S2 (Rhine-Main S-Bahn)

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     S2
Frankfurt S2.svg
ET 423 Taunusanlage.jpg
Overview
Type Rapid transit, Commuter rail
System S-Bahn Rhein-Main
Status Operational
Locale Frankfurt Rhine-Main
Termini Niedernhausen
Dietzenbach
Stations 27
Services Main-Lahn Railway, Citytunnel Frankfurt, Rodgau Railway, Offenbach-Bieber–Dietzenbach railway
Line number 2
Operation
Opening 28 May 1978 (1978-05-28)
Owner Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund
Operator(s) DB Regio
Depot(s) Frankfurt Hbf
Rolling stock DBAG Class 423
Technical
Line length 54.7 km (34.0 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification Overhead line
Route number 645.2

The S2 service of the S-Bahn Rhein-Main system bearing the KBS (German scheduled railway route) number 645.2 is a railway connection between the small Taunus town Niedernhausen and Dietzenbach.

Usually DBAG Class 423 railcars are used on this service. Its predecessor class 420 is only used for shortened shuttle services.

Routes[edit]

Main-Lahn railway[edit]

Main article: Main-Lahn Railway

The service uses the tracks of the Main-Lahn Railway between Niedernhausen and Frankfurt Central Station. This route is also used by regional trains in the section Niedernhausen–Frankfurt-Höchst. Between Frankfurt-Höchst and Central Station this service shares the Main-Lahn line with freight and shunting operations. National and regional services use the parallel running Taunus railway in this section. The Main-Lahn railway was completed on 15 October 1877 and has been used by S-Bahn services since 1978.

City tunnel[edit]

Main article: Citytunnel Frankfurt

The city tunnel is an underground, pure S-Bahn route used by almost all services (except for the S7 service which terminates at the central station). The tunnel was opened in four stages in 1978, 1983, 1990 and 1992. In a short section between Mühlberg and Offenbach-Kaiserlei the South Main railway is used. The section from Mühlberg to Offenbach Ost through the Offenbach City Tunnel was opened in 1995.

Rodgau railway[edit]

Main article: Rodgau Railway

This line was opened in 1896 and has been used since 2003 only by S-Bahn services.

Offenbach-Bieber–Dietzenbach railway[edit]

This line was opened on 1 December 1898 and has been used since 2003 only by S-Bahn services.

History[edit]

Year Stations Route
1974 (R2) 11 Niedernhausen – Frankfurt Hbf
1978 13 (+2) Niedernhausen – Hauptwache
1983 14 (+1) Niedernhausen – Konstablerwache
1990 17 (+3) Niedernhausen – Frankfurt Süd
1992 16 (+1, -2) Niedernhausen – Mühlberg
1995 17 (+2, -1) Niedernhausen – Frankfurt Süd
2002 18 (+1) Niedernhausen – Frankfurt Süd
2003 26 (+10, -2) Niedernhausen – Dietzenbach
2007 27 (+1) Niedernhausen – Dietzenbach

The S2 was one of the first six services of the Rhine-Main S-Bahn system. In a prior test operation it ran between Niedernhausen and Frankfurt Central Station. The service was then called R2 where the letter "R" stands for regional. In 1975 the R2 was the system's first service employing the class 420 trainset. After the opening of the Frankfurt Citytunnel the service was renamed to S2 and extended to the new Hauptwache underground station. Further extensions of the tunnel followed in 1983 (Konstablerwache) and 1990 (Ostendstraße and Lokalbahnhof) so that the Südbahnhof (South station) became the service's eastern terminal. After the opening of the eastern Citytunnel branch to the Mühlberg station in 1992 the S2 started operation in this section shutting down its service to Lokalbahnhof and Südbahnhof until in 1995 the service resumed its pre-1992 operation. In 2002, Eppstein-Bremthal station was completed increasing the number of stations to 18.

In 2003 the Offenbach Citytunnel and the Rodgau railway was included. After two years of construction work this route was changed to S-Bahn operation. Since then the new eastern terminal station is Dietzenbach. In 2007 the new Frankfurt-Zeilsheim station was included to the S2 service.

Operation[edit]

  1. Niedernhausen – Dietzenbach
  2. Niedernhausen – Offenbach Ost
  3. Niedernhausen – Frankfurt Hbf
  4. Hofheim – Frankfurt Hbf
  5. Griesheim – Dietzenbach
  6. Offenbach Ost – Dietzenbach
End of the line at Niedernhausen
Crossing the valley at Eppstein
S2Frankfurt S2.svg Journey time Station Transfer S-Bahn service
since
1 2 3 4 5 6

Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis[edit]

0 Niedernhausen 1978

Main-Taunus-Kreis[edit]

3 +3 Eppstein-Niederjosbach 1978
5 +2 Eppstein-Bremthal 2002
7 +2 Eppstein 1978
12 +5 Hofheim-Lorsbach 1978
15 +3 Wheelchair symbol.svg Hofheim 1978
18 +3 Wheelchair symbol.svg Kriftel 1978

Frankfurt am Main[edit]

20 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Frankfurt-Zeilsheim 2007
23 +3 Farbwerke S1Frankfurt S1.svg 1978
26 +3 Frankfurt-Höchst S1Frankfurt S1.svg 1978
28 +2 Frankfurt-Nied S1Frankfurt S1.svg 1978
31 +3 Frankfurt-Griesheim S1Frankfurt S1.svg 1978
37 +6 Wheelchair symbol.svg Frankfurt Hbf S1Frankfurt S1.svg S3Frankfurt S3.svg S4Frankfurt S4.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg S7Frankfurt S7.svg S8Frankfurt S8.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg U4Frankfurt U4.svg U5Frankfurt U5.svg 1978
36 +5 Wheelchair symbol.svg Frankfurt Hbf (tief) S1Frankfurt S1.svg S3Frankfurt S3.svg S4Frankfurt S4.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg S7Frankfurt S7.svg S8Frankfurt S8.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg U4Frankfurt U4.svg U5Frankfurt U5.svg 1978
38 +2 Taunusanlage S1Frankfurt S1.svg S3Frankfurt S3.svg S4Frankfurt S4.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg S8Frankfurt S8.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1978
40 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Hauptwache S1Frankfurt S1.svg S3Frankfurt S3.svg S4Frankfurt S4.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg S8Frankfurt S8.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg U1Frankfurt U1.svg U2Frankfurt U2.svg U3Frankfurt U3.svg U6Frankfurt U6.svg U7Frankfurt U7.svg U7Frankfurt U8.svg 1978
42 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Konstablerwache S1Frankfurt S1.svg S3Frankfurt S3.svg S4Frankfurt S4.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg S8Frankfurt S8.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg U4Frankfurt U4.svg U5Frankfurt U5.svg U6Frankfurt U6.svg U7Frankfurt U7.svg 1983
43 +1 Ostendstraße S1Frankfurt S1.svg S3Frankfurt S3.svg S4Frankfurt S4.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg S8Frankfurt S8.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1990
45 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Mühlberg S1Frankfurt S1.svg S8Frankfurt S8.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1992

Offenbach[edit]

48 +3 Wheelchair symbol.svg Offenbach-Kaiserlei S1Frankfurt S1.svg S8Frankfurt S8.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1995
50 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Ledermuseum S1Frankfurt S1.svg S8Frankfurt S8.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1995
52 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Marktplatz S1Frankfurt S1.svg S8Frankfurt S8.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1995
55 +3 Wheelchair symbol.svg Offenbach Ost S1Frankfurt S1.svg S8Frankfurt S8.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1995
57 +3 Wheelchair symbol.svg Offenbach-Bieber S1Frankfurt S1.svg 2003

Kreis Offenbach[edit]

61 +4 Wheelchair symbol.svg Heusenstamm 2003
64 +3 Wheelchair symbol.svg Dietzenbach-Steinberg 2003
66 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Dietzenbach-Mitte 2003
68 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Dietzenbach 2003

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