End of the S-Bahn bottleneck at Friedrichstraße station still open

End of the S-Bahn bottleneck at Friedrichstraße station still open

For S-Bahn passengers in Berlin, it is uncertain how long the restrictions on the north-south lines will last.

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The derailed S-Bahn train at Friedrichstraße station on December 16, 2021.

After a train derailed at Friedrichstraßee station on December 16, one of the two tracks in the tunnel is closed. Only the S1 line runs through the tunnel, albeit with a limited service. "A precise time when S-Bahn traffic will run regularly again cannot be named at the moment," a Deutsche Bahn spokesman said on Monday (December 20, 2021).

Duration of restrictions still uncertain

Last week, there was hope that the tunnel could be reopened for regular traffic on Tuesday. However, this is not certain; a precise reopening date is no longer mentioned at the moment. Trains of the S2 and S25 lines will travel from their respective northern terminus only as far as Nordbahnhof, and between their southern terminus and Potsdamer Platz and Südkreuz station, respectively. The S26 line does not run at all.

Source: dpa/deepl.com

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