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Salzlandbahn project

More frequent, faster and more direct: this is how trains are to travel from Bernburg to Halle and Magdeburg in the future. This will make Bernburg even more attractive as a place to live, work and study.

Calbe, Nienburg and the university in Strenzfeld will also benefit from the new frequency of the Salzlandbahn.

  • More often: Trains to Halle and Magdeburg are to run every hour in the future - at least during the week. That's twice as often as today and makes rail travel even more flexible.
  • Faster: The expansion of the lines will significantly shorten travel times. The journey from Bernburg to Magdeburg will be around 10 minutes faster in future (journey time approx. 45 minutes).
  • More direct: The new direct connections from Bernburg to Halle and Magdeburg make for relaxed travel. The sometimes necessary changes in Güsten or Calbe (Saale) Ost are no longer necessary.

These works are now pending

Currently, intensive work is already being done on the plans to increase the line speed. The key point is the adaptation and technical safeguarding of the large number of existing level crossings. For safety reasons, trains are only allowed to travel very slowly here.

Another prerequisite is the construction of a connecting curve at Calbe. This small shortcut leads to a travel time saving of approx. 8 minutes. These minutes are also required to implement the new timetable concept.

Voices about the project

Thomas Webel

Saxony-Anhalt Minister of Transport

„With the Salzlandbahn, we are taking another important step on the way to statewide hourly service.“

Markus Bauer

District Administrator of the Salzlandkreis

„The Salzlandbahn connects regions. This increases the attractiveness of the district as a business, residential and scientific location.“

Our plan for Saxony-Anhalt

Saxony-Anhalt is making the state's Bahn-Bus-Landesnetz fit for the future. Over the next few years, the range of routes and journeys is to be expanded step by step - the goal is a statewide hourly service.

Many smaller towns and medium-sized centers will then be better accessible. Around the major cities, the S-Bahn systems and the PlusBus network are to be expanded. This is a long-term task that will take a lot of time and energy. But it will be worth it for the country, its citizens and the climate.

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