Groß-Umstadt Wiebelsbach station

Groß-Umstadt Wiebelsbach station is a station on the Odenwald Railway (German: Odenwaldbahn) in the town of Groß-Umstadt in the German state of Hesse. The station is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 5 station.[1] The Odenwald Railway running from Eberbach branches at the station towards Darmstadt and Hanau. The station is located in the area administered by the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (Rhine-Main Transport Association, RMV).

Groß-Umstadt Wiebelsbach
Deutsche Bahn
Through station
GroßUmstadtWiebelsbachBahnsteige.JPG
General information
LocationBei den Stochwiesen 26
Groß-Umstadt, Hesse
Germany
Coordinates49°49′59″N 8°56′27″E / 49.833100°N 8.940900°E / 49.833100; 8.940900Coordinates: 49°49′59″N 8°56′27″E / 49.833100°N 8.940900°E / 49.833100; 8.940900
Owned byDB Netz
Operated byDB Station&Service
Line(s)
Platforms4
Train operatorsVIAS
Other information
Station code2303[1]
DS100 codeFWH[2]
IBNR8000384
Category5[1]
Fare zoneRhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV): 4101[3]
Websitewww.bahnhof.de
History
Opened27 December 1870
Services
Preceding station   VIAS   Following station
RE 80
Odenwald Railway
RB 81
Odenwald Railway
toward Eberbach
RB 82
Odenwald Railway
toward Eberbach
RE 85
Odenwald Railway
toward Hanau Hbf
RB 86
Odenwald Railway
Terminus
Location
Groß-Umstadt Wiebelsbach is located in Hesse
Groß-Umstadt Wiebelsbach
Groß-Umstadt Wiebelsbach
Location within Hesse

HistoryEdit

 
Station building
 
Station building of 1871, now used as a maintenance depot

The station was opened on 27 December 1870 along with the line to Babenhausen, which was extended to Hanau in 1882. The connection to Darmstadt was opened on 15 July 1871. The line to Erbach was opened on 24 December 1871 and it was extended to Eberbach in 1882. All of these lines and stations were built and operated by the Hessian Ludwig Railway (Hessische Ludwigsbahn).

The station was originally called Wiebelbach-Heubach. Wiebelbach and Heubach are now districts of Groß-Umstadt. The station is located some distance from the two villages that it was named after and was described as standing "in the middle of a green meadow." Between 1984 and 1988, Wiebelbach-Heubach station was served by a long-distance express train between Frankfurt and Stuttgart[4] and it was considered the most isolated station served by express trains in Germany.

The first station building from 1871 is still preserved. It stands opposite the current station building on the Wiebelbach side of the track and was used after the construction of the second station building as a maintenance depot. The second station building was built on the Heubach (eastern) side of the tracks from 1905 to 1910. It is an eclectic mixture of styles with elements of the Renaissance, Art Nouveau and the Heimatstil (literally “home-style”, related to the Swiss chalet style). Both buildings—as well as the entire Odenwald Railway—are protected as monuments under the Hessian Monument Protection Act.[5]

On 10 September 2005, the station was renamed—along with many other stations on the Odenwald Railway—to its current name.

InfrastructureEdit

In the station there is an electronic interlocking, which controls the entire Odenwald Railway.

Rolling stockEdit

 
Bombardier Itino in Groß-Umstadt Wiebelsbach

The Odenwald railway is not electrified, so it is operated with Bombardier Itino diesel multiple units (class 613). All lines are operated by VIAS GmbH.

ServicesEdit

The following services serve the station:

Line Route Frequency
RE 80 Darmstadt HbfDarmstadt NordReinheim (Odenw)Groß-Umstadt Wiebelsbach – Erbach (Odenw) 120 min
RB 81 Darmstadt Hbf – Darmstadt Nord – Reinheim (Odenw) – Groß-Umstadt Wiebelsbach – Erbach (Odenw) – Eberbach – Eberbach 120 min
RB 82 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf – Darmstadt Nord – Reinheim (Odenw) – Groß-Umstadt Wiebelsbach – Erbach (Odenw) – Eberbach 120 min
RE 85 Frankfurt (Main) HbfOffenbach (Main) HbfHanau HbfBabenhausen (Hess)Groß-Umstadt Wiebelsbach (– Erbach (Odenw)) 60 min
RB 86 Hanau Hbf – Seligenstadt (Hess) – Babenhausen (Hess) – Groß-Umstadt Wiebelsbach 60 min

Some trains running as Regionalbahn service RB 81 to Darmstadt Central Station continue as RB 66 over the Main-Neckar Railway and the Pfungstadt Railway to Pfungstadt.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Stationspreisliste 2022" [Station price list 2022] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  3. ^ "Tarifinformationen 2021" (PDF). Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund. 1 January 2021. p. 156. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  4. ^ Utz von Wagner (2005). "Die Odenwaldbahn. Eine romantische Eisenbahnreise von Darmstadt nach Eberbach". Eisenbahn-Bildarchiv (in German). Freiburg (15): 8. ISBN 3-88255-354-5.
  5. ^ Rödel, p. 445.

ReferencesEdit

  • Volker Rödel, Heinz Schomann (2005). Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen (ed.). Eisenbahn in Hessen. Kulturdenkmäler in Hessen. Denkmaltopographie Bundesrepublik Deutschland (in German). Vol. 2.1. Stuttgart: Theiss. pp. 437–459. ISBN 3-8062-1917-6.

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