Glauchau (Sachs) station

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Glauchau (Sachs) station
Deutsche Bahn
Through station
Glauchau - train station (aka).jpg
The entrance building of Glauchau station
Location Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 3, Glauchau, Saxony
Coordinates 50°49′44″N 12°32′56″E / 50.828947°N 12.548757°E / 50.828947; 12.548757Coordinates: 50°49′44″N 12°32′56″E / 50.828947°N 12.548757°E / 50.828947; 12.548757
Platforms 5
Other information
Station code 2142[1]
DS100 code DGL[2]
IBNR 8010129
Category 3[1]
Opened 1858
Electrified 1963

Glauchau station is the main station of Glauchau in southwest of the German state of Saxony on the Dresden–Werdau line. Glauchau also has another station at Glauchau-Schönbörnchen.


On 15 November 1858, the Chemnitz-Zwickau section of the Dresden–Werdau line was opened together with Glauchau station. The line was built the support of the Saxon government and eventually became part of the Royal Saxon State Railways. The station originally had seven 680 m-long station tracks with a total of 35 sets of points. With the opening of the Glauchau–Wurzen railway to Wurzen on 10 May 1875, the station was slightly expanded.

From 1908, planning began on expansion of the station, which was no longer big enough for to handle traffic demands. In 1913, actual construction work started, however, it was interrupted by the First World War and could not resume until 1923. The new works included new freight facilities, four signal boxes, a maintenance depot and two bridges over the Lungwitzbach stream. The tracks and platforms were altered and expanded. On 30 April 1926, the new Glauchau station went into operation.[3]

During the Second World War bombs were dropped on the station area on several occasions. On 11 April 1945, 55 people, including 54 members of the Wehrmacht died in a carriage.[4]

During the 2002 European floods the Glauchau–Wurzen railway was damaged. As a result, the last passenger train ran on the line on 13 August 2002. Freight traffic had already been terminated on 1 July 2000.

Regional services[edit]

Glauchau is served by the following services:[5]

Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
toward Göttingen
RE 1 Terminus
toward Gößnitz
RB 37 Terminus
Preceding station   Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn   Following station
toward Hof Hbf
RE 3
toward Dresden Hbf
toward Zwickau Hbf
RB 30
toward Dresden Hbf
Preceding station   City-Bahn Chemnitz   Following station
Terminus CB 523


  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2017" [Station price list 2017] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 
  3. ^ Stadt Glauchau - Geschichte der Stadt Glauchau
  4. ^ Erinnerungen an den Frühling 1945, p 48., ISBN 3-9806774-2-7
  5. ^ Timetables for Glauchau (Sachs) station (in German)

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