Entrance hall of station (2010)
|Platforms in use||6 + 1 side platform (DWE)|
|Construction and location|
|Opened||1 September 1840|
|List of railway stations in Saxony-Anhalt|
The station is located to the south of the Elbe and to the west of central Dessau. It is a through station, orientated from the north-east to the south-west. Located on its south-eastern frontage is a stop for Dessau trams and buses operated by Dessauer Verkehrsgesellschaft, the city’s public transport operator.
The station is used only by regional traffic. There have been no long-distance services since the opening of Berlin Hauptbahnhof in 2006. The Dessau-Wörlitz Railway is now a tourist railway and only operates during the summer season.
|Dessau Hbf – Belzig – Berlin Hbf – Berlin-Schönefeld Flughafen – Wünsdorf-Waldstadt||Once a day|
|Magdeburg Hbf – Dessau Hbf – Leipzig Hbf||Every two hours|
|Magdeburg Hbf – Dessau Hbf – Lutherstadt Wittenberg||Once a day|
|Dessau Hbf – Zerbst – Magdeburg Hbf||Every two hours|
|Dessau Hbf – Lutherstadt Wittenberg – Falkenberg (Elster)||Hourly Dessau-Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Every two hours Lutherstadt Wittenberg-Falkenberg (Elster)
|Dessau Hbf – Bitterfeld – Leipzig Hbf||Every two hours|
|Dessau Hbf – Bitterfeld – Halle (Saale) Hbf||Every two hours|
|Dessau Hbf – Oranienbaum – Wörlitz||Once a day|
|Dessau Hbf – Köthen (Anhalt) – Bernburg (Saale) – Güsten – Aschersleben||Hourly|
|Preceding station||Deutsche Bahn||Following station|
toward Magdeburg Hbf
toward Leipzig Hbf
toward Leipzig Hbf
Dessau had an important role in rail transport from the early days of railways in Germany because of the crossing over the Elbe to its north. The first railway was opened on 1 September 1840 by the Berlin-Anhalt Railway Company. As early as 1911 the line to Bitterfeld was electrified experimentally. Because of the location of several industrial enterprises in the region, such as the Junkers aircraft factory, the railway was very important for rail freight. While the station was formerly a stop for InterRegio and Intercity trains, it is now almost exclusively served by regional transport as Dessau is not located on the busy Berlin–Halle and Magdeburg–Halle–Leipzig lines. As part of the development of the Halle-Leipzig S-Bahn network, it is planned to introduce a service between Dessau and Halle.
- "Stationspreisliste 2014" [Station price list 2014] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- Bley, Peter (1990). 150 Jahre Berlin-Anhaltische Eisenbahn (150 years of the Berlin-Anhalt railway) (in German). Düsseldorf: alba. ISBN 3-87094-340-8.
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