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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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.