Actually, stops in southern Baden should be omitted. Weil am Rhein and Müllheim will continue to be connected to long-distance Deutsche Bahn services. Whether this also applies to Bad Krozingen is still open.
The Intercity “Baden Kurier”, which previously operated between Basel, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart and Munich, will also stop in Müllheim and Weil am Rhein after the timetable change on December 11th. The previous IC train pair in the morning from Basel via Stuttgart to Munich and back in the evening will in future run as an ICE on the new Wendlingen–Ulm high-speed route. This emerges from a statement by Deutsche Bahn.
Originally, some stops in southern Baden were to be omitted
In Müllheim, the pair of trains can continue to stop as soon as the platform there is raised. In Weil am Rhein, the train now also stops in the evening (9:42 p.m.) from Munich. It is currently still unclear whether the train stop in Bad Krozingen will also be retained. Due to the commissioning of the new railway line Wendlingen/Ulm with conversion to ICE rail traffic, some stops in southern Baden were originally to be omitted. The mayors of the affected communities then contacted State Transport Minister Winfried Hermann.
“It’s good that our intervention made the importance of these stops clear again” Christoph Hoffmann, FDP member of the Bundestag
Members of the Bundestag from the Lörrach-Mülheim constituency welcomed the decision. “It’s good that our intervention made the importance of these stops clear again and it was possible to avoid the deletion of these important places,” said Christoph Hoffmann, a member of the FDP Bundestag. According to the press release, Diana Stöcker (CDU), member of the Bundestag in the Lörrach-Mülheim constituency, is also happy about the decision: “This decision makes the route attractive because it connects important destinations with each other. This makes it much more attractive for people here in the southern Baden region to use long-distance transport.”