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Platform at Magdeburg-Eichenweiler station to be Modernised

Platform at Magdeburg-Eichenweiler station to be Modernised

Work began on 11 April and will continue until summer 2023 - Saxony-Anhalt and DB invest around €6 million

This week, Deutsche Bahn (DB) will start construction work at Magdeburg-Eichenweiler station. The work will include the renovation of the old platform and the repair of the stairs to the Pettenkofer bridge. From 14 April, trains of the S-Bahn Mittelelbe S 1 (Schönebeck-Bad Salzelmen-Magdeburg-Stendal-Wittenberg), the RE 20 (Magdeburg-Stendal-Salzwedel-Uelzen) and the RB 36 (Magdeburg-Oebisfelde-Wolfsburg) will no longer stop at Magdeburg-Eichenweiler. Passengers are requested to use public transport to and from Magdeburg-Neustadt station. Travellers are advised to check bahn.de, the DB Navigator app or abellio.de before starting their journey.

The platforms are to be modernised over a length of 155 metres. A guidance system for the visually impaired will be integrated into the platform surface. A new orientation system, timetable display cases, windscreens, seating and litter bins will be added to the platform facilities. As in the past, it will be possible to buy a ticket from a ticket machine and have it validated before boarding the train. A dynamic signage unit will show train departures and current information. When completed, the platform will continue to be accessible via the stairs leading down from the Pettenkofer Bridge. Barrier-free access will be provided as part of the renovation of the Pettenkofer Bridge by the city of Magdeburg.

The state of Saxony-Anhalt and DB are investing around €6 million from their joint modernisation programme in this project. The aim of this programme is to provide passengers with a higher level of comfort directly at the railway station. In addition to small stations, medium-sized stations are also part of the initiative: 131 million euros from federal, state and DB funds will be invested in more than 70 stations by 2029. Travellers will gradually benefit from modern and longer platforms, better lighting, new barrier-free entrances, modern monitors and display cases for traveller information.