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Grunewald: Avus and S-Bahn closed due to bomb disposal

Munitionssprengung im Grunewald

The A115 freeway (Avus) and the S-Bahn line 7 at Grunewald in Berlin will be closed on Sunday morning due to a bomb defusing operation.

"We will start preparations around 9 a.m., and from about 9:30 a.m. the Avus will then be closed," said a spokesman for the police situation service. Exactly which section is affected was initially unclear. "Probably between Spanischer Allee and Dreieck Funkturm. However, the coordination is still ongoing," said the spokesman.

Interruption of the S-Bahn line 7

Deutsche Bahn simultaneously announced an interruption of the parallel S-Bahn line 7 from 10 a.m. - between Grunewald and Wannsee stations. "A replacement service with buses can not be offered because of the closures in this area," explained a railroad spokeswoman.

Duration of the closure still unclear

According to police, the 500-kilogram World War II bomb was discovered on Saturday during construction work southeast of the Avus in an allotment. Residents are not affected, as a spokesman said. A 500-meter exclusion zone is being set up near the Hüttenweg highway exit, he added. Until when the closures on the road and rail will last, was initially unclear.

Author: dpa/
Publication date: 11 September 2022
Last updated: 11 September 2022

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