A single-track railway line links Mainz and Alzey, stopping in Gonsenheim, Marienborn, Klein-Winternheim, Nieder-Olm and a couple of other villages on the way.
It's an adequate enough service - once an hour during the day and a bit more frequently mornings and evenings.
There's no station in Klein-Winternheim - burned down years ago and it's been replaced by a shelter that's fairly open to the elements. (But there's a restaurant next door as a welcome alternative if the weather's inclement.)
Weekends are a bit tricky, though (or at least they used to be.
Paul Duke, who used to work for Boehringer in New Zealand, God rest his soul, was over here on business and stayed at our place.
Wine festival in Ingelheim, so the two of us headed off on Saturday night and had an exceptionally good time, resulting in the car's being left parked in Ingelheim and our taking a taxi home.
Sometime on Sunday afternoon, we figured we'd toddle over on the train to retrieve the car.
Stroll down to the station, not bothering to look at the timetable (if there was one). Weren't in a hurry, anyway.
A local strolls past and says "You've got a bit of a wait, y'know"
"No worries" we replied "We're in no rush"
"That's good, then" he said " The next one's tomorrow morning at 5:45..."