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The Gößnitz-Gera railway is a single-track main line in the
The railway line was opened on 28 December 1865 by the Gößnitz-Gera Railway Company (
The extension of the Lichtenberg
The chainage from Gößnitz is not marked between Gera Süd and
The embankment built during the relocation of the line through the Gessen valley was removed before the 2007
Today, every two hours, the line is served by
The Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan mentions upgrading the line as an "additional requirement". The current plan provides for electrification and the upgrading of the line to two-tracks as part of the duplication of the entire between Weimar and Glauchau and closing the gap in the electrification between Weimar and Gößnitz. The review of the Infrastructure Plan in November 2010 recommends the dropping of the duplication and recommends only electrification of the line, as long-distance passenger traffic of this relation is not considered economic, and thus the second track is unnecessary. As a result the overall project would now have an estimated benefit/cost ratio of 1.3 to 1.5 instead of the benefit/cost ratio 0.7 for the comprehensive upgrade.
- Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) 2007/2008 edition. Schweers + Wall. 2007. ISBN 978-3-89494-136-9.
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