24/7 presence by double strip, partly with protective dog ⋅ Positive response to enhanced security concept of the train Berlin.(Deutsche Bahn)

SAFETY is very important in the states of Berlin and Brandenburg and the Berlin S-Bahn – which is why the company has officially opened today another of five new suburban railway guards at the station Ostkreuz. S-Bahn station means: security forces are being accompanied around the clock on the spot of guard dogs.

Peter Buchner, CEO of S-Bahn Berlin,says:

“The train guards are part of our extended security concept that we have worked on behalf of the states of Berlin and Brandenburg , and so far we have received very positive feedback from both employees and received from customers.”security measures in the transport contracts are financed by the states.

Recently began its work “hell” after a special training at Ostkreuz Shepherd. Be “owner” went through a twelve week training for dog handlers. Along with each another employee or another employee, the two are now present on the S-Bahn station.

Adds Peter Buchner:


“We have found that the dogs seem quite simply formidable and contribute by their very presence in certain situation to de-escalate.

Currently, for the five S-Bahn stations Gesundbrunnen, Friedrichstrasse, Ostkreuz, West Cross and Schöneberg five dogs in action. In perspective, it should be the 30th Since the beginning of 60 employees for the S-Bahn stations in use. Currently, the five guards posted daily on average 150 events for inserts – from the provision of information on guidance for protection from pocketing up to intervene in disputes. When the forces on patrol, they are also accessible via mobile phone.

To the broad approach including more security forces on the trains: There are now 340 security forces (previously 250) on the road in a 24-hour period at stations and on trains in the S-Bahn area. Overall, the German railway sets in the Berlin now a 650 security forces. The work takes place in close coordination with the Federal Police.

At the inauguration of the S-Bahn station Ostkreuz alongside Peter Buchner the Senator of the Interior and Sport, Andreas Geisel, president of the Federal Police Department in Berlin, Thomas Striethörster and the DB Group Agents of Berlin, Alexander Kaczmarek took part.

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