Frankenthal Hauptbahnhof

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Frankenthal Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station for the city of Frankenthal in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate and is located on the Mainz–Ludwigshafen railway. It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 3 station.[1] Besides Frankenthal Hauptbahnhof the only other station in Frankenthal are Frankenthal Süd and Flomersheim.

Frankenthal Hauptbahnhof
Deutsche Bahn
Through station
Frankenthal Bahnhof 20100709.jpg
LocationEisenbahnstr. 3, Frankenthal, Rhineland-Palatinate
Coordinates49°32′07″N 8°20′58″E / 49.53528°N 8.34944°E / 49.53528; 8.34944Coordinates: 49°32′07″N 8°20′58″E / 49.53528°N 8.34944°E / 49.53528; 8.34944
Owned byDeutsche Bahn
Operated byDB Station&Service
Other information
Station code1848[1]
DS100 codeRFT[2]
Opened15 November 1870
Preceding station   DB Regio Mitte   Following station
RE 4
toward Mainz Hbf
RE 14
toward Mannheim Hbf
TerminusRB 46
toward Eiswoog
Preceding station   S-Bahn RheinNeckar   Following station
toward Mainz Hbf
S 6
via Mannheim
toward Bensheim
Frankenthal Hauptbahnhof is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Frankenthal Hauptbahnhof
Frankenthal Hauptbahnhof
Location in Rhineland-Palatinate
Frankenthal Hauptbahnhof is located in Germany
Frankenthal Hauptbahnhof
Frankenthal Hauptbahnhof
Location in Germany
Frankenthal Hauptbahnhof is located in Europe
Frankenthal Hauptbahnhof
Frankenthal Hauptbahnhof
Location in Europe


Frankenthal Hauptbahnhof

The station is centrally located in the city of Frankenthal. The station is served by various lines and is the terminus of the Freinsheim–Frankenthal line. In the station there is a bakery, a kiosk and a newsagent.[3]


In November 1853, the Hessian Ludwig Railway completed the section of the Mainz–Ludwigshafen line from the Palatine Ludwig Railway to the Hessian border in Frankenthal. The station in Frankenthal was built initially as a temporary structure.[4] By 1860 the line was between Worms and Ludwigshafen am Rhein was duplicated.[4] The official inauguration of the permanent Frankenthal station was held on 15 November 1870.[4] The Freinsheim–Frankenthal line opened to the station on 15 October 1877.

From 1891 to 1939, the metre gauge Frankenthal–Großkarlbach Local Railway (Lokalbahn Ludwigshafen–Großkarlbach) ran from the station to Großkarlbach. From 1890 to 1933, the Ludwigshafen–Frankenthal Local Railway (Lokalbahn Ludwigshafen–Frankenthal) ran to Ludwigshafen. South of the station there was a connection between the local railways and the standard gauge railway to allow the transhipment of freight.

The upgrade of the station started in 2014: platforms 1 and 2 were raised to a height of 76 cm, platform 3a to a height of 55 cm, the platform furniture was renewed, two passenger lifts were built and a station building and travel centre were built. During the construction work there was a dispute between the Deutsche Bahn and the municipality of Frankenthal in relation the width of the platform on track 2. Deutsche Bahn reduced the width of the platform due to underground cables, which was criticised by the municipality.


The first station building, which opened in 1870, was similar with its round arched windows and its clock tower to the station building of the former Ludwigshafen terminal station.[4] After the Second World War, a new building was built in the style of the 1950s.


The Rhine-Neckar S-Bahn will run here from the timetable change of December 2021.[5]

Rail servicesEdit

The three platform tracks of Frankenthal station are over 300 m long and still have a height of 76 cm and provide barrier-free access to the trains. The station is served by services on two Regional-Express and two Regionalbahn lines.

Line Route Frequency Operator
RE 4 MainzWormsFrankenthal (Pfalz)Ludwigshafen (Rh) HbfSpeyerGermersheimGraben-NeudorfKarlsruhe 120 min DB Regio Südwest
RE 14 Mainz – Worms – Frankenthal (Pfalz)Ludwigshafen (Rh) MitteMannheim 120 min
RB 44 Mainz – Frankenthal – Ludwigshafen – Neu-Edingen/Friedrichsfeld 030 min
RB 46 FrankenthalFreinsheimGrünstadtRamsenEiswoog 060 min (Mon-Fri peak: 30 min)


  1. ^ a b c "Stationspreisliste 2020" [Station price list 2020] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  3. ^ "Bahnhof Frankenthal Hauptbahnhof" (in German). GmbH. Retrieved 3 December 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d Burkhard Thiel. "Hauptbahnhof Frankenthal" (in German). Retrieved 3 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Gute Betriebsqualität und Wettbewerb gehen vor" (in German). Der Rheinland-Pfalz-Takt. Retrieved 16 April 2017.

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