Zwickau Pöhlau - Zwickau Stadt
Brückenberg coal railway in Zwickau
The Brückenberg Coal Association was founded in Zwickau in 1855. 1978 was the last year of black coal extraction at the Martin Hoop Shaft No. IV. However, even before coal mining was discontinued, the coal railway had started to be used as an industrial railway, too. Then, with new industries replacing coal mining, the railway was rebuilt in the area of the Martin Hoop Shaft No. IV. Coal was still carried on the line, but now rather uphill to the power stations of Karl-Marx No. III and Martin Hoop No. IV. After 1990, there was a sudden decline in coal transport, resulting in the last trains running in December 1998. Today’s owner of the railway line is the Zwickau energy supply company.
Bridge-Berg-Kohlenbahn railway line
The Brückeberg Coal Railway is an old industrial railway located directly in Zwickau. It leads from the signal box W3 on the Parkstraße opposite the open-air stage at the Schwanenteich through the city via 5 road bridges and the Muldebrücke to the former Bridge Mountain Shaft 1 in the Zwickau suburb of Pöhlau.
Getting there by bus & train to the travel days
The Brückeberg-Kohlenbahn can be easily reached by train via the Zwickau station (Stadthalle) and then about 15 minutes by foot to the entrance to Reinsdorfer Str. Public transport is not possible at the end point in Pöhlau.
How to get there by car
For travel by car, it is recommended to travel from Zwickau Zentrum to Reinsdorfer Str. 6 to the level crossing.
For the journey by car to Pöhlau, it is recommended to drive to Pöhlau, Pöhlauer Str.
The Bridge Mountain Coal Railway Zwickau runs on selected dates.
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Brückenbergbahn Zwickau Hin-/Rückfahrt