The time has come: after around 2 ½ years of construction, the official inauguration of BVG’s newest line in Berlin took place today, 9 September 2023. After almost 60 years the tram once again reaches the centre of the Moabit district. On 2.2 km of double-track line – mainly laid as an urban landscape-friendly grass track – the tram line M10 now continues its journey from the main railway station (Hauptbahnhof) to Turmstraße underground station at metro line U9 (Osloer Str. – Rathaus Steglitz). Approx. 16,000 passengers are expected to use the new section on an average working day in the near future.
The M10 tram line now runs from the Warschauer Straße S-/U-Bahn station, past Berlin’s main railway station via Invalidenstraße, Alt-Moabit and Rathenower Straße to the Turmstraße terminus at the level of the Heilandskirche church. On the way, it stops at the new (or redesigned) stops Lesser-Ury-Weg, Alt-Moabit/Rathenower Straße, Kriminalgericht Moabit and Lübecker Straße. All stops are completely barrier-free and equipped with guidance systems for the blind and electronic displays. Since the M10 now serves sections of the bus routes that previously ran there, the routes of lines 187, 245 and N40 have been adjusted accordingly.
Total investment for the construction of the new route was approximately 33 million euros. The entire new line is funded by the Berlin Programme for Sustainable Development (BENE) with money from the European Regional Development Fund of the EU and the federal state of Berlin.09.09.2023