We show you how you can get to your destination during the closure of the suburban train tunnel from June 23rd to August 5th 2018.
Longer trains, shorter service intervals and additional buses: the experts of RMV, DB, the transport organization from Frankfurt traffiQ, the VGF, together with the affiliated partners from Offenbach, have developed an extensive concept for alternative transportation.
S-Bahn lines: All train lines will be operative every half an hour during the tunnel closure. Some lines will have additional connections during peak hours.
The S1 line usually runs the Wiesbaden – Frankfurt Main Station (underground) route (from 5:00 to 22:00) every half an hour, respectively to Frankfurt Main Station (aboveground) (from 22:00 to 5:00). From Frankfurt Main Station (aboveground) the line runs through Frankfurt South to Offenbach East and from there, runs the regular route to Ober-Roden. The S1 line, in direction of Ober-Roden, makes an additional stop at the Offenbach Main Station. Unfortunately it is not possible to stop there in the opposite direction, that is, in direction of Frankfurt.
Pay attention to the timetable: Sometimes the departure/arrival is also Frankfurt South. In this case, you can also transfer to the regional trains which run from/to the Main Station. A switchover is necessary at the Frankfurt Main Station, between the shuttle service of the S1 line coming from or going to Wiesbaden (underground) and the shuttle service of the S1 line aboveground.
Additional trains run the Niedernhausen – Frankfurt-Griesheim route as well as between Dietzenbach and Offenbach Main Station from Monday to Friday from 06:00 to 09:00 and also from 16:00 to 19:00. There is a connection in Offenbach-Bieber to the S1 line for these routes to continue to Frankfurt Main Station.
The S3 line runs the Bad Soden – Frankfurt Main Station (underground) route (from 05:00 to 22:00) and Frankfurt Main Station (aboveground) route (from 22:00 to 05:00), respectively, every half an hour. During the closure, coming from Darmstadt, the S3 line ends at Frankfurt South where passengers can get to Frankfurt Main Station using the S1 line or regional transport.
The S4 line runs the Kronberg – Frankfurt Main Station (underground) and the Frankfurt Main Station (aboveground) route (from 05:00 to 22:00) and (from 22:00 to 05:00) respectively, every 30 minutes. The S4 line additionally runs the Frankfurt South – Langen route from Monday to Saturday in order to run this route alternately with the S3 and S4, which run as usual every 15 minutes.
Between Frankfurt and Offenbach, regional trains as well as the S1 line are available as an alternative. As an exception, passengers with a valid RMV-ticket for this route may use the ICE trains between Frankfurt and Hanau during the tunnel closure.
The S9 line runs between Wiesbaden and Frankfurt Main Station (aboveground) and also between Hanau and Offenbach Kaiserlei (from June 23rd to July 15th) or between Hanau and Frankfurt-Mühlberg (from July 16th to August 5th). There is a connection in Frankfurt-Mühlberg to the tram lines towards Frankfurt’s downtown area. From Offenbach-Kaiserlei, an alternative bus runs to Konstablerwache. There is also a shuttle bus that runs directly without stopover between Offenbach Ost and the Frankfurt Airport, Terminal 1.
U-Bahn: The subway (U-Bahn) runs more frequently and with longer trains. Customers who possess a DB-ticket which is valid for the closed tunnel can also use this ticket on the Frankfurt subway, tram and bus lines.
The subway line U2 (Südbahnhof – Bad Homburg- Gonzenheim) runs from Monday to Saturday continuously with three-wagons subway trains. On Sunday and holidays, the three-wagon subway trains are available starting at about 12:00. The U2, together with the lines U1, U3 and U8 connects the Frankfurt South Station (Südbahnhof) with the central transfer station Willy-Brandt-Platz and Hauptwache every minute.
The U2 coming from Bad Homburg-Gonzenheim is an alternative transport for the people of that area. The U3 connects Oberursel (connection from the S5 line) with the Frankfurt City.
At the Eschersheim Station you can transfer by walking a short distance from the S6 line to the four subway lines running at the “Weißer Stein” station.
The U4 and U5 take a big portion of the passengers of the parallel S-Bahn trains between Frankfurt Main Station and Konstablerwache. Additionally, they connect with the lines U6 and U7 at the Bockenheimer Warte and with the lines U1, U2, U3 and U8 at Willy-Brandt-Platz.
The U4 line always operates there with four-wagon subway trains that offer places for up to 700 passengers. It runs from Monday to Friday from 06:00 to 21:00 continuously in tight circuits of 5 minutes. It is complimented on this route by the U5 line with two-wagons subway trains in order to ensure a good connection every two and a half minutes during peak hours.
During the tunnel closure, the U4 does not run to Enkheim from 6:00 to 22:00 in order to run the important Bockenheimer Warte – Main Station – Seckbacher Landstraße tunnel route often, and without any problems with its four-wagon subway trains. Passengers should take line U7 if they want to go to Enkheim.
The lines U6 and U7 run according to the timetable. From Monday to Saturday, three- and four-wagon subway trains are used on this line continuously.
From June 25th, the tram line 16 will run its whole route again from Offenbach via Frankfurt-Mühlberg, Frankfurt Süd and Frankfurt Main Station to Ginnheim. There will be a connection every 10 minutes during the week and every 15 minutes on Saturday and Sunday between Oberrad and Westbahnhof.
Line 61 with articulated buses
The Bus line 61 connects the Frankfurt Airport with the South Station (Südbahnhof), where there is a connection to the urban subway (U-Bahn) and the tram line network. It works during the tunnel closure with articulated buses which offer more seats for passengers.
Line 64: Shorter circuits to Taunusanlage
In Line 64, additional buses run between Main Station, (the closed) S-Bahn train station Taunusanlage and Bremer Platz weekdays from about 07:00 to 10:00 a.m. and from about 15:00 to 19:00 every 15 minutes.
Regional trains: The regional transport itself is not affected by the tunnel closure, however, some lines have to be redirected or shut down during the closure due to other roadwork.
Usage of long distance transport: ICE- and InterCity-trains can be used between Frankfurt and Hanau at no additional cost with your valid RMV-ticket.
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