Augsburg–Buchloe railway

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Augsburg–Buchloe
BS Augsburg-Buchloe.png
Overview
Locale Bavaria, Germany
Line number 5304
Technical
Line length 39.895 km (24.790 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Route number 971
Route map
from Donauwörth and Ulm
0.0 Augsburg Hbf
Gögginger Brücke(planned station)
to Ingolstadt and Munich
Augsburg Morellstraße
Augsburg Local Railway
3.2 Augsburg Messe
B 17
≈4.8 Augsburg Impuls Arena(planned)
6.5 Inningen
12.0 Bobingen
to Landsberg (Lech)
Industriepark Bobingen siding
15.6 Wehringen
17.8 Großaitingen siding(ex station)
20.1 Mittelstetten
23.1 Schwabmünchen
28.6 Westerringen Malteurop siding
33.1 Lamerdingen
36.8 Dillishausen
from Munich
39.9 Buchloe
to Kaufbeuren
to Memmingen

Source: German railway atlas[1]

The Augsburg–Buchloe railway is a double-track main line in the German state of Bavaria. It runs from Augsburg to Buchloe. Other major towns on the route are Bobingen and Schwabmünchen. It was built as part of the Ludwig South-North Railway, one of the oldest lines in Germany.

History[edit]

The construction of the 60.2 km long line from Augsburg Hauptbahnhof via Bobingen and Buchloe to Kaufbeuren was authorised by a Bavarian law of 25 August 1843 and opened on 1 September 1847. The 20.3 km long section from Buchloe to Kaufbeuren is now considered part of the Allgäu Railway.

Operations[edit]

Under the 2016 timetable passenger services operate on line on the following routes:

Line Route Frequency
IC Hamburg-AltonaAugsburg - BuchloeKemptenOberstdorf Individual services
RB AugsburgBobingen (– SchwabmünchenBuchloe) Hourly
RB Augsburg – BobingenKauferingLandsberg am Lech Hourly
RB Augsburg – BuchloeMindelheimMemmingen (– Lindau) Several services

1 pair of trains to Lindau

RE Augsburg – BuchloeTürkheimBad Wörishofen/ Mindelheim - Memmingen Every 2 hours
RB Augsburg – BuchloeKaufbeurenFüssen Every 2 hours
RE AugsburgBobingenSchwabmünchenBuchloe Every 2 hours
RE Allgäu-Franken-Express:
NurembergDonauwörthAugsburgBuchloe – Kempten (Allgäu) – Immenstadt – Lindau/ Oberstdorf
Every 2 hours
RE Augsburg – Buchloe – Kempten (Allgäu) – Immenstadt – Lindau/ Oberstdorf

A daily Intercity train also operates between Augsburg and Oberstdorf.

There are additional trains between Augsburg and Schwabmünchen and between Augsburg and Buchloe, creating a half-hourly service between Augsburg and Buchloe.

The trains of the Allgäu-Franken-Express operate since the timetable change on December 2006, to replace a part of the ICE trains, which since then ride the high-speed line Ingolstadt-Munich instead of Nuremberg-Augsburg route. There are operate daily 2 pairs of trains. Since the Tunel Oberstaufen is renovated in 2016, the train-operation is limited to Immenstadt and Oberstdorf.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 

References[edit]

  • Erhart, Ernst (2000). Eisenbahnknoten Augsburg. Drehscheibe des Eisenbahnverkehrs (Augsburg rail junction. Rail transport hub) (in German). Munich: GeraMond Verlag. ISBN 3-932785-23-1.