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Milestone reached on the Stuttgart-Wendlingen-Ulm rail line

Creation date: June 8, 2018

Today a ceremony celebrating the breakthrough in the second tube of the Bossler Tunnel, on the Stuttgart-Ulm line (Rhine-Danube Corridor) took place in Stuttgart. This Action will lead to significant reduction of travel times on the line.

Construction of the 8.8km-long tunnel is part of a larger project improving the rail connection between Stuttgart and Ulm in Germany. The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Transport programme is supporting the project with €432.9 million co-funding to construct a new rail line between Wendlingen and Ulm. Combined with another CEF-funded project improving the Stuttgart-Wendlingen rail link it is expected to reduce the travel times between Stuttgart and Ulm by 24 minutes.

According to Andreas Boschen, Head of INEA´s CEF Department: "An important milestone is reached today in the upgrade of the Stuttgart-Wendlingen-Ulm line.  This section of the Rhine-Danube Corridor is an important segment of the trans - European transport network. The improved capacity and the shorter travel time will significantly increase the attractiveness and efficiency of rail transport."

The new line is designed for long-distance passenger transport along with fast and light-weight freight trains. It holds the promise to meet the demand for increased freight traffic by rail.

 

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