Station forecourt and reception building
|Location||Bahnhofplatz 2, Ansbach, Bavaria
|Owned by||DB Netz|
|Operated by||DB Station&Service|
|Opened||1 July 1859|
Ansbach was first connected to the railway network by a leased railway, that linked the town to the Ludwig South-North Railway at Gunzenhausen 28 kilometres away and which was opened on 1 July 1859. In 1869, the railway was open all the way from Würzburg to Treuchtlingen and, in 1875, it was joined by the line from Nuremberg, which was extended over the state border to Crailsheim in 1876. In 1903, the Leutershausen-Wiedersbach–Bechhofen railway was opened, whose trains were nicknamed Boggala in the Bechhofen dialect, and usually ran through to Ansbach. However it was closed as early as 28 November 1966.
With the establishment of the Nuremberg Regional Transport Union (Verkehrsverbund Großraum Nürnberg or VGN) the line to Nuremberg was integrated into route R7. After the expansion of the VGN on 1 July 1997 the R7 was extended to Dombühl and the route from Uffenheim to Treuchtlingen added to the network as route R8.
The station of Ansbach has seven platforms, including two bay platforms. As a rule the Regionalbahn trains to Nuremberg use platforms 1 and 1a, trains to Stuttgart stop at platform 2, trains to Würzburg at platform 3 and occasionally platform 1b, trains to Treuchtlingen at platform 4 and Regional-Express and Intercity trains to Nürnberg at platform 5.
The following trains call at Ansbach station:
|Nuremberg Hbf – Ansbach – Aalen – Stuttgart Hbf – Pforzheim Hbf – Karlsruhe Hbf||Every 2 hours|
|Hamburg-Altona – Würzburg Hbf – Ansbach – Augsburg Hbf – Munich Ost – Freilassing – Berchtesgaden Hbf||Once a day|
|Nuremberg Hbf – Ansbach – Crailsheim – Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental – Backnang – Stuttgart Hbf||Every 2 hours|
|Nuremberg Hbf – Ansbach||Every 30 minutes
|Treuchtlingen – Ansbach – Würzburg Hbf (– Gemünden (Main))||Hourly|
At the end of the 1990s the station forecourt at Ansbach was refurbished and a central bus station created. Most of the town bus lines stop here as do many regional buses that connect Ansbach to the surrounding area.
Würzburg Railway Network or E-Netz
In 2007 it was announced that Deutsche Bahn had emerged as the winner of the competition for the Würzburg railway network or E-Netz, to which the Treuchtlingen–Würzburg line belongs. As a result of this modern multiples of the Coradia LIREX type will be ordered for the line from the French manufacturer Alstom.
On the change of timetable in 2010 the Nuremberg S-Bahn network will be significantly expanded. This includes a new line to Ansbach, which will mean some rebuilding work at the station yard at Ansbach.
- Ansbacher Eisenbahnfreunde, Festschrift zu den Jubiläen 125 Jahre Bahnhof Ansbach und 90 Jahre Nebenbahn Wickelsgreuth – Windsbach, Ansbach, 1984
- Aktuelle Abfahrtstafel on the Deutsche Bahn website
- Bahnsteiginformationen on the Deutsche Bahn website
- "Stationspreisliste 2018" [Station price list 2018] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- Kuchinke, Stephan; Die Ludwigs-Süd-Nordbahn; Stuttgart, 1997.
- Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft mbH (Hrsg.): Future railway transportation for Lower Franconia. Press report of 27 March 2007.