Today we travelled from Wernigerode to Berlin. We started on a HEX Train to Magdeburg from Wernigerode on Alstom LINT equipment. We caught train RE1 heading to Frankfurt via Berlin and had Bombardier double deck coaches on the train to Berlin. This was my first time riding this style of equipment, and the coach has an interesting layout. Its similar to the commuter cars where there is a center level that is above the trucks, and and upper and lower level, with the lower being in a drop center type arrangement. The floor is also sloped in certain areas, such as near the doors to maximize space. The restroom is found in the lower level. The upper level has enough, but limited headroom, and some seats the face inward, inward facing seats were also found in other areas of the car where bicycles and luggage could also be stored. After arriving at Berlin Hauptbahnhof, we checked into the hotel, went back to the train station and had lunch. We rode the “S” bahn to the “Zoo” station, and got some pictures of buses, and rode the route 100 to Alexanderplatz. At Alexanderplatz we saw some bombardier flexity streetcars and older high floor streetcars, and than rode the “S” bahn back to Berlin Hbf, and transferred to the U55 line to Brandenburger Tor. After taking some pictures we rode the U55 line back to Berlin Hbf, and caught a train to the “Zoo” station and had some dinner. Afterwards we went to take the “S” bahn back to Berlin Hbf, and found due to track work it was not running. After going to an adjacent platform we were able to catch a regular regional train that was very full to Berlin Hbf.
Pictures of the Bombardier Double Deck Coach