With 120 million euros from the federal economic stimulus program, Deutsche Bahn wants to spruce up its infrastructure: “Our stations are becoming more colorful, brighter, more beautiful,” announced Deutsche Bahn board member Ronald Pofalla.
Dhe Deutsche Bahn (DB) plans to renovate 1,000 train stations this year. With 120 million euros from the federal economic stimulus program, walls and floors will be redone, more comfortable seating will be purchased and information options will be improved, and the lighting will be switched to more environmentally friendly LED technology, as the railway announced on Tuesday. 80 stations have already been completed, and work is “in full swing” in another 200.
Bahn board member Ronald Pofalla said that the money was flowing to many small craft businesses in the country and was thus an economic stimulus in times of the Corona. “Our stations are becoming more colorful, brighter, more beautiful,” said Pofalla in the message, the railway triple its use and is now igniting the “renovation turbo”. Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) spoke of an immediate program that would primarily benefit medium-sized businesses.
According to the railway, renovations are taking place in Hesse at the stations in Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and Marburg, in Thuringia in Eisenach, in North Rhine-Westphalia in Unna and Gütersloh and in Berlin at the stations Berlin-Gesundbrunnen and Berlin-Marzahn. In 2020, Deutsche Bahn had already repaired and beautified around 430 stations with an initial economic stimulus program amounting to 40 million euros.
A list of the stations affected can be found here.