbf via Abzw. Vahr known to the compilers.
  
===Bremen avoiding line: Sagehorn – Dreye (Gabelung)===
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===Bremen avoiding line: Sagehorn – Dreye (Abzw. Bremen-Gabelung)===
[10] (16B1, ''9D1-9C3'') DE09/153
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[120, 385] (''9D1-9C3'') DE19/154
  
 
Most trains between Hamburg and Osnabrück call at Bremen Hbf, but this route enables those that do not to avoid a lengthy detour.
 
Most trains between Hamburg and Osnabrück call at Bremen Hbf, but this route enables those that do not to avoid a lengthy detour.
  
{| width="100%"  
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{| class="ostable"
| H
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| D
 
| FSSuX  
 
| FSSuX  
| ''ICE1094''
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| ''IC1099''
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| Hamburg-Altona – 06:11 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf 
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|-
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|
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| FO
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| ''IC2301/2401''
 
| Hamburg-Altona – 06:12 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf  
 
| Hamburg-Altona – 06:12 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf  
 
|-  
 
|-  
| E
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| D
| FSSuX
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| TWSuX
| ''IC2194''
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| ''FLX''
| Hamburg-Altona – 06:12 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
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| Hamburg-Altona – 09:01 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| D
 
| D
 
| FO  
 
| FO  
| ''IC2407''
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| ''IC2417''
| Flensburg - 15:00 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf  
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| Fehmarn-Burg - 11:17 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf  
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|-
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| D
 +
| SuO
 +
| ''FLX''
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| Hamburg-Altona – 13:01 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| D
 
| D
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| SO
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| ''IC2405''
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| Stralsund Hbf – 15:12 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
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|-
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|
 
| SuO  
 
| SuO  
| ''IC2417''
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| ''IC1909/2409''
| Flensburg - 15:00 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
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| Stralsund Hbf – 16:08/16:11 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
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|-
 +
| D
 +
| SSuX
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| ''IC2195''
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| Hamburg-Altona - 16:09/16:10 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
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|-
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| D1
 +
| SuO
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| ''IC2197''
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| Hamburg-Altona – 18:09/18:10 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf  
 
|-  
 
|-  
| H
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| D
 +
| TSX
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| ''FLX''
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| Hamburg-Altona - 18:44 Hamburg-Harburg - Köln Hbf
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|-
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| D
 
| FSSuX  
 
| FSSuX  
| ''ICE1095''
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| ''ICE1098''
 
| Köln Hbf – 07:03 Essen Hbf – Hamburg-Altona  
 
| Köln Hbf – 07:03 Essen Hbf – Hamburg-Altona  
 
|-  
 
|-  
| E
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| D
| FSSuX
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| MSO
| ''IC2195''
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| ''FLX''
| Köln Hbf – 07:03 Essen Hbf – Hamburg-Altona  
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| Köln Hbf – 09:14 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
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|-
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| D
 +
| SX
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| ''IC2302''
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| Köln Messe/Deutz - 09:29 Hamm (Westf) - Fehmarn-Burg 
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|-
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| D
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| SX
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| ''IC2410''
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| Köln Messe/Deutz – 09:05 Gelsenkirchen Hbf - Fehmarn-Burg
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|-
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| D
 +
| MWSX
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| ''FLX''
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| Köln Hbf – 13:14 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
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|-
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|
 +
| SuO
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| ''IC2414''
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| Köln Hbf - 17:17 Diepholz - Hamburg-Altona
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|-
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|
 +
| FO
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| ''IC2404''
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| Köln Hbf – 17:25 Diepholz - Stralsund Hbf
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|-
 +
| D
 +
| MThO
 +
| ''FLX''
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| Köln Hbf – 17:12 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg-Altona  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| D
 
| D
| FO  
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| SX
| ''IC2406''
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| ''IC2196''
| Köln Hbf – 17:26 Diepholz Stralsund
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| Köln Hbf – 17:02 Essen Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
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|-
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| D
 +
| FO
 +
| ''FLX''
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| Köln Hbf – 18:44 Münster (Westf) Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
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|-
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| D
 +
| SuO
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| ''FLX''
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| Köln Hbf – 21:14 Osnabrück Hbf Hamburg-Altona
 
|}
 
|}
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D1: Train runs via Bremen Hbf 30 June to 27 October 2019
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Days and dates of operation of ''Flixtrain'' services vary; to check timings see their [https://www.flixtrain.com website]
  
 
===Kirchweyhe – Kirchweyhe BTE===
 
===Kirchweyhe – Kirchweyhe BTE===
(16B1 not shown, ''20B4'') DE09/153A
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(''20B4'') DE19/155
  
This south to west curve provides the only usable connection between DB and the Bremen-Thedinghauser Eisenbahn. BTE runs a number of excursions each summer from Leeste to destinations on the DB network. See [http://www.pingelheini.de www.pingelheini.de].
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This south to west curve provides the only usable connection between DB and the Bremen-Thedinghauser Eisenbahn. BTE usually runs excursions, mostly during the summer, from Leeste to destinations on the DB network. However in 2019 they are not running any excursions owing to a lack of suitable available rolling stock. See [https://www.pingelheini.de/leeste-thedinghausen/ their website].
  
===Munster (Örtze) – Munster (Örtze) Kaserne Emminger Weg===
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===Lüneburg Westseite (West station)===
[17.2] (17B1 not shown, ''21D4'') DE09/154
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[110] (''22C3'') DE19/156
  
This is a branch line which serves an army camp south-west of Munster (Örtze).  There is a passenger halt by a level crossing in Emminger Weg, in part of the military area that is open to the public, about 2.5km from Munster (Örtze) station. The following trains start and terminate there for the benefit of Bundeswehr personnel.      
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This is a separate station, west of the main line, which is used by most Hamburg local trains starting or terminating at Lüneburg. A few late evening and early morning trains run to and from the main station. The Westseite is also used by all trains to and from Dannenberg Ost.
  
{| width="100%"
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===Uelzen W750 - Uelzen W23 (Veerßer Kurve)===
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[305] (''32C1'') DE19/157
| FO
 
| ''IC1931''
 
| 11:50 Munster (Örtze) Kaserne Emminger Weg – Berlin Südkreuz
 
|-
 
|
 
| SuO
 
| ''IC1930''
 
| Berlin Südkreuz – 23:05 Munster (Örtze) – Munster (Örtze) Kaserne Emminger Weg
 
|}
 
  
===Lüneburg Westseite {West station}===
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The Stendal - Salzwedel - Uelzen - Bremen line crosses under the Hannover - Hamburg main line just south of Uelzen and curves north to serve the west side of Uelzen station. A new direct curve (the Veerßer Kurve) from the Stendal line to the east side of Uelzen station, giving a non-conflicting connection towards Hamburg, was opened in November 2013.
[110] (18A2, not shown, ''22C3'') DE09/155
 
  
This is a separate station, west of the main line, which is used by Hamburg local trains starting or terminating at Lüneburg between 08:00 and 23:00 daily. It is also used by all trains to and from Dannenberg Ost.
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Most trains between Stendal and Uelzen use the original line to and from the west side of Uelzen station. However, ''IRE'' services from Berlin to Hamburg normally use the Veerßer Kurve in this direction only to call at platform 102 on the east side of the station.
  
 
===Osnabrück Schinkel and Löhner Curves: Osnabrück ob Bf – Wissingen (Bbf Lüstringen)===
 
===Osnabrück Schinkel and Löhner Curves: Osnabrück ob Bf – Wissingen (Bbf Lüstringen)===
[31, 375, 385] (25A2, ''40C3'') DE09/156
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[385] (''40C3'') DE19/158
 
 
This is a curve from the high level station at Osnabrück to the Hannover line.
 
  
{| width="100%"  
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This is a curve from the high level station at Osnabrück to the Hannover line. Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram.
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[[File:Osnabrück.png|50px|thumb|none]]
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{| class="ostable"
 
|  
 
|  
 
| SuX  
 
| SuX  
 
| ''IC2241''
 
| ''IC2241''
| Münster (Westf) Hbf – 06:04 Osnabrück Hbf – Berlin Hbf/Ostbahnhof
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| Münster (Westf) Hbf – 06:04 Osnabrück Hbf – Berlin Ostbahnhof
|-  
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|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
| SuO  
 
| SuO  
 
| ''IC2343''
 
| ''IC2343''
| 08:04 Osnabrück Hbf – Berlin Hbf/Ostbahnhof
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| Münster (Westf) Hbf - 08:04 Osnabrück Hbf – Berlin Ostbahnhof
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|-
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|
 +
| SSuX
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| ''IC1926''
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| Köln Hbf - 16:57 Osnabrück Hbf – Berlin Ostbahnhof
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|-
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|
 +
| SuO
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| ''IC2326''
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| Köln Hbf - 16:57 Osnabrück Hbf – Rostock Hbf
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|-
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|
 +
| SSuX
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| ''IC1929''
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| Berlin Ostbahnhof/Berlin Hbf - 09:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
| D
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|  
 
|   
 
|   
 
| ''IC2242''
 
| ''IC2242''
| Berlin Ostbahnhof – 21:35 Bünde (Westf) – Osnabrück Hbf/Münster (Westf) Hbf  
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| Berlin Ostbahnhof – 21:35 Bünde (Westf) – Münster (Westf) Hbf
 
|-  
 
|-  
| E
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|  
 
| ''IC2242''
 
| Berlin Hbf – 21:13 Minden – Osnabrück Hbf/Münster (Westf) Hbf
 
|-
 
| D
 
 
| SuO  
 
| SuO  
 
| ''IC2240''
 
| ''IC2240''
 
| Berlin Ostbahnhof – 23:35 Bünde (Westf) – Münster (Westf) Hbf  
 
| Berlin Ostbahnhof – 23:35 Bünde (Westf) – Münster (Westf) Hbf  
|-
 
| E
 
| SuO
 
| ''IC2240''
 
| Berlin Hbf – 23:13 Minden – Münster (Westf) Hbf
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
===Aligse (Lehrte Nordgruppe, former Stw Lnf) – Ahlten===
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The following trains are diverted via this route from 17 March until 11 October 2019, unless shown otherwise.  Most are to provide additional capacity at weekends and are particularly liable to run on different days around public holidays.
[363.3] (26B2, ''122D4-122C4'') DE09/158
 
  
This line is used by trains between Burgdorf and Hannover which are not booked to call at any intermediate station between Aligse and Hannover Karl-Wiechert-Allee. There is an hourly ''S-Bahn'' service between Hannover and Celle via this curve.
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{| class="ostable"
 
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| D2
===Lehrte – Hannover Messe/Laatzen (via Misburg and Abzw Waldheim)===
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| MO
[22, 349] (26B2, ''122D4-122D3'') DE09/159
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| ''IC1916''
 
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| Köln Hbf - 06:43 Hagen Hbf - Berlin Ostbahnhof
This line forms part of a ring line round the south side of Hannover. In addition to the following trains, it is occasionally used by additional services between Berlin or Leipzig and Hannover Messe/Laatzen during certain Trade Fairs.
 
 
 
{| width="100%"
 
|
 
| SSuX
 
| ''ICE1091''
 
| Berlin Südkreuz – 06:18 Berlin-Spandau – München Hbf
 
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D
| SX
+
| SSuX
| ''ICE1093''
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| ''IC2222''
| Berlin Ostbahnhof – 18:19 Berlin-Spandau – Stuttgart Hbf
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| Aachen Hbf - 08:39 Oberhausen Hbf - Berlin Südkreuz
 
|-
 
|-
|  
+
| D3
| SSuX
+
| SO
| ''ICE1092''
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| ''IC2422''
| Darmstadt Hbf – 06:14 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Berlin Ostbahnhof
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| Köln Hbf - 10:29 Münster (Westf) Hbf - Stralsund Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
 
| D
 
| D
| FO
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| SuO
| ''ICE1192''
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| ''IC1928''
| Darmstadt Hbf – 15:49 Göttingen – Berlin Südkreuz
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| Köln Hbf - 12:31 Münster (Westf) Hbf - Rostock Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
| D  
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| D
 
| FO
 
| FO
| ''ICE1184''
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| ''IC2010''
| München Hbf – 17:50 Göttingen – Berlin Ostbahnhof
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| Tübingen Hbf - 12:31 Münster (Westf) Hbf - Berlin Ostbahnhof
 
|-
 
|-
|  
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| D
| SX
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| FO
| ''ICE1090''
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| ''IC2426''
| München Hbf – 18:13 Frankfurt am Main Hbf – Berlin Südkreuz
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| Köln Hbf - 13:10 Hamm (Westf) - Stralsund Hbf
|}
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|-
 
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| D
===Lehrte – Sehnde===
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| SuO
[323] (26B2, ''122D4'') DE09/160
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| ''IC1924''
 
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| Köln Hbf - 14:28 Münster (Westf) Hbf - Stralsund Hbf
At the flying junction with the Gifhorn and Braunschweig lines, east of Lehrte, trains from Hildesheim to beyond Lehrte use the longer north chord; all other trains to or from the Hildesheim line use the shorter south chord from Lehrte Ost.
 
 
 
===Wunstorf – Hannover Messe/Laatzen or Hannover Hbf (via Seelze Rbf, Ahlem and Hannover-Linden (Abzw Waldhausen))===
 
[370] (26B2, ''40B & 118A to 118C'') DE09/161
 
 
 
This route enables trains to/from the Minden and Bremen lines to depart/arrive at the east end of Hannover Hbf, or to reach Hannover Messe/Laatzen during certain Trade Fairs. Any to and from Bremen also use the goods line flyover between Wunstorf and Abzw Gummerwald.  The number of special trains has been greatly reduced in recent years.
 
 
 
===Edesheim (Leine) ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' connection===
 
[351] (40B3 not shown, ''43A4'') DE09/162
 
 
 
The connections between the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' and the old main line at Edesheim (Leine) (north of Northeim) are not normally used by passenger trains.  That allowing trains to run between the old main line to the south and the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' to the north is used by the following trains between 25 April and 19 May 2009, plus other days as noted.
 
 
 
{| width="100%"
 
| D1
 
| SSuX
 
| ''IC2275''  
 
| 06:00 Hannover Hbf – Stuttgart Hbf
 
 
|-
 
|-
| D2
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| D
| SuX
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| FO
| ''IC2277''  
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| ''IC1944''
| Hamburg-Altona – 08:00 Hannover Hbf – Karlsruhe Hbf
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| Köln Hbf - 14:29 Münster (Westf) Hbf - Dresden Hbf  
 
|-
 
|-
| D2
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| D
| SuX
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| FSuO
| ''IC2279''  
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| ''IC1920/1922''
| Stralsund – 10:00 Hannover Hbf – Karlsruhe Hbf
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| Stuttgart Hbf - 15:11 Hamm (Westf) - Berlin Ostbahnhof
 
|-
 
|-
| D3
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| D
|
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| SX
| ''IC2371''  
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| ''IC1912/1914''
| Hamburg-Altona – 12:00 Hannover Hbf – Konstanz
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| Köln Hbf - 17:10 Hamm (Westf) - Berlin Ostbahnhof/Dresden Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
| D4
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| D
|  
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| WThFSuO
| ''IC2373''  
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| ''IC1043/2016''
| Stralsund – 14:00 Hannover Hbf – Karlsruhe Hbf
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| Köln Hbf/Düsseldorf Hbf - 18:28 Münster (Westf) Hbf - Berlin Ostbahnhof
 
|-
 
|-
| D4  
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| D4
|
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| SuO
| ''IC2375''  
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| ''IC2011''
| Hamburg-Altona – 16:00 Hannover Hbf – Frankfurt am Main Hbf/Heidelberg Hbf/Karlsruhe Hbf
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| Berlin Hbf - 11:17/11:56 Hannover Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf/Tübingen Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
| D5
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| D
| FSSuX
 
| ''IC2181''
 
| Westerland (Sylt) – 17:02 Hannover Hbf – Göttingen
 
|-
 
| D4
 
 
| ''IC2377''
 
| Ostseebad Binz – 18:00 Hannover Hbf – Frankfurt am Main Hbf/Karlsruhe Hbf
 
|-
 
| D6
 
 
| FSuO  
 
| FSuO  
| ''IC2379''  
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| ''IC1040''
| Stralsund – 20:00 Hannover Hbf – Göttingen/Frankfurt am Main Hbf
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| Berlin Ostbahnhof - 12:56 Hannover Hbf - Düsseldorf Hbf
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|-
 +
| D
 +
| SuO
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| ''IC1915''
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| Berlin Ostbahnhof - 13:56 Hannover Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf/Tübingen Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
| D1
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| D
| SSuX
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| FO
| ''IC2176''  
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| ''IC1913''
| Göttingen – 06:02 Northeim – Hamburg-Altona
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| Berlin Hbf - 14:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
| D1
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| D
| SSuX
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| SuO
| ''IC2182''  
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| ''IC1917''
| Kassel Hbf – 07:11 Northeim – Stralsund
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| Berlin Hbf - 15:56 Hannover Hbf - Karlsruhe Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
| D7
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| D
| MTO
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| SSuX
| ''IC2182''  
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| ''IC2223''
| Kassel Hbf – 06:45 Göttingen – Stralsund
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| Berlin Hbf - 15:56 Hannover Hbf - Aachen Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
| D2
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| D3
| SuX
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| SO
| ''IC2378''  
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| ''IC2423''
| Frankfurt am Main Hbf – 09:11 Northeim – Hamburg-Altona
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| Ostseebad Binz - 15:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
| D8
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| D
|
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| FSuO
| ''IC2376''  
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| ''IC1921/1941''
| Karlsruhe Hbf – 11:14 Northeim – Stralsund/Ostseebad Binz
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| Berlin Ostbahnhof - 16:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
| D9
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| D
| FX
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| FSSuX
| ''IC2374''  
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| ''IC1923''
| Karlsruhe Hbf – 13:11 Northeim – Hamburg-Altona
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| Berlin Ostbahnhof - 17:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf
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|-
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| D
 +
| SuO
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| ''IC2015''
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| Dresden Hbf - 17:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
| D10
+
| D
|
+
| FO
| ''IC2174''  
+
| ''IC2325''
| Karlsruhe Hbf – 13:11 Northeim – Rostock Hbf
+
| Stralsund Hbf - 17:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
| D4
+
| D
 
| ''IC2372''
 
| Karlsruhe Hbf – 15:11 Northeim – Stralsund
 
|-
 
| D11
 
| FSuX
 
| ''IC2370''
 
| Konstanz – 17:11 Northeim – Hamburg-Altona
 
|-
 
| D6
 
 
| FSuO  
 
| FSuO  
| ''IC2270''  
+
| ''IC1925/1927''
| Konstanz – 17:11 Northeim – Stralsund
+
| Berlin Hbf - 18:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
| D12
+
| D
| SuX
+
| SuO
| ''IC2276''  
+
| ''IC2427''
| Karlsruhe Hbf – 19:12 Northeim – Hamburg-Altona
+
| Stralsund Hbf - 19:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf
|-
 
| D13
 
| SuO
 
| ''IC2288''
 
| Karlsruhe Hbf – 19:12 Northeim – Rostock Hbf
 
|-
 
| D6
 
| FSuO
 
| ''IC2274''
 
| Karlsruhe Hbf – 21:11 Northeim – Hannover Hbf/Hamburg-Altona
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
{| width="100%"
+
D2: Also runs via this route on Fridays 26 April to 23 August 2019
| D1: Not 1 May
+
 
| D8: Also 19 April, 12 July; not 25 April
+
D3: Train does not operate before 6 April 2019
|-
+
 
| D2: Not 2 May
+
D4: Also runs via this route on Fridays 22 March to 7 June
| D9: Also 19 April, 1 May, 12 July; not 25 & 30 April  
+
 
|-
+
===Ahlten (Abzw. Lehrte West) – Aligse (Lehrte Nordgruppe, former Stw Lnf)===
| D3: Also 12 July; not 25 April  
+
[360.6.7] (''122D4'') DE19/159
| D10: 30 April, 8 & 15 May only
+
 
|-
+
This west to north curve is used by trains between Hannover and Burgdorf which run non-stop between Hannover Karl-Wiechert-Allee and Aligse. There is an hourly ''S-Bahn'' service between Hannover and Celle by this route.
| D4: Also 18 & 19 April, 11 & 12 July
 
| D11: Also 18 April, 1 May, 11 July; not 30 April
 
|-
 
| D5: Not 30 April
 
| D12: Also 18 April, 11 July 
 
|-
 
| D6: Also 19 & 30 April, 12 July; not 1 May
 
| D13: Also 19 April, 12 July
 
|-
 
| D7: 8, 9, 15 & 22 June only 
 
|}
 
  
===Nörten-Hardenberg ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' connection===
+
===Lehrte (Abzw Lehrte West) – Misburg – Abzw Waldheim – Hannover Messe/Laatzen (Hannover Wülfel)===
[351] (40B3 not shown, ''55B2'') DE09/163
+
(''122D4-122D3'') DE19/160
  
The connections between the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' and the old main line at Nörten-Hardenberg (north of Göttingen) are not normally used by passenger trains.  That allowing trains to run between the old main line to the south and the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' to the north is scheduled to be used by the following trains between 6 and 22 June 2009.  It is possible that trains will use the Schnellfahrstrecke to and from Göttingen, if not needing to be overtaken by an ''ICE'' service.
+
This route forms the eastern part of the ring line round the south side of Hannover. It is used by the following trains to avoid reversal at Hannover Hbf.
  
{|
+
{| class="ostable"
| D14
 
| MTO
 
| ''IC2275''
 
| 06:00 Hannover Hbf – Stuttgart Hbf
 
|-
 
| D14
 
| MTO
 
| ''IC2277''
 
| Hamburg-Altona – 08:00 Hannover Hbf – Karlsruhe Hbf
 
|-
 
| D14
 
| MTO
 
| ''IC2279''
 
| Stralsund – 10:00 Hannover Hbf – Karlsruhe Hbf
 
|-
 
 
|  
 
|  
| MSuO
+
| TWX
| ''IC2371''
+
| ''FLX''
| Hamburg-Altona – 12:00 Hannover Hbf – Konstanz
+
| Berlin-Lichtenberg - 08:38 Lehrte - Stuttgart Hbf  
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
| MSSuO
 
| ''IC2373''
 
| Stralsund – 14:00 Hannover Hbf – Karlsruhe Hbf
 
|-
 
 
|  
 
|  
| MSSuO
+
| ''FLX''
| ''IC2375''
+
| Berlin-Lichtenberg - 16:36 Lehrte - Stuttgart Hbf  
| Hamburg-Altona – 16:00 Hannover Hbf – Frankfurt am Main Hbf/Heidelberg Hbf/Karlsruhe Hbf
 
 
|-
 
|-
|  
+
| D
| MO
+
| FSSuX
| ''IC2181''
+
| ''IC1598''
| Westerland (Sylt) – 17:02 Hannover Hbf – Göttingen
+
| 06:00 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Ostbahnhof
 
|-
 
|-
 +
 
|  
 
|  
| MSSuO
+
| ''FLX''
| ''IC2377''
+
| Stuttgart Hbf - 11:00 Hannover Messe/Laatzen - Berlin-Lichtenberg 
| Ostseebad Binz – 18:00 Hannover Hbf – Frankfurt am Main Hbf/Karlsruhe Hbf
 
 
|-
 
|-
|  
+
| D
| SuO
+
| FO
| ''IC2379''
+
| ''IC1970''  
| Stralsund – 20:00 Hannover Hbf – Göttingen
+
| Stuttgart Hbf - 15:50 Göttingen - Stralsund Hbf
 
|-
 
|-
| D14
+
|
| MTO
+
| TWX
| ''IC2176''
+
| ''FLX1816''
| 05:48 Göttingen – Hamburg-Altona
+
| Stuttgart Hbf - 18:58 Hannover Messe/Laatzen - Berlin-Lichtenberg 
|-
 
| D14
 
| MTO
 
| ''IC2378''
 
| Frankfurt am Main Hbf – 08:50 Göttingen – Hamburg-Altona
 
|-
 
| D14
 
| MTSuO
 
| ''IC2376''
 
| Karlsruhe Hbf – 10:57 Göttingen – Stralsund/Ostseebad Binz
 
|-
 
|
 
| MSuO
 
| ''IC2374''
 
| Karlsruhe Hbf – 12:50 Göttingen – Hamburg-Altona
 
|-
 
|
 
| MSSuO
 
| ''IC2372''
 
| Karlsruhe Hbf – 14:50 Göttingen – Stralsund
 
|-
 
|
 
| MSO
 
| ''IC2370''
 
| Konstanz – 16:50 Göttingen – Hamburg-Altona
 
|-
 
|
 
| SuO
 
| ''IC2270''
 
| Konstanz – 16:50 Göttingen – Stralsund
 
|-
 
|
 
| MSO
 
| ''IC2276''
 
| Karlsruhe Hbf – 18:50 Göttingen – Hamburg-Altona
 
|-
 
|
 
| SuO
 
| ''IC2288''
 
| Karlsruhe Hbf – 18:50 Göttingen – Rostock Hbf
 
|-
 
|
 
| SuO
 
| ''IC2274''
 
| Karlsruhe Hbf – 20:51 Göttingen – Hamburg-Altona
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
D14: Not 16 June 2009
+
Days and dates of operation of Flixtrain services may vary; to confirm timings and to make bookings, see the [https://www.flixtrain.com/ Flixtrain] website.
 +
 
 +
===Lehrte – Sehnde===
 +
[360.3] (''122D4'') DE19/161
 +
 
 +
East of Lehrte, the lines from Braunschweig and Hildesheim join with the line from Gifhorn in a complex flying junction. Trains '''from''' Lehrte towards Braunschweig or Hildesheim dive under the Gifhorn line and follow the original alignment of the Braunschweig line. Trains '''towards''' Lehrte diverge to the north and fly ''over'' the Gifhorn line about ½ km further north.
 +
 
 +
As an exception to this, any train from Hildesheim that terminates at Lehrte platform 3 will use the south side of the flying junction in the ''inbound'' direction.
  
 
===Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe (Abzw Siekweg) – Göttingen east side platforms===
 
===Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe (Abzw Siekweg) – Göttingen east side platforms===
[351] (40B3 not shown, ''55A2-55B2'') DE09/164
+
(''55A2-55B2'') DE19/162
  
This 2km link line leaves the Kassel ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' south of Göttingen and then crosses the Eichenberg line before joining the eastern platforms at Göttingen. It is normally used by northbound trains stopping at platform 4 at Göttingen. These are ''IC'' services from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe every two hours 08:28 to 18:28, plus:  
+
This 2km link (line 1803) leaves the Kassel ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' south of Göttingen and then crosses the Eichenberg line before joining the eastern platforms at Göttingen. It is normally used by northbound trains stopping at platform 4 at Göttingen. Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram
 +
[[File:Gottingen1.jpg|50px|thumb|none]]
  
{|
+
The following train is booked to use platform 4 at Göttingen, but may not always do so.
|
+
 
| SSuX
+
{| class="ostable"
| ''IC2182''
+
|
| 06:23 Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe – Stralsund
 
|-
 
|  
 
 
| SSuX
 
| SSuX
 
| ''ICE272''
 
| ''ICE272''
| Zürich HB 22:44 Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Hamburg-Altona  
+
| Zürich HB - 22:45 Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe - Hamburg-Altona
 
|}
 
|}
 +
 +
From 11 June 2019 until the end of the timetable period in December, all ''ICE'' and ''Nightjet'' services are diverted over the classic line between Göttingen and Hannover. Northbound trains are almost all booked to use platform 4 at Göttingen and those that do should use this connection.
 +
 +
===(Eichenberg –) Friedland(Han.) (Abzw. Grone) – Göttingen east side platforms===
 +
(''55A2-55B2'') DE19/163
 +
 +
Trains to and from the Eichenberg line at Göttingen mostly use platforms 4 and 5 and generally use this previously freight-only connection.  Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram.
 +
[[File:Gottingen2.jpg|50px|thumb|none]]
 +
 +
==Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis for engineering work diversions==
 +
===Osnabrück Schinkel and Stahlwerks Curves: Osnabrück ob Bf – Osnabrück unt Bf===
 +
[385] (''40C3'') DE19/181
 +
 +
These curves allow trains to run between the Münster and Rheine lines, passing through both the high-level and low-level platforms at Osnabrück.  The route may be used by ''IC'' trains if the direct line between Münster (Westf) and Rheine is blocked.  This is indicated by an extended journey time and local trains being replaced by buses.  Such diversions took place between 5 and 13 August 2017. Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram.
 +
[[File:Osnabrück.png|50px|thumb|none]]
 +
 +
===<div id="HAN182"></div>Lehrte (Abzw Lehrte West) – Misburg – Abzw Waldheim – Hannover-Linden - Wunstorf===
 +
(''31D4-31B4'') DE19/182
 +
 +
This is a ring line around the south side of Hannover.  It is occasionally used by diverted ''IC'' trains between the Lehrte and Osnabrück lines, this being indicated by omission of the usual stop at Hannover Hbf.
 +
 +
===<div id="HAN183"></div>Hannover Hbf (Hannover Kurve) - Ahlem - Empelde===
 +
[360.5] (''122B2-122D3'') DE19/183
 +
 +
This route forms part of the ring line round the south side of Hannover, with the curve to the Hameln line. The hourly ''S5'' trains between Hannover Hbf and Paderborn  and a few overnight trains were diverted this way between 1 and 14 October 2018.
 +
 +
===Northeim (Han) - Edesheim (Leine)===
 +
(''55B1'') DE19/184
 +
 +
Connections between the old main line and the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' at Edesheim (Leine), north of Northeim (Han), are sometimes used by ''IC/ICE'' trains during engineering work.  Use of the old main line instead of the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' results in an extended journey time between Göttingen and Hannover, but it is not normally possible to tell from public information which connection is being used.  Many trains were diverted via the old main line between Göttingen and Edesheim (Leine) between 12 and 28 August 2017. 
 +
 +
===Norten-Hardenburg - Northheim (Han)===
 +
(''55B1-55B2'') DE19/185
 +
 +
Connections between the old main line and the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' at Norten-Hardenberg, south of Northeim (Han), are sometimes used by ''IC/ICE'' trains during engineering work. Use of the old main line instead of the ''Schnellfahrstrecke'' results in an extended journey time between Göttingen and Hannover, but it is not normally possible to tell from public information which connection is being used.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Germany]]
+
[[Category:Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services]]
*[[Germany - General Information]]
 
*[[Germany - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services]]
 
  
[[Category:Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services]]
+
{{Navbox Germany}}

Revision as of 17:30, 7 October 2019

Introduction

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.

Obscure services

Saline – Westen

(9B3) DE19/151

This is a branch off the line from Westanleger to Wangerooge. Passenger trains run to/from Westen when required by pre-booked parties staying at the Youth Hostel or other accommodation there. During the summer season, excursions run between Wangerooge and Westen: see DB's Wangerooge website and search ("Suche") for "Westen" during the season.

Emden Hbf - Emden Außenhafen

[395] (18B4) DE19/152

This branch line is used by trains connecting with the ferry to and from Borkum. These are a few IC trains, mostly to and from Köln, and some local trains between Münster and Emden. Dates and times of operation vary considerably. 'Emden Außenhafen' is indicated as the origin or destination of relevant trains in Kursbuch table 395, but full times are shown in the Westfalen Bahn timetable.

Meckelfeld - Buchholz (Nordheide) via Jesteburg

[120, 123] (21D2-21C2) DE19/152A

This is an alternative route between Hamburg-Harburg and Buchholz (Nordheide). It is used by RB38 trains from Hamburg-Harburg to Soltau (Han) hourly 07:51 to 23:51 on Saturdays and Sundays only. This is so that the train can be overtaken by an IC or ICE train leaving Hamburg-Harburg for Bremen at 57 minutes past the hour.

Note that KBS 123 shows all trains to and from Soltau (Han) as starting and terminating at Buchholz (Nordheide), but the weekend extension to and from Hamburg-Harburg is shown in KBS 120 and the erixx timetable.

Bremen-Sebaldsbrück – Bremen Hbf (via Abzw. Vahr)

[380] (9C2-9B2) DE19/153

Trains from the Hannover line to platforms 1, 2 or 3 at Bremen Hbf may use this spur, which crosses from the north side of the line to the south side by passing under both the main Hannover line and the Osnabrück line. They may, alternatively, use crossovers at the approach to Bremen Hbf. The route via Abzw. Vahr has been used by RE trains from Hannover to Bremen and also by IC trains from Hannover to Oldenburg. Trains in the opposite direction normally use the flat junction at Hastedt but, if the departure signal at Bremen Hbf platforms 1, 2 or 3 shows speed restriction 4 (= 40 km/h), that may indicate use of this route. There is no passenger use of the connections between Bremen-Hemelingen and Bremen Hbf via Abzw. Vahr known to the compilers.

Bremen avoiding line: Sagehorn – Dreye (Abzw. Bremen-Gabelung)

[120, 385] (9D1-9C3) DE19/154

Most trains between Hamburg and Osnabrück call at Bremen Hbf, but this route enables those that do not to avoid a lengthy detour.

D FSSuX IC1099 Hamburg-Altona – 06:11 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
FO IC2301/2401 Hamburg-Altona – 06:12 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
D TWSuX FLX Hamburg-Altona – 09:01 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
D FO IC2417 Fehmarn-Burg - 11:17 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
D SuO FLX Hamburg-Altona – 13:01 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
D SO IC2405 Stralsund Hbf – 15:12 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
SuO IC1909/2409 Stralsund Hbf – 16:08/16:11 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
D SSuX IC2195 Hamburg-Altona - 16:09/16:10 Hamburg Hbf – Köln Hbf
D1 SuO IC2197 Hamburg-Altona – 18:09/18:10 Hamburg-Harburg – Köln Hbf
D TSX FLX Hamburg-Altona - 18:44 Hamburg-Harburg - Köln Hbf
D FSSuX ICE1098 Köln Hbf – 07:03 Essen Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
D MSO FLX Köln Hbf – 09:14 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
D SX IC2302 Köln Messe/Deutz - 09:29 Hamm (Westf) - Fehmarn-Burg
D SX IC2410 Köln Messe/Deutz – 09:05 Gelsenkirchen Hbf - Fehmarn-Burg
D MWSX FLX Köln Hbf – 13:14 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
SuO IC2414 Köln Hbf - 17:17 Diepholz - Hamburg-Altona
FO IC2404 Köln Hbf – 17:25 Diepholz - Stralsund Hbf
D MThO FLX Köln Hbf – 17:12 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
D SX IC2196 Köln Hbf – 17:02 Essen Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
D FO FLX Köln Hbf – 18:44 Münster (Westf) Hbf – Hamburg-Altona
D SuO FLX Köln Hbf – 21:14 Osnabrück Hbf – Hamburg-Altona

D1: Train runs via Bremen Hbf 30 June to 27 October 2019

Days and dates of operation of Flixtrain services vary; to check timings see their website

Kirchweyhe – Kirchweyhe BTE

(20B4) DE19/155

This south to west curve provides the only usable connection between DB and the Bremen-Thedinghauser Eisenbahn. BTE usually runs excursions, mostly during the summer, from Leeste to destinations on the DB network. However in 2019 they are not running any excursions owing to a lack of suitable available rolling stock. See their website.

Lüneburg Westseite (West station)

[110] (22C3) DE19/156

This is a separate station, west of the main line, which is used by most Hamburg local trains starting or terminating at Lüneburg. A few late evening and early morning trains run to and from the main station. The Westseite is also used by all trains to and from Dannenberg Ost.

Uelzen W750 - Uelzen W23 (Veerßer Kurve)

[305] (32C1) DE19/157

The Stendal - Salzwedel - Uelzen - Bremen line crosses under the Hannover - Hamburg main line just south of Uelzen and curves north to serve the west side of Uelzen station. A new direct curve (the Veerßer Kurve) from the Stendal line to the east side of Uelzen station, giving a non-conflicting connection towards Hamburg, was opened in November 2013.

Most trains between Stendal and Uelzen use the original line to and from the west side of Uelzen station. However, IRE services from Berlin to Hamburg normally use the Veerßer Kurve in this direction only to call at platform 102 on the east side of the station.

Osnabrück Schinkel and Löhner Curves: Osnabrück ob Bf – Wissingen (Bbf Lüstringen)

[385] (40C3) DE19/158

This is a curve from the high level station at Osnabrück to the Hannover line. Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram.

Osnabrück.png
SuX IC2241 Münster (Westf) Hbf – 06:04 Osnabrück Hbf – Berlin Ostbahnhof
SuO IC2343 Münster (Westf) Hbf - 08:04 Osnabrück Hbf – Berlin Ostbahnhof
SSuX IC1926 Köln Hbf - 16:57 Osnabrück Hbf – Berlin Ostbahnhof
SuO IC2326 Köln Hbf - 16:57 Osnabrück Hbf – Rostock Hbf
SSuX IC1929 Berlin Ostbahnhof/Berlin Hbf - 09:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf
IC2242 Berlin Ostbahnhof – 21:35 Bünde (Westf) – Münster (Westf) Hbf
SuO IC2240 Berlin Ostbahnhof – 23:35 Bünde (Westf) – Münster (Westf) Hbf

The following trains are diverted via this route from 17 March until 11 October 2019, unless shown otherwise. Most are to provide additional capacity at weekends and are particularly liable to run on different days around public holidays.

D2 MO IC1916 Köln Hbf - 06:43 Hagen Hbf - Berlin Ostbahnhof
D SSuX IC2222 Aachen Hbf - 08:39 Oberhausen Hbf - Berlin Südkreuz
D3 SO IC2422 Köln Hbf - 10:29 Münster (Westf) Hbf - Stralsund Hbf
D SuO IC1928 Köln Hbf - 12:31 Münster (Westf) Hbf - Rostock Hbf
D FO IC2010 Tübingen Hbf - 12:31 Münster (Westf) Hbf - Berlin Ostbahnhof
D FO IC2426 Köln Hbf - 13:10 Hamm (Westf) - Stralsund Hbf
D SuO IC1924 Köln Hbf - 14:28 Münster (Westf) Hbf - Stralsund Hbf
D FO IC1944 Köln Hbf - 14:29 Münster (Westf) Hbf - Dresden Hbf
D FSuO IC1920/1922 Stuttgart Hbf - 15:11 Hamm (Westf) - Berlin Ostbahnhof
D SX IC1912/1914 Köln Hbf - 17:10 Hamm (Westf) - Berlin Ostbahnhof/Dresden Hbf
D WThFSuO IC1043/2016 Köln Hbf/Düsseldorf Hbf - 18:28 Münster (Westf) Hbf - Berlin Ostbahnhof
D4 SuO IC2011 Berlin Hbf - 11:17/11:56 Hannover Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf/Tübingen Hbf
D FSuO IC1040 Berlin Ostbahnhof - 12:56 Hannover Hbf - Düsseldorf Hbf
D SuO IC1915 Berlin Ostbahnhof - 13:56 Hannover Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf/Tübingen Hbf
D FO IC1913 Berlin Hbf - 14:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf
D SuO IC1917 Berlin Hbf - 15:56 Hannover Hbf - Karlsruhe Hbf
D SSuX IC2223 Berlin Hbf - 15:56 Hannover Hbf - Aachen Hbf
D3 SO IC2423 Ostseebad Binz - 15:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf
D FSuO IC1921/1941 Berlin Ostbahnhof - 16:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf
D FSSuX IC1923 Berlin Ostbahnhof - 17:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf
D SuO IC2015 Dresden Hbf - 17:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf
D FO IC2325 Stralsund Hbf - 17:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf
D FSuO IC1925/1927 Berlin Hbf - 18:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf
D SuO IC2427 Stralsund Hbf - 19:56 Hannover Hbf - Köln Hbf

D2: Also runs via this route on Fridays 26 April to 23 August 2019

D3: Train does not operate before 6 April 2019

D4: Also runs via this route on Fridays 22 March to 7 June

Ahlten (Abzw. Lehrte West) – Aligse (Lehrte Nordgruppe, former Stw Lnf)

[360.6.7] (122D4) DE19/159

This west to north curve is used by trains between Hannover and Burgdorf which run non-stop between Hannover Karl-Wiechert-Allee and Aligse. There is an hourly S-Bahn service between Hannover and Celle by this route.

Lehrte (Abzw Lehrte West) – Misburg – Abzw Waldheim – Hannover Messe/Laatzen (Hannover Wülfel)

(122D4-122D3) DE19/160

This route forms the eastern part of the ring line round the south side of Hannover. It is used by the following trains to avoid reversal at Hannover Hbf.

TWX FLX Berlin-Lichtenberg - 08:38 Lehrte - Stuttgart Hbf
FLX Berlin-Lichtenberg - 16:36 Lehrte - Stuttgart Hbf
D FSSuX IC1598 06:00 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - Berlin Ostbahnhof
FLX Stuttgart Hbf - 11:00 Hannover Messe/Laatzen - Berlin-Lichtenberg
D FO IC1970 Stuttgart Hbf - 15:50 Göttingen - Stralsund Hbf
TWX FLX1816 Stuttgart Hbf - 18:58 Hannover Messe/Laatzen - Berlin-Lichtenberg

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

Lehrte – Sehnde

[360.3] (122D4) DE19/161

East of Lehrte, the lines from Braunschweig and Hildesheim join with the line from Gifhorn in a complex flying junction. Trains from Lehrte towards Braunschweig or Hildesheim dive under the Gifhorn line and follow the original alignment of the Braunschweig line. Trains towards Lehrte diverge to the north and fly over the Gifhorn line about ½ km further north.

As an exception to this, any train from Hildesheim that terminates at Lehrte platform 3 will use the south side of the flying junction in the inbound direction.

Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe (Abzw Siekweg) – Göttingen east side platforms

(55A2-55B2) DE19/162

This 2km link (line 1803) leaves the Kassel Schnellfahrstrecke south of Göttingen and then crosses the Eichenberg line before joining the eastern platforms at Göttingen. It is normally used by northbound trains stopping at platform 4 at Göttingen. Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram

Gottingen1.jpg

The following train is booked to use platform 4 at Göttingen, but may not always do so.

SSuX ICE272 Zürich HB - 22:45 Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe - Hamburg-Altona

From 11 June 2019 until the end of the timetable period in December, all ICE and Nightjet services are diverted over the classic line between Göttingen and Hannover. Northbound trains are almost all booked to use platform 4 at Göttingen and those that do should use this connection.

(Eichenberg –) Friedland(Han.) (Abzw. Grone) – Göttingen east side platforms

(55A2-55B2) DE19/163

Trains to and from the Eichenberg line at Göttingen mostly use platforms 4 and 5 and generally use this previously freight-only connection. Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram.

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

Osnabrück Schinkel and Stahlwerks Curves: Osnabrück ob Bf – Osnabrück unt Bf

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These curves allow trains to run between the Münster and Rheine lines, passing through both the high-level and low-level platforms at Osnabrück. The route may be used by IC trains if the direct line between Münster (Westf) and Rheine is blocked. This is indicated by an extended journey time and local trains being replaced by buses. Such diversions took place between 5 and 13 August 2017. Click on the thumbnail for a full size diagram.

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Lehrte (Abzw Lehrte West) – Misburg – Abzw Waldheim – Hannover-Linden - Wunstorf

(31D4-31B4) DE19/182

This is a ring line around the south side of Hannover. It is occasionally used by diverted IC trains between the Lehrte and Osnabrück lines, this being indicated by omission of the usual stop at Hannover Hbf.

Hannover Hbf (Hannover Kurve) - Ahlem - Empelde

[360.5] (122B2-122D3) DE19/183

This route forms part of the ring line round the south side of Hannover, with the curve to the Hameln line. The hourly S5 trains between Hannover Hbf and Paderborn and a few overnight trains were diverted this way between 1 and 14 October 2018.

Northeim (Han) - Edesheim (Leine)

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Connections between the old main line and the Schnellfahrstrecke at Edesheim (Leine), north of Northeim (Han), are sometimes used by IC/ICE trains during engineering work. Use of the old main line instead of the Schnellfahrstrecke results in an extended journey time between Göttingen and Hannover, but it is not normally possible to tell from public information which connection is being used. Many trains were diverted via the old main line between Göttingen and Edesheim (Leine) between 12 and 28 August 2017.

Norten-Hardenburg - Northheim (Han)

(55B1-55B2) DE19/185

Connections between the old main line and the Schnellfahrstrecke at Norten-Hardenberg, south of Northeim (Han), are sometimes used by IC/ICE trains during engineering work. Use of the old main line instead of the Schnellfahrstrecke results in an extended journey time between Göttingen and Hannover, but it is not normally possible to tell from public information which connection is being used.

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