German Unity Transport Project 8

 Nuremberg – Erfurt – Halle/Leipzig – Berlin

Planning process

The upgraded Nuremberg-Ebensfeld line is the southernmost section of the Germany Unity Transport Project No. 8. The German government added the project to the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan in 1992. A number of alternatives and subsidiary alternatives for a possible route for the line were examined and assessed based on operational, environmental, engineering and cost-efficiency aspects. Taking into account the land-use planning objectives and the environmental consequences, the Free State of Bavaria approved the upgrading of the existing Nuremberg-Ebensfeld line to four tracks in a regional planning procedure in 1993.

Suburban train station Steinbühl
Suburban train station Steinbühl (Photo: DB AG)

In the course of the project, the infrastructure will also be put in place for the S-Bahn (rapid transit) line between Nuremberg and Forchheim.


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