Türkismühle station

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Turquoise mill
Türkismühle station after the last renovation in 2018
Türkismühle station after the last renovation in 2018
Location in the network Separation station
Platform tracks 3
abbreviation STM
IBNR 8000154
Price range 4th
opening May 26, 1860
City / municipality Nohfelden
Place / district Turquoise mill
country Saarland
Country Germany
Coordinates 49 ° 34 '50 "  N , 7 ° 6' 53"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 34 '50 "  N , 7 ° 6' 53"  E
Height ( SO ) 364  m above sea level NHN
Railway lines
Railway stations in Saarland
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The Türkismühle station is a two-sided separation station in the district of Türkismühle in the Saarland community of Nohfelden . The station is located on the Nahe Valley Railway and is the end point of the Hochwaldbahn to Trier and the Westrichbahn to Kusel . It was opened on May 26, 1860 as part of the extension of the Nahe Valley Railway from Idar-Oberstein to Neunkirchen (Saar) .


Türkismühle belonged to the Oldenburg Principality of Birkenfeld until 1937 (and from 1919 onwards, the Birkenfeld region ). After it opened in 1860, the station was busy with goods traffic, but passenger traffic was also used intensively. The massive run-up to the station encouraged small businesses and restaurants to settle in the immediate vicinity. With the opening of the Türkismühle - Hermeskeil railway line , the economic situation around the station began to deteriorate, among other things because the passengers passing through did not stay longer. Even before the outbreak of World War I , the station received a new station building .

After the Saarland was handed over to the League of Nations as part of the Versailles Treaty , the Türkismühle station was transformed into a German border station with a customs station, which resulted in an increase in the number of inhabitants and the emergence of a railway settlement on Juliusberg. There were also some expansions in the area of logistics , such as the extensive expansion of the station facilities or the establishment of new freight forwarders . From November 1934, the line to Wolfersweiler was served, from 1936 to Kusel , with which the Türkismühle – Kusel railway was created. In 1937 the Reichsbahnamt was relocated from Türkismühle to St. Wendel . The Siegfried Line was built in 1938 ; the station had 12 tracks at that time.

During the Second World War the station was also used for refugee transports. On February 22, 1945, the station building was destroyed by a bomb attack. With the renewed cession of the Saar area to the French occupation zone in 1945 , Türkismühle was once again transformed into what was now a French border station, but in 1959 it was converted back into a German station that was under the control of the Federal Railroad . From 1967 onwards, passenger traffic was increasingly restricted, from 1969 onwards there were no more passenger trains to Hermeskeil and Freisen , instead the trains to St. Wendel were operated electrically in the same year.

Between August 27 and 29, 2010, Türkismühle celebrated the 150th anniversary of the station. On September 13, 2010, an electric multiple unit was christened with the place name.

The Hochwaldbahn to Hermeskeil and the Westrichbahn to Freisen and originally to Kusel were shut down. A leisure path is being built on the former railway line from Freisen via Türkismühle to Nonnweiler. The costs amount to over EUR 9.5 million.

The Nahe Valley Railway was electrified between Türkismühle and Neubrücke (Nahe) in the summer of 2014 and closed for six weeks. Since then, the regional trains on the RB 73 line , which previously ended in Türkismühle, have continued to Neubrücke.


620-410 LINT 81 as RE3 Frankfurt -> Saarbrücken in Türkismühle

Türkismühle is the stop of the RE 3 regional express line from Frankfurt or Mainz to Saarbrücken , operated by vlexx , and the regional railways from Neubrücke to Saarbrücken, operated by DB Regio Südwest . The Hochwaldbahn was operated from Türkismühle in museum and freight traffic until August 31, 2012 , while the Westrichbahn is only used for goods traffic on an approximately 6 km long section from Türkismühle to Wolfersweiler . The Saarbrücken – Mainz line is electrified from Saarbrücken to Neubrücke.

The last RE3 operated by DB Regio on December 13, 2014 at 10:26 p.m. in the recently modernized Türkismühle station.
line route Tact
RE 3 ( Frankfurt (Main) Hbf -) Mainz Hbf - Bad Kreuznach - Türkismühle - St. Wendel - Neunkirchen (Saar) - Saarbrücken Hbf 60 min
RB 73 Neubrücke (Nahe) - Türkismühle - St. Wendel - Ottweiler (Saar) - Neunkirchen (Saar) - Sulzbach (Saar) - Saarbrücken main station 60 min

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Gerhard Tröster: Highlights of the station history , in the Saarbrücker Zeitung of November 12, 2011
  2. "All stones have been cleared out of the way" - starting signal for the leisure path. June 24, 2020, accessed July 8, 2020 .
  3. ↑ Route map of the Rhineland-Palatinate cycle 2015

Web links

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