VDE 8.2 Erfurt – Leipzig/Halle

Porr Technobau und Umwelt AG
Structural design of superstructure
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CC Railway engineering
CC Structural modeling

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 northeast near Vieselbach and crosses the Thuringian Basin over the Scherkonde Viaduct near Krautheim and the Gänsebach Viaduct near Buttstädt.

This section, as part of the traffic project German Unity No. 8 from Munich to Berlin, is newly equipped with a ballast-less track.

The design services comprise: ballast-less track, ballasted track, noise protection walls, buried cable works, accessibility for rubber-tyred emergency vehicles, rail expansion joints, turnouts and recalculations of bridges.

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