There are currently three production series running on Berlin's S-Bahn railways: one of them is the 481 series.
The 481 series is the youngest of the S-Bahn Berlin. From 1996 to 2004, the manufacturer Bombardier/Adtranz delivered a total of 500 quarter-trains (two cars). Of these, six quarter-trains were delivered to the S-Bahn Berlin as three continuous accessible half-trains (two-quarter trains). Among other features, the trains are equipped with large multi-purpose and utility compartments.
Passenger information in the train is provided by a scrolling LED display and an automatic announcement system. Safety is enhanced by consistency, a simple emergency call, and a vandalism-resistant design.
The series was lovingly called "Diving Goggles" by Berliners - a name that was inspired by the shape of the window of the driver’s cab.
|First presentation:||February 22nd, 1996|
|Commissioned on:||from 10 December 1996|
|Coupling length:||36.800 mm|
|Vehicle width:||3.140 mm|
|Vehicle width:||3.585 mm|
|Floor height:||1.000 mm|
|Seats (additional standing capacity):||94 (200)|
|Bogie axle base distance:||2.200 mm|
|Wheel diameter:||820 mm|
|Supply voltage:||750 V DC|
|Maximum speed:||100 km/h|
|Maximum acceleration:||1,0 m/ s²|
|Performance:||6 x 97,5 kW = 585 kW|
|Empty weight:||59 t|