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Go-Ahead Stuttgart - Aalen - Crailsheim / current malfunctions

Go-Ahead Stuttgart - Aalen - Crailsheim / current malfunctions

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).

ATTENTION: Due to disturbances after the start of operations, measures were taken within the framework of a meeting of the railway undertakings in the Ministry of Transport Baden-Württemberg, which bring about changes in the timetable. The Go-Ahead trains between Crailsheim and Ellwangen will be canceled until at least 23.06.2019 and will be replaced by buses.

For more information on the current operating situation, see www.go-ahead-bw.de/news-und-presse.html.

At www.go-ahead-bw.de/unterwegs-mit-go-ahead/fahrplaene.html you will find the latest replacement timetables. These are not yet incorporated in the www.efa-bw.de information.

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/.

Additional trains on Hohenlohebahn to the Federal Garden Show in Heilbronn

Additional trains on Hohenlohebahn to the Federal Garden Show in Heilbronn

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)

Rail replacement traffic Lauda - Würzburg until August 18, 2019

Rail replacement traffic Lauda - Würzburg until August 18, 2019

From January 7 to August 18, 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:

  • All trains of the RE line Stuttgart - Würzburg fall between Lauda and Würzburg Hbf. SEV replacement traffic with buses will be established. These drive without stopping directly from Lauda to Würzburg and back.
  • The trains of the RB line Lauda - Würzburg drive between Kirchheim (Lower Franconia) and Würzburg Hbf and fall on the stretch between Lauda and Kirchheim (Lower Franconia). There is also SEV replacement traffic with buses that serve all stops on the route.

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.

timetable Stuttgart Hbf - Würzburg Hbf 07.01. – 18.08.2019 (PDF, 298 kByte)

timetable Bad Mergentheim – Würzburg Hbf 07.01. – 18.08.2019 (PDF, 831 kByte)

Information about schedule changes and current disturbances in DB trains

Information about schedule changes and current disturbances in DB trains

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.

Bus / RufBus area Schwäbisch Hall

Pentecost and holidays from June 11th to June 21st

Pentecost and holidays from June 11th to June 21st

In the Pentecost holidays of Tuesday, 11.06.2019, up to and including Friday, 21.06.2019, driving all buses and the trains of the Tauberbahn as on vacation days. The remaining trains (Murrbahn, Hohenlohebahn) and the call buses go without holiday-related restrictions.

On Monday, 10.06.2019 (Pentecost Monday) and Thursday, 20.06.2019 (Corpus Christi), all trains, buses and call buses drive as on Sundays. The on-call bus registration takes place on these days 9:00 to 20:00 as usual, at the latest 1 hour prior to departure on tel 05231 - 977 771.

Please note the diversion of the line 16 during the Pentecost holidays between Gaildorf and Schwäbisch Hall due to blocking of the B19 in the Ottendorf area.

Full closure L1060 until June 21st extended

Full closure L1060 until June 21st extended

Until now 21.06.2019 the Bühlertalstraße (L1060) between the roundabout in Obersontheim and Bühlertann is completely closed. Buses of the company Müller drive during this time a diversion by Obersontheim. In Obersontheim much traffic is expected.

Due to changes in traffic in Obersontheim, a double-sided alternative stop will be set up in Gaildorfer Strasse for buses passing through the roundabout at Kärcher. The stop "Obersontheim Firma Kärcher" will be relocated in both directions to this substitute stop, which is at the height of the pedestrian crossing. Also the stop "Irene-Kärcher-Straße" in direktion Schwäbisch Hall is substituted to the alternative stop "Gaildorfer Strasse".

From Monday, 3.06.2019, there are further restrictions, because then the branch of Obersontheim roundabout traffic to Hausen is fully closed to traffic. The buses of the lines 12 and 13 from and in the direction of Schwäbisch Hall, which run on time via Hausen and have since served the alternative stop, then drive a diversion from Hausen on Untersontheim to Obersontheim and back, and serve until the end of the blockage erstatzweise the stop " Obersontheim Post ".

The transfer to the station "Obersontheim Post" also applies to the courses 030 (5:53 am) and 126 (8:15 am) of the line 62 in the direction of Crailsheim, because they too can no longer serve the stop "Fa. Kärcher".

In Bühlertann the stop "Bühlertann Haller Straße" is relocated for the time of blocking L1060 to the stop "Bühlertann Kirchplatz".

The blocking of the L1060 will lead to major traffic obstructions in the narrow town center of Obersontheim during the first days. This does not exclude delays in the lines 12, 13, 17, 17A, 49 and 62 of the company Müller. Passengers are asked to understand any inconvenience.

Full closure Raiffeisenstraße in Ottendorf from 8th of July

Full closure Raiffeisenstraße in Ottendorf from 8th of July

Due to extensive renovation measures, Raildisenstraße / K2617 will have to be fully closed in Gaildorf-Ottendorf from Monday, July 8, from the start of operation, 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.

New Stopover in Bubenorbis

New Stopover in Bubenorbis

Due to construction work on the Haller and Stuttgarter Straße in Mainhardt-Bubenorbis, the bus stop is currently relocated. Affected are the buses of the line 20 (Müller) as well as the call-buses of the line R20.

From Tuesday, 21.05.2019, the replacement station must be relocated due to progressing construction work. This is then from the beginning of operation in the Haller road between house 6 and 7. There is set up on both sides of a spare parking mast.

Passengers are asked to understand the construction-related bus stop.

Bus / RufBus area Crailsheim

Pentecost and holidays from June 11th to June 21st

Pentecost and holidays from June 11th to June 21st

In the Pentecost holidays of Tuesday, 11.06.2019, up to and including Friday, 21.06.2019, driving all buses and the trains of the Tauberbahn as on vacation days. The remaining trains (Murrbahn, Hohenlohebahn) and the call buses go without holiday-related restrictions.

On Monday, 10.06.2019 (Pentecost Monday) and Thursday, 20.06.2019 (Corpus Christi), all trains, buses and call buses drive as on Sundays. The on-call bus registration takes place on these days 9:00 to 20:00 as usual, at the latest 1 hour prior to departure on tel 05231 - 977 771.

Please note the diversion of the line 16 during the Pentecost holidays between Gaildorf and Schwäbisch Hall due to blocking of the B19 in the Ottendorf area.

Blocking in Wildenstein / Changes Gunzach

Blocking in Wildenstein / Changes Gunzach

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.

Full closure of the B290 Crailsheim - Jagstheim

Full closure of the B290 Crailsheim - Jagstheim

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.

Blocking of the connecting road between Jagstheim and Unterspeltach

Blocking of the connecting road between Jagstheim and Unterspeltach

Until further notice, the connecting road between Jagstheim and Unterspeltach is completely closed. The buses of line 61 (Müller) drive a detour.

All stops can be served. However, it can come to this line branch to diversion delays.

Full closure L1040 Hilgartshausen-Musdorf until 30th of August

Full closure L1040 Hilgartshausen-Musdorf until 30th of August

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.

Redesign Spitalstraße in Crailsheim until September 13th

Redesign Spitalstraße in Crailsheim until September 13th

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:

Line 54 (StadtBus CR) Stadtmitte - Fliegerhorst - Hirtenwiesen (from April 1st)

Line 59 (Müller) Crailsheim - Fichtenau - Dinkelsbühl (from April 1st)

Line 60 (Müller) Ringverkehr Crailsheim - Stimpfach - Crailsheim (from April 1st)

Line 61 (Müller) Crailsheim - Frankenhardt-Honhardt - Rosenberg (from April 1st)

Line 63 (Müller) Ringverkehr Crailsheim - Wäldershub - Bergbronn (from April 1st)

Line 67 (FahrBus Ostalb) Crailsheim - Jagstzell - Ellwangen (from April 1st)

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Register call-bus rides online now

Register call-bus rides online now

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.

Restrictions on bicycle transport by bus since 1 January

Restrictions on bicycle transport by bus since 1 January

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.