Our project diary

There's a lot happening when it comes to the planning and construction of the new S4. Our project diary keeps track of the latest developments and follows how the project is going. Personal views about this major undertaking are available from different members of the project team, who also explain the details of their work. It's a mine of interesting information. Enjoy!

Monday, 20. November 2023

First electricity pylons for new S4 in place

Pressetermin mit Senator Tjarks

DB Netz AG

Many media representatives came to see the current work on the construction site.

The construction work for the new S4 S-Bahn line is making great and visible progress. The focus is currently on the electrification of the future S-Bahn line and the construction of the new mainline railway line running alongside it. To this end, 13 new overhead line masts have already been erected and around 2,000 meters of contact wire installed in the area of the construction site between Hasselbrook station and Claudiusstraße. In total, the electrification of the S4 will require 30 new pylons and around 5,000 meters of cable. The S-Bahn trains in Hamburg run on 100 percent green electricity - this will also apply to the S4 from 2029. Since 2010, the Hamburg S-Bahn has saved more than one million tons of CO2 compared to the normal electricity mix. That is equivalent to the annual emissions of 95,000 cars.

Tuesday, 14. November 2023

Green perspectives: Start of early environmental measures

Neue Lebensräume für Natur und Tiere

DB Netz AG/Pia Haskamp

New habitats for nature and animals

The first preparatory measures for the second construction phase of the new S4 S-Bahn line are now underway! It will still be a while before the construction machines roll in - but we are already starting the early environmental compensation measures on a total of four sites in the districts of Wandsbek and Bergedorf this winter.

Tuesday, 7. November 2023

High-ranking visitors to the S4 construction site - Strong commitment to the mobility transition

Aktueller Baufortschritt S4

DB Netz AG

Current progress on the S4

In addition to energetic construction workers, prominent visitors were also on the S4 construction site on 7 November: Dr. Tina Wagner, Head of the Hamburg Authority for Transport and Mobility Transition (BVM) since summer 2023, and her predecessor Martin Huber, who has been in well-deserved retirement since the summer, were guests. Together with rail technology manager Armin Ismic and sub-project manager Janina Trampf, S4 overall project manager Amina Karam showed what is currently happening on the construction site.

During an extended walk along the future route, Karam proudly presented the brand new noise barriers, the overhead line masts, which are already towering high, as well as the retaining wall and the second track in the Horner Kurve area.

Monday, 6. November 2023

Public display of the plan amendment documents in PFA 2

The public display of the plan amendments in PFA 2 (Luetkensallee - Hamburg/ Schleswig-Holstein state border) will start on November 6, 2023. Citizens will have the opportunity to obtain information about the amended planning documents until December 5, 2023.

The documents will be available on Monday and Tuesday from 08:00 to 12:00 and Thursday from 08:00 to 16:00 in the foyer of the Bezirksamt Wandsbek, Zentrum für Wirtschaftsförderung, Bauen und Umwelt, Schloßgarten 9, 22041 Hamburg.

After the display, all affected parties have four weeks (until January 5, 2024) to submit objections to the plan amendments. These can be submitted in writing to the above-mentioned address of the Wandsbek district authority and to the hearing authority (Behörde für Wirtschaft und Innovation, Alter Steinweg 4, 20459 Hamburg). Objections and comments that have already been raised remain fully valid and do not need to be repeated - they remain part of the consideration process.

Further information can be found in our media library and from the planning approval authority.

Monday, 25. September 2023

Information on the display of documents in Section 3

On September 26, 2023, the display of the planning approval documents for Section 3 will begin. Up to and including October 25, 2023, you will have the opportunity to obtain information about the documents at the following locations and online here:

  • Ahrensburg – Peter Rantzau-Haus (1st floor, Manfred-Samusch-Straße 9, 22926 Ahrensburg): Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Bargteheide – Amt Bargteheide-Land (Room 211, Eckhorst 34, 22941 Bargteheide): Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday 8 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday closed
  • Großhansdorf – Town Hall, Großhansdorf Municipality (1st floor foyer, Barkholt 64, 22927 Großhansdorf): Monday from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday closed.

All citizens have two weeks (up to and including November 8, 2023) to submit objections.

Objections can only be submitted or sent in writing or in writing to the above-mentioned display locations or to the Ministry of Economics, Transport, Labor, Technology and Tourism of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (Office for Transport Planning Approval, Hopfenstraße 29, 24103 Kiel).

You can also find the documents for construction section 3 on our website here in the media centre. More information in our press information

08.12.2023Construction site camera on section 1