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The southern part of Berlin : construction work for Dresdner Bahn have started

has been waited for So long in Berlin, after the reunification, on a start of construction. On Tuesday, it was finally so far: The German railway, representatives of the land governments of Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, the Federal government and the European Parliament, declared the official start of the construction work for the Dresdner Bahn.

symbolically used in the appointment in Lichtenrade last piece in the several-metre-high noise protection wall was built between the S-Bahn station Lichtenrade and the Wolziger line. "To this day we have been waiting for a long time," said Ronald Pofalla, the management Board of Deutsche Bahn responsible for infrastructure and former Chancellery Minister. For around 560 million euros up to December 2025, two new, electrified to occur remote tracks, including a compound curve to the Berlin outer ring.

The route will connect the South of Berlin with the BER, and Dresden.Photo: DB

A damage caused by the division of Germany, should be fixed

According to the parliamentary state Secretary in the Federal Ministry of transport, Enak Ferlemann (CDU), a distance of 14.2 kilometers, is to be expanded. Why is a small track for the railway is so important, but a network of several thousands of kilometers? "With the construction, we eliminate part of the damage that is caused by the division of Germany and Europe," said Ferlemann.

The track "an incredible effect on the total network". The journey to Dresden is expected to reduce to 80 minutes, and in the extension of the reach Prague a lot faster. To the airport BER in Schönefeld, it's supposed to last from the middle of Berlin, 20 minutes. He put on the "Wow-effect", will be available from 2025, says Ferlemann. This lead to a further shift of traffic from road to Rail. The new Berlin transport state Secretary Ingmar Streese, the successor of Jens-Holger Kirchner, spoke of a day of "joy" and "relief".

A local resident objected to the site for the reconstruction of the Dresdner Bahn in the district of Lichtenrade.Photo: Britta Pedersen/dpa

a number of Lichtenrader are likely to see this differently. The citizens ' initiative Dresdner Bahn speaks of a "black day for Lichtenrade". A corresponding Transparent had spread their members. On the occasion of the building arts, the citizen had called the initiative for a rally at the Wolziger line. The Trillerpeifen and Horns also broke in the on the other side of the street-by-step party tent, in which the politicians kept their Speeches.

for Years, the Lichtenrader fought to ensure that the route is built in a Tunnel, and not on the ground floor, as it had been planned for the railway. The court proceedings dragged on until the summer of 2017. The Lichtenrader were defeated. The Federal administrative court decided that the railway should just build on the ground floor. Since the tunnel construction is significantly more expensive and the problems of the above-ground route would correspond to the statutory requirements, the above-ground variant of the preference, had declared the judge.

noise and vibrations. the quality of life of the people affect

"for 20 years we have fought together for a tunnel solution", said the CDU-Bundestag member Jan-Marco Luczak "Today, our District is by meter high sound insulation walls divided in two parts, noise and vibration will affect the quality of life of its people." Similarly, his Party colleague, Hildegard expressed Bentele, currently a member of the Berlin house of representatives and of Berlin's top candidate of the Union for the European elections. You also demanded that a construction and traffic management, so that the station road - the major commercial street of the city district and the adjacent streets collapse under the traffic load and pedestrian Crossing.

Already in the past year, was locked for preparatory road construction projects of the railway crossing on the Marie fields säntis road. The temporary pedestrian bridge is not accessible, attracted many local residents to strong criticism.

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