Go-ahead given for interior work on BBI railway station

24.07.09 15:08
Berlin Airports today officially hands over first preliminary construction section of underground BBI railway system to Deutsche Bahn / Subsequent work started on interior and railway technology
The time has come today for Berlin Airports to officially hand over the first preliminary construction section of the underground rail link for the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BBI) to Deutsche Bahn.

Manfred Körtgen, BBI/Technical Director of Berlin Airports: “Handing over the preliminary construction section of the rail link marks yet another milestone towards realising BBI. We are delighted that the handover has taken place on schedule, allowing us to now take an important step forwards. As of today, Deutsche Bahn is responsible for the interior work on the underground railway station.”

Dr. André Zeug, CEO of DB Station&Service AG: “Right after taking over the preliminary construction, we will start developing the railway station, i.e. building the three platforms, laying the tracks and installing the railway technology. The terminal railway station will go into operation on 30 October 2011, ensuring a convenient train-to-plane time of just a few minutes.”

Facts and figures on the underground BBI rail link

Berlin Airports is building the BBI railway system on the airport grounds on behalf of Deutsche Bahn. Contracts were drawn up between the company, the government, the states of Berlin and Brandenburg and Deutsche Bahn to this effect and signed at the ground-breaking ceremony for BBI on 5 September 2006. Berlin Airports has completed 1.3 kilometres of the 3.2 kilometres of railway station/tunnel. During the main construction period in 2008, an average of 400 construction workers were working on constructing the BBI railway station. 200 construction workers will now continue working on completing the four-track tunnel under the apron over the next few months.
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