new technical center
On April 2nd the groundbreaking ceremony for a new technical center concerning public transportation was held in Leipzig. After 80 years with its old location the transport company Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH is having a completely new center for modern mobility constructed until fall 2013. The subsidiaries Leipzig and Dresden (EUROVIA VBU GmbH) are charged with the renovation of the entire infrastructure in the area of the technical center and the adjacent Tesla Street.
The scope of services include amongst others the construction of rainwater and sewage lines, the new installation of water, gas and heating lines and all power and data cables. Furthermore, approximately 4,300 m of railway tracks, including a number of switches and crossing facilities are installed as well as new operational roads and paths.
After completion the technical center as a location for the technical service of the public transportation system in Leipzig will completely take over the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the modern low-floor tram fleet.
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