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Hamburg City Tunnel: Four-week closure finally ended

2023-12-04T12:17:20.661Z

Highlights: Hamburg City Tunnel: Four-week closure finally ended. In order to modernize the tracks, the S-Bahn trains had to be diverted via the Dammtor in the meantime. This is an important step before the upcoming conversion of the route network. According to Deutsche Bahn, there will then only be the four lines S1, S2, S3 and S5. The existing double-digit lines S11, S21 and S31 will be integrated into these four lines.



Status: 04.12.2023, 13:00 PM

By: Adriano D'Adamo

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A poster in the main station points out the closure of S-Bahn lines between the main station and Landungsbrücken due to the renewal of tracks in the City Tunnel from Monday. © Markus Scholz/dpa/Archivbild

After weeks of construction work, the City Tunnel in Hamburg is passable again. This is an important step before the upcoming conversion of the route network.

Hamburg – The months-long closure of the Hamburg City Tunnel due to renovation work is now over. According to the operator, the S-Bahn trains can now run regularly again via the Landungsbrücken. In order to modernize the tracks, the S-Bahn trains had to be diverted via the Dammtor in the meantime.

Closure since the summer holidays: preparations for redesigns

The trains of the S2 line ran in shuttle service between Altona and the Landungsbrücken. Originally, this was reported by NDR. During the summer holidays, the City Tunnel was closed for several weeks due to track renewal work.

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These measures are part of the preparations for the redesign of the Hamburg S-Bahn network planned for 10 December: According to Deutsche Bahn, there will then only be the four lines S1, S2, S3 and S5. The existing double-digit S-Bahn lines S11, S21 and S31 will be integrated into these four lines. Dpa

This article has been machine-edited and carefully reviewed by editor Adriano D'Adamo before publication.

Source: merkur

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