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Operator BVG
System Type Commuter
Year Opened 1871
# of Lines 15
# of Cars
Mileage 331 km
Gauge Std
Stations 165
Power 3rd Rail
Fare Media Tkts 
Website BVG
Data Date 2008
1st Visit 6/99
Last Visit 6/99
% Rode 30%

Europe Transit > Germany > Berlin


The S-Bahn in Germany is still in the midst of re-construction. Service is frequent and even rivals some subway systems. It utilizes third rail. 

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ber-cr01.jpg (19724 bytes)An S-Bahn train as seen from the tower at Alexanderplatz. (6/99 video.) ber-cr02.jpg (15029 bytes)An S-Bahn train is leaving a suburban station about 30 minutes from Berlin. The S-Bahn system of Berlin uses 3rd Rail current collection (6/99 video.)
ber-cr07.jpg (29818 bytes)Most of the S-Bahn system within the city limits of Berlin is on an elevated structure. Many of the stations are located within brick structures to keep passengers out of the elements. (6/99) ber-cr05.jpg (12733 bytes)One train is leaving an a newer class train is seen entering this station on the left. (6/99 video.)
ber-cr05.jpg (28006 bytes)Another S-Bahn train entering a station. This station is located in the old Wall area, and was recently reopened after many years of closure due to the wall. (6/99) ber-cr06.jpg (26125 bytes)This former S-Bahn car is sitting at Tegel airport on a sidewalk. It is used for storage. Unlike Berlin's other 2 airports, Tegel is not served by any S-Bahn or U-Bahn train, but it does have a mock-up! (6/99)

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