Construction of the new VDE 8.2 line
The construction of the new line from Erfurt to Leipzig/Halle can be subdivided into three sections:
This section extends from Erfurt to west of the Finne Tunnel by Herrengosserstedt. This section can be subdivided in turn into three construction lots: lots 1 to 3.
This section contains all the tunnels. Because of the tunnels and viaducts, only about 4 kilometres of this section of line, which is over 20 kilometres long, run across open country. As a result, it makes sense for the tunnel workers to construct these small sections of track as well.
This section begins to the east of the Osterberg Tunnel and extends to the existing lines to the north and east of the Saale-Elster Viaduct.
Once the ground has been prepared, the slab track can be constructed and technical equipment installed from the year 2012 onwards.
Facts and figures
|Superstructure New line||slab track|
|Maximum line gradient||12,5 ‰|
|Standard radius||6,300 m|