Strategic Launch to New Train Series

Illustration of the time schedule for the introduction of the new car models until the end of October 2023.

When were the series ordered? When will the design phase start? Or the locomotive test drive? Further questions and answers about the timeline, development, and delivery phases of the 483/484 series, here.

Contract award decision

Contract award decision

Legal contract award decision for the operation of the rail network "Ring" to the S-Bahn Berlin (9,7 million trainkilometers per year)

 

 

Contract signing

Contract signing

Representatives of Deutsche Bahn and politics sign the transport contract for the partial railnetwork "Ring / South/East". The new transport contract includes 9,7 millions of train-kilometres per year. This is almost one-third of Berlins entire railnetwork. The new transport contract is legally concluded until the end of 2035.

Walkable 1:1 model

Walk-through 1:1 model available

A walk-through 1:1 model of the new series 483/484 has been set up in the fleet maintenance station in Berlin Schöneweide.

While the car body is made of wood, the interior design is furnished with original elements: seats, handrails, lightning and flooring.
Doors are fully functional and equipped with required acoustic and visual signals. Further functions, such as passenger information system, intercoms to the conductor and air conditioning are shown as a model.

In october, a four week laboratory test was carried out with round about 400 representatively selected passengers and representatives of associations. More than 2,000 interested people applied to attend the laboratory test.

As a result, preferences and valuation regarding the exterior and interior design as well as equipment features and functionalities were documented by a questionaire. The results will be used for the further development process of the new train series.

Viewing for interested parties

Viewing for interested parties

After conclusion of the testing period, additionally more than 860 interested passengers had the opportunity to take a look at the model of the new train series and gain their own impressions.

#NewSBahn takes shape
Carriage body of the new S-Bahn

#NewSBahn takes shape

The first red-yellow wagon body of the new series arrived in Berlin on schedule.

Construction phase is finished

Construction phase is finished

Partical manufacture, assembly, approval, placing in service and delivery of new vehicles takes place from July 2017 to July 2023

Test period starts

Test period starts

In the period from April 2019 to August 2020 the test period of the new trains will take place.

 

 

First practical test and practical experience

First practical test and practical experience

First practical test are planned from January 2021. Pre-production vehicles will be tested on the line S47 Spindlersfeld - Tempelhof/Südkreuz (-Bundesplatz).

 

First commissioning on line S46

First commissioning on line S46

From July 2022 additional vehicles will take place on the line S46 between Königs Wusterhausen and Hauptbahnhof.
 

Commissioning on line S8

Commissioning on line S8

Further new trains will launch at October 2022 on the line S8 between (Wildau-)Grünau and Hohen Neuendorf.

Entry into service S41, S42

Entry into service S41, S42

Between April and October 2023 the commissioning of the new trains on the Ringbahn S41 and S42 is scheduled in two steps.