Fleet Maintenance Depots - Our Reanimators

In order to keep the S-Bahns in top form, a routine maintenance check in the factories is required.

Map of the Maintenance Depots

Übersicht der Standorte der S-Bahn-Werke

Maintenance and repair work as well as renovations are carried out on trains in the four plants and two maintenance centers of the S-Bahn Berlin.

The maintenance for the production series 480, 481, 483/484 and 485 is divided into two categories: operational and heavy maintenance.

In addition, there is a mobile maintenance service, the so-called mobile route service.

Operational Maintenance Service

Operational maintenance is performed around the clock, seven days a week at the Friedrichsfelde plant, the Wannsee plant and the Grünau plant. There are also two maintenance centers: one in Erkner, which works closely with the Friedrichfelde plant, while the Oranienburg maintenance center is linked to the Wannsee plant.

Operational maintenance includes the execution of scheduled work, wheel set machining and the replacement of components such as traction motors and wheelsets. The removal of unexpected damage and property damage is also part of the task field of operational maintenance.

Instandhaltungswerkstatt in Berlin Grünau mit mehreren Etagen
Maintenance Depot Berlin Grünau
Arbeiten unter dem Zug im Instandhaltungswerk Grünau
Indispensable prerequisite: the regular maintenance of trains

Heavy Maintenance

The heavy maintenance is carried out in the Schöneweide plant. The areas of responsibility include the execution of renovations, the manufacture and reconditioning of about 800 different components, such as wheelsets, traction motors, bogies, and electronic components. The repair of accident damage to vehicles, as well as the paint and the graffiti resistant seals are also made in Schöneweide.

Das 50 Maßnahmenpaket, um weiterhin mit den Baureiehn 481 und 485 fahren zu können
Refurbishment of the train fleet
Heavy maintenance at the maintenance depot Berlin Schöneweide
Heavy maintenance at the maintenance depot Berlin Schöneweide

Mobile Route Service

Kallms liest während der Fahrt den Speicher des Zuges aus, um anhand der Fehlermeldung zu entscheiden, wie weiter vorgegangen wird.
24/7 in operation: the mobile route service teams

In addition to the operational and heavy maintenance, there is a third form of vehicle maintenance: the mobile route service.

The employees of this prevention team work directly on-site, within the route network of the S-Bahn Berlin, with the aim of keeping the vehicles in a reliable and customer-friendly state and out of the plants.

Interior and Exterior Cleaning

The interior cleaning of the vehicles takes place at all plants and maintenance centers. In Wannsee, Grünau, Erkner and Friedrichsfelde, the trains will also be subjected to a thorough exterior cleaning.

Die Waschanlage in Friedrichsfelde verfügt aus ökologischen Gründen über einen geschlossenen Kreislauf und nutzt das Wasser mehrfach.
Exterior cleaning: S-Bahn in a washing facility
Eine saubere Sache: die gründliche Innenreinigung der S-Bahnzüge
A clean solution: thorough interior cleaning of the S-Bahn trains