Hofheim (dpa/lhe) - The Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) announced additional trips and the use of new hydrogen trains in the Taunus for the timetable change on December 11th. The new trains will initially be used on the RB15 line (Frankfurt - Bad Homburg - Brandoberndorf), as the RMV announced on Thursday. Since not all of the 27 trains ordered were delivered on time, trains of a different design were temporarily on the move that were not approved for the tunnel near Brandoberndorf - passengers would therefore have to change trains in Grävenwiesbach, and in individual cases a rail replacement service would be set up.
By the spring of 2023, the new hydrogen trains will gradually also run on the RB11 (Frankfurt-Höchst - Bad Soden), RB 12 (Frankfurt - Königstein) and RB16 (Bad Homburg - Friedberg) lines.
According to the announcement, there will be additional trips on the Odenwaldbahn to and from Frankfurt. On the RB82 line (Eberbach - Erbach - Frankfurt) there are hourly trains between Erbach and Frankfurt, as well as on the RB85 line between Babenhausen and Frankfurt.
There will be an additional journey on the RB21 from Niedernhausen to Wiesbaden in the morning, and a third direct connection from Wiesbaden to Limburg will also be added in the afternoon. The RMV also announced a few more journeys for work and training traffic for the RB48 (Nidda - Friedberg - Frankfurt). The express bus routes X95 (Enkheim - Büdingen) and X35 (Marburg - Alsfeld) will also be strengthened.