Railway line in Saxony, Germany
The Leipzig Hauptbahnhof–Leipzig-Connewitz railway is a double observe electrified most important line within the German state of Saxony. It was a brief hyperlink line from Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) to Connewitz station, the place it connects with the principle line from Leipzig to Hof. The line was closed for good between Leipzig Hbf and Leipzig-Stötteritz in November 2012.
As a profitable non-public firm the Leipzig–Dresden Railway Company (German: Leipzig-Dresdner Eisenbahn-Compagnie) was primarily eager about creating its community moderately than linking with different railways. After its nationalisation on 1 July 1876, connection of its strains with the present nationwide railway community turned a precedence. As a end result, the hyperlink from Leipzig Hauptbahnhof to the Royal Saxon State Railways line at Connewitz was opened on 20 August 1878.
In the early Nineteen Sixties the road was one of many first strains electrified in East Germany as a part of the Saxon triangle undertaking. On 15 January 1962 the primary electrical trains ran on the road.
With the institution of the Leipzig-Halle S-Bahn in 1968-1970, new stations had been opened at Sellerhausen, Anger-Crottendorf and Messegelände (now: Völkerschlachtdenkmal). In addition, Marienbrunn was reopened.
With the opening of the Leipzig City Tunnel in December 2013, the road was closed between Leipzig Hbf and Stötteritz. The most important cause for that is the avoidance of the prices of the in any other case obligatory reconstruction of dilapidated bridges in Stötteritz and Sellerhausen. Due to obligatory building works earlier than opening the tunnel and to attach it to the present railway community the road has already been closed for good between Leipzig Hbf and Leipzig-Stötteritz on November 24, 2012. Since then the road was additionally out of service between Leipzig-Stötteritz and Leipzig-Connewitz, however was reopened on this half along with the City Tunnel in December 2013. All passenger visitors on the road between Gaschwitz, Leipzig-Connewitz and Leipzig Hauptbahnhof travels by way of the City Tunnel. Therefore, the previous station at Leipzig-Marienbrunn was not reopened, the part between Tabakmühle junction and Leipzig-Connewitz stays for freight visitors solely.
- Preuß, Erich; Preuß, Rainer (1991). Sächsische Staatseisenbahnen (Saxon State Railways) (in German). Berlin: Transpress Verlagsgesellschaft mbH. ISBN 3-344-70700-0.
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