Tesla Berlin Gigafactory shuttle train

GERMANY: A free shuttle train has been launched to serve Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg site to the east of the capital.

Service RB TES is operated by Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn using a pair of Bombardier Talent diesel multiple-units. It launched on September 4, replacing a bus shuttle, and is aimed at factory workers but also available to the public.

The service starts at Erkner station, the terminus of Berlin S-Bahn route S3 and on Berlin – Frankfurt/Oder regional route RE1, and runs to a new Fangschleuse Tesla Süd station on a branch serving the electric car and battery factory.

There are 28 trains to the factory on weekdays and 26 back, with a journey time of around 12 min.