DB Class 472

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Deutsche Bundesbahn Baureihe 472/473
Baureihe472 Hbf.jpg
DB Class 472 leaving Hamburg central station
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder LHB, MBB, WMD, SSD,
Build date 1974-1975
Total produced 62
 • UIC Bo'Bo'+Bo'Bo'+Bo'Bo'
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Length 65.820 m (215 ft 11.3 in)
Loco weight 114.4 t (112.6 long tons; 126.1 short tons)
Electric system/s 1,2 kV DC Third rail
Current pickup(s) Bottom contact Contact shoe
Train brakes Air, electric
Safety systems Sifa, PZB
Performance figures
Maximum speed 100 km/h (62 mph)
Power output 1,520 kW (2,040 hp)
Operators Deutsche Bundesbahn
Deutsche Bahn AG
Hamburg S-Bahn
Class 472/473

The DB Class 472/473 is a three-car electric multiple unit train for the Hamburg S-Bahn. They were built to service the new lines through the city tunnel (opened 1975), to Harburg (opened 1983) and to Neugraben (opened 1984). The livery was beige blue at first, but it was changed to verkehrsrot (traffic-red) in 1997.[1] The Class 473 is the centre carriage of the Class 472, it differs from the predecessor (470 and 471) centre carriages in its own electric motors and they have three door pairs instead of four.

In 2012, 52 units survived from a total of 62 built. Replacement units are on order as part of the January 2012 tendering of the S-Bahn network, due to run from 2018 until 2033. It is planned to take the Class 472 out of service by December 2018.


  1. ^ de:DB-Baureihe 472Translation from the German Wikipedia article

External links[edit]