Biblis station is the only station of the town of Biblis in the German state of Hesse. It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 4 station.[2] The station is located on the Mannheim–Frankfurt railway, where the Worms–Biblis railway branches off to Worms. Both lines developed from the Riedbahn (Ried Railway).

Biblis
Deutsche Bahn
Through station
Bibliser Bahnhof- auf Bahnsteig zu Gleis 3- Richtung Frankfurt am Main (LZB) 2.8.2008.jpg
Biblis station, track 3 towards Frankfurt
LocationBiblis, Hesse
Germany
Coordinates49°41′21″N 8°27′02″E / 49.68903°N 8.45059°E / 49.68903; 8.45059Coordinates: 49°41′21″N 8°27′02″E / 49.68903°N 8.45059°E / 49.68903; 8.45059
Line(s)
Platforms5
Other information
Station code614
DS100 codeFBL[1]
IBNR8000503
Category4[2]
Websitewww.bahnhof.de
History
Opened1 June 1869
Services
Preceding station   DB Regio Mitte   Following station
RE 70
Ried Railway
toward Mannheim Hbf
TerminusRB 2
toward Worms Hbf
RB 62Terminus
Location
Biblis is located in Hesse
Biblis
Biblis
Location within Hesse
Biblis is located in Germany
Biblis
Biblis
Location within Germany
Biblis is located in Europe
Biblis
Biblis
Location within Europe

HistoryEdit

On 29 May 1869 the line from Darmstadt via Riedstadt-Goddelau and Biblis to the Rosengarten station, on the opposite side of the Rhine to Worms, was opened by the Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Hesse, Reinhard Carl Friedrich von Dalwigk. From Rosengarten station, trains crossed the Rhine from 1870 to 1900 using the Worms-Rosengarten train ferry, as there was no bridge across the Rhine at Worms.[3]

In October 1879 the line was extended via Waldhof to Mannheim Neckarstadt where it ended not at Mannheim Hauptbahnhof, but at the Riedbahnhof (Ried Railway station), north of the present Kurpfalz bridge. Since November 1879 trains have run on the Ried Railway through Biblis from Worms to Frankfurt (branching off at Riedstadt-Goddelau) and since 1880 from Mannheim Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt.

OperationsEdit

With 650 trains per day (as of 2007) the Ried Railway is one of the most congested railway lines in Germany. By 2015 a further increase to 900 trains is expected.[4] The line carries three Intercity-Express lines, connecting southern Germany with Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne/Dortmund. However, only regional trains stop at Biblis station.

Regional services on the next Ried Railway are organised by the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund and the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar. Biblis station is served by Regional-Express service RE 70 between Mannheim and Frankfurt. Regionalbahn service RB 62 operate to Worms, connecting with Regional-Express services to Mannheim and to Frankfurt. Regionalbahn trains to Mannheim and Karlsruhe are expected to be replaced by Rhine-Neckar S-Bahn services.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  2. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2020" [Station price list 2020] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  3. ^ Magistrat der Stadt Lampertheim, ed. (1977). Rosengarten. Beiträge zur Geschichte der Gemeinde Rosengarten - Zum 40jährigen Bestehen der Gemeinde Rosengarten (in German). Lampertheim. p. 91.
  4. ^ "Mehdorn: ICE-Strecke Ressourcen schonend – Finanzierung unklar". Frankfurter Neue Presse (in German). 20 June 2007.