Berlin M10 groundbreaking August 11 2021 (Photo: BVG)

GERMANY: Construction of the 2·2 km five-stop extension of Berlin tram line M10 westwards from Hauptbahnhof to Turmstraße U-Bahn station in the city’s Moabit district was officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony on August 11.

The €33m project is being funded by the Berlin Sustainable Development Programme, with co-financing from the European Regional Development Fund and the Land of Berlin.

Opening is anticipated for the first half of 2023, with future ridership estimated at around 10 000 passengers/day.