Works for the construction of the section between Erfurt and Halle/Gröbers
This project is an important element of Priority Project 1, railway axis Berlin-Verona/Milano-Bologna-Napoli-Messina-Palermo, and was earmarked as one of the priority transport projects following the German reunification.
A section of 122 km will be upgraded to enable a maximum speed of 300 km/h for mixed use of high speed passenger and goods transport. It will entail major new infrastructure works, including four new bridges of a total length of 4,553 m and two new tunnels totalling 8.5 km. The new track will be linked to Halle (Salle) by a new connection line and also stop at Leipzig/Halle airport to assure its connectivity.
This project has been completed.
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This project was also looked at during the Mid-Term Review of the 2007-2013 TEN-T Multi-Annual Work Programme.
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Start date: January 2007
End date: December 2013