Donauwörth station

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Donauwörth station
Deutsche Bahn
Through station
BfDonauwoerth.jpg
Station building and bus station
Location Bahnhofstr. 34, Donauwörth, Bavaria
Germany
Coordinates 48°42′52″N 10°46′18″E / 48.71444°N 10.77167°E / 48.71444; 10.77167Coordinates: 48°42′52″N 10°46′18″E / 48.71444°N 10.77167°E / 48.71444; 10.77167
Line(s)
Platforms 7
Other information
Station code 1265[1]
DS100 code MDT[2]
IBNR 8000078
Category 4[1]
Website www.bahnhof.de
History
Opened 15 November 1877

Donauwörth station is a railway station in southern Germany. It is located south-west of the city of Donauwörth in Bavaria. The station is at the intersection of the Nuremberg–Augsburg line and the Danube Valley Railway from Ulm to Regensburg. The Ries Railway also runs from Donauwörth to Aalen.

History[edit]

The old photograph shows the railway line and the north-west portal of the old railway tunnel in Donauwörth. Trains ran here until 1877 to the old Donauwörth station lying just past the tunnel.

The first train ran to Donauwörth in 1847. The station was located at that time in an area now occupied by a street called Promenade, one kilometre closer to the city centre than the present station. In 1861, a railway siding was built from this station to serve steam shipping on the Danube in the area of the modern Zirgesheimer Straße. The station was located directly next to a former 125 metre long railway tunnel. The tunnel is now usable by pedestrians and cyclists. During the Second World War, it was used for the manufacture of war munitions.[3][4]

The railway from Neuoffingen to Regensburg was opened in 1877. This crossed the existing line to Augsburg in Donauwörth. Therefore, the present Donauwörth station was built, from 1874 to 1877, in the southwest of the city and it was opened on 15 November 1877. In the Second World War Donauwörth station was destroyed in air attacks on 11 and 19 April 1945. It was reconstructed from 1948 to 1953.[5] In 2001, the station forecourt was redesigned as a bus station.

Operations[edit]

Long distance[edit]

The Donauwörth station is served several times daily by Intercity-Express and InterCity services on the line from Munich via Nuremberg and Berlin to Hamburg. Furthermore, there are numerous services to Munich. On Sundays there is an InterCity service to Flensburg via Donauwörth.

Line Route Frequency
ICE 28 BerlinLeipzigJena ParadiesNurembergDonauwörthAugsburgMunich Single service
ICE 25 Hamburg / BremenHanover - GöttingenKassel-WilhelmshöheWürzburgDonauwörth – Augsburg – Munich Single service
IC Nuremberg – Donauwörth – Augsburg – Munich Single service

Regional services[edit]

In Donauwörth, Regionalbahn services intersect on the Ries Railway to Aalen, the Danube Valley Railway from Ulm to Regensburg and the line from Augsburg to Nuremberg. Since the commissioning of the high-speed line from Munich to Nuremberg via Ingolstadt some Intercity-Express services have been discontinued and replaced by Regional-Express services, creating a direct connection to Nuremberg. In the opposite direction the Allgäu-Franken-Express creates a through service to Lindau and Oberstdorf. The long-planned Fugger-Express was introduced on the Munich–Augsburg–Donauwörth–Aalen route at the timetable change on 13 December 2009. This means that almost all regional services to Augsburg continue to Munich.[6]

Line Route
RE Munich – Augsburg – DonauwörthTreuchtlingen
RE/RB Munich – Augsburg – Donauwörth
RE Augsburg – Donauwörth – Treuchtlingen – Nuremberg
RE Mosbach-NeckarelzHeidelbergStuttgartGöppingenUlmNeu-UlmDonauwörth
RB Ulm – Neu-Ulm – GünzburgDonauwörthIngolstadt
RB AalenNördlingenDonauwörth

Facilities[edit]

The station has a ticket office, Service Store, book store and waiting room. Next to the station there is a car park for rail passengers and bike racks.

Project[edit]

The city of Donauwörth seeks to modernise and improve the accessibility of the station by the installation of lifts on all platforms. This is estimated to cost €3.2 to 3.7 million and sources of finance are not yet clear. Another project that has long been pursued, however, is the extension of the railway underpass to the south side of the station on Industriestraße. This would improve access to the Eurocopter plant.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2018" [Station price list 2018] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 
  3. ^ "Geschichte der Stadt Donauwörth" (in German). Stadt Donauwörth. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Donauwörther Tunnel". Tunnelportale (in German). Lothar Brill. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Geschichte des Bahnhof Donauwörth" (in German). Bahn-in-Nordschwaben.de. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Angela Effenberger (15 December 2009). "Auf der Schiene läuft's nach Plan" (in German). Augsburger Allgemeine. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Aufzüge im Bahnhof kosten mindestens 3,2 Millionen Euro" (in German). Augsburger Allgemeine. 10 December 2008. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 

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