S-Bahn PLUS as announced and implemented exchanged 1,000 door relay to avoid disturbances door
In four suburban railway stations, the exchange has been in the past four weeks made – now the action is finished and all trains of the 481 series are equipped with new relay.
If the 4x4x4 centimeters big boxes do not work, the engineer can indeed close the doors, but does not receive the confirmation message “door closed”. The train can not thereby drive off and has to be taken out of circulation.
Dr. Martin Aurich, maintenance manager at S-Bahn Berlin:
“With this small operation, we achieve a big impact in terms of punctuality, our series 481st Most of our fleet, a total of 500 of 650 trains thereby a piece reliable. “
The quality drive train PLUS comprises around 180 modules – additional train drivers on improvements in maintenance and attractive locations until the expansion of energy supply.
Among other things, hundreds of systems of safety and control systems will also be replaced. Higher Punctuality is a key objective of the quality offensive: For example, running on the rail between Ostkreuz and central station since July, a pilot project in which all the doors of the trains automatically open to allow for faster boarding and alighting. Successful pilot projects are transferred to regular operation. DB is a good 30 million euros for the entire program.