Augsburg Hbf To Ulm Hbf Extension

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  1. Swedewagon

    Swedewagon Active Member

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    Hello again folks. Here we have another suggestion of mine, this one being an extension to the already confirmed Munich-Augsburg route, the extension being from Augsburg, all the way to Ulm. Because it is an extension, it would require you to own Munich-Augsburg, similarly how in TS, you need London-Faversham to buy the Sheerness Branch extension. So let's begin! A quick note, i will not be mentioning smaller station with little to no information, like Dinkelscherben station and closed down stations along the line.

    Augsburg Hbf
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    We begin at Augsburg Hauptbahnhof. It is the main railway station in the Bavarian city of Augsburg, situated in southern Germany. It is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 2 station, and has 12 platform tracks. The station building has three parts. The central block has a station hall with electronic displays, ticket machines, an information booth and waiting facilities. In one wing is the customer centre of Deutsche Bahn, including a ticket office. In the other wing there is a dining and shopping area and the station library. Augsburg Hbf forms the end of one of the busiest long-distance lines in Germany, the Munich–Augsburg high speed line.

    Work on upgrading the line as a four-track high-speed line was completed in December 2011. Besides Intercity, EuroCity and CityNightLine services, Intercity-Express (ICE) trains run from Munich towards Stuttgart and Nuremberg. With the opening of the Nuremberg–Ingolstadt–Munich high-speed line in June 2006, and its full integration into the German ICE network at the timetable change in December 2006, some of the ICE services—30 of 120 long-distance services then stopping in Augsburg were transferred from Augsburg, to Ingolstadt.

    Regional-Express services operate from Augsburg to Bad Wörishofen, Donauwörth, Füssen, Hergatz, Ingolstadt, Landsberg, Lindau, Munich, Nuremberg, Oberstdorf, Schongau, Treuchtlingen, Ulm and Weilheim. Especially on the line to Munich there are regularly crowded trains, double-decker trains, which were used until the timetable change on 13 December 2009. Since then Alstom Coradia Class 440 EMUs of the so-called Fugger-Express operate S-Bahn-density regional services between Augsburg and Munich.

    Augsburg-Oberhausen
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    Our next stop is Augsburg-Oberhausen. Augsburg-Oberhausen station is located in the district of Oberhausen, northwest of Augsburg, and is the most important railway station in the city, after Augsburg Hauptbahnhof. Augsburg-Oberhausen station is served by all Regional Express trains and regional trains that leave Augsburg Central Station in the directions north and west or serve it from the north and west, with the exception of the Allgäu-Franken-Express. As a result, it serves as a transfer station from the direction of Ulm in the direction of Donauwörth and vice versa. The trains of the Bavarian Regiobahn in the direction of Schongau usually also start or end in Augsburg-Oberhausen. Long-distance trains, on the other hand, do not serve the station.

    Günzburg
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    Next stop is Günzburg station. It is an important railway junction in Swabia and the only railway station in the large district town of Günzburg. In addition, there is the stop Wasserburg (Günz) at the Mittelschwabenbahn. The station has six tracks. It is served daily by approximately 125 trains of Deutsche Bahn AG and Agilis. At Günzburg station, the Mittelschwabenbahn branches off from the Augsburg-Ulm line. The station is located northwest of the city centre of Günzburg. To the south of the station is the Bahnhofplatz, through which Siemensstraße runs. In the west, the Auweg crosses the tracks through an underpass, north of the station runs the Wiesweg. The separation station is located on the two-track and electrified main line from Augsburg to Ulm. It is the main transport axis for national and international long-distance passenger transport and freight transport for up to 200 km/h.

    Neu-Ulm
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    Neu-Ulm station is the largest railway station in the Bavarian district town of Neu-Ulm. In addition, there is Gerlenhofen station in Neu-Ulm and Finninger Straße station, both of which are located on the Iller Talbahn, as well as Burlafingen station on the Augsburg–Ulm line,which was closed in 1987. Neu-Ulm station has four tracks on two central platforms. Both platforms are covered and have digital train destination indicators. The platforms are connected to the surface via stairs and lifts and are therefore barrier-free. Tracks 1 and 2 are used by the trains of the Augsburg-Ulm railway line, tracks 3 and 4 by the trains of the Illertalbahn. A fixed roadway is used in the tunnel. The Augsburg-Ulm line runs through the station as part of the Bavarian Maximilian Railway and the Iller Valley Railway from Neu-Ulm to Kempten. The tracks of the two lines can be used in the platform area at 120 and 100 km/h respectively.

    At Neu-Ulm station, the Regional-Expressline Ulm-Munich (Fugger-Express) stops every hour. In addition, individual Regional-Express trains that run on the Ulm-Kempten line stop there as well, the remaining trains in the direction of Kempten and Oberstdorf do not stop in Neu-Ulm and pass through the station every hour without stopping. In addition, regional railways of the Ulm-Memmingen relations stop every hour, as well as since 2013, trains to Ulm-Weißenhorn every hour.

    Ulm Hbf
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    Our last mentioned stop is Ulm Hauptbahnhof, which is the central railway station of the city of Ulm and an important railway junction in the Danube region, which extends from Baden-Württemberg to Bavaria. Ulm Central Station, with twelve platforms ,five of which are not continuous, forms an important transport hub in the city. Other stations in Ulm are Ulm-Söflingen station in the west and Ulm Ost in the east and Ulm-Donautal in an industrial area on the southwestern outskirts of the city.

    Since 2019, Ulm Central Station has been served at least hourly by Intercity-Express, Intercity and Eurocity trains. The two ICE lines 11 and 42 run every two hours, so that one hour is produced together. On line 11, which is operated by ICE 1, there are seven pairs of trains between Berlin Ostbahnhof and Munich and one between Hamburg-Altona and Munich. Line 42 is served by ICE 3 and connects the Ruhr area via Frankfurt with Munich. It runs with six pairs of trains from Dortmund to Munich, one from Münster to Munich, which is winged in Dortmund, and a pair of trains from Hamburg-Altona to Munich. The TGV line 83 runs with a daily pair of trains between Munich and Paris and is served by double-decker TGV Duplex EMUs. In addition, a pair of Railjet trains on line 90 runs twice a week between Frankfurt and Budapest.

    Regional Express trains and regional trains run on all routes through Ulm. In addition to locomotive-loaded reversible trains with double-decker or n-cars, Regio-Shuttles of the Class 650, diesel railcars of the class 612, 628, 642 and the class 644 as well as electric railcars of the series 425 and 440 (Coradia Continental) are used. Since 11 December 2011, trains of the private railway company agilis have been running via the Ulm-Augsburg railway line to Günzburg and on to Ingolstadt and Regensburg respectively Neufahrnvia the Ingolstadt-Neuoffingen railway line, with Coradia Continental also being used.

    Conclusion
    And that's all i had in mind folks. For the price, i'd say 15-20$ for the thing with a discounted package deal of both Munich-Augsburg and this extension (if it ever happens) for around 35$. For rolling stock, the ICE 1 or 2 would be a nice addition. Do note that all station info is taken from the english or german (translated into English) version of Wikipedia, and the images are not mine.
     
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  2. 2martens

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    Would love this to get some more realistic length shifts for long-distance services. These short hops of 30min max with an ICE are just boring to drive. In the future after that, an extension to Stuttgart (perhaps with the new tunnel) could be interesting.
     
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  3. johnjohn190690

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    Yes would love to see this route added or maybe even extended up to Stuttgart HBF. Enjoy reading those station information and keep your suggestions coming. München-Augsburg line hopefully it will be released before Xmas.
     
  4. Ischollum

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    That would be even better than Munich to Augsburg in my opinion.
     

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