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Closure of the S-Bahn's north-south tunnel for six weeks

S-Bahn Berlin

The north-south tunnel of the Berlin S-Bahn will be closed for six weeks from January 6 for modernization work.

The closure affects the lines S1, S2, S25 and S26, as Deutsche Bahn, the operator of the S-Bahn, announced on Thursday. Buses will be provided as a replacement.

Two construction phases planned

The six-week construction period will be divided into two sections. First, from January 6 (from 10 pm) to January 27 (10 pm), the section between Südkreuz/ Yorckstraße (Großgörschenstraße) and Nordbahnhof will be closed. During the second construction phase from January 27 (from 10 pm) to February 17 (10 pm), the closure will then be extended to Gesundbrunnen.

Wide area bypass recommended

Passengers are advised to use the Ringbahn for the long-distance bypass between Südkreuz/Schöneberg and Gesundbrunnen. In addition to the replacement bus service, lines S45 (to Hennigsdorf) and S46 (to Waidmannslust, from January 27 to Frohnau) will be extended throughout the construction period. "In part, there will be changed departure times, frequency and platform changes during the entire construction period," the railroad announced.

North-South tunnel modernized every January

The modernization work in the North-South Tunnel takes place every year in January, but this time it is somewhat more extensive. According to DB, 9100 meters of rail and 700 sleepers are to be renewed.

Author: dpa/
Publication date: 30 December 2022
Last updated: 30 December 2022

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