S4 (Rhine-Main S-Bahn)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
     S4
Frankfurt S4.svg
Frankfurt-Westbahnhof Gleis 1.jpg
S4 at Frankfurt West station, bound for Kronberg
Overview
Type Rapid transit, Commuter rail
System S-Bahn Rhein-Main
Status Operational
Locale Frankfurt Rhine-Main
Termini Kronberg
Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof
Stations 22
Services Kronberg Railway, Homburg Railway, Citytunnel Frankfurt, Main-Neckar Railway
Line number 4
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 33.5 km (20.8 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification Overhead line
Route number 645.4

The S4 service of the S-Bahn Rhein-Main system bearing the KBS (German scheduled railway route) number 645.4

Routes[edit]

Kronberg Railway[edit]

Main article: Kronberg Railway

Homburg Railway[edit]

Main article: Homburg Railway

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). In a short section between Mühlberg and Offenbach-Kaiserlei the South Main railway is used.

Main-Neckar Railway[edit]

Main article: Main-Neckar Railway


History[edit]

Year Stations Route
1974 (R4) 6 Kronberg – Frankfurt Hbf
1978 10 (+4) Kronberg – Hauptwache
1983 11 (+1) Kronberg – Konstablerwache
1990 14 (+3) Kronberg – Frankfurt Süd
1997 19 (+5) Kronberg – Langen
1999 21 (+2) Kronberg – Langen
2002 22 (+1) Kronberg – Langen

The S4 was one of the first six services of the Rhine-Main S-Bahn system. In a prior test operation it ran between Kronberg and Frankfurt Central Station. The service was then called R4 where the letter "R" stands for regional. After the opening of the Frankfurt Citytunnel the service was renamed to S4 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.

Operation[edit]

S4 entering the Frankfurt Citytunnel
  1. Kronberg – Langen
  2. Frankfurt Hbf – Langen
  3. Kronberg – Darmstadt Hbf (Sundays only)
S4Frankfurt S4.svg Journey time Station Transfer S-Bahn service
since
1 2 3

Main-Taunus-Kreis[edit]

0 Wheelchair symbol.svg Kronberg 1978
2 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Kronberg Süd 1999
5 +3 Eschborn-Niederhöchstadt S3Frankfurt S3.svg 1978
7 +2 Eschborn S3Frankfurt S3.svg 1978
9 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Eschborn-Süd S3Frankfurt S3.svg 1978

Frankfurt am Main[edit]

13 +4 Frankfurt-Rödelheim S3Frankfurt S3.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg 1978
16 +3 Frankfurt West S3Frankfurt S3.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg 1978
18 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Frankfurt Messe S3Frankfurt S3.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg 1999
20 +2 Frankfurt Galluswarte S3Frankfurt S3.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg 1978
23 +3 Wheelchair symbol.svg Frankfurt Hbf (tief) S1Frankfurt S1.svg S2Frankfurt S2.svg S3Frankfurt S3.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg S7Frankfurt S7.svg S8Frankfurt S8.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg U4Frankfurt U4.svg U5Frankfurt U5.svg 1978
25 +2 Taunusanlage S1Frankfurt S1.svg S2Frankfurt S2.svg S3Frankfurt S3.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg S8Frankfurt S8.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1978
27 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Hauptwache S1Frankfurt S1.svg S2Frankfurt S2.svg S3Frankfurt S3.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
28 +1 Wheelchair symbol.svg Konstablerwache S1Frankfurt S1.svg S2Frankfurt S2.svg S3Frankfurt S3.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
30 +2 Ostendstraße S1Frankfurt S1.svg S2Frankfurt S2.svg S3Frankfurt S3.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg S8Frankfurt S8.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1990
32 +2 Frankfurt Lokalbahnhof S3Frankfurt S3.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg 1990
34 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Frankfurt South Station S3Frankfurt S3.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg U1Frankfurt U1.svg U2Frankfurt U2.svg U3Frankfurt U3.svg U7Frankfurt U8.svg 1990
36 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Frankfurt Stresemannallee S3Frankfurt S3.svg 1990
38 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Frankfurt Louisa S3Frankfurt S3.svg 1997

Kreis Offenbach[edit]

41 +3 Wheelchair symbol.svg Neu-Isenburg S3Frankfurt S3.svg 1997
44 +3 Wheelchair symbol.svg Dreieich-Buchschlag S3Frankfurt S3.svg 1997
46 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Langen Flugsicherung S3Frankfurt S3.svg 2002
48 +2 Langen S3Frankfurt S3.svg 1997
51 +3 Wheelchair symbol.svg Egelsbach 1997

Kreis Darmstadt-Dieburg[edit]

53 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Erzhausen 1997

Darmstadt[edit]

55 +2 Darmstadt-Wixhausen 1997
57 +3 Wheelchair symbol.svg Darmstadt-Arheilgen 1997
61 +3 Wheelchair symbol.svg Darmstadt Hbf 1997

External links[edit]