Berlin (dpa / bb) – A fire in the Berlin subway station Schloßstraße triggered a major fire brigade operation over the weekend. However, nobody was injured, as a spokesman for the emergency services said.
The -fire broke out on Saturday afternoon in a technical room on the mezzanine level of the train station in the Steglitz district. Employees of the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe were able to evacuate the station before the fire brigade arrived. It arrived with 110 emergency services and numerous vehicles.
The -traffic on the U-Bahn line 9 was interrupted between the stations Walther-Schreiber-Platz and Rathaus Steglitz. According to a BVG spokesman on Sunday, subways on the section will probably not run again until Monday, January 11th.
The -fire damaged signal cables that have to be replaced and then tested. Because there are alternatives with buses and the S-Bahn line 1, the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) is not setting up a replacement service.
On Saturday, because of the fire, Schloßstraße, the main shopping street in Steglitz, was also closed. After the fire broke out, the people in the train station reacted correctly and avoided the smoky areas on the way out, the fire department said. Six flights of stairs lead out of the listed train station, past the so-called beer brush, a Steglitz landmark.
The -fire was quickly extinguished. Then the fire brigade worked with pressure fans to push the smoke out of the station.
The -cause of the fire was still unclear on Sunday.