|Station code n/a|
Address 94447 Plattling, Germany
Platforms in use 7
|DS100 code NPL|
Opened 20 September 1860
|Location Plattling, Bavaria
Line(s) Regensburg–Plattling–Passau (KBS 880/KBS 931) (Munich)–Landshut–Plattling (KBS 931) Bavarian Forest Railway (KBS 905)
Similar Passau Hauptbahnhof, Regensburg Hauptbahnhof, Zwiesel station, Würzburg Hauptbahnhof, Nuremberg Central Station
Plattling station is a central railway hub in eastern Lower Bavaria in southern Germany.
The first station building for Plattling station was erected near the town and the station was opened on 20 September 1860 as the Bavarian Eastern Railway Company's eastern route between Straubing and Passau went into service. From 1866 to 1877 the goods line operated by the Deggendorf-Plattling Railway company ended at goods yard at the western end of the station. When the Bavarian Forest railway was built via Zwiesel to Bayerisch Eisenstein in 1874 the passenger station was moved westwards to accommodate the junction with this route and was built at the same height as the goods station in its present-day location. On 15 October 1875, Plattling was given another junction, this time to the south via Pilsting to Mühldorf (the Mühldorf–Pilsting railway), which was expanded in 1880 by a branch to Landshut.
On 16 April 1945 the entire station was destroyed in a bombing raid that lasted just seven minutes. The station building which was fully demolished during this attack was rebuilt again after the Second World War on the same spot. With the electrification of the main line from Regensburg to Passau in May 1959 and the general changeover of motive power in the DB, the Bahnbetriebswerk at Plattling soon lost its function in maintaining steam locomotives. The last train hauled by a steam locomotive ran on 6 March 1974 from Plattling into the Bavarian Forest. The roundhouse and turntable were dismantled. As a memorial of the steam era, railway fans have put a DRG Class 64 steam engine on display in the station yard.
In the night of 2–3 June 2008 the 4,000 m² historic locomotive shed burned down to its foundation walls, having served at the time as a warehouse for a paper factory.
Seven tracks are used for passenger services. In the station building is a ticket machine, a cafe and a newsagent.
Plattling station today is the central transport hub in the eastern part of Lower Bavaria. Trains from all four directions meet shortly before the hour every hour.
Regionalbahn trains run hourly to Regensburg and Zwiesel. There is an alternating two-hourly service between the two Regionalbahn routes: Passau–Plattling und Plattling–Munich, and a Regional-Express through train, Passau–Plattling–Munich, so that an hourly service is achieved here too. This should be further improved in December 2009 to an hourly RE through train.