With its 3,000 vehicles, the BVG transported 1,064 million passengers in 2016 – more than 2.7 million passengers per day.
BVG chose its communication solution for its cost-effectiveness and technical capabilities. This public transport provider says that Airbus TETRA is the most cost-effective option to meet the functional requirements in the subway area with innovative digital mobile communications.
TETRA solution covers 10 metro lines with 173 metro stations. The combined length of metro tracks is 146km.
- One TETRA switch
- 14 TETRA base stations
- Special coverage has been built for tunnels
- Indoor location system
Tetrapol solution covers 154 bus lines and 22 tram lines. The number of bus stops covered is 6,481 and the number of tram stops 803.
There are more than 3,300 PMR (TETRA and Tetrapol) radios in use in buses, trams and metro trains.