Chaos caused by construction work between Erfurt and Frankfurt

The Deutsche Bahn builds on ten kilometers of the railway line between Mechterstädt and Eisenach. Therefore, there will be detours and delays on some routes from February 18 to March 21.

In this section, the Bahnseitenweg is being renewed. Important work is also being carried out on the bridges to make the track construction ready for 200 km / h.

Deutsche Bahn: timetable changes due to construction work

Loud Deutsche Bahn modern devices and technologies are used. Residents should still be prepared for noise-related impairments.

Due to the construction work, only one track will be available for train traffic from February 18 to March 21. So it will be uncomfortable for commuters.


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Long-distance and regional trains run diversions, have changed departure times or are delayed.

This changes on the routes:

  • ICE Berlin – Halle (Saale) – Erfurt – Frankfurt (Main): Extended travel time by 45 minutes
  • Berlin or Dresden – Leipzig – Erfurt – Fulda – Frankfurt (Main) … Stuttgart or Mainz: Extended travel time by 10 minutes
  • Erfurt – Munich: Gotha, Eisenach, Bad Hersfeld, Fulda stops are not approached. Connections are sometimes not accessible.
  • Ruhr area – Kassel – Erfurt – Gera: Does not run between Eisenach and Gotha
  • RE1 Göttingen – Erfurt – Gera – Glauchau (RE 3677, RE 3678): Earlier departure time
  • Also schedule changes on individual Abellio trains

You can call up all timetable changes in the electronic timetable and in online travel information (Internet, DB Navigator), in the travel center or at the ticket machines.

You can get more information from Deutsche Bahn at service number 0180 6996633 (20 ct / call from a landline, tariffs for mobile communications max. 60 ct / call) and on the Internet at


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