ON DECEMBER 15 S-Bahn Berlin GmbH extended its route S25 from Tegel to Hennigsdorf, reinstating a link that was severed in 1961. The restoration was approved in 1992, but encroachment on the alignment by a motorway required the construction of a new rail formation. A 2·3 km single-track section restricts services to a 20 min frequency.

Extension of routes S5 and S75 from Pichelsberg to Spandau is due shortly. Following the completion of signalling work (p7), test running on the line began on December 18.