Filming in the Berlin S-Bahn - Network of Suburban Trains
The Berlin S- Bahn has a network of 324 km with 163 stations all together, extending far beyond the borders of the city into the Brandenburg environs.
It is operated by DB Mobility Logistics AG / Deutsche Bahn AG.
For film shoots a permit can be obtained from DB Mobility Logistics AG / Deutsche Bahn AG.
The S-Bahn Berlin is pleased to assist the shooting of historical events and can arrange contacts with associations which have expertise with the historical knowledge of the Berlin S-Bahn.
For nearer informtaion please contact Mrs. Antje Zickelbelin from the S-Bahn Berlin GmbH.
Detailed Information on Berlin S-Bahn you get at the website of S-Bahn Berlin GmbH.
Mind for Shooting
As the main task of the S-Bahn the transport of passengers, the normal operation of the trains must not be hindered.
Film shoots, which reduce the safety for the driver and the passengers, cannot be permitted.
Projects, which are detrimental to the image of the S-Bahn, cannot be permitted.
During public events shooting is usually not permitted, due to the expected amount of passengers.
For film shooting, the decoration may be changed if previously arranged with the S-Bahn authorities.
How to apply for a Shooting Permit
A written application has to be handed in with the following information:
Approx. two weeks in advance- for topical and documentary filming with a small team, sometimes less.
For the shooting of historical and elaborate events, which includes expert assistance, the approval period extends up to 4 or even 6 weeks.
Prices for Shooting Permits
Prices for shooting permits are calculated according to the expenses involved: i.e. vehicle expenses, expenses for staff, additional facilities, electricity and other expenses if necessary. The applicant will receive the estimate in advance.