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Riesa station is the one passenger station of the city of Riesa within the German state of Saxony. It is a daily cease for Intercity and Intercity-Express providers. The station is situated at kilometer 65.8 of the Leipzig–Dresden railway. In addition, it’s initially of the Riesa–Chemnitz railway and the disused Riesa–Nossen railway. Since December 2013 the station has been a part of the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland community.


The Leipzig-Dresden Railway Company (Leipzig-Dresdner Eisenbahn-Compagnie, LDE) opened Riesa station as a part of the Oschatz–Riesa part of the Leipzig–Dresden railway in November 1838. The first station constructing was added in 1844.The Riesa–Chemnitz railway, which branched off to the south from the prevailing line, was opened in August 1847. At the identical time a second station was in-built Riesa with a separate entrance constructing. A direct connection was constructed between the 2 stations in 1867. A brand new unified station was in-built Chemnitz between 1879 and 1881 in response to a requirement from the Finance Ministry. The present railway station constructing was constructed as a part of this work.

The station was linked to the close by Riesa–Elsterwerda and the Riesa–Nossen railway traces in 1875 and 1877. The latter was formally closed in 2007, though passenger providers had already been discontinued in 1998.

From 1889 to 1924, the station forecourt was the place to begin of a metre-gauge horse-drawn tram that ran to the Rathausplatz (city corridor sq.). Due to the hyperinflation within the Weimar Republic between 1914 and 1923, it was shut down and changed by a bus service.

In May 1970, Riesa station was linked to the electrical railway community with the electrification of the Leipzig–Dresden line.
In the primary half of the Nineties, a bypass was deliberate to the south of Riesa as a part of the proposed improve of the Leipzig–Dresden railway. On 8 March 1995, this plan was discarded and an improve of the Riesa rail node (with speeds to be diminished as little as 100 km/h) was pursued as an alternative. In the identical yr it was determined to determine a platform for long-distance providers in Riesa.[3] The growth of the station varieties a part of the third stage of German Unity Transport Project (Verkehrsprojektes Deutsche Einheit) no. 9, which was permitted in 2004.[4]

The final pair of InterRegio providers, working between Berlin and Chemnitz, used cease in Riesa till this providers was cancelled by Deutsche Bahn in mid 2006. After that, this route was operated as soon as a day because the Vogtland-Express by Vogtlandbahn, which is now owned by Netinera. Vogtlandbahn changed this service by a long-distance bus service in 2012.


The passenger station is situated between the freight yard to the west and the bridge over the Elbe to the east. It has 5 by means of platform tracks (1–5) and 5 terminal platform tracks (1a and 6–9). But the one platform tracks commonly utilized by passengers are tracks 1–4 and 6. The bus station is served by a number of municipal and regional bus providers operated by Verkehrsgesellschaft Meißen (VGM), the municipal transport firm.

Train providers[edit]

The following providers at the moment name on the station:[5]

  1. ^ a b “Stationspreisliste 2021” [Station price list 2021] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 16 November 2020. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  3. ^ Verkehrsprojekt Deutsche Einheit Schiene Nr. 9. ABS Leipzig – Dresden: Bilanz 1995 (in German). Dresden: Planungsgesellschaft Bahnbau Deutsche Einheit. January 1996. pp. 2–6. (13-page brochure)
  4. ^ Ralf Rothe, Seckin Kurkut (2008). “Verkehrsprojekte Deutsche Einheit Ausbaustrecke Leipzig – Dresden und S-Bahn Dresden – Coswig”. Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau (in German) (7/8): 456–461. ISSN 0013-2845.
  5. ^ Timetables for Riesa station (in German)


  • Der Eisenbahnknoten Riesa (in German) (2 (revised) ed.). Städtisches Zentrum für Geschichte und Kunst der FVG. 2007.

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