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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

More trams on the M2

The tram line M2, which runs from the north of Berlin via the Prenzlauer Allee through the increasingly popular Prenzlauer Berg district, finally received a direct connection to Alexanderplatz earlier this year, replacing the former route inherited from the GDR which took a circuitous route through the back streets to Hackescher Markt. The new section of line, although just 900 metres long, cut around 10 minutes off the typical journey time to Alexanderplatz.

Since then the M2 has become much more popular; recently more journeys were added between 6pm and 8pm, and now the BVG is looking at introducing trams at 5 minute intervals at peak times between 6am and 8am, and 2pm and 5pm (currently trams run at 7.5 minute intervals).

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