Berlin Brandenbourg International airport funding
has been approved by the airport authority; by
private and public stakeholders, including the
Federal State, the Länder of Berlin and
Brandenbourg, the European Union.
€2bn project, located on the property of
Schönenfeld current airport could open in
2010 and will provide an extra capacity of 20m
passengers a year.
Rail connections are full
part of the project with on the one hand the
construction of a dedicated 20 km link
between the future airport and the city centre,
offering a 17 minutes travel time.
On the other
hand, interconnection with the existing regional
interurban and international rail network
with tracks adapted to ICE trains, will provide
opportunity to reach mail German cities and
also Poland and Czech Republic.