S-Bahn

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Mobility and flexible services for passengers of the capital and surrounding region
In the midst of the Berlin bustle, mobility and short-distance travel is a top priority. Up to 1.5 million passengers commute on the S-Bahn during the average work week. Our red and yellow trains are just as iconic to the Berlin cityscape as the Brandenburg Gate and the TV Tower. Our employees provide service to the capital 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The 327-kilometer route network, complete with 166 stations, is served by 16 lines connecting the city with the surrounding region.

Line Overview

S-Bahn Berlin – a Subsidiary of the DB Regio AG
The S-Bahn Berlin GmbH was founded on January 1, 1995 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of DB Regio AG. DB Regio AG is responsible for the local passenger transportation of the Deutsche Bahn AG in Germany.

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Important S-Bahn Lines:
East-West Traffic

A central axis of Berlin’s transport system is the east-west line of the S-Bahn which connects the stations Westkreuz and Ostkreuz. In peak periods and under ideal conditions the trains S5, S7 and S75 run in three minute intervals. The section between the stations Zoo and Alexanderplatz is especially worth seeing. There, the S-Bahn passes landmarks like the Victory Column, Central Station, Museum Island and Hackescher Markt.

North-South Traffic
Important north-south-lines of the S-Bahn are the line S1 between Oranienburg and Wannsee, the S2 which runs between Bernau and Blankenfelde, and the S25 that runs between Teltow and Hennigsdorf.

S-Bahn Ring / Ringbahn
The so-called Ringbahn runs around Berlin’s city centre on a route of about 37 kilometres. It stops at 27 stations and needs approximately 60 minutes to circle around the city.
Many stations of the Ringbahn have links to S-and U-Bahn lines running to the city centre or outskirts of Berlin. Important junctions of the Ringbahn are the stations Westkreuz, Gesundbrunnen Ostkreuz and Südkreuz.
The Ringbahn consists of the S-Bahn lines S41 and S42: S41 moves clockwise, the S42 anticlockwise. The trains run throughout the day, during the rush hour in five-minute intervals, in the evening in ten-minute intervals.

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The Berlin S-Bahn (“Stadtschnellbahn”, literally “city fast railway”) is a rapid transit system in and around Berlin, the capital city of Germany, and has operated since 1924. The S-Bahn consists of 15 lines serving 166 stations, and runs over a total route length of 332 kilometres (206 mi). The S-Bahn carried 395 million passengers in 2012. It is integrated with the mostly underground U-Bahn to form the backbone of Berlin’s rapid transport system. Unlike the U-Bahn, the S-Bahn crosses the Berlin city and state border into the surrounding state of Brandenburg, e.g. to …