For a strong rail: German Rail ICE workshop Berlin Rummelsburg is expanding massively.(Deutsche Bahn)

  • Ground-breaking ceremony for the expansion of the workshop
  • Investment: 260 million euros
  • DB Fernverkehr Board Peterson: “We provide more reliable and more comfortable trains.”
  • Mayor Ramona Pop: “The expansion strengthens the position of Berlin.”

(Berlin, August 21, 2019) The German Railways (DB) builds the ICE plant Rummelsburg and investing around 260 million euros. The expansion includes the enlargement of the factory building, greater material storage and additional treatment and parking facilities for ICE and Intercity trains. With the investments, DB significantly increases the capacity of the work: future about 30 percent more trains run reliably maintained and freshly cleaned of Rummelsburg on their journey. In addition, 120 additional employees reinforce the efficiency of the work.

With a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony of Ramona Pop, Mayor and Senator for Economics, Energy and companies of Berlin, Michael Peterson, CEO DB Highway, Alexander Kaczmarek, Corporate Representative of DB for Berlin and Brandenburg, as well as plant manager Peter Pöhlmann today started the construction work, the 2023 to be completed.

Michael Peterson:

“Germany needs a strong rail. That’s why we are creating to new features and expanding our maintenance works from massive. The plant in Rummelsburg have a key role to play: Start From here, most long-distance trains in Germany. With the expansion of the site, we provide more reliable and more comfortable trains – so that we can attract even more people into the most climate-friendly transport train “.

Ramona Pop:

A powerful railroad is the centerpiece for an ecological traffic turn. With the investment in the plant Rummelsburg motion ensures a further strengthening of the Berlin office. This is where 120 new, modern jobs. That the extensions and conversions simultaneously ensure a better eco-balance of the work, I am particularly pleased. “

Berlin is one of the largest sites for the provision of ICE and Intercity trains in Germany. Already, some 75 trains are cleaned daily here for the next ride, checked and repaired.

Pays special attention DB for all expansion projects on the environment and wildlife conservation. As a modern energy management for the sparing use of resources provides. For example, LED technology ensures the lighting in the old and new building in the long term for lower power consumption. On the premises place in the future also threatened with extinction species of birds in a purpose-built nesting places a new home.

DB funds invest about half a billion euros in its maintenance works long-distance services and in improving timeliness and quality of the ICE and IC trains. Larger buildings, advanced workshops and warehouses as well as new treatment and sidings ensure that the trains can be faster and better maintained in the future. The digitization and automation are further advanced. In addition, DB creates nationwide 1,000 additional jobs in the works. Half of the staff is already set.

DB operates maintenance facilities long-distance services in nine locations, the majority of which will be expanded. First successes are already one: So, DB with a new maintenance concept for intercity trains increases their availability in the last six months significantly. The trains are now maintained in fixed trainset, similar to ICE. Thus, the cars all have the same maintenance level and do not have to be reassembled after the stay in the factory the treatment of individual cars – and thus the lack of cars or wrong car Reihungen – a thing of the past.