Biblis station

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Biblis station
Biblis station, track 3 towards Frankfurt
Operations
Category 4 [1]
Type Through station
Platforms in use 5
DS100 code FBL
Station code 614
Construction and location
Opened 1 June 1869
Location Biblis
State Hesse
Country Germany
Home page www.bahnhof.de
49°41′21″N 8°27′02″E / 49.68903°N 8.45059°E / 49.68903; 8.45059Coordinates: 49°41′21″N 8°27′02″E / 49.68903°N 8.45059°E / 49.68903; 8.45059
Route information
List of railway stations in Hesse

Biblis station is the only station of the town of Biblis in the German state of Hesse. It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 4 station.[1] The station is located on the Ried Railway (German: Riedbahn), running between Frankfurt and Mannheim, where a branch runs to Worms.

History[edit]

On 29 May 1869 the line from Darmstadt via Riedstadt-Goddelau and Biblis to the Rosengarten station, on the opposite side of the Rhine to Worms, was opened by the Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Hesse, Reinhard Carl Friedrich von Dalwigk. From Rosengarten station, trains crossed the Rhine from 1870 to 1900 using the Worms-Rosengarten train ferry, as there was no bridge across the Rhine at Worms.[2]

In October 1879 the line was extended via Waldhof to Mannheim Neckarstadt where it ended not at Mannheim Hauptbahnhof, but at the Riedbahnhof (Ried Railway station), north of the present Kurpfalz bridge. Since November 1879 trains have run on the Ried Railway through Biblis from Worms to Frankfurt (branching off at Riedstadt-Goddelau) and since 1880 from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt.

Operations[edit]

With 650 trains per day (as of 2007) the Ried Railway is one of the most congested railway lines in Germany. By 2015 a further increase to 900 trains is expected.[3] The line carries three Intercity-Express lines, connecting southern Germany with Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne/Dortmund. However, only regional trains stop at Biblis station.

Regional services on the next Ried Railway are organised by the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund and the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar. Biblis station is served by Regional-Express service RE 70 between Mannheim and Frankfurt. Regionalbahn service RB 62 operate to Worms, connecting with Regional-Express services to Mannheim and to Frankfurt. Regionalbahn trains to Mannheim and Karlsruhe are expected to be replaced by Rhine-Neckar S-Bahn services.

Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
RE 70
Ried Railway
toward Mannheim Hbf
toward Worms Hbf
RB 62
Ried Railway
Terminus

Planning[edit]

The eastern branch of the Ried Railway in Mannheim will be reactivated for the S-Bahn in 2015, according to the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Environment and Transport. From December 2015, an S-Bahn will run hourly between Biblis and Mannheim Hbf on the line.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2014" [Station price list 2014] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Magistrat der Stadt Lampertheim, ed. (1977). Rosengarten. Beiträge zur Geschichte der Gemeinde Rosengarten - Zum 40jährigen Bestehen der Gemeinde Rosengarten (in German). Lampertheim. p. 91. 
  3. ^ "Mehdorn: ICE-Strecke Ressourcen schonend – Finanzierung unklar". Frankfurter Neue Presse (in German). 20 June 2007. 
  4. ^ "S-Bahn reaktiviert ab 2015 den Bahnhof Käfertal". Mannheimer Morgen (in German). 4 February 2011. p. 20.