High Speed Projects

VDE 8.2. Erfurt - Leipzig / Halle

Germany
 
The new line from Erfurt to Leipzig/Halle is a standard-gauge, double-track electrified railway line for high-speed passenger and freight traffic. It has a total length of 123 kilometres.
 
The track layout is designed for a maximum speed of 300 km/h per hour. The line initially runs parallel to the existing line starting from Erfurt central station but then branches off to the north east near Vieselbach and crosses the Thuringian Basin over the Scherkonde Viaduct near Krautheim and the Gänsebach Viaduct near Buttstädt. 2 x 90 km slab track will be built in tunnels, on bridges and in open sections.

 

VDE 8.1 Erfurt - Ebensfeld

Germany
 
The new line from Ebensfeld to Erfurt is a standard-gauge, double-track electrified railway line for high-speed passenger and freight traffic. It has a total length of 22 kilometres, the two tracks are built with slab track.
The track layout is designed for a maximum speed of 300 km/h per hour. As part of the Traffic Project German Unity VDE 8.1 the line starts from Ebensfeld, and crosses the Thüringer Wald by means of seven tunnels and six viaducts. The central station of Coburg is connected to the new track by an own junction also equipped with ballast-less track. In Coburg the line is connected to the next unit of project lot 2 center.

VDE 8.1.2 Coburg–Ilmenau

Germany
 
The new line from Ebensfeld to Erfurt is a standard-gauge, double-track electrified railway line for high-speed passenger and freight traffic. It has a total length of 44 kilometres, the two tracks are built with slab track.. The track layout is designed for a maximum speed of 300 km/h per hour.
 
As part of the Traffic Project German Unity VDE 8.1 the line starts from Coburg, where the central station is connected to the new track by an own junction, and crosses the Thüringer Wald by means of 12 tunnels and 14 viaducts In Ilmenau the line is connected to the next unit of project Los 1 Nord.