Monday, 20. November 2023
First electricity pylons for new S4 in place
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.