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passengers on the busy Berlin -Hamburg railway line in 2025 will have to adjust to longer travel times and restrictions for around six months - but then everything should get better. Between June and December 2025, the railway wants to completely block and renovate the 280 -kilometer route, as the group announced on Friday. The newspapers of the Funke media group (Friday) had previously reported.

Die Deutsche Bahn will während der Sanierungen Umleitungen für den Fern- und Güterverkehr einrichten. © Hauke-Christian Dittrich/dpa The Deutsche Bahn wants to set up diversions for long-distance and freight transport during the renovations.

During the six -month construction work, tracks, soft, overhead lines and signal boxes are to be modernized. According to the report, train stations should receive new platform roofs, weather protection houses and path control systems, accessibility is to be improved. In Hagenow-Land and Wittenberge, the track infrastructure is expanded to create overtaking opportunities for trains. The entire corridor is also to be equipped for digital rail operations - for example via the ETCS system system.

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Derirandings for remote and freight traffic

for remote and freight transport according to its own diversions. The trains should run over Uelzen, Salzwedel and Stendal during the renovation phase and via Hanover. "Depending on the detour route, travelers have to plan more time between 45 and 105 minutes," it said. Replacement traffic should be on the road in regional traffic.

The Emmerich-Oberhausen route, which is important for freight transport, also wants to renovate Deutsche Bahn. The 72 -kilometer section is part of the European connection between Rotterdam and Genoa and cannot be blocked for a longer period of time, it said. "This is why the renovation is carried out in the period between November 2024 and June 2026 with clocked closures and in the case of predominantly single -track operation based on the votes carried out with the Netherlands."

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Both corridors are "central building blocks in the future high-performance network," said rail boss Richard Lutz on Friday. The aim is to win even more people and companies for the rails by renewing the most important corridors.

The rail infrastructure is completely overloaded in many places and in need of renovation. The result: Because of many small -scale construction work, the trains are as unreliable and unpunctual than in years. In summer, the railway therefore announced the so -called general renovation of its network and identified several corridors with a special need for modernization.

corridors are to be blocked and modernized

instead of countless individual measures that slow down the traffic on these routes over and over again for years, the corridors should now be completely blocked and modernized for a limited time. As a result, construction work should no longer be necessary there in the foreseeable future and trains should be able to drive without restrictions.

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The first modernization project will start in 2024 on the Frankfurt/Main and Mannheim route, the so -called Riedbahn. By 2030, Deutsche Bahn plans to renovate at least two more corridors, including the sections that have now been announced. The renovation of the first corridors should already relieve the entire network from the point of view of the railway because everything is connected in long -distance transport.

Criticism of the concept came on Friday from the freight railway association Network European Railway (NEE), in which the competitors of the railway are organized in rail freight transport. "Nothing is coordinated in the sense of how it is suggested here," said Vice Association Chair Sven Flore.

Doubt about diversion concepts

In a statement on the corridors to the railways, the association criticizes, among other things, the foreseeable simultaneity of the construction work on the Riedbahn and on the Oberhausen-Emmerich route. The choice of the route and the period is "not conclusively justified". According to its own statements, the association also doubts that the detour concepts are realistic for the Berlin-Hamburg corridor.

The railway referred to the criticism of EU requirements, which would have to be taken into account when registering blocking breaks. "For this reason, the possibilities for 2025 were limited to the Hamburg-Berlin and Emmerich-Oberhausen corridors, since construction measures or a route expansion were already planned here," it said. In the detour routes, the group, in turn, relies on a concept "which has already proven itself in the context of previous closures on the Hamburg-Berlin corridor".

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