The S-Bahnlinie S1

The Rhine-Main S-Bahn system is an integrated commuter transport system for the Frankfurt Rhein-Main Region, which includes the cities Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Mainz, Offenbach am Main, Hanau and Darmstadt. The S1 is one of nine S-Bahn lines in the network. It is 72.1 km long and so the longest S-Bahn line in the Rhine-Main region. The journey time from the state capital Wiesbaden to Rödermark-Ober Roden takes 87 minutes.

The cornerstone of the system is a subway tunnel (the "City Tunnel") through central Frankfurt. The first part of this tunnel was opened on May 28, 1978. Other parts of the tunnel sections were opend in 1983 and 1990, before its completion in 1992. The system belongs to the Rhein-Main Verkehrsverbund (RMV) and is managed by DB Regio AG, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG.


On October, 30 1896 the railway from Offenbach to Ober Roden and Dieburg to Reinheim was opend. The line was attached to a length of 42.2 km. On April,1st 1905 the Dreieichbahn was opend, which connects Dreieich-Sprendlingen, Ober Roden and Dieburg. Thus it was that day only two pairs of trains after Dieburg wrong. However, the railway line in the entire north-southdirection goes through the"Rodgau-Regian" so it was called the "Rodgaubahn".

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