High Speed Projects

VDE 8 High Speed Line in Germany Started Operations

VDE 8 High Speed Line in Germany Started Operations

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<font size="3"><font face="Calibri">PORR was specifically responsible for construction of the sections Coburg - Ilmenau with a length of 44 kilometers, Bad Staffelstein - Coburg with 22 kilometers and Erfurt - Leipzig / Halle with 90 km. Due to the topographical conditions and the fact that the route passes over numerous bridges and through tunnels, the planning and logistics of this construction project was an enormous challenge. Not only did the required materials have to be delivered on time at various points along the long construction sites, but working with other disciplines involved in the construction had to be coordinated as well. This included companies that were responsible for catenary and signaling.</font></font>

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<font size="3"><font face="Calibri">Put in numbers, this meant production of 8,000 different design plans for slab track, noise protection walls and railway technology, 74 in-house permits, 5 individual approvals and 7 approvals for operational testing. A smooth delivery and installation of 60,000 track slabs was also organized.</font></font>

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<font size="3"><font face="Calibri">The Slab Track Austria system is a joint development of the Austrian Federal Railways and PORR. The main element is an elastically supported slab. Impressive characteristics of this low maintenance slab track system are the highest track availability and high ride comfort, the integrated structure-borne noise protection and the fast construction due to the high degree of prefabrication. Slab Track Austria was installed for the first time in 1989, and has since been in operation maintenance-free.</font></font>

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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.