Blankenfelde and Mahlow still cut off: From Monday the S-Bahn will go back to Berlin-Lichtenrade

It was five hard weeks with bus replacement services for thousands of commuters: the S2 was stopped on the ten-kilometer section between Blankenfelde and Priesterweg. From Monday morning, the trains will run continuously to Lichtenrade again. That’s the good news.

The bad news is: The section in the Brandenburg area will remain closed until the end of November – for the new construction of the Dresden railway.

The exception is three days over Pentecost. For Mahlower and Blankenfelder it is eight months with replacement bus services.

Since 2018, the DB has been laying two new electrified long-distance tracks next to the S2, the first long-distance trains towards Dresden and Prague are scheduled to roll from December 2025, as is the airport express to BER.

The construction is complicated because first the S-Bahn tracks have to be relocated a few meters to the west. That’s why there were – and will be – sometimes long closures of the S2.

Graphic: S-Bahn Berlin

In its current timetable information, the S-Bahn names June 4th as the end day of the closure between Lichtenrade and Blankenfelde. However, this is a bit confusing, since according to current planning, trains will only run on the three days of Pentecost, after which the blockage will apply again until November 21st.

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