Vehicle Fleet - Our Trains

Production series 480
70 quarter trains
Production series 481
500 quarter trains
Production series 485
80 quarter trains

Get to know our different train generations: from the historical, through the current up to the newbies. And see how the centerpiece of the company is kept fit in the maintenance depots.

Production Series 483/484

Production Series 483/484

Production Series 481

Production Series 480

Production Series 485

Three model series are currently in operation everyday in the Berlin S-Bahn network. The fourth series is in development and will be used from 2021 onwards. But what do the the "Coke Can", the "Diving Goggles" or the Babelsberg Film Studio have to do with the trains of the S-Bahn Berlin? The answers are in the S-Bahn crash course - a must, not only for train fans!

All about the full, half and quarter trains

Trains operating in regular service can only be made from passenger cars of the same series. A quarter-train consists of a two-vehicle unit. A half-train is again composed of two quarter-trains (four vehicles), while a full train consists of eight cars. Mainly, our three-quarter trains (six vehicles) are currently in operation.

The train formation is limited to eight passenger cars due to the infrastructure of the Berlin S-Bahn network (for example: signal distances and platform lengths). For the series 481 and 485, the half-train is the smallest operating unit. Only the 480 series can also be used as a quarter-train as each passenger car has an operator cab.

New S-Bahn Trains

Production Series 483/484

New S-Bahn trains built in Berlin for Berlin and Brandenburg

Current S-Bahn Trains

Production Series 481

This series was produced from 1996 to 2004 and thereby dubbed as “our youngsters”.

Production Series 480

At both ends of a quarter-train there is a train operator cab, allowing flexible use.

Production Series 485

This series was first used in 1987 and immediately received the nickname "Coke Can".

Historical trains and fleet maintenance depots

Historical Trains - Tradition on railway

The historic trains of the Berlin S-Bahn will not only make lovers' hearts beat faster.

Fleet maintenance depots - the reanimators

In order to keep our trains running smoothly, all vehicles are serviced regularly.