High-speed railway line Erfurt–Leipzig/Halle (VDE 8.2)
|Company||PORR Bau GmbH, Railway Construction Department, in a consortium|
|Principal||DB Netz AG (DB Energie GmbH)|
|Location||Erfurt - Germany|
|Type||Rail construction, Slab track system|
|Runtime||09.2011 - 12.2015|
A milestone in the framework of German Unity Transport Projects.
The high-speed railway line between Erfurt and Leipzig/Halle is section 8.2 of the German Unity Transport Projects, in short VDE. It has been designed as a standard-gauge, double-track electrified railway route for high-quality passenger and goods traffic and has a total length of 123km. PORR contributed two 90km sections of slab tracks in tunnels, on bridges and in open sections.
The route layout has been designed for speeds of up to 300km/h. Starting at Erfurt’s main station, the route first runs parallel to the existing route, branches off in a north-easterly direction at Vieselbach and runs through the Thuringian Basin via the Scherkonde bridge at Krautheim and the Gänsebach bridge at Buttstädt.
- 179.352km of slab tracks (17 % in tunnels, 16 % on bridges)
- 3 tunnels (a total of 15.4km of slab tracks): Finne tunnel: 6,970m, Bibra tunnel: 6,466m, Osterberg tunnel: 2,082m
- 6 bridges: Scherkonde bridge: 577m, Gänsebach bridge: 1,012m, Saubach bridge: 248m, Unstrut bridge: 2,668m, Stöbnitz bridge: 297m, Saale-Elster bridge: 6,465m
- Halle/Salle turnoff: 2,112m
- 22km of noise and wind protection walls including foundations
- 60km of overhead line mast foundations
- 42 switches in slab tracks
For this project, PORR installed a total of 180km of slab tracks.© PORR AG
VDE 8.2 cut travelling time between Erfurt and Halle by 45 minutes.© PORR AG
Three tunnels with a total length of 15.4km were equipped with slab tracks.© PORR AG
A high-speed connection between Berlin and Nuremberg is built in the framework of the German Unity Transport Project VDE 8.© PORR AG