Breisgau S-Bahn

  • Matthias Laber (technical)
  • Bernhard Behringer ( commercial)

The Breisgau- S- Bahn GmbH ( BOD ) is a regional railway undertakings (RUs ), which was founded in 1995 as a subsidiary of Freiburg traffic AG ( VAG) and the Southwest German transport company ( SWEG ). The shares were up 31 December 2012 to 50 percent in the city of Freiburg Freiburg traffic belonging AG and owned by the State of Baden- Württemberg, South West German traffic AG. Since January 1, 2013 and the departure of the VAG, the shares are 100% in the South West German transport corporation.


On 24 January 1996, the Breisgau- S- Bahn GmbH received approval as a railway company. Since 1 June 1997, it provides to the Breisach train from Freiburg (Breisgau ) Hauptbahnhof to Breisach in rail passenger transport ( regional rail ). As of December 15, 2002 were connections from Freiburg to Elzach added over a section of the Rhine Valley line and on the Elz Valley Railway.

1999 used about 1.5 million people, the Breisgau- S-Bahn. The passenger numbers rose steadily year after year. Thus, by 2006 some 6.5 million passengers were transported, three years later, there were 7.28 million and 7.45 million in 2011. This represents an increase of 480 % within 10 years.


The Breisgau- S- Bahn offers weekdays every half hour, evening and weekend hours the clock. She goes on their lines almost daily from 05:00 clock to 24:00 clock.

Due to the poor financial backing, the Breisgau- S -Bahn could procure no new railcars until now, however, they are urgently needed to carry more passengers.

Rolling stock

As vehicles 21 DMUs of type Stadler Regio-Shuttle RS1 are used, which are located at the SWEG in Endingen chair.

The railcar VT 001-009 are vehicles of the manufacturer Adtranz (type: Adtranz Regio - Shuttle RS1 ), all others are from the Stadler Rail ( Type: Stadler Regio-Shuttle RS1).

Both building types have some differences - so the railcar of Stadler Rail for example, has visual and audible information systems. In addition, the Stadler railcars fitted at the front and at the rear from auxiliary lights (high beam ), which is not the case with the railcar Adtranz - here are the headlights and tail lights together in one, are further integrated toilets in the car of the Stadler Rail, However, when the railcar of Adtranz not.

The railcar of Stadler Rail are mainly on the track Freiburg- Elzach that used Adtranz on the track Freiburg- Breisach. In addition, the SWEG and Ortenau S-Bahn are used cars when needed.


The infrastructure of the routes is owned by DB Netz AG and is completely surrounded by regions Transport Association Freiburg ( RVF ).

Pictures of Breisgau S-Bahn