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