Germany: NWL Signs Agreement to Upgrade Münster-Lünen Line

Nahverkehr Westfalen-Lippe (NWL) has signed a framework agreement with the federal government, North Rhine-Westphalia and Deutsche Bahn AG to upgrade the Münster-Lünen rail line.

This project is being carried out as part of Germany’s Deutschlandtakt strategy to deliver an efficient and reliable rail network for the future.

The aim of the Deutschlandtakt is to better coordinate trains and reduce travel times
The aim of the Deutschlandtakt is to better coordinate trains and reduce travel times

The work will expand the single-track line between Münster and Lünen to double-track. It will also will modernise the route to offer increased speed limits and improved passenger facilities.

These upgrades will allow the line to be used for regular services in the long term, allowing passengers to benefit from more trains to major German cities as part of a nationwide regular timetable.

DB Group Representative for North Rhine-Westphalia Werner Lübberink said:

“We are pleased that by signing the framework agreement we have taken the first important step in expanding the infrastructure between Münster and Lünen. With the expansion project, we are ensuring that the rail network in the region will be significantly more efficient and robust. Our passengers benefit from more punctual trains and more connections. In this way, we want to convince even more people that rail is the most environmentally friendly means of transport and play our part in the traffic revolution.”

Specifically, the upgrade to the Münster-Lünen line will include the following measures:

  • A complete two-track expansion between Werne an der Lippe and Münster-Amelsbüren
  • Continuous speed increase up to 200km/h
  • Station modernisations between Werne and Münster-Amelsbüren
  • Passive and active noise protection measures for residents

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