The Berlin Transport Association (BVG) and Siemens Mobility have signed a contract for the construction of a Sicas ECC electronic interlocking at Alexanderplatz subway station.
The new interlocking is to cover the approximately 3.5-kilometer route between the Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz and Spittelmarkt subway stations. In addition to the indoor system, the scope of order includes new cables, a cable system and around 150 K140 signals (main, pre, emergency and protection signals).
The line, which comprises a total of five stations, runs underground on two tracks in a tunnel with a small clearance gauge. The project, which has a total volume of around €13 million, will start laying cables in November 2021 and will be completed in summer 2024.
“We are honored that we will be supplying one of the busiest underground stations in Berlin, Alexanderplatz, with our Sicas ECC electronic interlocking. This new interlocking will provide BVG with a low-maintenance system which is characterized by high safety and availability, cost-effective operation, and flexibility,” says Marc Ludwig, Head of Mass Transit, Rail Infrastructure.