S4 (Rhine-Main S-Bahn)

The S4 service of the S-Bahn Rhein-Main system bearing the KBS (German scheduled railway route) number 645.4

S4
Frankfurt S4.svg
Frankfurt-Westbahnhof Gleis 1.jpg
S4 at Frankfurt West station, bound for Kronberg
Overview
TypeRapid transit, Commuter rail
SystemS-Bahn Rhein-Main
StatusOperational
LocaleFrankfurt Rhine-Main
TerminiKronberg
Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof
Stations22
ServicesKronberg Railway, Homburg Railway, Citytunnel Frankfurt, Main-Neckar Railway
Line number4
Operation
Opened28 May 1978 (1978-05-28)
OwnerRhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund
Operator(s)DB Regio
Depot(s)Frankfurt Hbf
Rolling stockDBAG Class 423
Technical
Line length33.5 km (20.8 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
ElectrificationOverhead line
Route number645.4

RoutesEdit

Kronberg RailwayEdit

Homburg RailwayEdit

City tunnelEdit

The city tunnel is an underground, pure S-Bahn route used by almost all services (except for the S7 service which terminates at the central station). In a short section between Mühlberg and Offenbach-Kaiserlei the South Main railway is used.

Main-Neckar RailwayEdit

HistoryEdit

Year Stations Route
1974 (R4) 6 Kronberg – Frankfurt Hbf
1978 10 (+4) Kronberg – Hauptwache
1983 11 (+1) Kronberg – Konstablerwache
1990 14 (+3) Kronberg – Frankfurt Süd
1997 19 (+5) Kronberg – Langen
1999 21 (+2) Kronberg – Langen
2002 22 (+1) Kronberg – Langen

The S4 was one of the first six services of the Rhine-Main S-Bahn system. In a prior test operation it ran between Kronberg and Frankfurt Central Station. The service was then called R4 where the letter "R" stands for regional. After the opening of the Frankfurt Citytunnel the service was renamed to S4 and extended to the new Hauptwache underground station. Further extensions of the tunnel followed in 1983 (Konstablerwache) and 1990 (Ostendstraße and Lokalbahnhof) so that the Südbahnhof (South station) became the service's eastern terminal.

OperationEdit

 
S4 entering the Frankfurt Citytunnel
  1. Kronberg – Langen
  2. Frankfurt Hbf – Langen
  3. Kronberg – Darmstadt Hbf (Sundays only)
  Journey time Station Transfer S-Bahn service
since
1 2 3

Main-Taunus-KreisEdit

0   Kronberg 1978
2 +2   Kronberg Süd 1999
5 +3 Eschborn-Niederhöchstadt   1978
7 +2 Eschborn   1978
9 +2   Eschborn-Süd   1978

Frankfurt am MainEdit

13 +4 Frankfurt-Rödelheim     1978
16 +3 Frankfurt West       1978
18 +2   Frankfurt Messe       1999
20 +2 Frankfurt Galluswarte       1978
23 +3   Frankfurt Hbf (tief)                     1978
25 +2 Taunusanlage               1978
27 +2   Hauptwache                           1978
28 +1   Konstablerwache                       1983
30 +2 Ostendstraße               1990
32 +2 Frankfurt Lokalbahnhof       1990
34 +2   Frankfurt South Station               1990
36 +2   Frankfurt Stresemannallee   1990
38 +2   Frankfurt Louisa   1997

Kreis OffenbachEdit

41 +3   Neu-Isenburg   1997
44 +3   Dreieich-Buchschlag   1997
46 +2   Langen Flugsicherung   2002
48 +2 Langen   1997
51 +3   Egelsbach 1997

Kreis Darmstadt-DieburgEdit

53 +2   Erzhausen 1997

DarmstadtEdit

55 +2 Darmstadt-Wixhausen 1997
57 +3   Darmstadt-Arheilgen 1997
61 +3   Darmstadt Hbf 1997

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