There should be more supervision in the Berlin underground stations. The Berlin transport company is hiring 66 women and men for this purpose, a spokesman announced Thursday.
The number of supervisors has thus been increased by half. “In the future, they should ensure a stronger presence at the 175 underground stations together with existing colleagues in the station service.” The “BZ” reported on the new supervisors on Thursday.
In previous years, the BVG had reduced the staff at the stations. There are currently 136 supervisors.
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According to the company, the first new people are in training. Passengers should first see the new teams in the summer on the U8 between Gesundbrunnen and Hermannstraße.
By the end of the year, the company wants to have the first 40 new supervisors hired. Station staff must ensure order, cleanliness and safety, as well as traffic safety, customer service and passenger information. The supervisors do not process the trains, the drivers do it themselves, for example with the help of cameras. (dpa)