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Ostseebad Binz (German: Bahnhof Ostseebad Binz) is a terminus railway station in the town of Binz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The station lies at the end of the Lietzow-Binz railway and was opened in 1939. The train services are operated by Deutsche Bahn.

Ostseebad Binz
Deutsche Bahn
2011-03-07 Empfangsgebaeude Ostseebahnhof Binz01.JPG
Ostseebad Binz railway station
LocationDollahnerstr. 17, Binz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Germany
Coordinates54°24′18″N 13°36′01″E / 54.40500°N 13.60028°E / 54.40500; 13.60028Coordinates: 54°24′18″N 13°36′01″E / 54.40500°N 13.60028°E / 54.40500; 13.60028
Owned byDB Netz
Operated byDB Station&Service
Line(s)
Platforms4
Tracks4
Other information
Station code653[1]
DS100 codeWBI[2]
IBNR8011191
Category3[1]
Websitewww.bahnhof.de
History
Opened1939
Services
Preceding station   DB Fernverkehr   Following station
TerminusEuroCity
toward Prague
TerminusIC 26
Stralsund-Karlsruhe
towards Karlsruhe Hbf
TerminusIC/EC 30
towards Stuttgart Hbf
TerminusIC 50
Preceding station   DB Regio Nordost   Following station
toward Rostock Hbf
RE 9
Hanse-Express
via Stralsund
Terminus
Location
Ostseebad Binz is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Ostseebad Binz
Ostseebad Binz
Location within Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Ostseebad Binz is located in Germany
Ostseebad Binz
Ostseebad Binz
Location within Germany
Ostseebad Binz is located in Europe
Ostseebad Binz
Ostseebad Binz
Location within Europe

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HistoryEdit

The station building was completed in 1938. A year later Deutsche Reichsbahn officially opened the railway station together with the Lietzow–Binz railway.[3] Due to the Second World War, however, initially only a few trains operated. There were two pairs of trains per day in 1940. When the war was over, the track was dismantled for reparations and thus the station was also closed. However, it was rebuilt within a few years, so the station became operational again in 1952.

During the time of the GDR, the station was regularly served by express trains. The line was electrified in 1989 because of its relatively high importance for national and international long-distance traffic.

The first Intercity services stopped in Binz station in 1991. In 2000, a fundamental restructuring of the station was completed, including the rebuilding of the platforms. These works cost about 9.5 million Marks.[4]

In March 2011, Binz station was connected to Deutsche Bahn’s Intercity-Express network, with a weekly train pair to Munich.[5]

InfrastructureEdit

The station has three platform tracks. Platform track 2, which is a through track, and track 4, which is a bay platform and just north of the station building, are 55 cm high and attached to the station building. Platform 2 is 344 m long and platform 4 is 171 m long. Platform 3 is a side platform on a through track, which is connected by a protected passenger level crossing with the main platform. The side platform is 315 m long and 76 cm high.[6] Between tracks 2 and 3 there Is a third through track, track 1. This is used exclusively for running through the station to the end of the track, 150 m to the south. Long-distance trains always stop on platforms 2 and 3 and regional trains stop on platform 4. North of the station there is a parking area. The signals are controlled by the electronic control centre in Lietzow. The station forecourt is served by several bus routes that are operated by Rügener Personennahverkehrs GmbH (RPNV). In addition, there is a taxi rank.

Rail servicesEdit

In 2011, about 40 to 50 trains a day stopped at Binz station.[7]

Line Route Frequency
ICE 15 Ostseebad BinzStralsund HbfGreifswaldZüssowAnklamPasewalkPrenzlauEberswalde HbfBernau (b Berlin)Berlin HbfHalle (Saale) HbfErfurt Hbf (– Frankfurt (Main) Hbf) Two train pairs (Sat/Sun)
ICE 28 Binz – Stralsund – Berlin – Halle (Saale) – Erfurt Hbf – NurembergIngolstadtMunich One train pair
IC 26 Binz – Stralsund – Rostock – SchwerinHamburg (– BremenOsnabrückMünsterDortmundEssenDuisburgDüsseldorfCologneBonnKoblenzMainzMannheimHeidelbergStuttgart) Individual services
IC 32 UrlaubsExpress Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Cologne – Düsseldorf Hbf – Duisburg Hbf – Essen Hbf – Bochum Hbf – Dortmund Hbf – Hamm (Westf) – Bielefeld Hbf – Hannover Hbf – Wolfsburg Hbf – Berlin-Spandau – Berlin Gesundbrunnen Eberswalde Hbf Prenzlau Züssow – Stralsund Hbf – Binz One train pair on weekends (seasonal)
RE 9 Binz – Prora – Lietzow – Bergen auf Rügen – Samtens – Stralsund (– Velgast – Ribnitz-Damgarten – Rostock) Every hour to Lietzow, every two hours to Stralsund, individual trains to Rostock

Until the timetable change in December 2016, Ostseebad Binz was often served the summer by a night train to and from destinations in southern Germany that are often changed. During July/August 2014, the Zurich–Berlin City Night Line service was extended once a week to Ostseebad Binz (arriving/departing Rügen on Saturday).[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2019" [Station price list 2019] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  3. ^ "Geschichte" [History] (in German). Municipality of Binz. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Bahnhof Binz ist fertig". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). 15 April 2000. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Neue Direktverbindung mit dem ICE ab Ostseebad Binz und Stralsund nach Berlin und München" (PDF; 106 kB) (in German). Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Platform information" (in German). Deutsche Bahn. Archived from the original on 25 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  7. ^ Timetables for Ostseebad Binz station
  8. ^ "Im Sommer ohne Umsteigen an die Ostsee". Deutsche Bahn. Retrieved 15 July 2014.

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