Up to 450,000 people use Munich Central Station every day. It's one of the busiest passenger stations in Germany and a central transport hub in the center of Munich. Here, trains, urban railways, subways, buses and trams merge.
In order to cope with such high numbers of commuters, public transport services need to expand. The construction of Munich's second main line will create a bypass for the existing main line and, with only three new underground stations, ensure fast connections through the city between Laim and Leuchtenbergring.
One of three new underground stations will be built at Munich Central Station - about forty meters below the main building. During construction, the main station itself will be renovated, while the main building and Starnberger Flügelhof will be rebuilt. The aim: Munich Central Station will become a "modern gateway to the city".


"The passenger flow simulations help to optimise the planning of the stations through the dynamic calculation approach. In this way, we achieve a higher level of information at an earlier stage of the project and can observe the interfaces better".

(Agustin Arizti, Head of Planning and Architecture at DB Netz AG)


Goal of the simulation

accu:rate was commissioned by DB Netz AG to simulate the planned passenger flows at the station and ensure a high level of passenger comfort.


Scope of consideration

  • Transfer relations of passengers in the peak quarter-hour in normal operation
  • Evacuation simulation



The capacity of the main station was examined comprehensively, while optimization potentials were identified. The results form a reliable basis for decisions on the refinement of the building layout.



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Client: DB Netz AG
Task: Passenger flow simulation
Result: Optimization of passenger flows in the building

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