i2030 – more tracks for Berlin & Brandenburg
What is i2030 about?
The project´s name is "i2030" (co-ordination project with several subprojects): VBB coordinates the project and its partners. The project i2030 organizes the development and the enlargement of the highly stressed tracks between Berlin and Brandenburg.
Deutsche Bahn (DB Netz) is responsible for railway infrastructure. The federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg are accountable for the financing of the railway supply on the tracks in the region Berlin and Brandenburg. All three partners signed a memorandum of understanding.
Together we ensure that the infrastructure keeps pace with the increasing number of trains on the track and the demand of the growing number of passengers in the region.
The federal states are as well financing for the preparing analysis for the development of the railway infrastructure in the region in order to ensure the mandatory planning process in time.
A steering committee was founded for the organisational background to monitor all sub-projects. The project started in November 2017.
The project focusses on eight main railway tracks (“corridors”). Based on a main VBB-concept for the whole network different options are analysed. The steering committee will monitor and decide what options to opt for. The corridors:
- Potsdamer Stammbahn
- Prignitz Express/Velten
- Berlin-Cottbus/Bahnhof Königs Wusterhausen
- Development S-Bahn network
What is the goal of VBB?
The main tasks of VBB are the coordination of the services of around 40 public transport companies and their better connections, the development of a common fare system and the improvement and quality control of public transport services. The VBB assists the authorities in charge of public transport in planning, tendering and management of regional railway services.
More information on www.i2030.de
Updated : March 27, 2019