Train Series 481 - our "Youngster"

There are currently three train series running on Berlin's S-Bahn railways: one of them is the 481 series
This series was delivered in the years from 1996 to 2004 and is called "Our Youngsters".

S-Bahn Berlin production series 481

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.

Vehicle details

Technical data
First presentation: 22. Februar 1996
Commissioned on: ab 10. Dezember 1996
Specification: Viertelzug
Quantity: 500
Gauge: 1.435 mm
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

Our further train series:

Photomonatge of the new trains of S-Bahn Berlin

Train series 480

Flexible use due to one driver's cab at each end of a quarter train

Aktuelle und archivierte Pressemitteilungen

Train series 485

Our "Coke-Can"

Foto- und Drehgenehmigungen S-Bahn Berlin

Train series 483/484

From Berlin for Berlin and Brandenburg

THE NEWBIES