Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen station

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Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen station
Junction station
Bahnhof Zuffenhausen.jpg
Location Zuffenhausen, Baden-Württemberg
Coordinates 48°49′45″N 9°10′0″E / 48.82917°N 9.16667°E / 48.82917; 9.16667
Platforms 6
Other information
Station code 6090
DS100 code TSZ
Category 3 [1]
Opened 15 October 1846

Zuffenhausen station is a railway station of the Stuttgart S-Bahn in Zuffenhausen in the city of Stuttgart, in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. With its six platform tracks, it is one of the largest stations in Stuttgart.


Zuffenhausen station was opened by the Royal Württemberg State Railways on 15 October 1846. It was built as part of the Central Railway (Centralbahn) between Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg and had a one-story station building. Apart from passengers from Zuffenhausen, it was used especially for travellers to the neighbouring village of Korntal. In 1852 the State Railways, built a second track on the Northern Railway between Stuttgart and Bietigheim.

From the early 1860s, the State Railways planned a line from Stuttgart to the Northern Black Forest. After long controversy over a route via Böblingen or via Zuffenhausen,[2] the Württemberg parliament (Landtag) approved on 13 August 1865 a route for the Black Forest Railway that branched off the Northern Railway in Zuffenhausen and ran via Leonberg and Weil der Stadt to Calw. The first section was opened between Zuffenhausen and Ditzingen on 23 September 1868. It took almost four years for the line to be completed. In 1868, Carl Julius Abel built a new, larger station building adequate for the increased ridership. It had a three-story front building connected to a two-storey extension. At its southern end was single-story waiting room.[3] A restaurant was established for passengers waiting to transfer between trains. In addition, a freight shed, a locomotive shed and workshop were added.

Meanwhile, the town began to industrialise. In 1868 it had a cotton factory, a brick factory and an oil mill. Later Zuffenhausen became known for its furniture manufacturing. The town rapidly increased in population to over 10,000, and it was proclaimed a city on 23 April 1907.

In 1907, the parliament approved the upgrade of the line to four tracks between Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof and Ludwigsburg. In May 1925, the section between Feuerbach and the 12 km post (south of Kornwestheim station) was completed. The Great Depression hit Zuffenhausen particularly hard and led to a sharp decline in tax revenues. The city agreed to be annexed by Stuttgart, with effect from 1 April 1931. A month later, the station was renamed Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.

Electrification of two tracks for suburban railway services began on 15 May 1933 between Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg.

In 1973 the new SpDr-L60 signal box became operational.

Deutsche Bundesbahn rebuilt the station for the Stuttgart S-Bahn. Its remaining 19th century buildings disappeared. In 1980 the old station building was demolished and replaced by the current station opened in 1982. It was one of a small number of stations in Württemberg that had survived World War II to be later demolished and replaced.[4]

Railway operations[edit]

Zuffenhausen station is a railway junction. The Black Forest Railway branches off the Franconia Railway here. The Franconia Railway tracks are platform tracks 2 to 6. S-Bahn trains towards Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof use track 2. S-Bahn trains towards Ludwigsburg use track 4. Tracks 3, 5 and 6 are used by mainline trains.

Platform 11 is an elevated platform located on a bridge running above the station and is connected by a path to Schwieberdinger Straße. Platform 11 is used by S-Bahn trains towards Leonberg. Track 12 serves both the S-Bahn towards Stuttgart, as well as services of the Württemberg Railway Company (Württembergische Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft) running between Feuerbach and Weissach.

Zuffenhausen station is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 3 station.

The Zuffenhausen interlocking is a relay interlocking of class DrL60.


Line Route
S 4 BacknangMarbachLudwigsburgZuffenhausenHauptbahnhofSchwabstraße
S 5 Bietigheim – Ludwigsburg – Zuffenhausen – Hauptbahnhof – Schwabstraße
S 6 Weil der StadtRenningenLeonbergZuffenhausen – Hauptbahnhof – Schwabstraße
(additional services in the peak between Leonberg and Schwabstraße)
S 60 BöblingenSindelfingenMagstadt – Renningen – Leonberg – Zuffenhausen – Hauptbahnhof – Schwabstraße

Regional services[edit]

Line Route
WEG R61 FeuerbachZuffenhausenKorntalHemmingenHeimerdingenWeissach


  1. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2016" [Station price list 2016] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Oskar, Jakob (1895). Die K. württembergischen Staatseisenbahnen in historisch-statistischer Darstellung. ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des Eisenbahnwesens (in German). Tübingen: H. Laupp. 
  3. ^ Feitenhansl, Roland (2003). Der Bahnhof Heilbronn – seine Empfangsgebäude von 1848, 1874 und 1958 (in German). Hövelhof: DGEG Medien. p. 187. ISBN 3-937189-01-7. 
  4. ^ Feitenhansl (2003), p. 54


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