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Mannheim – important for travelers! After many ICEs had been diverted past the main station for days since December 11, long-distance trains are again stopping regularly in the city of squares.
Update from December 23, 6:47 am: Good news for thousands of train passengers: The ICEs are again stopping as scheduled at Mannheim Central Station, as a railway spokeswoman confirmed to MANNHEIM24: “The actual measure will last as planned until December 23, but the stop in Mannheim was only until December 21 December necessary.”
Means: The complex construction work between Mörfelden and Groß-Gerau should be finished on Thursday. These are required for the new electronic interlocking, which will in future set the points and signals on the Mannheim-Waldhof – Biblis – Mörfelden-Walldorf route. Therefore, some trains could not stop at the Mannheim, Frankfurt Airport and Frankfurt Central Station stations during the construction period.
No more ICE stops in Mannheim – many train connections at the main station are being diverted
December 19 update: Here is an overview of the timetable changes in detail:
- The ICE trains of the bi-hourly ICE line Berlin-Leipzig-Erfurt-Frankfurt-Stuttgart-Munich: As of December 16, trains heading towards Berlin between Frankfurt and Mannheim will be diverted with a travel time extension of 20 minutes. There is no stop in Frankfurt, instead the trains stop in Frankfurt South.
- The trains of the bi-hourly ICE line Kiel/Hamburg-Hannover-Frankfurt-Karlsruhe-Zurich are diverted between Frankfurt and Mannheim. As a result, the Frankfurt Hbf and Mannheim stops will no longer be available until December 21st. The trains stop alternatively in Frankfurt Süd and mostly for canceled stops on another line also in Offenburg.
- The trains of the bi-hourly ICE line Hamburg–Hannover–Frankfurt–Stuttgart are diverted between Frankfurt and Mannheim. There will be no stops at Frankfurt Airport and Mannheim, alternatively the trains will stop in Heidelberg. In the direction of Hamburg, the trains leave Stuttgart about 5 minutes earlier. From December 16, trains in both directions will have a travel time extension of up to 15 minutes.
- The ICE trains of the bi-hourly ICE/IC line 26 (Stralsund-Hamburg-Kassel-Giessen-Frankfurt-Karlsruhe) begin and end in Frankfurt. The Frankfurt–Karlsruhe section is omitted
- The trains of the bi-hourly ICE line Hamburg-Bremen-Cologne-Frankfurt Airport-Munich are diverted with a travel time extension of up to 10 minutes. In the direction of Munich, there is no stop in Mannheim. From December 16th, the stop in Mannheim will also be omitted in the direction of Hamburg.
- The majority of trains on the bi-hourly ICE line Hamburg-Bremen-Cologne-Frankfurt Airport-Karlsruhe-Basel begin and end in Karlsruhe. In the direction of Karlsruhe, all trains on this line between Frankfurt and Mannheim will be diverted with a travel time extension of up to 40 minutes. The stops in Mannheim and Karlsruhe will be reached later. In the opposite direction you can drive on the regular route.
- The trains of the bi-hourly ICE line Dortmund-Cologne-Frankfurt Airport-Stuttgart-Munich From December 16, the trains will be diverted with a travel time extension of around 30 minutes. The stop in Mannheim is then approached again.
- The line’s ICE/TGV trains Frankfurt-Saarbrücken-Paris and Frankfurt-Karlsruhe-Strasbourg-Marseille begin/end in Mannheim. The stop in Frankfurt is omitted. exception: ICE 9557 (Paris dep. 19:07 – Frankfurt arr. 22:59)/9558 (Frankfurt dep. 5:57 – Paris arr. 9:52) and 9568 (Frankfurt dep. 6:57 – Paris arr. 10:38) run from/to Frankfurt .
- The ECE trains of the line Frankfurt–Basel–Milano are diverted between Frankfurt and Mannheim. There is no stop in Mannheim.
No more ICE stops in Mannheim – train connections at the main station are being diverted
First report from December 11th: Construction work on the route between Mannheim and Frankfurt am Main is currently the reason why several Deutsche Bahn ICE connections have not stopped at Mannheim Central Station since December 11th. Again Mannheim morning reported that the company had informed its BahnCard customers of this in an e-mail.
Route Mannheim-Frankfurt: works until December 21st
Work on the control and safety technology between Mörfelden and Groß-Gerau and on the Riedbahn electronic signal box led to diversions, travel time extensions and some stop failures in Mannheim, Frankfurt Airport and Frankfurt Hbf, as the railway announces on its website. The work is initially planned for the period from December 11th to 21st.
But there are also timetable changes afterwards: construction work on the route would be carried out again and again until March 30th. According to a railway spokeswoman, the information for the coming months would be published promptly on the railway’s customer channels.
Deutsche Bahn: Mannheim-Frankfurt route closed for five months in 2024
The Mannheim-Frankfurt connection is likely to be a focus again and again in the coming years – and cause frustration among rail customers. In September, Deutsche Bahn announced that the route would be closed for five months from mid-July 2024 due to a long-planned general renovation.
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The work is scheduled to begin on July 15, 2024 and be completed by Christmas 2024, according to the announcement, restrictions for customers could not be avoided. During the closure, long-distance and freight trains will be diverted over a wide area. Buses are to replace up to 200 local trains a day. (mko)
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