S3 (Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn)
|S 3 of Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn|
Line S 3 mainly runs over three lines built or acquired by the Bergisch-Märkische Railway Company:
- from Oberhausen Hauptbahnhof to Essen-Steele Ost over the Witten/Dortmund–Oberhausen/Duisburg railway, opened in 1862,
- from Essen-Steele Ost to Bochum-Dahlhausen over the Essen-Überruhr–Bochum-Langendreer railway, which was a former coal railway that was converted to standard gauge in 1865 and taken over by the Bergisch-Märkische Railway in 1870,
- from Bochum-Dahlhausen to Hattingen over the Ruhr Valley Railway, opened in 1869.
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.
- "S3: Oberhausen - Essen - Hattingen". NRW rail archive (in German). André Joost. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2007/2008 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2007. ISBN 978-3-89494-136-9.
|Preceding station||Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn||Following station|
toward Hattingen (Ruhr) Mitte