Szybka Kolej Miejska (Warsaw)

S -Bahn Warsaw

All lines of the S -Bahn Warsaw

The Szybka Kolej Miejska w Warszawie ( German S -Bahn in Warsaw) is an S- Bahn network of four lines in the metropolitan area of the Polish capital Warsaw.


All lines (S1, S2, S3 and S9) are from the same company Szybka Kolej Miejska Sp.oo Warszawa ( Warsaw city rapid transit GmbH ) operated. The S9 was operated until the end of 2011 Koleje Mazowieckie.


After installation of the Warsaw center tunnel with the Warsaw Central Station, a city traffic has been undertaken in 1937 with electric multiple units, which came close to the S-Bahn in Berlin and Hamburg. When it is restored after the Second World War, the central tunnel was indeed extended, but an attractive inner-city transport services did not materialize. They sat on the construction of a subway, which will also only in 1995 its started operations (see Warsaw Metro ). The Polish production of S -Bahn trains went to the train station with the Tri-City area.

Line network

Only in 2002 the decision was made to build an S -Bahn network in Warsaw. The trial operation began on 3 October 2005 between the Warsaw West Railway Station ( Warsaw West ) and the station Warszawa Falenica in the extreme southeast of the city and ended on July 1, 2006 for passenger defect. On the same day of the operation between Sulejówek ( an eastern suburb of Warsaw ) and Pruszków began southwest of Warsaw and continues to this day. This line has the number S2. It runs about every half hour, without exact 30 -minute intervals.

On 15 March 2010 the operation of the second S -Bahn line in Warsaw, the Warsaw from Gdansk railway station ( Warszawa Gdańska ) started north across the border capital addition by the municipality Jabłonna leads into the city Legionowo where they at the station Legionowo Piaski ends. The line has the number S9.

On 1 September 2010, the third line went into operation, with the number S1. First, over its entire length east of the Vistula it connects the East Railway Station ( Warszawa Wschodnia ) with the station Otwock in the same town southeast of Warsaw. On 15 December 2010 it was extended to the Westbahnhof ( Warsaw West ), from June 2011 to go to Pruszków the web, which they will then use west of the Vistula all the stations, which are also served by the S2.

On 1 June 2012, the connection to the Chopin Airport was completed. For this, the S2 was extended to the airport and set up a new line S3, which crosses the Warsaw West Railway Station and either the Warsaw train station downtown (as S3S ) or the Warsaw Central railway station on the mainline tracks of the diameter line (as S3C ) to the breakpoint Legionowo Piaski.

Rolling stock

Are primarily used new low-floor railcar series 27WE of PESA, 19WE and 35WE the manufacturer Newag and 14WE which resulted from conversion of railcars of Class EN57.

Expansion plans

In the final stage, the S -Bahn Warsaw will consist of ten lines to use the extensive rail network in the Greater Warsaw intensive. A date for completion has not yet been announced.