The S3 service of the S-Bahn Rhein-Main system bearing the KBS (German scheduled railway route) number 645.3

S3
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S3 at its terminal in Bad Soden
Overview
TypeRapid transit, Commuter rail
SystemS-Bahn Rhein-Main
StatusOperational
LocaleFrankfurt Rhine-Main
TerminiBad Soden
Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof
Stations27
ServicesLimes Railway, Homburg Railway, Citytunnel Frankfurt, Main-Neckar Railway
Line number3
Operation
Opened28 May 1978 (1978-05-28)
OwnerRhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund
Operator(s)DB Regio
Depot(s)Frankfurt Hbf
Rolling stockDBAG Class 423
Technical
Line length49 km (30 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
ElectrificationOverhead line
Route number645.3

RoutesEdit

Limes RailwayEdit

Homburg RailwayEdit

City tunnelEdit

The city tunnel is an underground, pure S-Bahn route used by almost all services (except for the S7 service which terminates at the central station). In a short section between Mühlberg and Offenbach-Kaiserlei the South Main railway is used.

Main-Neckar RailwayEdit

HistoryEdit

Year Stations Route
1974 (R3) 11 Frankfurt-Höchst – Frankfurt Hbf
1978 15 (+4) Frankfurt-Höchst – Hauptwache
1983 16 (+1) Frankfurt-Höchst – Konstablerwache
1990 19 (+3) Frankfurt-Höchst – Frankfurt Süd
1997 26 (+10, -3) Bad Soden – Darmstadt Hbf
1999 27 (+1) Bad Soden – Darmstadt Hbf
2002 28 (+1) Bad Soden – Darmstadt Hbf
2008 29 (+1) Bad Soden – Darmstadt Hbf

The S3 was one of the first six services of the Rhine-Main S-Bahn system. In a prior test operation it ran between Frankfurt-Höchst and Frankfurt Central Station. The service was then called R3 where the letter "R" stands for regional. After the opening of the Frankfurt Citytunnel the service was renamed to S3 and extended to the new Hauptwache underground station. Further extensions of the tunnel followed in 1983 (Konstablerwache) and 1990 (Ostendstraße and Lokalbahnhof) so that the Südbahnhof (South station) became the service's eastern terminal.

OperationEdit

 
Crossing the A5 motorway
 
S3 between Messe and Galluswarte
  1. Bad Soden – Darmstadt Hbf
  2. Frankfurt Hbf – Darmstadt Hbf
  3. Bad Soden – Langen (Sundays only)
S 3 Journey time Station Transfer S-Bahn service
since
1 2 3

Main-Taunus-KreisEdit

0   Bad Soden 1978
2 +2 Sulzbach Nord 1978
5 +3   Schwalbach Limes 1978
6 +1   Schwalbach Nord 2008
9 +3 Eschborn-Niederhöchstadt S 4 1978
11 +2 Eschborn S 4 1978
13 +2   Eschborn-Süd S 4 1978

Frankfurt am MainEdit

17 +4 Frankfurt-Rödelheim S 4 S 5 1978
20 +3 Frankfurt West S 4 S 5 S 6 1978
22 +2   Frankfurt Messe S 4 S 5 S 6 1999
24 +2 Frankfurt Galluswarte S 4 S 5 S 6 1978
27 +3   Frankfurt Hbf (tief) S 1 S 2 S 4 S 5 S 6 S 7 S 8 S 9 U 4 U 5 1978
29 +2 Taunusanlage S 1 S 2 S 4 S 5 S 6 S 8 S 9 1978
31 +2   Hauptwache S 1 S 2 S 4 S 5 S 6 S 8 S 9 U 1 U 2 U 3 U 6 U 7 U 8 1978
32 +1   Konstablerwache S 1 S 2 S 4 S 5 S 6 S 8 S 9 U 4 U 5 U 6 U 7 1983
34 +2 Ostendstraße S 1 S 2 S 4 S 5 S 6 S 8 S 9 1990
36 +2 Frankfurt Lokalbahnhof S 4 S 5 S 6 1990
38 +2   Frankfurt South Station S 4 S 5 S 6 U 1 U 2 U 3 U 8 1990
40 +2   Frankfurt Stresemannallee S 4 1990
42 +2   Frankfurt Louisa S 4 1997

Kreis OffenbachEdit

45 +3   Neu-Isenburg S 4 1997
48 +3   Dreieich-Buchschlag S 4 1997
50 +2   Langen Flugsicherung S 4 2002
52 +2 Langen S 4 1997
55 +3   Egelsbach 1997

Kreis Darmstadt-DieburgEdit

57 +2   Erzhausen 1997

DarmstadtEdit

59 +2 Darmstadt-Wixhausen 1997
62 +3   Darmstadt-Arheilgen 1997
65 +3   Darmstadt Hbf 1997

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