Germany (Sachsen) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Obscure services
- 2.1 Kyhna (Delitzsch Gbf) – Delitzsch unt Bf
- 2.2 Leipzig-Leutzsch – Wiederitzsch – Leipzig Hbf (Leipzig-Mockau)
- 2.3 Leipzig-Leutzsch – Wiederitzsch – Rackwitz (Abzw Leipzig Messe Nord)
- 2.4 Leipzig Hbf (tief) (Leipzig Berliner Straße) – Leipzig Messe (Leipzig Nordkopf)
- 2.5 Leipzig Hbf (Leipzig-Mockau) - Rackwitz (Abzw Leipzig Messe Nord)
- 2.6 Leipzig-Heiterblick - Leipzig-Anger (via Leipzig-Schönefeld)
- 2.7 Oschatz – Glossen (b Oschatz) (Döllnitzbahn GmbH)
- 2.8 Zabeltitz/Nünchritz (Radebeul Abzw Az) - Radebeul-Naundorf
- 2.9 Zabeltitz (Großenhain Berliner Bf W16) - Radebeul-Kotzschenbroda
- 2.10 Dresden-Plauen (Abzw Freital Ost) - Tharandt
- 2.11 Arnsdorf (b Dresden) – Kleinröhrsdorf (Abzw Arnsdorf Nord)
- 2.12 Werdau (Werdau Bogendreieck, Werdauer Spitz) – Neumark (Sachsen) (Werdau Bogendreieck, Neumarker Spitz)
- 3 Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis for engineering work diversions
- 4 See also
This list is based on the timetable dated from 10 December 2017 to 8 December 2018, unless otherwise stated. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information. Map references relate to the 2014 issue of the Schweers+Wall Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland.
Kyhna (Delitzsch Gbf) – Delitzsch unt Bf
[501.9] (58B2) DE18/301
This west to north curve connects the Halle (Saale) – Eilenburg and Leipzig – Bitterfeld lines. As a result of engineering work between Delitzsch ob Bf and Halle (Saale) Hbf between 2 September and 8 December 2018, all services are replaced by buses and the trains below do not run.
|D1||SSuO||S37930||05:54 Delitzsch unt Bf - Halle (Saale) Hbf|
|D1||S37931||Halle (Saale) Hbf – 22:52 Kyhna – Delitzsch unt Bf|
D1 Not between 2 Sep and 8 Dec 2018.
This line is also used occasionally by diverted ICE services between Bitterfeld and Halle (Saale) Hbf when the line via Landsberg is closed for engineering work.
Leipzig-Leutzsch – Wiederitzsch – Leipzig Hbf (Leipzig-Mockau)
[250, 580] (131C3-131B3) DE18/302
This is a longer route between Leipzig-Leutzsch and Leipzig Hbf via the freight ring line. The train below is confirmed as taking this route on 21 August.
|SuX||ICE1526||Jena Paradies - 07:30 Weißenfels - Hamburg-Altona|
Leipzig-Leutzsch – Wiederitzsch – Rackwitz (Abzw Leipzig Messe Nord)
[250, 580] (131B3-131C2) DE18/303
This route enables trains to run between the Erfurt and Berlin main lines without reversing at Leipzig Hbf. It is common with route DE18/302 between Leipzig-Leutzsch and Wiederitzsch. The trains between Paris and Moskva used this route 12 December to 15 February.
Leipzig Hbf (tief) (Leipzig Berliner Straße) – Leipzig Messe (Leipzig Nordkopf)
[501.2, 503] (131C3-131C2) DE18/304
There are two routes available for S-Bahn trains between Leipzig Hbf (tief) and platforms 1 and 2 on the Bitterfeld line at Leipzig Messe. These are via Leipzig Nord on the Eilenburg line (6396) or via the main line to Bitterfeld (6411). All S2 and S6 trains to and from Leipzig Messe or beyond now run via and call at Leipzig Nord and so use line 6396 and the connections between Leipzig Nordkopf, on line 6411, and Leipzig Nord in both directions. The southbound connection, in particular, follows a separate alignment of its own. The only S-Bahn trains to use the southern end of line 6411 are S5/S5X services to and from the Leipzig/Halle Flughafen line.
Leipzig Hbf (Leipzig-Mockau) - Rackwitz (Abzw Leipzig Messe Nord)
 (131C3-131C2) DE18/305
A single line (6388) runs to the east of the flyovers carrying the Wiederitzsch and Flughafen lines. It is used by RE trains between Leipzig and Magdeburg, 07:00 to 20:00, and by:
|MSX||S37284||00:22 Leipzig Hbf - Bitterfeld|
|SuO||ICE1934||16:00 Leipzig Hbf - Emden Hbf|
|FO||IC1933||Oldenburg (Oldb) Hbf - 16:54 Bitterfield - Leipzig Hbf|
|FSX||S37279||Biederitz - 23:34 Rackwitz - Leipzig Hbf|
Leipzig-Heiterblick - Leipzig-Anger (via Leipzig-Schönefeld)
[209.43, 501.4] (131D3) DE18/306
This is an alternative route into Leipzig from Cottbus, via the east side of the Leipzig ring line.
|RE18396||Cottbus - 20:45 Taucha (b Leipzig) - Leipzig Hbf|
Oschatz – Glossen (b Oschatz) (Döllnitzbahn GmbH)
The Döllnitzbahn operates a limited service over this 750mm gauge line. Steam trains operate to Glossen at certain weekends. The only regular trains over the full length of the line are the following diesel trains:
|SSuX||DBG104||13:11 Oschatz Hbf – Glossen (b Oschatz)|
|SSuX||DBG107||14:14 Glossen (b Oschatz) – Oschatz Hbf|
The line to Kemmlitz (b Oschatz) re-opened for special trains on 10 June 2017. These run at certain weekends. For further information see www.doellnitzbahn.de.
Zabeltitz/Nünchritz (Radebeul Abzw Az) - Radebeul-Naundorf
 (72C2) DE18/308
Following the provision of additional tracks, all fast trains between Dresden and Leipzig or Berlin run via Radebeul Ost, whether or not they stop at Dresden-Neustadt. There is therefore no longer any use of this north-south connection at Radebeul.
Zabeltitz (Großenhain Berliner Bf W16) - Radebeul-Kotzschenbroda
RB and RE trains between Dresden and Elsterwerda run via Priestewitz and Großenhain Cottbuser Bf. EC/IC trains between Dresden and Berlin once again run direct via this route, after having been diverted away during the 2016 and 2017 timetable periods.
Dresden-Plauen (Abzw Freital Ost) - Tharandt
[510, 510.3] (72D4-72C4) DE18/310
A single-track goods line runs to the north of the main line, and at lower level, between Freital Ost and Tharandt. At Freital-Hainsberg it is on the far side of the narrow-gauge station and yard from the main line. It is used by all westbound trains not stopping between Dresden Hbf and Tharandt.
Arnsdorf (b Dresden) – Kleinröhrsdorf (Abzw Arnsdorf Nord)
 (60B4) DE18/311
Most trains between Dresden and Kamenz use the west to north connecting curve west of Arnsdorf. Trains calling at Arnsdorf reverse there and use the east to north curve. These are departures from Arnsdorf at 03:05 1 January only (RB73891), 05:29 (RB73851) and 23:36 (RB73887) and from Kamenz at 03:45 SSuX (RB73850) and 04:50 SuX (RB73852).
Werdau (Werdau Bogendreieck, Werdauer Spitz) – Neumark (Sachsen) (Werdau Bogendreieck, Neumarker Spitz)
 (132A4) DE18/312
This north to south side of the Werdau triangle is part of the main line from Leipzig to München via Hof, but most trains now run to and from Zwickau. This side of the triangle is used by Vogtlandbahn trains which run between Zwickau Zentrum and Reichenbach via reversal at Werdau, generally every hour.
Obscure services: Lines used on an occasional basis for engineering work diversions
Kyhna (Delitzsch Gbf) - Zschortau (Delitzsch Abzw Ah)
[501.2, 501.9] (58B2) DE18/331
This west to south curve connects the Halle (Saale) – Eilenburg and Leipzig – Bitterfeld lines. It provides an alternative route between Leipzig and Halle, but has been little-used since the opening of the main line via the airport.
It was used from 28th June to 7th July, and 22nd to 29th July 2018, by S4 services between [Leipzig Hbf (tief) -] Leipzig Nord and Eilenburg, reversing at Delitzsch Gbf.
Horka - Bielawa Dolna (PL) [- Wegliniec]
The weekend trains between Berlin and Wrócław were diverted via this recently electrified and reopened freight cross-border line on certain dates in 2017. Further use is expected in 2018.
|SuO||RE 5832||Wrócław Główny - Legnica 17:24 - Berlin Lichtenberg|
|SuO||RE 5832||Wrócław Główny - Węgliniec 18:10 - Berlin Lichtenberg|
|SO||RE 5834||Wrócław Główny - Legnica 20:31 - Berlin Lichtenberg|
|SO||RE 5834||Wrócław Główny - Węgliniec 21:18 - Berlin Lichtenberg|
|SSuO||RE 5835||Berlin Lichtenberg - 09:56 Cottbus - Wrócław Główny|
Falkenberg (Elster) – Glaubitz (b Riesa) (Abzw. Zeithain Bogendreieck)
(59C1-59C3) DE18/333 [The northern part of this route is in Land Brandenburg]
This part of the original rail route from Berlin to Dresden links Falkenberg with the Leipzig – Dresden main line near Riesa. The local passenger service has been withdrawn, but when there is engineering work on the main line to/from Berlin via Elsterwerda, all EC, EN and IC trains between Berlin and Dresden are diverted by this route. This was the case during most of 2016 and 2017 and on certain dates in spring 2018. Further occasional diversions may occur in future.
Taucha (b. Leipzig) (Leipzig-Heiterblick) - Leipzig-Stötteritz (Leipzig-Schönefeld)
[209.43] (131B3) DE18/334
This line links the Eilenburg line with the route to Leipzig Hbf (tief) or Markkleeberg via Leipzig-Stötteritz. It is used when the usual route to Leipzig Hbf via Leipzig-Thekla is unavailable. RE10 services between Cottbus, Eilenburg and Leipzig ran this way between 28th June and 7th July 2018 as they were diverted to/from Leipzig-Stötteritz instead of Hbf.