Due to the expiry of the operating permit, driving was stopped on April 1st, 2012. A general renovation was carried out between April 1st, 2012 and November 1st, 2012. The supports were given a new coat of paint, the control and all associated components were renewed in accordance with the required guidelines. The mountain and valley stations were converted. After the operating permit had been granted by the State Office for Road Construction and Transport in Dresden, driving operations began on November 2nd, 2012.