Framing for the new station should be completed in late fall of 2011. Once the subsequent interior work has been finished, the new station is scheduled to become partly operational in December 2012. By that time, four tracks with platform edges and a through track will be put into operation, with the completion of the entire station on course for the end of 2014. The whole railway infrastructure project should be finished in 2015.
Once completed, the new main station will help to shape the image of the city, with the surrounding areas benefiting from the development. Five thousand new apartments are being built for about 13,000 people. New office space will total 550,000 sq. m. With large areas of park land, a large number of social and educational facilities, optimum connections to public transport and a dense network of bicycle and pedestrian paths nearby, this is a city within a city, offering a high quality of life for a residential and working population of some 30,000 people.