S-Bahn S5 replaced by buses at weekend

The S-Bahn S5 will be replaced by a bus service from Friday, 29th September, 8pm until Wednesday, 4th October, 2017, 2.30am between Oberursel and Friedrichsdorf.

The buses will be running every 15 minutes starting from a bus stop in the Lenaustraße.  That is on the Bommersheim side of the station and should not be confused with the normal bus stops!

The Lenaustraße will be temporarily made one-way it will not be possible to park there.

Witness sought after theft at station

Police are looking for a witness to a theft that took place in the early hours of Sunday morning at Oberursel’s main station.

Between 5.20am and 5.45am on 13th July, 2014, a 20-year-old had his wallet stolen out of his pocket after he fell asleep on a bench.  The two men also tried to take his mobile phone as well, but were disturbed when the S-Bahn entered the station and the man woke up.

During the theft the men were observed by a witness, who thought at first that they were friends with the man on the bench, and it was only after they went separate ways that she realised that she was wrong and told the man he had been robbed.

Detectives in Bad Homburg would like to talk to her and ask that she calls 06172 1200 to contact them.

Road closures and railway services

Roadworks sign - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / RedKoalaA number of roadworks and a reduction in railway services is set to affect Oberursel and the surrounding area in the coming weeks.

The main problem for car drivers will probably be the closure of the B456 between the junction with the L3003 (the exit to Oberstedten) and the crossroads in Dornholzhausen.  This section is due to be closed from Friday, 11th July until Sunday, 20th July, 2014.

Not only may local residents expect some noise, as the work will continue at night and the weekends, but there is a local festival (“Kerb”) taking placed in Oberstedten with additional road closures to be expected there as well. [Read more…]

Woman threatened with gun in S-Bahn

A young woman travelling in the S-Bahn S5 on Monday evening (21st January, 2013) was threatened by a man with a gun.

The man, described as athletic, dark skinned, aged between 30 and 40, and approximately between 1.90m and 2.00m tall with dreadlocks, pointed a pistol towards the woman, the reason for which is as yet unknown.  He was wearing a black jacket, a dark coloured wollon hat, beige-coloured shoes and had a sports bag with him.

The incident happened just before the train arrived at the station in Stierstadt at around 9.10pm.  The woman left the train at the station in Oberursel and the man remained on board to travel to Bad Homburg or further.

Police are asking anyone who can help them identify the man to call them on 06171 62400.

Subway steps to be removed at the station

The subway entrance in May 2012

Work begins today (Wednesday, 19th September, 2012) to remove the old subway entrance at the main station in Oberursel.

The work will take place around the clock and should be finished on Monday.

As part of the work has to take place when the trains are not running this will be done at night, which may cause some noise at night.


Disruptions to Sunday and nighttime S-Bahn travel in Frankfurt

An S-Bahn train leaving the station in OberurselBetween 17th July and 10th August (2012) maintenance work is being carried out in the railway tunnel in Frankfurt through which the S-Bahn trains run.  The S5 from Oberursel to Frankfurt is one of the lines affected.

As a result Sunday services and those after around 11.30pm on other days will not be taking the normal route.  Instead they will be diverted in Frankfurt-Rödelheim, missing out the stations “West”, “Messe” and “Galluswarte”, and terminating at Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof on the main level rather than the usual underground platforms.

A number of S-Bahn trains will continue to run through the tunnel, although these services will be limited.

To get to Frankfurt from Oberursel during this time, it will probably make more sense to use the U-Bahn (U3) and change in Frankfurt as necessary.


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