- 🚆 Tesla’s train at Giga Berlin will transport approximately 4,500 employees daily.
- 🛤️ The train will operate almost 60 times per day between Erkner Train Station and Giga Berlin.
- 🏭 The shuttle will replace the existing bus shuttle and is free of charge for employees and citizens.
- 🚲 Tesla also built a 1.5-mile bike path connecting Erkner to the factory property.
- 🚇 The train was approved in February and will start running on September 4, 2023.
- 🏢 Tesla Giga Berlin employs around 11,000 workers and produces the Model Y electric crossover.
- 🎨 The factory features Tesla’s advanced paint facility with unique colors.
Tesla’s train system at Giga Berlin is set to facilitate the daily commute for around 4,500 employees, making almost 60 trips per day on its designated route.
Recently, Tesla confirmed its plan to utilize a shuttle that connects to the public railway network, providing a transportation option for both employees and the public. The shuttle will operate between Erkner Train Station and the Giga Berlin facility, making nearly 60 round trips every day. According to rbb24, it will accommodate “more than 1,500 employees directly to the factory at shift changes alone.”
Considering the factory’s three eight-hour shifts, this means that about 4,500 individuals will be transported to work on a daily basis.
Tesla has stated that this train service will be offered at no cost and is designed to replace the existing bus shuttle that operates between Erkner and the factory. The train system received approval for operation in February and is scheduled to commence services on Monday, September 4.
In January 2022, Tesla acquired an existing railway track from the regional railway group DRE as part of its effort to establish the shuttle train route from Erkner to the factory. This initiative aimed to provide a safe, efficient, and convenient transportation option for the factory’s workforce. Additionally, Tesla collaborated with the District Administration of the Oder-Spree to construct a bike path spanning approximately 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers), connecting Erkner to the factory premises.
Employing around 11,000 workers, Tesla’s Giga Berlin has been operational since March 2022. The factory focuses on manufacturing the Model Y all-electric crossover and boasts an advanced paint facility capable of applying unique colors that are becoming popular across the Eastern Hemisphere.