Berlin’s new S-Bahn trains on test runs

Berlin’s new S-Bahn trains on test runs

THE first new EMU for the Berlin S Bahn system in more than 20 years was presented to the media in test runs at the Siemens test centre at Wildenrath in April.

A consortium of Siemens and Stadler is building 106 new EMUs (382 coaches in total) for the Berlin S-Bahn network.

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Eighty-five four-car Class 484 and 21 two-car Class 483 trains will be introduced into service between 2021 and 2023.

New Berlin S-Bahn train No. 484 002 on the small test ring at Siemens Wildenrath test centre on April 10. KEITH FENDER

Stadler is building the car bodies at its Szolnok factory in Hungary, and undertaking all the final assembly work in factories in the north of Berlin. 

Siemens is supplying electrical equipment and bogies. The detailed engineering design work was undertaken by a joint Stadler Pankow/Siemens team.

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