Stuttgart-Rohr station

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Stuttgart-Rohr station
Junction station
Bahnhof Rohr.JPG
Location Egelhaafstraße 22, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
Coordinates 48°43′3″N 9°6′30″E / 48.71750°N 9.10833°E / 48.71750; 9.10833
Platforms 2
Other information
Station code 6082
DS100 code TSRO
IBNR 08005773
Category 4 [1]
Opened 1906
Preceding station   S-Bahn Stuttgart   Following station
Goldberg station
toward Herrenberg
toward Filderstadt
toward Schorndorf
toward Filderstadt
toward Backnang

Rohr station is located the chainage of 16.7 km (from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof via the old route) on the Gäu Railway (German: Gäu bahn) and is a station in the network of the Stuttgart S-Bahn.


When the Royal Württemberg State Railways opened the Gäu Railway from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt in September 1879, many residents of Rohr saw only the drawbacks of the new system of transport. Some farmers had been dispossessed for the line and believed the railway would bring only noise and odours. But when industrialisation began in the neighbouring village of Vaihingen and commuters from Rohr took advantage of its station, people learned of rail's advantages.

In 1906, Rohr station opened for passenger services. The station building was a one-story brick building with a waiting-room and station services on the former platform 1, which served the line towards Böblingen.

The line to Echterdingen has branched off 600 metres south of the station since October 1920. In 1935 the station was renamed Rohr (b Stuttgart). A year later, on 1 October 1936 the community of Rohr was incorporation in the Vaihingen auf den Fildern. This led to a second name change to Vaihingen-Rohr. In 1942, Vaihingen was incorporated into Stuttgart and the name was changed to Stuttgart-Rohr.

From 1982, Deutsche Bundesbahn began to upgrade the Gäu Railway to four tracks between the junction with the Verbindungsbahn (the underground section of the Stuttgart S-Bahn) and the branch to Echterdingen. This expansion was completed in 1984, leading to the demolition of the station building. The two outer platforms were replaced by a central platform.


The station has an island platform, which has a passage down to Osterbronnstraße and is connected by an underpass to Egelhaafstraße. It is served by lines S 1, S 2 and S 3 of the Stuttgart S-Bahn.

Platform track 2 is served by S-Bahn trains towards Böblingen or Stuttgart Flughafen/Messe and track 3 is used by S-Bahn services to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof. Tracks 1 and 4 are used by non-stopping trains and have no platforms.

Rohr station is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 4 station.


Line Route
S 1 Kirchheim (Teck)WendlingenPlochingenEsslingenNeckarparkBad CannstattHauptbahnhofSchwabstraßeVaihingenRohrBöblingenHerrenberg (extra trains in the peak between Esslingen and Böblingen.)
S 2 SchorndorfWeinstadtWaiblingen – Bad Cannstatt – Hauptbahnhof – Schwabstraße – Vaihingen – RohrStuttgart Flughafen/MesseFilderstadt
(extra trains in the peak between Schorndorf and Vaihingen.)
S 3 BacknangWinnenden – Waiblingen – Bad Cannstatt – Hauptbahnhof – Vaihingen – Rohr – Flughafen/Messe
(extra trains in the peak between Backnang and Vaihingen).


  1. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2018" [Station price list 2018] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017. 


  • Christine Bührlen-Grabinger; Dagmar Kraus; Martin Zurowski (1993). Vaihingen / Rohr / Büsnau und Dürrlewang. Aus der Geschichte eines Stadtbezirks (in German). Stuttgart: Verlag Karl Scharr und WEGRAhistorik-Verlag. ISBN 3-929315-01-7. 
  • Andreas M. Räntzsch (1987). Stuttgart und seine Eisenbahnen. Die Entwicklung des Eisenbahnwesens im Raum Stuttgart (in German). Heidenheim: Verlag Uwe Siedentop. ISBN 3-925887-03-2.