S3 (Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn)

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Route of S3
0.0
Oberhausen Hbf S 2
4.0
Mülheim-Styrum S 1
5.7
Mülheim West
7.1
Mülheim (Ruhr) Hbf S 1
13.6
Essen-Frohnhausen S 1
14.7
Essen West S 1S 9
17.1
Essen Hbf S 1S 2S 6S 9
21.8
Essen-Steele S 1S 9
22.9
Essen-Steele Ost S 1
24.7
Essen-Horst
27.6
Bochum-Dahlhausen
31.9
Hattingen (Ruhr)
33.1
Hattingen (Ruhr) Mitte
Source: German railway atlas[1]

Line S3 is a S-Bahn in the Rhein-Ruhr network. It runs from Oberhausen over Essen to Hattingen Mitte. It is operated at 20 minute intervals, using class 422 four-car electrical multiple units.[2]

Line S 3 mainly runs over three lines built or acquired by the Bergisch-Märkische Railway Company:

Its last 1.2 km to Hattingen Mitte runs over the Wuppertal-Wichlinghausen–Hattingen railway opened by the Prussian state railways in 1884 and a short section of line opened by Deutsche Bundesbahn in 1987, including a 100 metre long tunnel.

S-Bahn services commenced between Oberhausen and Hattingen on 26 May 1974. Services were extended from Hattingen to Hattingen Mitte on 3 July 1987.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas). Schweers + Wall. 2009. pp. 137–8. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 
  2. ^ a b "S3: Oberhausen - Essen - Hattingen". NRW rail archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 


Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn   Following station
Terminus
S 3