Great news for 250,000 people: construction starts on Hamburg's S4 line
Work begins in Hasselbrook · New line from Altona to Bad Oldesloe with five new stations · Focus on noise reduction for local residents · EUR 1.8 billion for shifting traffic to rail
The groundbreaking ceremony for the S4 in Hamburg
DB's board member for infrastructure Ronald Pofalla, German transport minister Andreas Scheuer, Hamburg's premier Peter Tschentscher and Schleswig-Holstein's premier Daniel Günther were present for the occasion. Andreas Boschen, head of the sustainable networks and investments department at CINEA (Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency), joined the event via video.
Clip from the groundbreaking ceremony for the S4 in Hamburg
Andreas Boschen, head of the sustainable networks and investments department at the EU's Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)
"The new line will make makes a significant contribution to preventing capacity bottlenecks in Hamburg. The city is a major transport hub and plays a key role in Europe's core network. Easing traffic flows here is even more important due to this European dimension."