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List of closed railway lines in Bavaria

This is a list of closed railway lines in Bavaria.

Cessation of passenger services on railway lines in Bavaria since 1950

1950s

Year Date Section Route Length Remarks
1950 14 May Coburg-Gösdorf Werra Railway (Thuringia) 12.8 km to border
1952 29 May Pressig-Rothenkirchen–Tettau Pressig-Rothenkirchen–Tettau 16.80 km
1953 1 December Wolnzach Bf–Geisenfeld 9.3 km
1954 3 October Neuses-Weißenbrunn Neuses-Weißenbrunn 5.0 km
1955 22 May Bodenwöhr-Nittenau Bodenwöhr Nord–Nittenau 10.7 km
22 May Feucht–Wendelstein 5.3 km
2 October Beilngries–Kipfenberg 16.9 km
1956 June Gundelfingen-Sontheim
30 September Untersteinach–Stadtsteinach 4.8 km
1959 31 May Beuerberg–Bichl 13.5 km
30 September Floß–Flossenbürg 6.2 km
4 October Rottershausen–Stadtlauringen 16.9 km

1960s

  • 1960
    • 29 May: Pfaffenhausen–Kirchheim (Swabia), 6.9 km / Fünfstetten–Monheim, 6.3 km / Eichstätt Stadt–Kipfenberg, 29.4 km
    • 27 June: Gasseldorf–Heiligenstadt, 10.9 km
    • 18 July: Greißelbach–Freystadt, 9.8 km
    • 2 October: Dollnstein–Rennertshofen, 21.0 km / Dettelbach Bf–Dettelbach Stadt, 5.5 km / Regensburg-Reinhausen–Wörth, 19.9 km / Tutting–Kößlarn, 9.8 km
    • 1 December: Röthenbach–Weiler, 5.8 km
  • 1961
    • 28 May: Frensdorf–Ebrach, 28.7 km
    • 19 June: Eschenau–Neunkirchen am Brand, 6.7 km
    • 21 December: Brannenburg–Waching (Wendelsteinbahn), 2.3 km
  • 1962
    • 1 July: Grafenwöhr Bf–Kirchenthumbach, 15.2 km / Amberg–Lauterhofen, 28.4 km / Aufhausen–Kröhstorf, 14.6 km
    • 30 September: Vilshofen–Aidenbach, 12.5 km / Vilshofen–Ortenburg, 10.9 km
  • 1963
    • 18 February: Erlangen–Neunkirchen am Brand, 12.3 km
    • 26 May: Marktoberdorf–Lechbruck, 22.3 km / Waldkirchen–Haidmühle, 26.8 km
    • 29 September: Hörpolding–Traunreut, 2.9 km (reactivated 2006)
  • 1964
    • 31 May: Munich Isartalbf–Großhesselohe Isartalbf, 5.6 km
    • 27 September: Landau (Isar)–Arnstorf, 25.5 km / Kellmünz–Babenhausen, 10.3 km
  • 1966
    • 1 May: Berchtesgaden Königsseer Bf–Königssee, 4.3 km
    • 21 May: Mellrichstadt–Mühlfeld, 5.0 km
    • 1 July: Amberg–Schmidmühlen, 23.7 km
    • 25 September: Röthenbach–Scheidegg, 9.9 km / Senden–Weißenhorn, 9.6 km / Dinkelscherben–Thannhausen, 13.9 km
    • 28 November: Leutershausen-Wiedersbach–Bechhofen, 22.7 km
  • 1967
    • 30 January: Bieberehren–Creglingen, 6.0 km
    • 1 February: Maxhütte-Haidhof–Burglengenfeld, 6.9 km / Sinzing–Alling, 4.1 km / Beilngries–Dietfurt, 10.0 km
  • 1968
    • 25 May: Obernburg-Elsenfeld–Heimbuchenthal, 16.8 km / Dorfen–Velden 20.5 km / Endorf–Obing, 18.5 km (approved in July 2005 for privately run operations, see Chiemgau Railway) / Übersee–Marquartstein, 8.0 km
    • 29 September: Seligenstadt–Volkach, 10.6 km / Eggmühl–Langquaid, 10.3 km (museum railway today) /Thann-Matzbach–Haag, 18.0 km
  • 1969
    • 1 June: Wolnzach Bf–Mainburg, 23.4 km / Simbach–Pocking, 28.4 km
    • 27 September: Enzelhausen–Unterzolling, 4.0 km / Georgensgmünd–Spalt, 7.0 km / Pilsting–Marklkofen, 18.9 km / Wiesmühl–Tittmoning, 6.0 km
    • 13 December: Bodenwöhr Nord–Rötz, 28.4 km

1970s

  • 1971
    • 22 May: Mellrichstadt Bf–Mühlfeld
    • 25 September: Rothenburg ob der Tauber–Dombühl, 26 km / Münchberg–Zell, 10.2 km / Großhabersdorf–Unternbibert-Rügland (the so-called Bibertbahn), 14.3 km
    • 25 September: Münchberg-Zell/Ofr. (PV)
  • 1972
    • 28 May: Reuth–Erbendorf Nord, 7 km / Wolfratshausen–Beuerberg, 11 km / Memmingen–Legau, 17 km / Ingolstadt–Riedenburg, 39 km / Thalmässing–Greding, 12 km / Kirchenlamitz Ost–Weißenstadt, 14 km.
    • 1 October: Stockheim–Burggrub, 5 km / Eging–Kalteneck, 20.7 km / Schongau–Kaufbeuren, 31 km / Ungerhausen–Ottobeuren, 11 km
  • 1976
    • 30 May: Lohr Stadt–Wertheim, 35 km / Neustadt (Aisch) Bf–Demantsfürth-Ühlfeld, 15 km / Waigolshausen–Wernfeld, 37 km / Mellrichstadt Bf–Fladungen, 23 km / Bad Neustadt (Saale)–Königshofen (Grabfeld), 23 km / Ebermannstadt–Behringersmühle, 16 km (today the Dampfbahn Fränkische Schweiz museum railway) / Kronach–Nordhalben, 25 km / Helmbrechts–Selbitz, 11 km / Pressath–Grafenwöhr Bf, 6 km / Neusorg–Fichtelberg, 15 km / Nabburg–Schönsee, 46 km / Amberg–Schnaittenbach, 22 km
  • 1977
    • 1 June: Branch off to Hbf Miltenberg / Lohr Bf–Lohr Stadt, 2 km / Strullendorf–Schlüsselfeld, 32 km

1980s

  • 1981
    • 31 May: Kitzingen-Etwashausen–Gerolzhofen, 28 km / Mertingen–Wertingen, 17 km / Nördlingen–Wemding, 17 km.
    • 25 September: Deggendorf–Eging, 33.3 km
  • 1984
    • 1 June: Creidlitz–Rossach, 8.0 km / Regensburg-Falkenstein, 35.4 km
    • 2 June: Landsberg (Lech)–Schongau, 28.7 km
    • 28 September: Erlangen-Bruck–Herzogenaurach, 8.9 km / Forchheim–Höchstadt (Aisch), 22.7 km / Miltach–Steinburg, 29.5 km
    • 29 September: Kempten–Sibratshofen–Isny, 37.6 km
  • 1985
    • 31 May: Bamberg–Scheßlitz (the so-called “Schääzer Bockerla“), 13.7 km
    • 1 June: Nördlingen–Dombühl, 54.1 km
    • 27 September: Nördlingen–Gunzenhausen, 39.5 km
    • 28 September: Mühldorf–Wasserburg Bf, 36.0 km (reactivated on 28 May 1994)
  • 1986
    • 21 January: (Augsburg–)Neusäß–Welden, 18.8 km
    • 30 May: Wiesau–Waldsassen, 14.3 km
    • 26 September: Holenbrunn–Selb Stadt, 22.8 km / Nuremberg-Stein–Großhabersdorf (the so-called Bibertbahn), 18.5 km
    • 29 November: Bogen Ost–Steinburg, 7.3 km
  • 1987
    • 9 January: Türkheim Bf–Ettringen, 8.3 km
    • 3 March: Wasserburg Bf–Wasserburg Stadt, 4.4 km
    • 29 May: Schweinfurt–Gerolzhofen, 19.9 km
    • 25 September: Neumarkt–Beilngries, 27.0 km
    • 26 September: Nuremberg-Dutzendteich–Nuremberg Rbf
  • 1988
    • 27 May: Jossa–Wildflecken, 30.7 km / Ebern–Maroldsweisach, 15.5 km / Saal–Kelheim, 4.6 km
    • 8 July: Munich-Moosach/Munich-Johanneskirchen–München-Olympiastadion (previously only on request)
  • 1989
    • 26 May: Bad Neustadt–Bischofsheim, 19.0 km
    • 22 September: Wiesau–Tirschenreuth, 11.0 km

1990s

  • 1991
    • 2 February: Blaibach–Viechtach, 16.25 km
    • 30 April: Viechtach–Gotteszell, 25.0 km (museum railway today)
    • 31 May: Markt Wald–Gessertshausen, 27 km
  • 1994
    • 27 May: Bogen–Bogen Ost, 2.7 km
  • 1995
    • 12 May: Ingolstadt–Zuchering, 5.7 km (track relocated)
    • 26 May: Ingolstadt–Weichering, 9.3 km (trackbed relocated)
    • 28 July: Haßfurt–Hofheim, 15.5 km.

Route closures in Bavaria since 1950

1950s

  • 1959
    • 31 May: Beuerberg–Bichl, 13.5 km, Regensburg-Reinhausen - Regensburg-Walhallastraße, 2.2 km

1960s

  • 1960
    • 1 February: Feucht–Wendelstein, 5.3 km
  • 1966
    • 1 May: Berchtesgaden–Königsee, 4.3 km
  • 1968
    • 31 December:Regensburg-Walhallastraße - Wörth a.d.Donau, 20.3 km

1970s

  • 1971
    • 25 September: Rothenburg–Dombühl, 26 km / Münchberg–Zell, 10.2 km, / Großhabersdorf–Unternbibert-Rügland, 14.3 km
  • 1973

1980s

  • 1984
    • 28 September: Miltach–Steinburg, 29.5 km
  • 1985
    • 1 June: Falkenstein-Wenzenbach, 30.2 km
  • 1986
    • 27 September: Regensburg-Wenzenbach, 5.2 km

1990s

  • 1991
    • 2 February: Blaibach–Viechtach, 16.25 km
    • 1 December: Thann-Matzbach–Haag, 6.6 km, originally 18.1; section to Isen closed on 1 February 1974
  • 1993
    • 31 December: Falls–Gefrees, 5.3 km (due to the upgrade of the A9 motorway)
  • 1995
    • 30 April: Eging–Tittling, 12.3 km
    • 1 September: Miltach–Konzell-Streifenau, 15 km
  • 1996
    • 1 January: Tutting–Rotthalmünster, 3.6 km / Kellmünz–Babenhausen, 10.3 km / Nördlingen–Wemding, 17.3 km / Bad Endorf–Obing, 18.5 km / Wolnzach-Mainburg, 23.3 km / Ungerhausen–Ottobeuren railway (goods traffic)
  • 1998
    • 1 March: Saal (Donau)–Kelheim, 4.6 km

2000s

  • 2003
    • 1 July: Tutting–Pocking, 8.9 km

See also

Source

  • Rogl, Hans Wolfgang. Abseits der großen Strecken. Düsseldorf, 1983.
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