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EtymologyEdit

Abbreviation of (now obsolete) Schnellbahn, from schnell(fast) + Bahn(track, train).

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S-Bahn f ‎(genitive S-Bahn, plural S-Bahnen)

  1. suburban metro railway (usually overground), a fast local train

Usage notesEdit

  • The S-Bahn is not to be confused with the Straßenbahn, which is a city-center train with many stops (tramway). In densely populated areas one will have to take the S-Bahn to get to the next city, and then switch to the local Straßenbahn to arrive at one's final destination. (Note that some traffic regions do not use S-Bahnen, but have similar trains called, for example, Regionalbahn.)

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