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New Berlin U5-Bahn line opened

New Berlin U5-Bahn line opened

The new U5 underground railway line in Berlin has now been opened. The Lückenschluss U5 (U5 Gap Closure) has been successfully completed after approximately 8 years of construction work. 

The new line which is 2.2 km long overall, forms the long-awaited U5 link between Brandenburger Tor and Alexanderplatz, where it joins the existing U55 line. Three new U-Bahn stations have also been built as part of the project: Unter den Linden, Museumsinsel and Rotes Rathaus. The client is Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) and the project is being managed by BVG Projekt GmbH.  

The new east-west line between the Hönow terminus and Berlin Hauptbahnhof will provide transport for an estimated 150,000 passengers a day with many additional direct and connecting routes. It will also help make mobility within the capital more sustainable by cutting the number of car journeys to the centre of Berlin by around 3,500 a day. “  Click de/87 for the tunnelbuilder archive. Visit https://www.bvg.de/. 49/20.