Tesla Giga Berlin Starts To Transport Materials By Railroad For The Plant Construction

by Eva Fox May 05, 2020

Tesla Giga Berlin Starts To Transport Materials By Railroad For The Plant Construction

The location for Giga Berlin was chosen through well thought out and balanced decisions. It is possible that, among other things, an important role was played by the fact that a railway line passes through the section of the future factory, and connects the Freienbrink industrial zone with the rest of trackage, and would allow Tesla to carry out logistics in an environmentally friendly way.

At the moment, all the preparatory work has been done on the Tesla site, so the automaker has begun construction of roads. Enthusiast Tobias Lindh has speculated that they are temporary and will be used for construction.

However, in order to deliver the gravel needed for this, Tesla took advantage of rail transportation. For the first time, wagons with material arrived at the site in mid-April. @ gigafactory_4 managed to take a few snapshots of this.

Today he managed to see how the second train arrived with gravel for roads in the Giga Berlin. Gravel was unloaded from wagons outside Giga Berlin and later delivered to the desired location on the site.

In addition to the fact that Tesla is already using a railway line to deliver building materials to the site, the automaker plans to use this type of cargo transportation for its work in the future. Tobias studied the application documents from Tesla and found information that with full production, they expect 4 trains per day to deliver materials to the factory and 2 trains per day for transporting finished cars.

This is confirmed the fact that Tesla planned to use the railway, which is very reasonable. In the construction phase, all materials can be delivered by train. Later, this infrastructure will be used to deliver materials for the manufacture of cars and send finished products.

One of the main advantages of this is that there is no need to use diesel trains, since the main railway passing by the site is electrified. A small industrial road that runs through the site will also be electrified soon.

Featured image: @gigafactory_4




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