Ansbach station

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Ansbach
Deutsche Bahn S-Bahn
Through station
Ansbach Bahnhof 4463.jpg
Station forecourt and reception building
Location Bahnhofplatz 2, Ansbach, Bavaria
Germany
Coordinates 49°17′54″N 10°34′40″E / 49.29833°N 10.57778°E / 49.29833; 10.57778
Owned by DB Netz
Operated by DB Station&Service
Line(s)
Platforms 7
Connections S 4
Other information
Station code 161
DS100 code NAN
IBNR 8000009
Category 3 [1]
Website
History
Opened 1 July 1859
Services
Preceding station   DB Fernverkehr   Following station
towards Karlsruhe Hbf
IC 61
towards Leipzig Hbf
Preceding station   Vgn-logo.svg VGN S-Bahn/R-Bahn   Following station
toward Schnelldorf
R 7
toward Dombühl
S 4
Location
Ansbach is located in Bavaria
Ansbach
Ansbach
Location within Bavaria

Ansbach station is the central transportation hub in the town of Ansbach in southern Germany. It is here that two main lines cross: the Nürnberg–Crailsheim and Treuchtlingen–Würzburg railways.

History[edit]

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.[2] 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.

Traffic[edit]

Rail services[edit]

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:

Train type Route Frequency
InterCity
(Linie 61)
Nuremberg HbfAnsbachAalenStuttgart HbfPforzheim HbfKarlsruhe Hbf Every 2 hours
InterCity
(Linie F10)
Hamburg-AltonaWürzburg HbfAnsbachAugsburg HbfMunich OstFreilassingBerchtesgaden Hbf Once a day
Regional-Express
(VGN-Linie R7)
Nuremberg Hbf – AnsbachCrailsheimSchwäbisch Hall-HessentalBacknang – Stuttgart Hbf Every 2 hours
Regionalbahn
(VGN-Linie R7)
Nuremberg Hbf – Ansbach Every 30 minutes
(Mon-Sat)
Regionalbahn
(VGN-Linie R8)
TreuchtlingenAnsbach – Würzburg Hbf (– Gemünden (Main)) Hourly

Bus services[edit]

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.

Future[edit]

Würzburg Railway Network or E-Netz[edit]

In 2007 it was announced that Deutsche Bahn had emerged as the winner of the competition for the Würzburg railway network or E-Netz,[3] 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.

Nuremberg S-Bahn[edit]

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.

Sources[edit]

  • Ansbacher Eisenbahnfreunde, Festschrift zu den Jubiläen 125 Jahre Bahnhof Ansbach und 90 Jahre Nebenbahn Wickelsgreuth – Windsbach, Ansbach, 1984

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2018" [Station price list 2018] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Kuchinke, Stephan; Die Ludwigs-Süd-Nordbahn; Stuttgart, 1997.
  3. ^ Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft mbH (Hrsg.): Future railway transportation for Lower Franconia. Press report of 27 March 2007.