Modernisation and maintenance of stations
VGF doesn’t just invest in developing its fixed infrastructure; it also invests in modernising and maintaining existing facilities. Between 1998 and 2017, 55 overground and underground stations are being converted as part of our barrier-free development programme to facilitate access. This cost of this programme is €66 million. Building new lift facilities is an important part of this programme, and between 2008 and 2010, lifts were installed in four underground stations. Further installations are planned at Westend, Miquel- /Adickesallee, Eschenheimer Tor and Schweizer Platz stations at an estimated cost of €7.7 million. On top of this, by 2017 VGF will have spent €52 million modernising a total of 130 tram stops so that they can be used by low-floor vehicles.