Strabag to upgrade Berlin railway station

By Mike Hayes11 October 2022

Austrian contractor Strabag has been awarded a contract valued at €154 million, to upgrade Berlin-Köpenick station.

As general contractor, STRABAG Rail is making Berlin-Köpenick station fit for regional traffic. Photo: Strabag

The contract represents the final element of the project to upgrade the west-east corridor between Berlin and the Polish border at Frankfurt an der Oder.

Construction work should start next spring, with operations at the station expected from 2027.

Strabag Rail – working on the project with Strabag AG, Strabag Fahrleitungen and Zublin Stahlbau – will be responsible for renewing a 3km section of track, which will run parallel with the S-Bahn line. The scope of work also includes the construction of two new tracks for regional rail traffic.

An island platform will be built for S-Bahn traffic, as well as a 220m-long regional service platform, which will have three new entrances.

Strabag will also renew and upgrade five railway bridges, construct 18,000m2 of noise barriers and modernise overhead lines.

Thomas Birtel, CEO of Strabag, said, “The upgrade of Köpenick station is not only important for Berlin’s transport concept, but also creates an improved rail connection to Eastern Europe, further helping to lay the foundation for a modern, fast, trans-European rail network. We are very happy that DB Netz AG has once again placed its trust in our railway construction expertise.”

Trains are expected to be running on the completed line by 2027, at speeds of up to 160 km/h.

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