Development of infrastructure
Modernization, commissioning and construction of stations
- The conversion of Warnemünde station was completed on May 18, 2020.
- The reception building of Stuttgart’s central station has been undergoing modernization since the start of 2020. The listed building is being given a new supporting structure and modern building technology. In addition, a new supply and disposal building and a redesigned station forecourt will be built at Stuttgart’s central station. The contract for the main batch of demolition/shell work was awarded in May 2020. Commissioning is planned for the end of 2025.
Westfalen-Lippe local transport association quality initiative
The quality initiative from the Westfalen-Lippe local transport association and DB Netzte Stations started in January 2020 and is intended to increase the attractiveness of the stations and improve accessibility. The cleaning via WhatsApp has already been introduced across the entire area at about 270 stations, and packages of measures have been launched to create or improve accessibility at 64 stations and to improve attractiveness at 11 pedestrian underpasses. The connection of municipal elevators at the station to the “expansion of facilities management digitalization system” (Ausbau Digitalisierung im Anlagenmanagement; ADAM) will start in the second half of 2020. The package of measures will also be supplemented with the equipping of two lines with digital building indicators in a pilot project to improve the information offered to passengers in the event of construction work.