The latest news about construction work along the S4 route

People living, working or travelling near the new S4 line will occasionally face certain restrictions due to building work. This work encompasses the construction of 4 new stations as well as the remodelling of 32 rail overpasses and 6 road and pedestrian bridges.

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03.07.2024

Full closure of the Bovestraße lifted

After repairing the slump, the full closure of the Bovestraße has been lifted. The closure of half the Bovestraße remains.

27.06.2024

Information for local residents: construction work in July

Here you will find information on the current construction work on the first section of the S4. The following information relates to July 2024. 

After the complete closure on Bovestraße is lifted, the eastern lane of Bovestraße will remain closed to traffic at the bridge. Southbound traffic is unaffected and can proceed as usual.

Starting July 18th, the western sidewalk at the corner of Bovestraße and Bahngärten may be closed due to borehole testing.

Since the end of May 2024, one side of Am Neumarkt has been closed to traffic due to work on the electrical lines. A diversion for pedestrians has been set up. More information on this work can be found here.

We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your understanding!

26.06.2024

Bovestrasse full closure

Due to a slump the Bovestrasse is fully closed between Bahngaerten and Gustav-Adolf-Strasse. 

30.05.2024

Information for local residents: construction work in June

Here you will find information on the current construction work on the first section of the S4. The following information relates to June 2024. 

Bovestraße is partially closed to traffic at the bridge due to work on retaining walls and noise barriers, as well as explosive ordnance detection.

Since the end of May 2024, one side of Am Neumarkt has been closed to traffic due to work on the electrical lines. A diversion for pedestrians has been set up. More information on this work can be found here.

We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your understanding!

14.05.2024

Information for local residents: construction work in May

Here you will find information on the current construction work on the first section of the S4. The information relates to May 2024. 

We received feedback that the location of the sidewalk closure was not clearly explained, therefore we would like to provide the following additional information:

The sidewalk is closed for a short stretch on the north side of Gustav-Adolf-Straße up to Friedastraße. The sidewalk on Bovestrasse, under the bridge on the west side, remains accessible.

We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your understanding!

26.04.2024

Lifting of the Bovestrasse closure on one side

Dear residents,

Bovestraße has been accessible again on one side since Thursday afternoon, April 25, 2024.

Thank you for your patience!

19.04.2024

Extension of the Bovestrasse closure

Dear residents,

The closure on Bovestraße unfortunately needs to be extended further. This is due to work being carried out to clear the road drainage pipes. The closure of the western lane is expected to be lifted on April 26th. We apologize for the inconvenience and kindly ask for your understanding!

25.03.2024

Information for local residents: construction work in April

Here you will find information on the current construction work on the first section of the S4. The information relates to April 2024.  

The closure of Bovestraße to road traffic has been extended until April 19, 2024 in the area of the bridge. This is due to extensive construction work on the road and carriageway. Repairs will also be made to the sidewalk during this period, which may result in short-term closures of the sidewalk. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your understanding!

04.03.2024

Information for local residents: construction work in March

Here you will find information on the current construction work on the first section of the S4. The information relates to March 2024.

Until the end of March 2024, Bovestraße will be completely closed in the area of the bridge. This is due to extensive construction work on the road and carriageway. Pedestrians will still be able to cross the bridge safely, but unfortunately it will not be possible for all other road users to pass through during this period. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your understanding!

26.01.2024

Information for local residents: construction work in February

Here you will find information on the current construction work on the first section of the S4. The information relates to February 2024.  

From February 16 to 19 there will be (partial) disruptions to regional rail services. Further information can be found here

Until the end of March 2024, Bovestraße will be completely closed in the area of the bridge. This is due to extensive construction work on the road and carriageway. Pedestrians will still be able to cross the bridge safely, but unfortunately it will not be possible for all other road users to pass through during this period. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your understanding!

23.01.2024

Tunnel at the old Wandsbek station accessible again

Dear residents, dear schoolchildren, dear people concerned,

the tunnel at the old Wandsbek station is open again and passable for pedestrians. Due to the weather conditions and a faulty power supply to the pumping station, the tunnel was under water. Two weeks ago, the power supply to the pumping station was restored so that the accumulated water could be pumped out and the tunnel is now permanently safe to walk through again. In addition, the access routes were cleaned and cleared - as were the footpaths and access routes at the tunnel on Bovestrasse. We are currently investigating whether the access routes to the tunnel on Bovestraße can be further improved to make the situation even better for pedestrians and schoolchildren.

Once again, we apologize for the inconvenience caused in recent weeks.

Thank you for your patience!

28.11.2023

Information for local residents: construction work in December and January

Here you can find information on the current construction work on the first section of the S4. The information refers to December 2023 and January 2024.  

On the weekend of December 16 and 17, 2023, one side of Hammer Straße will be closed. The reason for this is the installation of the noise barriers on the bridge. This may lead to delays in road traffic.

From November 1, 2023 to the end of January 2024, Bovestraße will be completely closed in the area of the bridge. This is due to extensive construction work on the road and carriageway. Pedestrians will still be able to cross the bridge safely, but unfortunately it will not be possible for all other road users to pass through during this period. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your understanding!

25.10.2023

Information for local residents: construction work in November

Here you can find information on the current construction work on the first section of the S4. The information refers to November 2023.  

Information on changes to the S-Bahn timetable and rail replacement services can be found in the downloads below.

26.09.2023

Information for local residents: construction work in October

Here you can find information on the current construction work on the first section of the S4. The information refers to October 2023.  

Information on changes to the S-Bahn timetable and rail replacement services can be found in the downloads below.

25.08.2023

Information for local residents: construction work in September

Here you will find information on the current construction work on the first section of the S4. The information refers to September 2023.  

From 23 to 25 September, we will be carrying out work on cable ducts and signals at Ohlsdorf station. Information on changes to the S-Bahn timetable and rail replacement services can be found in the downloads below.

27.06.2023

Information for local residents: construction work in July & August

An update about building work on the S4's first section in July and August 2023 is available here.

During the nights from August 29 to 31, work will be carried out on the line's signals between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.. The area affected is at the level of Hasselbrook station and at Schloßgarten. The project's construction supervisors will be on site at all times, and responsible employees of the engineering office for construction noise and vibrations will monitor the recordings of the measuring devices during the work. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused.

30.05.2023

Information for local residents: construction work in June

An update about building work on the S4's first section in June 2023 is available here.

28.04.2023

Information for local residents: construction work in May

An update about building work on the S4's first section in May 2023 is available here.

In the context of our construction work, there will be changes from 11 to 14 May and 19 to 22 May in regional traffic between Hamburg and Lübeck. Information on the restrictions can be found on this page by searching for Hamburg to Lübeck, clicking on Regional Traffic and selecting RE 80.

27.03.2023

Information for local residents: construction work in April

An update about building work on the S4's first section in April 2023 is available here.

24.02.2023

Information for local residents: construction work in March

An update about building work on the S4's first section in March 2023 is available here.

In the context of our construction work, there will be timetable changes in regional and S-Bahn traffic. Information on the restrictions in S-Bahn traffic can be found in the downloads below. You can find the restrictions in regional traffic on this page by clicking on Regional Traffic and selecting RE 80.

We apologise in advance for the inconvenience and ask for your understanding!

27.01.2023

Information for local residents: construction work in February

An update about building work on the S4's first section in February 2023 is available here.

28.11.2022

Information for local residents: construction work in December and January

An update about building work on the S4's first section in December 2022 and January 2023 is available here.

01.11.2022

Restricted rail services between Lübeck and Hamburg

Construction work on the new S4's route will result in restrictions to RE 8 and RB 81 services between Lübeck and Hamburg on the weekend from 5 to 7 November 2022. Only regional services (Regionalbahn and Regionalexpress) will be affected, and long-distance trains will operate as normal. A rail replacement service will take the place of cancelled trains.

The timetable PDF below contains information on when different regional rail services will be restricted and when replacement bus services will be available. Alternatively, you can get the latest information here.

Timetable changes due to construction work & rail replacement services

27.10.2022

Information for local residents: construction work in November

An update about building work on the S4's first section in November 2022 is available here.

07.10.2022

Information for local residents: construction work in Bovestraße

In the period from 12.10. up to and including 28.10.2022, road works will be carried out in the area of the bridge in Bovestraße (corner of Bahngärten - Bovestraße - Gustav-Adolf-Straße). For the work it is necessary that the Bovestraße is closed in parts on one side for traffic. Redirections are signposted on site.

12.10.2022

Information for local residents: construction work on 15.10.2022

On Saturday, 15.10.2022, construction work will take place on our main construction site next to the Marienthaler Brücke from 7 a.m until 4 p.m. The work is not noise and vibration intensive and will take place within the legal guideline values for noise and vibrations.

27.09.2022

Information for local residents: construction work in October

An update about building work on the S4's first section in October 2022 is available here.

26.08.2022

Information for local residents: construction work in September

An update about building work on the S4's first section in September 2022 is available here.

21.07.2022

Information for local residents: construction work in August

An update about building work on the S4's first section in August 2022 is available here.

27.06.2022

Information for local residents: construction work in July

An update about building work on the S4's first section in July 2022 is available here.

20.05.2022

Information for local residents: construction work in June

An update about building work on the S4's first section in June 2022 is available here.

20.04.2022

Information for local residents: construction work in May

An update about building work on the S4's first section in May 2022 is available here.

24.03.2022

Information for local residents: construction work in April

An update about building work on the S4's first section in April 2022 is available here.

24.02.2022

Information for local residents: construction work in March

An update about building work on the S4's first section in March 2022 is available here.

24.01.2022

Information for local residents: construction work in February

An update about building work on the S4's first section in February 2022 is available here.

In the night from 21 to 22 February 2022, a borehole sounding will also take place near Barmbek. Noise-intensive work may be carried out here between 1am and 4am. Should the work take longer, the following night will be used to complete the work. We apologise in advance for the inconvenience and hope for your understanding!

29 November 2021

Information for local residents: construction work in December and January

An update about building work on the S4's first section in December 2021 and also looks ahead to January 2022 is available here. 

15 November 2021

Closure of Wandsbek station on 12 December 2021

The current S-Bahn station in Wandsbek will make way for the S4's new tracks. The station will cease operating on 12 December 2021, and it will be replaced by two new S4 stations. These will be located near the current stop. 

Further information, including travel alternatives, is available in the PDF below. 

Poster

On 12 December 2021, Wandsbek station will be closed as part of our project to build the new S-Bahn line. 

28 October 2021

Information for local residents: construction work in November

An update about building work on the S4's first section in November 2021 is available here. 

7 October 2021

Information for local residents: construction work in October

An update about building work on the S4's first section in October 2021 is available here. 

6 September 2021

Information for local residents: construction work in September

An update about building work on the S4's first section in September 2021 is available here. 

16 August 2021

Restricted rail services between Lübeck and Hamburg

Construction work on the new S4's route will result in restrictions to RE 8 and RE 80 services between Lübeck and Hamburg from 15 August-6 September 2021 and to RE 8 services from 6-12 September and again from 13-14 September 2021. A rail replacement service will take the place of cancelled trains. Only regional services (Regionalbahn and Regionalexpress) will be affected, and long-distance trains will operate as normal. 

The S1 line to the airport will also remain unaffected until the beginning of October, when construction work will lead to restrictions to this S-Bahn service. 

The timetable PDFs below contain information on when different regional rail services will be restricted and when replacement bus services will be available. 

29 July 2021

Information for local residents: construction work in August

An update about building work on the S4's first section in August 2021 is available here. 

5 July 2021

Information for local residents: hotel accommodation

Hotel accommodation is available for local people when construction work on the S4 line is at its noisiest. The PDF below explains how the process works. We will contact you by post if you are entitled to hotel accommodation.

28 July 2021

Information for local residents: construction work in July

An update about closures and construction work due to the new S4 line in July is available here.

Work in July

During July, work that is necessary for constructing the S4 line will take place between Hasselbrook S-Bahn station and Luetkensallee. Some of this work will take place during the day, while other activities are scheduled for nighttime. You can find out more in the local residents' information provided above 

During the period from mid-July to the start of August, underground cables will be installed between the stations of Hasselbrook and Alte Wöhr. Please see the relevant download for details. In addition, a rail replacement service will operate between Berliner Tor and Barmbek stations from 17 July to 4 August so we can perform the construction work safely and quickly. Information is available in the download "Changes to S-Bahn Hamburg's timetable in June-August 2021".  All timetable changes are posted on  S-Bahn Hamburg's website. 

24 June 2021

Information about planning activities in planning approval section 2 

To all local residents and project partners 

Providing you with information is part of our mission, so the latest updates on planning activities for section 2 between Luetkensallee and the border between Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein are available here.  The
planning approval documents for this section went on public display at the end of 2019. Some of you raised objections to the plans. 
We are currently revising the documents so they are up to date. When this is done, the new planning documents will go on display again.

The consultation authority will announce the dates in the Hamburg state gazette.

In the meantime, if you want to hear all the latest news about the new S4 line, simply sign up for our newsletter .  
Further information about this line section can be found in our brochure . 

 You can  of course also contact us by phone or e-mail whenever you have something to tell or ask. We'll get back to you quickly as possible. 

31 May 2021

Information for local residents: construction work in June

An update about closures and construction work due to the new S4 line in June is available here.

Work in June

During June, work that is necessary for constructing the S4 line will take place between Hasselbrook S-Bahn station and Luetkensallee. Some of this work will be during the day, while other activities are scheduled for nighttime. Details are available in the download posted immediately above. 

During the first three weekends in June, underground cables will be installed between the stations of Hasselbrook and Alte Wöhr. Please see the relevant download for details. In addition, a rail replacement service will run between Hasselbrook and Ohlsdorf at weekends (Saturday and Sunday) so we can perform construction work safely and quickly. Information is available in the download "Changes to S-Bahn Hamburg's timetable in May-July 2021".  All timetable changes are posted on S-Bahn Hamburg's website. 

29 April 2021

Information for local residents: construction work in May

An update about closures and construction work due to the new S4 line in May is available here.

Safety measure: part of Wandsbeker Gehölz to close in mid-April

Paths in a section of Wandsbeker Gehölz park will not be open from 12 April-23 May. The entrances at Seydeckreihe/Schatzmeisterstrasse, Gehölzweg and Wandsbek station's pedestrian underpass will be closed. The park's partial closure is necessary for reasons of public safety: the building site's access roads need a lot of space, and the trees in the park have to be protected. The Robert Schuman Tunnel and the underpass at Bovestrasse are handy alternative routes during the closure period.

Closures at Wandsbeker Gehölz

Rerouting due to the closure of Hammer Strasse, Bovestrasse and Wandsbeker Gehölz park (Source: OpenStreetMap.org). Click the map to view it in OpenStreetMap.

Hamburg Wasser's activities at Claudiusstrasse

Thisdocument contains information from Hamburg Wasser about their construction work for the S4 project.

26 February 2021

Information about construction work in March and road/path

The level crossings at Claudiusstrasse and Schlossgarten have been closed to all road users since 2 February 2021. The map below shows alternative routes via the nearby underpass at Hammer Strasse and the Robert Schuman Tunnel. Cars will not be able to use these level crossings again even after construction work ends. Work on barrier-free underpasses for cyclists and pedestrians will begin at both sites at the end of 2021.

Check this OpenStreetMap map to see alternative routes after the closure of the Claudiusstrasse and Schlossgarten level crossings.

Closures at Claudiusstrasse, Schlossgarten

Alternative routes following the closure of the level crossings at Claudiusstrasse and Schlossgarten (Source: OpenStreetMap.org). Click the map to view it in OpenStreetMap.

08.07.2024Construction site camera on section 1