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

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Mainz-Mombach - Mainz Abzw Kaiserbrücke West

[471] (ERA-E 57A2; ERA-R 122C1; S+W 151B2) DE21/401

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.

The following train is the rear portion of a service that divides at Budenheim.

SSuX RB29681 Bad Kreuznach - 07:14 Budenheim - Wiesbaden Hbf

The following trains are diverted via this route between 7 July and 31 August 2021, unless shown otherwise.

D1 NJ421 Amsterdam C - 23:46 Koblenz Hbf - Innsbruck Hbf
D1 ICE209 Kiel Hbf - 00:48 Koblenz Hbf - Basel SBB
D IC2213 Ostseebad Binz - 19:48 Koblenz Hbf - Stuttgart Hbf
D RE29531 Saarbrücken Hbf - 21:01 Budenheim - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D IC1021 Hamburg-Altona - 21:23 Bingen (Rh) Hbf - Nürnberg Hbf
D RE29533 Saarbrücken Hbf - 21:55 Budenheim - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D1 IC2215 Westerland (Sylt) - 21:48 Koblenz Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D FSO RB29697 Bad Kreuznach - 22:50 Budenheim - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D1 IC2027 Hamburg-Altona - 22:48 Koblenz Hbf - Frankfurt am Main Hbf
D1 IC2020 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 23:39 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Hamburg-Altona
D SO RB29690 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 00:43 Mainz-Bischofsheim - Idar-Oberstein
D1 ICE208 Basel SBB - 03:23 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Kiel Hbf
D1 NJ420 Innsbruck Hbf - 03:59 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Amsterdam C
D2 ICE90 Wien Hbf - 19:58 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Dortmund Hbf
D3 ICE1622 München Hbf - 19:58 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Dortmund Hbf
D RE29534/29669 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 20:39 Mainz-Bischofsheim - Saarbrücken Hbf
D SuO IC1910 München Hbf - 20:08 Mannheim Hbf - Dortmund Hbf
D SX IC2210 Stuttgart Hbf - 20:39 Mannheim Hbf - Dortmund Hbf
D RE4266 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 21:37 Mainz-Bischofsheim - Koblenz Hbf
D ICE22 Wien Hbf - 21:59 Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof - Dortmund Hbf
D RE29538 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 22:39 Mainz-Bischofsheim - Saarbrücken Hbf
D RB29588 Frankfurt am Main Hbf - 23:39 Mainz-Bischofsheim - Bad Kreuznach

D1: 7 July to 13 August and 4 to 30 September 2021

D2: 7 to 16 July 2021

D3: 17 July to 13 August 2021

Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf – Ludwigshafen BASF Nord

[670.1] (ERA-E 53C1-61C2; ERA-R 111A2; S+W 159A2-158D1) DE21/402

Trains operate between Ludwigshafen Hbf and the BASF chemical works. These are shown in table 670.1 in the DB Kursbuch. 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] (ERA-E 53C1 not shown; ERA-R 111A2; S+W 158D2) DE21/403

This pair of curves, via the low level west side platforms at Ludwigshafen (Rhein) Hbf, is used by through trains between the Worms and Schifferstadt lines. There is an RE service between Mainz and Karlsruhe via Germersheim every two hours for most of the day. Northbound trains run via platform 6 and the diveunder route to the Worms line, whereas southbound trains run via the direct curve to platforms 8 or 9.

Schifferstadt avoiding line: Limburgerhof (Limburgerhof Abzw.) – Böhl-Iggelheim (Böhl-Iggelheim Abzw.)

[670] (ERA-E 53C1; ERA-R 111A1; S+W 158D3-158C4) DE21/404

This line is used by trains between Mannheim/Ludwigshafen and Neustadt (Weinstraße)/Kaiserslautern not calling at Schifferstadt.

Enkenbach – Kaiserslautern Hbf (via Eselsfürth)

[672] (ERA-E 53B1; ERA-R 112C4; S+W 155C4-155D3) DE21/405

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, 672.2] (ERA-E 53B1; ERA-R 112C4; S+W 155D4) DE21/406

This east to north curve links the Neustadt (Weinstraße) and Bingen (Rhein) lines east of Hochspeyer.

D SuO WX81493 Koblenz Hbf – 11:06 Rockenhausen – Wissembourg
D SuO RE4298 Koblenz Hbf – 19:23 Enkenbach – Karlsruhe Hbf
D SuO RE4299 Karlsruhe Hbf – 08:53 Neustadt (Weinstraße) Hbf – Koblenz Hbf
D SuO WX81494 Wissembourg – 18:16 Neustadt (Weinstraße) Hbf – Koblenz Hbf

Trier Hbf - Ehrang Ort

[690] (ERA-E 52C2 not shown; ERA-R 111C5; S+W 155D1) DE21/407

There are two routes between Trier Hbf and the Moselstrecke to Koblenz. The main line runs via Ehrang Bahnhof, but there is also a single line that runs on the far (east) side of the marshalling yard at Ehrang. The eastern route is sometimes used by RE trains from Trier, non-stop to Schweich.

Koblenz-Moselweiß (Koblenz Mosel Gbf) - Koblenz-Lützel

[470,690] (ERA-E 53B4; ERA-R 105B2; S+W 150C2) DE21/408

This west to north curve links the Moselstrecke from Trier to the Linke Rheinstrecke via Bonn Hbf, avoiding Koblenz Hbf. It is used occasionally in March and April by the through trains between Luxembourg and Düsseldorf Hbf, which normally reverse in Koblenz Hbf. Trains ran to the folowing schedules on 13 to 15, 19 to 22, 28 to 30 March and 6 to 10 April 2020, but terminating and starting at Wittlich or Wasserbillig on some days.

D RE5107/IC5107 Luxembourg – 08:22 Kobern-Gondorf – Düsseldorf Hbf
D IC5106/RE5106 Düsseldorf Hbf – 15:12 Koblenz-Lützel – Luxembourg

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

Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein (Pfaffendorf) - Niederlahnstein

(ERA-E 53B4; ERA-R 105B2; S+W 150D2) DE21/431

If trains are diverted via the Rechte Rheinstrecke they normally cross back to the left bank to call at Koblenz Hbf. Exceptionally, they may use this route and not call at Koblenz. Diverted trains can be readily identified because they stop at Bonn-Beuel and Neuwied instead of Bonn Hbf and Koblenz Hbf.

From 17 August 2021 until 10 June 2023 there is an hourly local service between Neuwied and Niederlahnstein via this line. This is because of work in the Horchheimer Tunnel, on the curve from Koblenz Pfaffendorf to the Hochenhheimer Brücke.