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Alpine to build railroad tunnel for Stuttgart 21

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Alpine has been awarded a contract by Deutsche Bah worth €290m to build the Bad Cannstatt tunnel as part of the Stuttgart 21 project in Germany.

Alpine and its partners, Hochtief and Wayss & Freytag, will build the 3.8km tunnel to connect Stuttgart central station with the new Neckar Bridge by 2018.

“Alpine was able to secure another tunnel project for a major client, Deutsche Bahn. The Bad Cannstatt Tunnel makes the sixth railroad tunnel Alpine is building simultaneously for DB,” said Josef Arnold, managing director of Alpine BeMo Tunneling.

The 117km Stuttgart 21 high speed rail project will link the cities of Stuttgart, Ulm and Augsburg.

About half of the new railroad line will run through 16 tunnels.

The tunnels are the ‘mainstay’ of the entire railway project: in the future trains will travel underground in the Stuttgart city center.

The new Stuttgart–Ulm line will be part of the European high-speed “Magistrale for Europe“ net, linking cities and regions with a total of 34 inhabitants and 16 million employees in five states.

Karlsruhe, Stuttgart and Ulm are centrally located along the 1,500 km railroad line connecting the European cities of Paris, Strasbourg, Munich and Vienna with Bratislava and Budapest.

As the main east/west axis, the Magistrale will be the ‘backbone’ of the Trans-European railroad network.

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. It does seem a shame that the 1,500 km railroad line connecting the European cities of Paris, Strasbourg, Munich and Vienna with Bratislava and Budapest is not a 1,900 km line starting in London!

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