Ostseebad Binz station

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Ostseebad Binz
2011-03-07 Empfangsgebaeude Ostseebahnhof Binz01.JPG
Ostseebad Binz railway station
Station statistics
Address Binz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern,  Germany
Coordinates 54°24′18″N 13°36′01″E / 54.40500°N 13.60028°E / 54.40500; 13.60028Coordinates: 54°24′18″N 13°36′01″E / 54.40500°N 13.60028°E / 54.40500; 13.60028
Line(s) Lietzow–Binz railway
Platforms 4
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 1939

Ostseebad Binz (German: Bahnhof Ostseebad Binz) is a terminus railway station in the town of Binz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The station lies at the end of the Lietzow-Binz railway and was opened in 1939. The train services are operated by Deutsche Bahn.

History[edit]

The station building was completed in 1938. A year later Deutsche Reichsbahn officially opened the railway station together with the Lietzow–Binz railway.[1] Due to the Second World War, however, initially only a few trains operated. There were two pairs of trains per day in 1940. When the war was over, the track was dismantled for reparations and thus the station was also closed. However, it was rebuilt within a few years, so the station became operational again in 1952.

During the time of the GDR, the station was regularly served by express trains. The line was electrified in 1989 because of its relatively high importance for national and international long-distance traffic.

The first Intercity services stopped in Binz station in 1991. In 2000, a fundamental restructuring of the station was completed, including the rebuilding of the platforms. These works cost about 9.5 million Marks.[2]

In March 2011, Binz station was connected to Deutsche Bahn’s Intercity-Express network, with a weekly train pair to Munich.[3]

Infrastructure[edit]

The station has three platform tracks. Platform track 2, which is a through track, and track 4, which is a bay platform and just north of the station building, are 55 cm high and attached to the station building. Platform 2 is 344 m long and platform 4 is 171 m long. Platform 3 is a side platform on a through track, which is connected by a protected passenger level crossing with the main platform. The side platform is 315 m long and 76 cm high.[4] Between tracks 2 and 3 there Is a third through track, track 1. This is used exclusively for running through the station to the end of the track, 150 m to the south. Long-distance trains always stop on platforms 2 and 3 and regional trains stop on platform 4. North of the station there is a parking area. The signals are controlled by the electronic control centre in Lietzow. The station forecourt is served by several bus routes that are operated by Rügener Personennahverkehrs GmbH (RPNV). In addition, there is a taxi rank.

Rail services[edit]

In 2011, about 40 to 50 trains a day stopped at Binz station.[5]

Long distance[edit]

Line Route Frequency
ICE 28 BinzStralsundBerlinHalle (Saale)JenaNurembergIngolstadtMunich One train pair Mon–Fri
IC 26 Binz – Stralsund – Rostock – SchwerinHamburg (– BremenOsnabrückMünsterDortmundEssenDuisburgDüsseldorfCologneBonnKoblenzMainzMannheimHeidelbergStuttgart) Individual services
EC 27 Binz – Stralsund – Berlin – DresdenPrag – Brünn (– Vienna) One train pair
IC 32 UrlaubsExpress Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Cologne – Düsseldorf Hbf – Duisburg Hbf – Essen Hbf – Bochum Hbf – Dortmund Hbf – Hamm (Westf) – Bielefeld Hbf – Hannover Hbf – Wolfsburg Hbf – Berlin-Spandau – Berlin Gesundbrunnen Eberswalde Hbf Prenzlau Züssow – Stralsund Hbf – Binz One train pair on weekends (seasonal)
IC 50 Binz – Stralsund – Berlin – Halle (Saale) – ErfurtEisenachFuldaFrankfurt am Main Flughafen Individual services

In the summer Ostseebad Binz is often served by a night train to and from destinations in southern Germany that are often changed. During July/August 2014, the Zurich–Berlin City Night Line service was extended once a week to Ostseebad Binz (arriving/departing Rügen on Saturday).[6]

Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
Terminus EuroCity
toward Brno
Terminus IC 26
Stralsund-Karlsruhe
towards Karlsruhe Hbf
Terminus IC/EC 30
towards Stuttgart Hbf
Terminus IC 50

Regional service[edit]

Line Route Frequency
RE 9 Binz – Prora – Lietzow – Bergen auf Rügen – Samtens – Stralsund (– Velgast – Ribnitz-Damgarten – Rostock) Every hour to Lietzow, every two hours to Stralsund, individual trains to Rostock
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Rostock Hbf
RE 9 Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geschichte" [History] (in German). Municipality of Binz. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bahnhof Binz ist fertig". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). 15 April 2000. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Neue Direktverbindung mit dem ICE ab Ostseebad Binz und Stralsund nach Berlin und München" (PDF; 106 kB) (in German). Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Platform information" (in German). Deutsche Bahn. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Timetables for Ostseebad Binz station
  6. ^ "Im Sommer ohne Umsteigen an die Ostsee". Deutsche Bahn. Retrieved 15 July 2014.