With 146 km of lines and 173 stations, BVG operates the largest underground rail network in the German-speaking countries. Since August 2015, all of the underground rail traffic, accounting for more than 1,200 vehicles, is controlled from the new Friedrichsfelde traffic control centre. Previously, the traffic control centre was located in an administrative building in Kleistpark, where BVG had rented premises following relocation of its administrative team. The planning and implementation of the new "nerve centre" was carried out by the control and safety technology specialist Thales Germany, using KVM technology from Black Box to transmit and display the video and image signals.
The new control centre premises are intended to set new benchmarks in terms of working conditions, being future-proof, as well as using state-of-the-art technology.