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Apr 22nd, 2015, 08:16 AM
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Augsburg Train Station

If anyone knows anything about the Augsburg train station please help!

I have booked my train ticket from Füssen to Strasbourg and am a little worried about logistics. We have two transfers, one at Augsburg and one at Stuttgart. It has us coming into Augsburg at 10:56 on Platform 7 Süd and leaving from platform 1 at 11:03. I am nervous that we will not be able to fin the platform in time. Does anyone know how big this train station is and if it is easy to get around? I'm not worried about the transfer in Stuttgart because it has us coming in on Platform 10 and leaving from Platform 11.

Any advice is much appreciated!
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Apr 22nd, 2015, 08:33 AM
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Without recalling Augsburg exactly most German Hauptbahnhofs are similar in lay out - tracks numbered consecutively so you only have to go to the right or left, depending on how the numbering starts, - a relatively short walk - but your ticket for the regional train to Fussen should be valid on any train so if you miss your connection just wait till the next train, surely within an hour.

And Augsburg is a really really neat city - why not schedule more time and take a look around - anyway IF the train is on time and a big IF IME in Germany these days you should have no problem.

but do not worry about getting from platform 7 to 1 - just go down past track #2, 3, 4 ,5 ,6 and voila # 7!

But why the rush - is your ticket not good on any train Augsburg to Fussen?

Here is a layout of the Augsburg Hbf - all tracks are numbered consecutively:

http://www.germantravel-info.com/bah...e/Augsburg.pdf
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Apr 22nd, 2015, 08:36 AM
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Note: "Gleis" on the diagram means track # - Gleis 1 is track # 1 - a word of caution - there can be changes in track departures due to congestion - check the large overhead sign in the platforms area for your train - the final destination will be on it and the time of departure and the track # - and once you get to track #1 the overhead sign above the engtrance and on the platform should confirm that train and destination.
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Apr 22nd, 2015, 08:52 AM
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As I recall the Augsburg station has the usual underground passageway between all the platforms. Making certain your connection is actually ON the platform you are headed to may be an issue but usually isn't. What you need to do IMO is this" station yourself at the door of your car with your luggage at the ready so you can be the first ones off to give yourself the absolute max amount of time to make the connection.
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Apr 22nd, 2015, 08:56 AM
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Good call Dukey - looking at the diagram I posted above yes it looks like you must go down and under - a hassle for lots of luggage and also gtakes more time.

That is not usual however IME of large German stations - usually the platforms abut the large concourse area and you need not go down stairs or up but just waltz to the nearby tracks on the surface.
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Apr 22nd, 2015, 09:24 AM
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When you reach the track you want, and before you jump on the train there, check the electronic board with the departure time, intermediate destinations, and final destination for the next train leaving that platform. Sometimes trains are switched onto other platforms. Sometimes the previous train leaving from that same platform is late and hasn't left - get on, and you may end up going somewhere you don't want to go.

If your train isn't on the sign, ask someone what's going on. The sign will look something like this one:

http://www.bahnbilder.de/bilder/re-n...hbf-106934.jpg
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Apr 22nd, 2015, 09:38 AM
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>That is not usual however IME of large German stations - usually the platforms abut the large concourse area and you need not go down stairs or up but just waltz to the nearby tracks on the surface.

Only at dead-end stations of which there are not too many. They are slowly slowly abandoned because they are not too practical - thinking of the current construction works in Stuttgart. All 'through' stations necessarily have either underground or overhead passages.
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Apr 22nd, 2015, 10:44 AM
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The whole only on the surface thing would work in a station like Munich but it will not work in Augsburg.
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