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Deutsche Bahn and Siemens develop digitalized operation of the Hamburg S-Bahn
For the first time in Germany, a highly automated S-Bahn will begin operating in Hamburg in 2021. A cooperation agreement for the "Digital S-Bahn Hamburg" was signed by Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Deustche Bahn and Siemens.

The agreement specifies that a 23-kilometer-long section of the S-Bahn Line 21 between the Berliner Tor and Bergedorf/Aumühle stations will be equipped for fully automated operation, and that four trains will at the same time be equipped with the required technology.

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Digitalizing S-Bahn Hamburg

The "Digitale S-Bahn Hamburg" will be developed and tested on the line section between the Berliner Tor and Aumühle stations. The technical basis for the highly automated operation on the line is the future European Automatic Train Operation (ATO) standard via the radio‐based European Train Control System Level 2 (ETCS). The four trains will be controlled by radio signals. Data will be transmitted between the trains and the block control center. A driver will continue to be on board each train in the automated section. They will intervene in operations only if required by disturbances in the system or irregularities. 

S-Bahn Hamburg rollt digitalisiert

The "Digitale S-Bahn Hamburg" will be developed and tested on the line section between the Berliner Tor and Aumühle stations. The technical basis for the highly automated operation on the line is the future European Automatic Train Operation (ATO) standard via the radio-based European Train Control System Level 2 (ETCS). The four trains will be controlled by radio signals. Data will be transmitted between the trains and the block control center. A driver will continue to be on board each train in the automated section. They will intervene in operations only if required by disturbances in the system or irregularities.

Further Information

Contact

Silke Thomson-Pottebohm

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+44 7808 822780

Link to this page
www.siemens.com/press/digital-sbahn-hamburg