S-Bahn Line 2 in Dresden Airport
|Transit type||Commuter Rail (Differing from other S-Bahn lines)|
|Number of lines||3|
|Number of stations||46|
|System length||103 km (64 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) (standard gauge)|
The Dresden S-Bahn provides commuter train services in Dresden and the surrounding area. It was established in 1973 and comprises three lines. It connects many districts of Dresden as well as Meißen, Radebeul, Pirna and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Dresden Airport, Freital and Tharandt.
The network is about 103 kilometers in length and has 38 stations (of which 16 are in Dresden).
The following lines are operated:
- Meißen - Dresden Neustadt - Dresden Hauptbahnhof - Pirna - Bad Schandau - Schöna Meißen-Triebischtal -
- Dresden Klotzsche Airport - Dresden Neustadt - Dresden Hauptbahnhof - Pirna
- Freiberg - Tharandt - Dresden Hauptbahnhof
All three lines carry two trains per hour in each direction, although this reduces to one train per hour in the outer sections of line S1 (Bad Schandau - Schöna) and S3 (Freiberg - Tharandt).
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