a "modern gateway to the city"
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".
For the planning and construction, the DB Netz AG uses state-of-the-art technologies including Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIM's great advantage is that all information for construction planning, costs and management deadlines can be summarized in a single model. The information can then be evaluated and visualized in 3D. BIM thus enables irregularities to be detected early on and counteracted.
Ensuring the passenger comfort using crowd simulation
accu:rate was commissioned by DB Netz AG to simulate passenger flows. For this purpose, the incoming and outgoing lines, and transfer connections were analyzed to determine whether the planned conversions could guarantee passenger comfort.
The combination of BIM and dynamic passenger flow simulations are state-of-the-art tools that dramatically improve planning security.
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