Deutsche Bahn Modernises Hanover-Würzburg High-Speed Line

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has completed the modernisation of the Hanover-Würzburg high-speed line following an investment of 850 million EUR.

This project included the renovation of  557 kilometres of tracks, 700,000 sleepers and 235 switches. The superstructures for 49 bridges and 63 tunnels have also been repaired.

Trains can once again roll along the tracks at high speed
Trains can once again roll along the tracks at high speed

The modernised high-speed line enables passengers to travel between Lower Saxony and Bavaria in around two hours. It was renovated in stages, with work commencing in 2019.

Dr. Philipp Nagl, CEO of DB InfraGO AG said:

“Step by step, we are making the railway better: From today, trains are once again running continuously on the 327-kilometre high-speed line between Hanover and Würzburg. For the common good, we have invested 850 million euros here in five years and taken a big step towards a strong railway in Germany. Our construction teams have completely renovated the entire line and parts of the Rauheberg tunnel. This enables greater reliability for passengers and freight traffic, not just on this section, but across the entire network.”

Deutsche Bahn will now focus efforts on its modernisation project between Frankfurt and Mannheim, which will begin on 15 July.

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