▷ Speed ​​ranking: The fastest underground and suburban trains run in these cities

14.03.2018 – 08:30

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Netzsieger compares the average speeds of underground and suburban trains in Germany

   - Hamburg hat die schnellste U-Bahn, Frankfurt die langsamste
   - Die schnellste S-Bahn fährt in Duisburg 

The Hamburg subway is the fastest in a nationwide rail comparison. With an average speed of 35.1 km / h on the four lines, it depends on the trains from Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt and Nuremberg. This was the result of an analysis by the comparison portal Netzsieger (, which determined the average speeds of all line trips by underground and suburban trains in Germany’s 15 largest cities.

According to this, the Munich subway is only slightly slower than the Hamburg train at 34.7 km / h. Although the federal capital has the largest local transport network in Germany, the BVG trains land well behind Hamburg and Munich in the ranking at 31.5 km / h. Last place goes to Frankfurt am Main: the average speed here is only 25.8 km / h – almost 10 km / h less than in Hamburg.

The fastest S-Bahn runs in the Ruhr area

The Duisburg Stadtbahn trains offer the fastest S-Bahn traffic in the study. The DVG trains get their passengers to their destination at 33.5 km / h – even faster than the underground trains from Berlin, Frankfurt and Nuremberg. The Bochum Stadtbahn is only 0.7 km / h slower and takes second place with 32.8 km / h. However, both the Duisburg and Bochum Stadtbahn only travel on one line. Bonn passengers reach their destination with a similar speed of 32.3 km / h and thus secure third place for their transport company.

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The slowest trains in the ranking are provided by the Bielefelder Verkehrsbetriebe: the average speed of the Bielefelder Bahn is only 23.2 km / h on four lines and only 36.9 kilometers of route network.

The more passengers, the slower the train?

The S-Bahn trains in the cities of Cologne, Dortmund, Hanover, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Essen and Bochum transport over 100 and 200 million passengers a year. Except in Bochum, however, no train goes faster than 30 km / h. The Dortmunders have to make do with the slowest trains. The 134 million passengers move through the city at 24.9 km / h.

In a nationwide comparison, the trains run at the lowest average speed in Bielefeld. The “Mobiel” brings its 59.6 million customers in the Bielefeld city area to their destination at 23.2 km / h – the lowest value of the study.

The complete study can be found under the following link:

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