Definition of S-Bahn in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈesbän/


(In some German cities) a fast urban railroad line or system.
Example sentences
  • Munich, where I live, has two local rail networks: the U-Bahn, underground, owned and operated by the city (as are the buses and trams); and the S-Bahn, owned and operated by a Deutsche Bahn (German national railway) operating company.
  • There is only one follow-up to this - take the S-Bahn to the northern end of the S1 line, and take a stroll through the cobbled streets of Oranienburg.
  • I loved the transport network: the Strassenbahn, the U-Bahn, the S-Bahn - the idiosyncrasies of their interconnections, the darkened stations passed through slowly under West Berlin, a forbidden territory.


German, abbreviation of (Stadt) Schnellbahn '(urban) fast railroad'.

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Syllabification: S-Bahn

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