Due to modernization work in the Hamburg railway network, travelers must expect restrictions on local train services from the March holidays. A spokesman for Deutsche Bahn announced that the routes between the main station and Altona would be affected from March 4th to 19th. The tracks for regional and long-distance traffic will remain closed on this section for the next two weeks. According to the information, the S-Bahn should run regularly.
According to Deutsche Bahn, in addition to signal and track work, explosive ordnance probing must also be carried out. In particular, for the renewal of the Altona long-distance and regional train station and the Sternbrücke, the detection of the explosive ordnance was necessary. Deutsche Bahn intends to provide information about the results of the soil tests once they have been completed. New cable ducts are also to be installed under the tracks at several overpasses, including An der Alster and Ferdinandstor.
The construction work is taking place in the course of several bridge renewals in the Hamburg city area. According to Deutsche Bahn, the March holidays are a time with less traffic, during which the restrictions should affect as few people as possible. Exact dates for a second blocking period that has already been planned have not yet been set.