Public Transportation Tourist transportation

Public Transportation Tourist transportation

Public Transportation Tourist transportation

Since 1980 the passenger traffic to and from West Berlin has more than quadrupled and it continues to increase. As a result of the increased traffic on the connecting highways to Berlin, there has been a noticeable decrease in the use of regularly-scheduled flights, particularly over the shorter distances.

Even in the period immediately following the Blockade, the passenger traffic on the roads generally flowed quite smoothly. Nevertheless, there were periodic traffic jams and even temporary obstructions by the GDR. In addition, the GDR insisted on its right to arbitrarily turn persons or groups of persons back. The Transit Agreement eliminates such possibilities and restricts refusal-of-transit to a few clearly-defined exceptions. By reducing the control procedures to a minimum the Berlin Settlement has also led to a considerable reduction in the travel-time for buses and trains.

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