EuroCity in Germany

The German rail network provides connections to each of its neighbouring countries, many of which are under the EuroCity classification. EuroCity services are part of the Intercity network - many EC services represented a couple of train pairs on an IC route extended across the border, while other routes are served primarily by EuroCity services. EuroCity services are generally locomotive-hauled, using Intercity rolling stock, either from Deutsche Bahn or one of the other countries along the route.

Hamburg to Chur EuroCity service between Karlsruhe and Mannheim. A DB Class 101 hauls a rake of SBB coaches.

EuroCity servicesEdit

Below is a list of current EuroCity services in Germany.

# Line Route Countries Frequency Stock Name
6–9 30 Hamburg[1] - Dortmund - Düsseldorf - Cologne - Koblenz - Mannheim - Karlsruhe - Freiburg - Basel - Zürich    Switzerland 2 per day SBB Rätia
40–47 95 Berlin - Frankfurt (Oder) - Poznań - Warsaw   Poland 4 per day PKP Intercity/DB Berlin-Warszawa-Express
54–55 95 Berlin - Frankfurt (Oder) - Poznań - Gdańsk - Gdynia   Poland 1 per day PKP Intercity Berlin-Gdynia Express
80–81, 83, 88–89, 188 89 Munich - Kufstein - Innsbruck - Bolzano - Verona   Austria,   Italy 3 per day ÖBB Paganini
82, 189 89 Munich - Kufstein - Innsbruck   Austria 1 per day ÖBB
84–85 89 Munich - Kufstein - Innsbruck - Bolzano - Bologna   Austria,   Italy 1 per day ÖBB
86–87 89 Munich - Kufstein - Innsbruck - Bolzano - Venice   Austria,   Italy 1 per day ÖBB Tiepolo
110–111 62 Munich - Salzburg - Villach - Klagenfurt   Austria 1 per day ÖBB
112–113[2] 62 Frankfurt - Stuttgart - Munich - Salzburg - Klagenfurt   Austria 1 per day ÖBB
114–115 32 Münster - Dortmund - Düsseldorf - Cologne - Koblenz - Mannheim- Frankfurt - Stuttgart - Munich - Salzburg - Klagenfurt   Austria 1 per day DB Wörthersee
116–117 62 Frankfurt - Stuttgart - Munich - Salzburg - Klagenfurt   Austria 1 per day DB Wörthersee
170–171 27 Berlin - Dresden - Prague - Bratislava - Budapest   Czech Republic,   Slovakia,   Hungary 1 per day MÁV Hungaria
172–173 27 Hamburg - Berlin - Dresden - Prague - Vienna - Graz - Klagenfurt - Villach   Czech Republic,   Austria 1 per day ÖBB Vindobona
174–175 27 Hamburg - Berlin - Dresden - Prague - Bratislava - Budapest   Czech Republic,   Slovakia,   Hungary 1 per day MÁV Jan Jesenius
176–177 27 Hamburg - Berlin - Dresden - Brno - Prague - Bratislava[3]   Czech Republic,   Slovakia 1 per day ČD Johannes Brahms
178–179 27 Berlin - Dresden - Prague   Czech Republic 1 per day ČD Alois Negrelli
190–197 88 Munich - Lindau - Bregenz - St. Gallen - Zurich   Austria,    Switzerland 4 per day SBB
216–217 62 Saarbrücken - Mannheim - Stuttgart - Munich - Salzburg - Leoben - Graz   Austria 1 per day DB
218–219 62 Frankfurt - Stuttgart - Munich - Salzburg - Leoben - Graz   Austria 1 per day DB
248–249 99 Hamburg - Berlin - Cottbus - Kraków   Poland 1 per day DB/PKP Wawel
378–379 27 Binz - Stralsund - Berlin - Dresden - Brno - Prague - Bratislava[4]   Czech Republic,   Slovakia 1 per day ČD
390–391 62 Frankfurt - Stuttgart - Munich - Salzburg - Linz   Austria 1 per day DB

† Name no longer in use.

Intercity services that cross bordersEdit

A number of trains provide international connections, but are classed as Intercity rather than Eurocity. This may be because the routes were former InterRegio services, or they only travel a short distance over the border.

# Line Route Countries Frequency Notes
118–119 32 Münster - Cologne - Koblenz - Stuttgart - Lindau - Bregenz - Innsbruck - Salzburg   Austria 1 per day ÖBB coaching stock
130–134, 137, 231 35 Norddeich Mole - Emden - Münster - Oberhausen - Düsseldorf - Cologne - Koblenz - Trier - Luxembourg   Luxembourg 3 per day ex-InterRegio
140–149, 240–243 77 Berlin - Hannover - Osnabrück - Bad Bentheim - Amsterdam   Netherlands 8 per day ex-InterRegio
180–187, 280–285 87 Stuttgart - Singen - Schaffhausen - Zurich    Switzerland 7 per day SBB coaching stock
360–361 60 Munich - Stuttgart - Karlsruhe - Strasbourg   France 1 per day
382–387 76 Hamburg - Flensburg - Fredericia - Aarhus   Denmark 3 per day DSB
392–399 75 Hamburg - Kolding - Odense - Copenhagen   Denmark 4 per day DSB
1280–1284 26 Flensburg - Hamburg - Hannover - Würzburg - Augsburg - Munich - Zell am See - Schwarzach St. Veit   Austria 1 per day

ICE internationalEdit

The ICE network has grown since its introduction, and there are now services to Aarhus, Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Interlaken, Paris, Vienna and Zurich. In addition, there are TGV and Thalys routes to Brussels, Paris and Marseille, as well as ÖBB's Railjet to Vienna and Budapest.

EuroCity ExpressEdit

With the December 2017 schedule change, a new train service between Frankfurt am Main and Milano Centrale was introduced and branded by Deutsche Bahn (though neither by the Swiss nor the Italian railroads) as "EuroCity Express" with tickets put in the same price category as ICE tickets, unlike "regular" EuroCity trains which are in the same ticket category as IC.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ EC 102 continues from Hamburg to Kiel
  2. ^ Continues as EC 212/213 to Zagreb
  3. ^ EC 176 is Brno to Hamburg
  4. ^ EC 378 terminates at Brno

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