This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Lindau to Hamburg
From Lindau, my trip back to Stockholm goes through Hamburg.
I am planning to take EC train to Munich, then ICE train to Hamburg.
DB Class 928 DMU
DB Class 612
A pair of DB Class 218 will be used for EC service from Lindau to Munich
S-Bahn from Austria
My EC train is arriving from Munich with a Re 421
I'm taking Bavarian Allgäu railway, 220km long.
The line is non-electrified but it will be from 2021
Inside the SBB panorama coach
Between Geltendorf and Munich the line is electrified already and served also by S-Bahn trains
In Munich I had a very short connection with this ICE train to Nuremberg
This is an ICE service between Munich and Berlin which seems to be very popular, because the train was packed with people. Germany has an optional seat reservation, which sometimes results in people standing in the aisles.
At Nuremberg I'm changing trains
Next train is this ICE to Hamburg
This ICE is much less crowded
From Nuremburg the train is taking a longer route through Ansbach
The line is crowded with freight trains
At least there are enough passing loops on the line to let the faster trains pass
The long ICE1 train
Delicious lunch on board German trains
Würzburg-Heidingsfeld Ost, non operated since 1980s
Now travelling on Hanover–Würzburg high-speed railway, 327km long
Standard speed on the railway is 250km/h
Passing by Gemünden which I was visiting earlier on my trip this summer
ICE4 and ICE1
A freight train passing by in Fulda
Between Hanover and Hamburg, the train is taking a longer route through Wunstorf–Bremen, Verden–Rotenburg and Wanne-Eickel–Hamburg railways.
Arriving to Hamburg
S-Bahn in Hamburg
The view from my hotel is at Sternschanze station
Hamburg-Altona link line, is one of the busiest lines in Germany. The original purpose of the link line, the handling of freight traffic, is now served by the Hamburg freight bypass, running through the northern suburbs.
Sternschanze station had a long distance platform until 1996 (seen here to the left)
DB Class 472 is an S-Bahn train from the late 70's
DB Class 490 from Bombardier is the newest S-Bahn type in Hamburg. This train can operate both on 1.2kV DC S-Bahn network and 15kV AC DB network.
ICE4 train at Dammtor station
Dammtor is the third largest station in Hamburg
Nordbahn Stadler Flirt
DB Class 474
DB Class V 100
114 703-2 operated by MTEG
DB Class 711 maintenance vehicle for overhead wire contact
DB Class 101
Twindexx double deck EMU
Sternschanze is a popular district in Hamburg for young people with plenty of bars, clubs and restaurants