Taunus Railway (High Taunus)

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Taunus Railway
Overview
Native name Taunusbahn
Locale Hesse, Germany
Line number 9374
Technical
Line length 42 km (26 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Minimum radius 200 m (660 ft)
Operating speed 80 km/h (50 mph) (maximum)
Maximum incline 2.17%
Route number 637
Route map
former Solmsbach Valley Railway
from Wetzlar
36.9 Brandoberndorf 246.9 m
33.3 Hasselborn 307.8 m
31.4 Hasselborn Tunnel 1300 m
Jägerhaus († 1985) 332.7 m
B 456
28.8 Grävenwiesbach 326.5 m
former Weil Valley Railway to Weilburg
26.4 Hundstadt 367.2 m
23.2 Highest point of the line 391 m
German Federal Police ammunition depot
22.6 Wilhelmsdorf ~390 m
narrow-gauge railway
to former military airfield
Main/Lahn watershed
B 275
Raiffeisen siding
17.7 Usingen central signal box 299.5 m
Geyseritwerk (narrow gauge)
14.4 Hausen 313.0 m
13.4 Neu-Anspach 326.4 m
13.0 Anspach viaduct (70 m), Usa
Ziegelei siding
B 456
9.2 Wehrheim 312.5 m
7.0 Saalburg 293.5 m
Taunus quartzite works siding († 1996)
Erlenbach/ L3041
2.1 Köppern 220.6 m
former line to the Tettau Glass Factory
to Friedberg
0.0
23.9
Friedrichsdorf Terminus of S5Frankfurt S5.svg 192.5 m
Homburg line to Frankfurt S5Frankfurt S5.svg
Source: German railway atlas[1]

The Taunus Railway in the High Taunus (German: Taunusbahn (Hochtaunus)) is a railway route between Frankfurt (Main) Central Station and Brandoberndorf via Bad Homburg, Usingen and Grävenwiesbach.

Overview[edit]

The Taunus Railway is operated as the RMV line 15 (RB 15) by the Hessische Landesbahn GmbH (HLB) after the takeover of the Frankfurt-Königsteiner Eisenbahn AG. It is one of the commuter rail routes operated by the HLB west and north of Frankfurt.

The Taunus Railway railcars run during the peak hours to and from Frankfurt Central Station, otherwise its south terminus station is Bad Homburg, which can also be reached from Frankfurt by the S-Bahn line S5. The trains commute every half-hour on working days and Saturdays, and hourly on Sundays and public holidays.

The rolling stock consists mainly of VT2E-type diesel railcars. In December 2006, ten new LINT 41- diesel multiple unit articulated railcars were added.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 

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