Plattling station

Plattling station is a central railway hub in eastern Lower Bavaria in southern Germany.

Deutsche Bahn
Through station
Bahnhof Plattling.jpg
LocationPlattling, Bavaria
Coordinates48°46.8088′N 12°51.8144′E / 48.7801467°N 12.8635733°E / 48.7801467; 12.8635733Coordinates: 48°46.8088′N 12°51.8144′E / 48.7801467°N 12.8635733°E / 48.7801467; 12.8635733
Owned byDeutsche Bahn
Operated by
Other information
Station code4952
DS100 codeNPL[1]
Opened20 September 1860
Preceding station   DB Fernverkehr   Following station
ICE 31
towards Frankfurt
towards Frankfurt
ICE 91
towards Vienna
Preceding station   agilis   Following station
RB Terminus
Preceding station   DB Regio Bayern   Following station
toward Munich Hbf
toward Passau Hbf
Preceding station   waldbahn   Following station
TerminusWBA 1
Plattling is located in Bavaria
Location in Bavaria
Plattling is located in Germany
Location in Germany
Plattling is located in Europe
Location in Europe


Commemorative tablet at Plattling station

The first station building for Plattling station was erected near the town and the station was opened on 20 September 1860 as the Bavarian Eastern Railway Company's eastern route between Straubing and Passau went into service. From 1866 to 1877 the goods line operated by the Deggendorf-Plattling Railway company ended at goods yard at the western end of the station. When the Bavarian Forest railway was built via Zwiesel to Bayerisch Eisenstein in 1874 the passenger station was moved westwards to accommodate the junction with this route and was built at the same height as the goods station in its present-day location. On 15 October 1875, Plattling was given another junction, this time to the south via Pilsting to Mühldorf (the Mühldorf–Pilsting railway), which was expanded in 1880 by a branch to Landshut.

On 16 April 1945 the entire station was destroyed in a bombing raid that lasted just seven minutes.[3] The station building which was fully demolished during this attack was rebuilt again after the Second World War on the same spot. With the electrification of the main line from Regensburg to Passau in May 1959 and the general changeover of motive power in the DB, the Bahnbetriebswerk at Plattling soon lost its function in maintaining steam locomotives. The last train hauled by a steam locomotive ran on 6 March 1974 from Plattling into the Bavarian Forest. The roundhouse and turntable were dismantled. As a memorial of the steam era, railway fans have put a DRG Class 64 steam engine on display in the station yard.

In the night of 2–3 June 2008 the 4,000 m² historic locomotive shed burned down to its foundation walls, having served at the time as a warehouse for a paper factory.[4][5]

Current situationEdit

Locomotive 64 344 on display at Plattling station

Seven tracks are used for passenger services. In the station building is a ticket machine, a cafe and a newsagent.

Plattling station today is the central transport hub in the eastern part of Lower Bavaria. Trains from all four directions meet shortly before the hour every hour.

  • Long-distance and local trains run on the twin-tracked, electrified east-west main line from Regensburg to Passau (timetable no. KBS 880). Since December 2007 ICEs from Frankfurt to Vienna stop every two hours, as well as occasional IC trains. In addition there is a lot of goods traffic, especially to and from Austria.
  • Regionalbahn and Regional-Express trains run to Munich on the single-tracked electrified southern route to Landshut and Munich (KBS 931). From December 2009 there should be an hourly, RE, through service. Goods trains ply the line, especially to and from the BMW factory in Dingolfing.
  • On the single-tracked, unelectrified northern railway to Bayerisch Eisenstein run the railbuses of the Waldbahn, which are operated by the Regentalbahn under contract to DB Regio Baveria.

Regionalbahn trains run hourly to Regensburg and Zwiesel. There is an alternating two-hourly service between the two Regionalbahn routes: Passau–Plattling und Plattling–Munich, and a Regional-Express through train, Passau–Plattling–Munich, so that an hourly service is achieved here too. This should be further improved in December 2009 to an hourly RE through train.


  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2017 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2017. ISBN 978-3-89494-146-8.
  2. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2020" [Station price list 2020] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  3. ^ PNP 16 April 1945: The day the bombers came
  4. ^ Welt Online Historic Plattling loco shed destroyed
  5. ^ PNP Fire at loco shed causes major concern

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