From Saturday, 17.08.2019, to Monday, 26.08.2019 (4:30 in the morning) track-laying work between Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental and Crailsheim is full. From this route blockage, the Murr- and the Hohenlohebahn is affected. A substitute bus service (SEV) will be set up.
In regional traffic, the following restrictions apply:
Stuttgart-Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental-Crailsheim (Murr Railway)
The Regional Express trains (RE) Stuttgart ◄► Nuremberg fall between Stuttgart and Crailsheim. The Regional Railways (RB) Stuttgart ◄► Schwäbisch-Hall Hessental and Stuttgart ◄► Gaildorf West are not affected by the construction work and remain unchanged. Between SHA Hessental and Crailsheim or between Gaildorf West and Crailsheim there is a substitute bus service. Please take advantage of the trains not affected by the changes and change trains in Gaildorf West or in Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental to the buses of the rail replacement service (SEV) to Crailsheim. Exceptions: RE 19929 (from Stuttgart at 4:25 am) to Crailsheim and RE 19914 (from Nuremberg at 6:36 pm) will be held from 19 to 23.08. diverted without stopping between Waiblingen and Crailsheim. For RE 19914 a bus between Crailsheim and Backnang is used. RE 19950 (from Crailsheim at 4:34 am) also fails on Monday, 26.08.2019. Please use the trains not affected by the changes.
Heilbronn-Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental-Crailsheim (Hohenlohebahn)
The regional express trains (RE) of the Westfrankenbahn between Heilbronn and Crailsheim depart from Öhringen sometimes earlier and drop out of SHA-Hessental. Between SHA Hessental and Crailsheim a rail replacement traffic is established. Please note that the RB 23582 (from Crailsheim at 5:49 clock) on Monday, 26.08.2019, also fails. Please use the replacement bus at 5:05 am from Crailsheim ZOB. Stops of the replacement buses: Gaildorf West, central bus station Bus platform 1 Eckartshausen-Ilshofen, station forecourt SHA-Hessental station, station forecourt Train station Crailsheim, central bus station Bus platform 7.
Bicycle transport is basically not possible in the replacement buses.
Further details can be found in the DB info with schedule tables:
ATTENTION: Changes to the SEV timetable from Tuesday, 20.08.2019
Individual SEV buses from SHA-Hessental to Gaildorf West are now operating a bit later to be able to take the connection from the train from Heilbronn to the SHA-Hessental station. The connection in Gaildorf to continue in the direction of Stuttgart is not endangered by this and continues to function. The following trips are affected:
- SEV-Bus at 7:51 am from SHA-Hessental, now 8:01 am from SHA-Hessental, arrival Gaildorf West 8:22 am
- SEV bus at 9: 46/9: 51 hrs from SHA-Hessental, now 10:01 hrs from SHA-Hessental, arrival at Gaildorf West 10:22 hrs
- SEV-Bus at 11:51 from SHA-Hessental, now 12:01 from SHA-Hessental, arrival Gaildorf West 12:22
- SEV bus at 13: 46/13: 51 from SHA-Hessental, now at 14:01 from SHA-Hessental, arrival at Gaildorf West 14:22
- SEV-Bus at 15:51 from SHA-Hessental, now 16:01 from SHA-Hessental, arrival Gaildorf West 16:22
Nächte Montag/Dienstag, 2./3.09. bis Donnerstag/Freitag, 5./6.09.2019, jeweils 22:30 – 5:30 Uhr:
- Ausfall und Schienenersatzverkehr Backnang/Murrhardt - Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental
- Umleitung und Ausfall der Zwischenhalte Waiblingen - Crailsheim
- RE 19959 und RB 17551 (planmäßige Ankunft 22:59 Uhr und 1:32 Uhr in Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental) werden von Murrhardt bis Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental durch Busse ersetzt. Beachten Sie die 37 – 40 Min. spätere Ankunft der Busse in Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental.
- RE 19935 (Ankunft 0:49 Uhr in Crailsheim) wird von Waiblingen bis Crailsheim umgeleitet. Die planmäßigen Zwischenhalte entfallen.
- RE 19916 (planmäßig 23:07 Uhr ab Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental) fällt von Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental bis Murrhardt aus. Als Ersatz fährt ein Bus von Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental bis Backnang. Beachten Sie die 57 Min. spätere Ankunft des Busses in Backnang.
- RB 17500 (planmäßig 4:58 Uhr ab Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental) fällt von Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental bis Murrhardt aus.
Freitag, 6.09., ab 21:15 Uhr, bis Montag, 9.09.2019, 1:15 Uhr
- Ausfall und Schienenersatzverkehr Stuttgart Hbf/Backnang - Murrhardt.
- Die RE- und RB-Züge dieser Strecke fallen zwischen Stuttgart Hbf/Backnang und Murrhardt aus und werden größtenteils zwischen Backnang und Murrhardt durch Busse ersetzt.
- Beachten Sie die vom Zugverkehr abweichenden Fahrzeiten der Busse.
Bitte beachten Sie, dass in den SEV-Bussen keine Fahrradbeförderung möglich ist.
On 9.06.2019, the first stage of the newly tendered networks of the state of Baden-Württemberg goes into operation in regional train traffic around Stuttgart ("Stuttgarter Netze"). Including the Remstalbahn (KBS 786) between Stuttgart Hbf and Aalen, connected to the trains between Aalen and Crailsheim, which then run continuously from Crailsheim to Stuttgart. From and in the direction of Ulm must in future be changed in Aalen, on trains of the Hohenzollerische Landesbahn (SWEG).
New operator of the line Stuttgart - Aalen - Crailsheim will be Go-Ahead, the DB Regio will no longer serve this route in local traffic. There are no changes to the long-distance IC trains. Note the new timetable Remsbahn, valid from 9.06.2019 (PDF, 401 kByte).
Please notice: With the new replacement timetable Remsbahn, valid from 27.07. until 31.08.2019, there are further changes for the trains to and from Crailsheim.
The schedule tables can be found at:
For more information on the current operating situation, see:
When the regular timetable goes into operation, the following rules apply: The travel times of the trains between Crailsheim and Aalen change in the new timetable only minimally in the minute range. Go-Ahead will use brand new vehicles that increase ride comfort. Some stops on the route are served only when needed: Schrezheim, Schwabsberg and Hofen bei Aalen. If necessary, to get off the mentioned holding in the future, press the stop request key in the train.
In terms of fares and ticket offers, essentially everything will remain unchanged. With the start of the new trains on the Remsbahn, the DB travel center in Crailsheim will be transferred to the new operator Go-Ahead from 9.06.2019. The opening times remain unchanged: Mon-Fri 8:00 to 12:00, 13:00 to 18:00, Sat 8:00 to 13:00.
The Go-Ahead ServiceCenter will offer the following services in Crailsheim:
• Individual advice on and sale of tickets in local and long-distance transport
• Timetable information
• Processing of issued increased transport fees
• Informations in German und English
• Acceptance of subscription applications
• Receipt of travel bookings for groups and persons with reduced mobility
• Information about lost property
• Acceptance of complaints
• Possible payment: cash, debit card, credit card
• Information about further mobility offers like and Park & Ride
Two more steps in the "Stuttgart networks" will follow in December 2019 and June 2020. From December on, the route Stuttgart - SHA-Hessental - Nürnberg will also be operated by Go-Ahead, as will the DB ReiseZentrum at the SHA-Hessental station.
For more information on Go-Ahead, see https://www.go-ahead-bw.de/.
During the Federal Garden Show in Heilbronn until 6.10.2019 will be on the Hohenlohebahn, KBS 783 Heilbronn - Öhringen - Schwäbisch Hall - Crailsheim, trains strengthened or partially offered in addition. The following extensions will be available during the mentioned period:
- Additional trains on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays with arrivals at 8:52 and 10:52 in Heilbronn and at 19:02 from Heilbronn. Departure of these trains in SHA-Hessental at 8:03 am and 10:03 am, as well as arrival from Heilbronn at 19:54.
- Also in the opposite direction, there are additional trips, so on the weekend 9:02 and 11:02 clock from Heilbronn to SHA-Hessental, and 18:03 clock from SHA-Hessental to Heilbronn. This train stops at 18:14 clock in Wackershofen, so ideal for the return trip in the direction of Öhringen and Heilbronn from the Hohenlohe Open Air Museum in the evening.
- Additional trains as drop-off service with departure 23:03 clock from Heilbronn (to Crailsheim), especially for the 28 evening events at the Federal Garden Show. This train will also start at 21:36 in Crailsheim on the days of the trip, or at 22:03 in SHA-Hessental for the trip to Heilbronn. The driving days are: 20.4., 27.4., 30.4., 1.5., 30.5.-2.6., 5.6., 8.6., 9.6., 19.6., 21.6., 22.6., 27.6., 12.7., 19.-21.7 ., 23.7., 27.7., 28.7., 10.8., 15.-17.8., 25.8., 31.8. and 8.9.2019.
- Daily additional increase in capacity on the existing RE trains 23566/23550 with arrival at 9:51 am or 9:52 am in Heilbronn and on the existing trains 23561/23577 with departures at 18:03 hrs and 18:05, respectively Clock from Heilbronn.
All information on free arrival and departure by public transport can be found on the pages to BUGA-Kombi-Ticket, which is also valid in the district of Schwäbisch Hall.
The timetable of all direct connections on the Hohenlohebahn from and to Heilbronn is under:
Timetable BUGA Heilbronn (PDF Westfrankenbahn, 91 kByte)
Until 10.09.2019 the Wittighausener Tunnel on the route from Lauda to Würzburg will be completely renewed. For this reason, a track closure is unavoidable.
For regional traffic, the following changes result:
The changed timetables are now available online at www.bahn.de as well as in the app "DB Navigator". Please take into account the different and sometimes longer travel times when planning your trip and, if necessary, choose a different connection.
Information on construction works, interruptions in service and schedule changes at DB trains (local and long distance trains), please call 0180 1 629 629 (local rate), or 0180 5 194 195 (14 ct/min. from German landline), in the net www.bahn.de/bauarbeiten and www.bahn.de/aktuell.
Current information on the trains see under this link. Here you can for all DB stations check the traffic situation (arrival and departure times and known defects or schedule changes due to construction), in a period of 120 minutes before departure.
From Monday, 19.08.2019, until the end of the summer holidays due to the renewal of the road surface in the three-lane area of Salinenstraße between exit ZOB / police and intersection Johanniterstraße in Schwäbisch Hall restrictions and disabilities on all lines, so that connection connections can not be met.
We ask for your understanding.
Until Tuesday, 27.08.2019, the level crossing in Gaugshausen is closed due to construction work. This affects all journeys on the line 18 (Müller).
The buses continue in Gaugshausen over the stream road to Oberaspach and Großaltdorf and serve Lorenzenzimmern only limited in the lurch. The stop "Gaugshausen Barrier" is relocated to the substitute stop "Gaugshausen Bachstraße", the stop "Lorenzenzimmern Ort" to "Großaltdorf Rathaus".
The following courses of the line 18 serve Lorenzenzimmern during the diversion in the lurch:
Course 011 at 6:14 from Lorenzenzimmern to Schwäbisch Hall
Course 039 at 8:36 am from Lorenzenzimmern to Großaltdorf Schule
Course 060 at 12:42 from Großaltdorf School to Lorenzenzimmern
Course 104 at 17:33 from Schwäbisch Hall to Lorenzenzimmern
Passengers are asked to understand the construction-related stops.
Until presumably 18.09.2019 (end of operation), the center of Mittelfischach is completely closed due to construction work. Affected are the lines 17, 17A and 49 of the company Müller. The buses have to drive a detour.
The stops "Mittelfischach Dorfstraße" and "Mittelfischach Ort" has been moved to a movable mast in Fischachstraße. There are also the transfers between the lines 17 and 17A instead. Due to the detour, it takes about 5 minutes longer driving times.
Passengers are asked for their understanding.
Until 7.09.2019 a roadway renewal will be carried out on the B19 between Künzelsau and Kupferzell-Rechbach. The construction work is carried out in several sections and also affects the FE28 line of the NVH (Nahverkehr Hohenlohekreis).
Summer holidays in Baden-Württemberg are from Saturday, 27th of July 2019, up to and including Tuesday, 10th of September 2019. During this time the buses in the district of Schwäbisch Hall operate according to the holiday schedule. Movements labelled with "S" are canceled, movements labelled with "F" are added. DB trains and call-buses run as usual. Only the DB Westfrankenbahn (Tauberbahn) changes a few things at some movements. They are registered in the time-table.
Please note in this year the additional failure of trains between SHA-Hessental and Crailsheim from 17.08. to 25.08.2019.
Please note that some movements in the area Blaufelden / Schrozberg must be announced in advance during the holidays. These movements are labelled with "AB" in the time-table. Phone numbers of the particular transportation company can be found in the time-table book, respectively in the electronic time-table information Baden-Württemberg at http://www.efa-bw.de.
The popular student-holiday-ticket will be available for students again, free movements with every bus and train in Baden-Württemberg for 6½ weeks, as well as some sections beyond that. All information for that purpose at www.bwegt.de/ihr-nahverkehr/bwtarif/tickets/schueler-ferien-ticket.
Due to extensive renovation measures, Raiffeisenstraße / K2617 is fully closed in Gaildorf-Ottendorf from Monday, July 15th, until the end of the year. Affected are the buses of the line 43 (Hofmann, Nordring) and the call-bus line R43.
During the blockage the bus traffic is diverted via the Kocherstraße. The stops "Ottendorf Pfarrhaus" and "Ottendorf Bundesstraße" can not be served by the lines 43 and R43. In Kocherstraße, a double-sided alternative stop will be set up at the junction of the Lindenstraße. There are the departure times of the stop "Ottendorf Pfarrhaus".
Converters from and to line 16 must take a walk of about 300 meters during the construction work, to the regular stop of line 16 on the main road. Pupils are asked to choose the safe footpath via the Lindenstraße and the "Gängele" from and to the school in Ottendorf.
Passengers are asked to understand the building-related restrictions.
Due to construction work in the Haller and Stuttgarter Straße in Mainhardt-Bubenorbis, the bus stop "Bubenorbis Ort" is currently being relocated on both sides. Affected are the buses of the line 20 (Müller) as well as the Rufbuses of the line R20.
Due to progressing construction work, the replacement station is currently located in Haller Straße, between house 6 and 7. There is a replacement station mast erected on both sides until further notice.
Passengers are asked to understand the construction-related stops.
Due to extensive construction measures, the L2218 is fully closed to traffic on the section between the junction Kirchberg / A6 and Crailsheim-Roßfeld until 10.09.2019.
Until Saturday, 24.08.2019, all buses between Unterschmerach and Maulach will be routed directly through the construction site. The stops "Saurach Anzweig", "Heinkenbusch Abzweig" and "Maulach Abzweig" are still under construction and can not be operated. Passengers are requested to use the stops "Unterschmerach Abzweig" and "Roßfeld Haller Straße" instead.
From Monday, 26.08.2019, buses of lines 66 (Röhler) and S1 (Müller) drive on the parallel route between Arena Hohenlohe and Maulach. On the way, substitute stops for "Unterschmerach Abzweig", "Saurach Abzweig" and "Heinkenbusch Abzweig" are set up. In Maulach, the stop "Maulach Ort" is approached in the Zollhausstraße. The stop "Roßfeld Haller Straße" is served regularly.
Please understand the construction-related restrictions.
A section of the Sulzbrunnenstraße in the undustrial area of Ingersheim will be completely closed from Friday, 23.08.2019 until Thursday, 29.08.2019.
The bus stops "Dr.-Bareilles-Straße", "Hofäckerstraße", "Sulzbrunnenstraße West" and "Sulzbrunnenstraße Ost" are no longer available on line 53 of the StadtBus Crailsheim. Passengers are requested to switch to the stops "Ingersheim Bildstraße" and "Wilhelm-Volz-Straße".
Not affected is the Nightliner 53N. The stop "P1 / Apfelbaum can be served regularly.
We ask for your understanding of the construction-related restrictions.
Due to a street festival in the district Roter Buck in Crailsheim, the busses of line 53 (StadtBus Crailsheim) can not stop at "Wolfgangstraße / Altenwohnheim" from Friday, 23.08.2019, 17:00 clock, to Sunday, 25.08.2019.
For the duration of the blockage the buses will travel in both directions via the stop "St.-Martin-Straße". There, the bus line 53 holds in the direction of the city center, opposite the existing station. Passengers are asked for understanding.
Due to road rehabilitation the L1040 between Red at the lake Musdorf and Hilgartshausen from the end of April until about 30.08.2019 is fully closed. The buses of the lines 74, 85 and 96F drive over a detour route and can not serve the stop "Hilgardshausen Abzw. Märzenäcker".
Due to the detour route there may be delays of the buses in the minute range.
Construction work take place in Bernhardsweiler until 30.08.2019. Affected are the buses of the lines 59 and 59A of the company Müller and the call-bus line R59.
The stop "Bernhardsweiler Ort" is relocated to a movable mast on the street triangle in front of the village. Passengers are asked to understand the relocation of the stop.
Following the renovation and redesigning of the Gartenstraße section from Schönebürgstraße to Parkstraße last year, the area from Parkstraße to Bullinger Eck will be expanded this year. For this reason, the inner-city section Spitalstraße - Ellwanger Straße can not be accessed from the bus station until approximately 13.09.2019.
This blockage has again far-reaching effects on urban and regional transport in public transport. The stop "Crailsheim Klinikum" can not be operated by the buses in both directions during the full closure. There are some changes also on other stops.
The city bus line 54 ends during the blockage coming from west at "Rathaus" and turns to the Leonhard Sachs School. The branch to Ingersheim is not served, i. the stops "Klinikum", "Ellwanger Straße", "Geschwister-Scholl-Straße", "Am Welschen Brunnen", "Ingersheim Bildstraße" and "Ingersheim Schule" are completely eliminated.
In the opposite direction start the bus line 54 at the Leonhard Sachs school or stop "Karlstraße" (at the town hall) in the direction of Hirtenwiesen. Ingersheim, however, will continue to be served by StadtBus line 53, which is not affected by the suspension.
Buses on FMO lines 59, 60, 61, 63 and 67 are diverted and take a modified route. Individual courses do not require access to the inner city stops "Wilhelmstraße", "Rathaus/Karlstraße" and "Schulzentrum", with substitute stop "ZOB". If necessary, you can change to the StadtBus lines 52, 53 and 54 at ZOB to continue to the city center.
To some extent courses of the company Müller are also redirected so that they serve the city center stops and the "Schulzentrum", in return then the stop "Ellwanger Straße" not. Detailed information can be found on the construction site timetables (see below).
The RufBus lines R59 and R60 operate the stop "Klinikum" during the blockage. All other stops are also served regularly at RufBus despite the closure of Spitalstraße. Passengers are asked to understand the construction-related changes in the timetable.
Construction site timetables (PDFs, please enable comment display) of affected lines:
Until about 30.10.2019, the market street in Unterdeufstetten from St. Mark's Church to the confluence with the Dinkelsbühler Straße is completely closed. This has an impact on bus lines 59, 59A and 111 of the company Müller and the call-bus line R59.
The buses go diverting diversion routes in place. For all journeys, the stop "Unterdeufstetten Post" will be canceled without replacement. Passengers are requested to use the bus stops "Unterdeufstetten Schule" and "Unterdeufstetten Marktstraße" during the suspension.
The call-bus stop is also relocated to the stop "Unterdeufstetten Marktstraße".
Until probably 29.11.2019 the Rötleiner road in Fichtenau-Lautenbach, due to the relocation of gas and water connections, fully closed. This affects rides on lines 59 and 59A of the company Müller and the RufBus line R59.
All courses that go to Rötlein and return from Rötlein to Lautenbach are redirected via Wildenstein Vorstadt, the Promenadenweg and the Waldstraße to Rötlein. As a replacement for "Lautenbach Ortsmitte", the stop at Storchenweiher "Fichtenau Storchenmühle" is served by all courses and the RufBus.
Passengers are asked for their understanding of the bus stop.
For about 1/2 year the B290 between Crailsheim and Steinbach a.d. Jagst is to construction for traffic fully closed. The construction project is divided into two phases:
In the 1st construction phase until 15.09.2019, the section from the junction K2643 (to Alexandersreut) until the beginning of Jagstheim is not passable. The diversion for buses takes place via Degenbachsee and Burgbergsiedlung. All stops can be served until further notice.
The 2nd construction phase between Jagstheim and Steinbach a.d.Jagst takes place after the Volksfest in Crailsheimer until end of year 2019.
Due to the blockages, it may lead to travel time extensions on the lines 61, 61A and 67 of the company Müller. Passengers are asked for their understanding.
Until 30.08.2019 in Wildenstein various roads due to construction work not passable. This has an impact on the buses of lines 59 and 59A (Müller):
Rides between Krettenbach and Wildenstein run via the Melbersmühle and Matzenbach to Wildenstein or from Wildenstein via Matzenbach and the Melbersmühle to Krettenbach. The stop "Fichtenau-Gunzach" is canceled at several courses during this time and must be relocated to Krettenbach or Fichtenhof.
Passengers are asked to understand the building-related restrictions.
Registration and disposition of call-buses in the Schwäbisch Hall district takes place via the CallCenter of OWL Mobility Consulting in Detmold. The previous number for call-bus 0180 3 - 78 32 87 (9 ct per minute landline, max 42 ct per minute mobile) is still available. However, we recommend, not least for cost reasons, the registration of a call-bus ride via Tel 05231 - 977 771.
Login times have been extended to 8:00 to 20:00 daily. Even after 20:00 clock the call center is accessible, but then only for questions and the case that a booked call-bus ride can not be started. The deadline for registration is 20:00 pm.
Since June 2019 it is possible to register call-bus rides online. The same login times apply as for the telephone registration. The registration takes place via a WebApp, which is available via the browser on every PC, SmartPhose etc. and is not installed.
More informations about call-bus rides: www.rufbus-sha.de.
Since 1.01.2019 the bicycle transport in the busses is restricted in the traffic area of KreisVerkehr. From Monday to Friday, bicycles are not allowed in the buses. On weekends and public holidays, on the other hand, the previous regulations continue to apply. Also in the trains, cycling is still possible in the district free of charge, with no exclusion time on all days.
The decision of the transport companies and the district to exclude bicycles during the week on the bus is due to the fact that the free parking spaces in the buses have been increasingly used for years by pushchairs, rollators and wheelchairs. Public transport companies endeavor to provide new, larger parking spaces in buses in the future, but this is only possible to a very limited extent due to the design of the interior of the bus and the desire of many passengers for a seat.
Since then, some cyclists had to get off the bus again with their bicycle, despite a valid ticket for themselves and the bicycle, when passengers with a stroller or wheelchair wanted to get on the bus at a follow-up stop. These take precedence over the bicycle, i. the drivers are instructed to give priority to these passengers. This often led to incomprehension and long discussions with the cyclists concerned.
In order to avoid further conflicts here, and because the cyclists can not be guaranteed transport (despite the purchase of a ticket) due to lack of space, the conditions of carriage (§11, para. 1, collection of goods) of KreisVerkehr GmbH have now been changed.
We ask all passengers with a bicycle to understand this decision. Both the state of Baden-Württemberg and us, together with the district and municipalities, are seeking to expand and improve the possibilities for the safe and comfortable parking of bicycles at public transport stops in the coming years. And even today there are often suitable bicycle parking areas at the stops, or at least in their vicinity.