S8 (Rhine-Main S-Bahn)

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S8
S-Bahn Rhein-Main
 
S8 at station Mainz Roman Theatre
S8 at station Mainz Roman Theatre
Basic data
Opening 1978
Client body RMV
Operational data
Operator DB Regio Hessen
Vehicle type EMU
(DB Class 420)
Route and performance data
Route length 70.3 km
Stations 28
Journey time 84 Minutes
Speed 50.2 km/h (avg.)
Station distance 2511 m (avg.)
Frequency (RH/MD/N) 30 / 30 / 60 Minutes
Hours 03:46 am – 01:44 am
 

The S8 service of the S-Bahn Rhein-Main system bearing the KBS (German scheduled railway route) number 645.8

Routes[edit]

Main Railway[edit]

Main article: Main 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 a line parallel with the South Main railway is used.

South Main S-Bahn[edit]

Main article: South Main S-Bahn


History[edit]

Year Stations Route
1974 (R14) 15 Wiesbaden Hbf – Frankfurt Hbf
1983 (S14) 18 (+3) Wiesbaden Hbf – Konstablerwache
1990 (S14) 21 (+3) Wiesbaden Hbf – Frankfurt Süd
1995 28 (+9, -2) Wiesbaden Hbf – Hanau Hbf

In 1972 the Frankfurt Airport loop, a new line to connect the recently built Terminal Mitte (Central Terminal) at the Frankfurt Airport to the Central Station and the Main railway, became operational. Two years later the R14 experimental service running between Wiesbaden Central Station and Frankfurt Central Station started. After the opening of the Frankfurt Citytunnel the service was renamed to S14 and extended to the new Hauptwache underground station. In 1980 the new shuttle service S15 running between the Airport station and Frankfurt Central Station started operation. Further extensions of the tunnel followed in 1983 (Konstablerwache) and 1990 (Ostendstraße and Lokalbahnhof) so that the Südbahnhof (South station) became the S14's eastern terminal. In 1995 both services S14 and S15 were renamed to S8 and extended their operation to the east connecting the Central Station of Hanau. Like the S1 the S8 now also used the eastern branch of the Frankfurt Citytunnel as well as the Offenbach Citytunnel.

In 1990 two S14 trainsets collided near the Rüsselsheim station killing 17 and injuring 145 passengers. The conductor of the train bound for Frankfurt ignored the stop signal and crashed into an oncoming, fully occupied train.[1]

Operation[edit]

S8 at the airport station, bound for Wiesbaden
S8 at Offenbach East station, bound for Wiesbaden
Trainset at Hanau-Steinheim station
  1. Wiesbaden Hbf – Hanau Hbf
  2. Wiesbaden Hbf – Offenbach Ost
  3. Kelsterbach – Frankfurt Hbf
  4. Flughafen Regionalbahnhof – Frankfurt Hbf (former S15 service)
  5. Rüsselsheim – Offenbach Ost
  6. Rüsselsheim – Frankfurt Hbf
S8Frankfurt S8.svg Journey time Station Transfer S-Bahn service
since
1 2 3 4 5 6

Wiesbaden[edit]

0 Wheelchair symbol.svg Wiesbaden Hbf S1Frankfurt S1.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1978
4 +4 Wiesbaden Ost S1Frankfurt S1.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1978

Mainz[edit]

7 +3 Mainz Nord 1978
12 +5 Wheelchair symbol.svg Mainz Hauptbahnhof 1978
16 +4 Mainz Römisches Theater 1978

Kreis Groß-Gerau[edit]

19 +3 Mainz-Gustavsburg 1978
22 +3 Wheelchair symbol.svg Mainz-Bischofsheim S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1978
25 +3 Rüsselsheim-Opelwerk S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1978
28 +3 Rüsselsheim S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1978
31 +3 Raunheim S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1978
36 +5 Kelsterbach S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1978

Frankfurt am Main[edit]

42 +6 Wheelchair symbol.svg Frankfurt Flughafen Regionalbahnhof S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1978
46 +4 Wheelchair symbol.svg Frankfurt Stadion S7Frankfurt S7.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1978
49 +3 Wheelchair symbol.svg Frankfurt-Niederrad S7Frankfurt S7.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1978
53 +4 Wheelchair symbol.svg Frankfurt Hbf S1Frankfurt S1.svg S2Frankfurt S2.svg S3Frankfurt S3.svg S4Frankfurt S4.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg S7Frankfurt S7.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg U4Frankfurt U4.svg U5Frankfurt U5.svg 1978
54 +5 Wheelchair symbol.svg Frankfurt Hbf (tief) S1Frankfurt S1.svg S2Frankfurt S2.svg S3Frankfurt S3.svg S4Frankfurt S4.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg S7Frankfurt S7.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg U4Frankfurt U4.svg U5Frankfurt U5.svg 1978
56 +2 Taunusanlage S1Frankfurt S1.svg S2Frankfurt S2.svg S3Frankfurt S3.svg S4Frankfurt S4.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1978
58 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Hauptwache S1Frankfurt S1.svg S2Frankfurt S2.svg S3Frankfurt S3.svg S4Frankfurt S4.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg U1Frankfurt U1.svg U2Frankfurt U2.svg U3Frankfurt U3.svg U6Frankfurt U6.svg U7Frankfurt U7.svg U7Frankfurt U8.svg 1978
59 +1 Wheelchair symbol.svg Konstablerwache S1Frankfurt S1.svg S2Frankfurt S2.svg S3Frankfurt S3.svg S4Frankfurt S4.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg U4Frankfurt U4.svg U5Frankfurt U5.svg U6Frankfurt U6.svg U7Frankfurt U7.svg 1983
61 +2 Ostendstraße S1Frankfurt S1.svg S2Frankfurt S2.svg S3Frankfurt S3.svg S4Frankfurt S4.svg S5Frankfurt S5.svg S6Frankfurt S6.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1990
63 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Mühlberg S1Frankfurt S1.svg S2Frankfurt S2.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1992

Offenbach[edit]

66 +3 Wheelchair symbol.svg Offenbach-Kaiserlei S1Frankfurt S1.svg S2Frankfurt S2.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1995
68 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Ledermuseum S1Frankfurt S1.svg S2Frankfurt S2.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1995
70 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Marktplatz S1Frankfurt S1.svg S2Frankfurt S2.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1995
73 +3 Wheelchair symbol.svg Offenbach Ost S1Frankfurt S1.svg S2Frankfurt S2.svg S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1995

Kreis Offenbach[edit]

77 +4 Wheelchair symbol.svg Mühlheim S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1995
79 +2 Wheelchair symbol.svg Mühlheim-Dietesheim S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1995

Main-Kinzig-Kreis[edit]

82 +3 Wheelchair symbol.svg Hanau-Steinheim S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1995
82 +3 Hanau Hbf S9Frankfurt S9.svg 1995

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bilder bis heute im Kopf" (in German). FR Online. 

External links[edit]