Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof

Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city of Halle (Saale) in southern part of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. The station is situated east of the city centre and is a category 2 station.[1]

Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof
Deutsche Bahn SS-Bahn
Through station
Hbf Halle (Saale).jpg
The front of the station building
LocationBahnhofsplatz 1, Halle (Saale), Saxony-Anhalt
Germany
Coordinates51°28′41″N 11°59′12″E / 51.47806°N 11.98667°E / 51.47806; 11.98667Coordinates: 51°28′41″N 11°59′12″E / 51.47806°N 11.98667°E / 51.47806; 11.98667
Owned byDeutsche Bahn
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms12 + 1
Other information
Station code2498
DS100 codeLH
Category2 [1]
Websitewww.bahnhof.de
History
Opened8 October 1890; 129 years ago (1890-10-08)
Electrified1922-1946[2]
1 September 1955; 64 years ago (1955-09-01)
Services
Preceding station   DB Fernverkehr   Following station
ICE 15
via Halle (Saale) - Erfurt
towards Frankfurt
ICE 18
via Nürnberg - Erfurt - Halle (Saale) - Berlin
towards Munich
ICE 29
via Nürnberg - Erfurt - Halle (Saale)
towards Munich
towards Cologne
IC 55
towards Dresden
towards Oldenburg
IC 56
towards Leipzig
Preceding station   FlixTrain   Following station
towards Stuttgart
FLX 10
via Frankfurt (Main) - Erfurt
towards Berlin
Preceding station   Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland   Following station
toward Goslar
RE 4
via Halberstadt
Terminus
toward Leinefelde
RE 8
via Sangerhausen
Terminus
toward Kassel Hbf
RE 9
via Lutherstadt Eisleben - Nordhausen - Leinefelde
Terminus
toward Erfurt Hbf
RE 16
via Naumburg (Saale) - Weimar
Terminus
toward Halberstadt
RE 24
via Könnern - Aschersleben
Terminus
RB 25
via Naumburg (Saale) - Jena
Terminus
toward Bernburg Hbf
RB 47
via Könnern
Terminus
toward Nordhausen
RB 75
via Teutschenthal
Terminus
Preceding station   DB Regio Südost   Following station
RE 18
Saale-Express
via Naumburg (Saale)
Terminus
TerminusRE 38
Terminus
Preceding station   S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland   Following station
toward Halle-Trotha
S 3
toward Wurzen
TerminusS 5
toward Zwickau Hbf
TerminusS 5X
toward Zwickau Hbf
S 7Terminus
TerminusS 8
TerminusS 9
toward Eilenburg
Other services
Preceding station   HAVAG   Following station
2
via Rennbahnkreuz - Marktplatz - Am Steintor - Hauptbahnhof - Vogelweide
toward Südstadt
toward Kröllwitz
4
via Rennbahnkreuz - Franckeplatz
Terminus
toward Kröllwitz
5
via Rennbahnkreuz - Marktplatz - Am Steintor - Hauptbahnhof - Ammendorf - Merseburg
toward Kröllwitz
7
via Burg Giebichenstein - Reileck - Marktplatz - Franckeplatz - Hauptbahnhof
toward Büschdorf
9
via Rennbahnkreuz - Franckeplatz
Terminus
Terminus10
via Rennbahnkreuz - Marktplatz - Am Steintor
toward Trotha
12
via Zoo - Reileck
Terminus
Terminus30
Terminus44
Location
Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof
Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof
Location within Saxony-Anhalt
Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof is located in Germany
Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof
Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof
Location within Europe
Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof is located in Europe
Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof
Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof
Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof (Europe)

ImportanceEdit

The station is one of the most important transport hubs in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. It is a stop for long-distance and regional services. In addition, it is part of the Leipzig-Halle S-Bahn network and is served by the trams and buses that are part of the city's public transport.

HistoryEdit

 
Museum locos at BW Halle Hbf on 15.6.1988

In mid-1840 the Magdeburg-Leipzig Railway – initiated by city councillor, Matthäus Ludwig Wucherer, who supported the building of a railway from Magdeburg to Leipzig via Halle – built the first station in Halle, which was subsequently (1845 to 1847) rebuilt again to form a junction with the Thuringian Railway. The unusual feature of the route between Magdeburg and Leipzig was that it was the first cross-border railway link (from Prussia through Anhalt-Köthen to Saxony).

As further routes were added the station soon became too small, but could not be expanded because the various railway companies could not agree an overall concept. Not until 8 October 1890, after the nationalisation of one company and a five-year construction period could the new passenger station be opened. The station hall was largely destroyed during the Second World War and the wooden platform roofing replaced after the war with steel coverings.

In 1967 the S-Bahn was opened and hence a new platform added on the western side. In 1967/68 the station hall was clad by corrugated aluminium sheeting which matched the architecture and ideology of the time, and gave the station a typical modern, socialist appearance. As early as 1984 this covering was removed again however and the dilapidated domed roof was renovated. In 2002 the station, like many others in German cities, was comprehensively refurbished, rebuilt and provided with a range of shops.

In about 2016 the station will be linked to the planned, new Erfurt–Leipzig/Halle high-speed railway.[needs update] By 2008 the southern approach had been rebuilt over a length of 5 kilometres and now runs under the new Saale-Elster viaduct (to which a connection is being built) towards Erfurt.

LayoutEdit

 
Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof

Halle is an 'island station', i.e. it is located between the main sets of tracks. It has 13 platforms, of which 10 are covered by the station hall. The actual station building is located in the middle between tracks 6 and 7. In the station halls are small shops and restaurants/cafes.

Rail servicesEdit

Long-distance servicesEdit

The station is on the intersection of railway links from Berlin to Erfurt and Dresden to Magdeburg. InterCity (IC) and Intercity-Express (ICE) trains stop at the station.

Line Route Interval (min) Stock Remarks
ICE 11 (Munich – Augsburg – Ulm – Stuttgart – Frankfurt – Gotha – Erfurt –) Halle – Berlin – Berlin Gesundbrunnen

Berlin – Bitterfeld – Halle – Erfurt – Frankfurt

Individual services ICE 1, ICE T Mon from Munich

Tue–Fri from Halle

ICE 15 Berlin – Halle – Erfurt – Frankfurt (– Darmstadt – Mannheim – Saarbrücken) 120 ICE T, ICE 3
ICE 18 (Kiel–) Hamburg – Berlin – Bitterfeld – Halle – Erfurt – Bamberg – Nuremberg – Munich 120 ICE 1
ICE 26 Hamburg-Altona – Berlin – Halle – Nuremberg – München Ost (–Kufstein – Schwarzach-St. Veit)

Munich – Nuremberg – Coburg – Erfurt – Halle – Berlin – Wolfsburg – Hannover

Individual services ICE T
ICE 29 (Warnemünde – Rostock–) Berlin – Halle – Erfurt – Nuremberg – Munich 5 train pairs ICE 3
ICE 91 Berlin – Halle – Erfurt – Coburg – Nuremberg – Passau – Linz – Vienna

Vienna – Linz – Passau – Nuremberg – Coburg – Erfurt – Halle – Berlin (–Neustrelitz – Rostock)

1 train pair ICE T To Rostock on Fridays only
IC 26 Basel SBB – Karlsruhe – Darmstadt – Eisenach – Erfurt – Halle Individual services IC Sundays
IC 55 Dresden – Riesa – Leipzig – Halle – Magdeburg – Braunschweig – Hannover – Bielefeld – Dortmund – Wuppertal – Cologne 120 IC2
IC 56 Leipzig – Halle – Magdeburg – Braunschweig – Hannover – Bremen – Oldenburg – Leer – Emden (– Norddeich Mole) 120 IC2 (IC)
FLX 10 Berlin Hbf – Berlin Südkreuz – Halle (Saale) – Erfurt – Gotha – Eisenach – Fulda – Frankfurt South – Darmstadt – Weinheim – Heidelberg – Stuttgart 1–2 train pairs Siemens Vectron BR193 + railway coaches

Local servicesEdit

Halle is linked to the surrounding area with local services on the RB, RE and S-Bahn lines as well as other cities such as Kassel or Eisenach.

Line Route Interval (min) Operator
RE 3 Halle – Bitterfeld – Wittenberg – Jüterbog – Berlin – Eberswalde – Greifswald – Stralsund Individual services DB Regio Nordost
RE 4 Halle – Könnern – Aschersleben – Halberstadt – Wernigerode – Vienenburg – Goslar 120 Abellio
RE 8 Halle – Eisleben – Sangerhausen – Berga-Kelbra – Nordhausen – Leinefelde 120 Abellio
RE 9 Halle – Eisleben – Sangerhausen – Nordhausen – Leinefelde – Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe 120 Abellio
RE 16 Halle – Merseburg – Weißenfels – Naumburg – Apolda – Weimar – Erfurt 120 Abellio
RE 18 Halle – Merseburg – Weißenfels – Naumburg – Jena Paradies – Jena-Göschwitz 120 DB Regio Südost
RE 24 Halle – Könnern – Sandersleben – Aschersleben – Gatersleben – Halberstadt 120 Abellio
RE 30 Halle – Köthen – Calbe – Schönebeck – Magdeburg-Buckau – Magdeburg 060 DB Regio Südost
RB 25 Halle – Merseburg – Weißenfels – Naumburg – Jena Paradies – Orlamünde – Saalfeld 060 Abellio
RB 47 Halle – Halle-Trotha – Wallwitz – Könnern – Baalberge – Bernburg 060 (Mon–Fri)
120 (Sat–Sun)
Abellio
RB 75 Halle – Teutschenthal – Röblingen – Eisleben (– Sangerhausen – Nordhausen) 060 (Mon–Fri)
120 (Sat–Sun)
Abellio

S 3

Halle-Trotha – Halle – Schkeuditz – Leipzig – Leipzig-Connewitz – Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz 060 (Trotha–Halle)
030 (Halle–Leipzig)
Individual services (Leipzig–Gaschwitz)
DB Regio Südost

S 5

Halle – Leipzig/Halle Airport – Leipzig – Leipzig-Connewitz – Altenburg – Zwickau 060 DB Regio Südost

S 5X

Halle – Leipzig/Halle Airport – Leipzig – Leipzig-Connewitz – Altenburg – Zwickau 060 DB Regio Südost

S 7

Halle – Halle-Silberhöhe – Halle Neustadt – Halle-Nietleben 030 DB Regio Südost

S 8

Halle – Landsberg – Bitterfeld – Wolfen – Dessau 030 (Halle–Bitterfeld Mon–Fri)
060 (Halle–Bitterfeld Sat–Sun)
120 (Bitterfeld–Dessau)
120 (Bitterfeld–Wittenberg)
DB Regio Südost
Gräfenhainichen – Wittenberg (– Jüterbog)

S 9

Halle – Delitzsch – Eilenburg 060 (Mo–Fr)
120 (Sat–Sun)
DB Regio Südost

Internal city transport linksEdit

The station is accessible from several major roads. A fast road (An der Magistrale) links the Hauptbahnhof to the west of the city (Neustadt, Nietleben and Dölau districts) and the B 80 links it to the western outskirts of Halle (Halleschen Vorland (West)).

The public transport system is provided by HAVAG. Tram routes 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 and 12 and bus routes 30 and 44 all stop at the station, as do OBS buses.

Goods trafficEdit

The Halle (Saale) marshalling yard on both sides of the tracks to the east next to the passenger station was formerly important, but is largely closed today. A modern marshalling yard is planned to be built on the same site however.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2020" [Station price list 2020] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  2. ^ Since 1946 catenaries and overhead line masts were dismantled as Soviet war reparations.