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Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz station

Coordinates: 51°15′00″N 12°22′44″E / 51.250118°N 12.379027°E / 51.250118; 12.379027
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Deutsche Bahn
Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz railway station in 2012 before reconstruction of tracks and platforms started
General information
LocationHauptstr. 312, Markkleeberg, Saxony
Coordinates51°15′00″N 12°22′44″E / 51.250118°N 12.379027°E / 51.250118; 12.379027
Other information
Station code2017[1]
DS100 codeLGW[2]
Fare zoneMDV: 151[3]
Opened19 September 1842
Preceding station S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland Following station
Markkleeberg-Großstädteln S 3 Terminus
Markkleeberg-Großstädteln S 6 Großdeuben
towards Geithain
Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz is located in Saxony
Location within Saxony
Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz is located in Germany
Location within Germany
Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz is located in Europe
Location within Europe

Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz is a railway station in Markkleeberg, Germany. The station is located on the Leipzig–Hof railway and the Leipzig-Plagwitz–Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz railway. The train services are operated by Deutsche Bahn. Since December 2013 the station is served by the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland.

Bundesautobahn 38 crosses the line over a bridge in the area of the station. The separate suburban tracks (line 6377) end at the southern end of Gaschwitz station and from there to Böhlen there is an additional freight track (line 6378) next to the tracks of the main line.


Gaschwitz halt was opened on the Leipzig–Hof railway on 19 September 1842. The station was expanded into a major marshalling yard for freight transport in 1870. Subsequently, the station became an important point for changing trains in the south of Leipzig. The Gaschwitz–Meuselwitz railway opened to Zwenkau in 1874 and the Leipzig-Plagwitz–Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz railway in 1879. The Leipzig S-Bahn-Netz was opened in 1969 with Gaschwitz as the southern reversal point of the heart-shaped line A.

The railway connection to Zwenkau was shut down and dismantled in 1957 because of the advance of open-cast mining in Zwenkau. Since 2002, the line to Leipzig-Plagwitz has only been used as an occasional diversion route for freight or regional traffic. Two of the original six platforms at Gaschwitz station are still in operation. These have been served since 15 December 2013 at half-hour intervals in both directions by services of the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland between Leipzig and Geithain. At the same time, the station was renamed Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz.

Train services[edit]

The following services currently call at the station:[4]


  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2024" [Station price list 2024] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 24 April 2023. Retrieved 29 November 2023.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  3. ^ "Tarifzonenplan" (PDF). Mitteldeutscher Verkehrsverbund. 1 August 2021. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  4. ^ Timetables for Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz station (in German)

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