German Unity Transport Project 8

 Nuremberg – Erfurt – Halle/Leipzig – Berlin

Track layout redesign

Extensive reconstruction will take place around Halle Hauptbahnhof when the track layout is upgraded.

As well as the relaying and new construction of track, extensive track demolition work will be necessary, not only because of the track plan, but also within the scope of site clearance work.

Standard permanent way under Directive (Ril) 820. 2010 "Standard for ballasted permanent way" is anticipated for new and replacement track and points, i.e. the new track will predominantly be permanent way class W 14K-60-B 70-1667 or W 14K-54-B 70-1667.

All the new points to be installed will use S54 or UIC 60 rails on concrete sleepers. S49 points with a load <6. 000 Lt/d may be used with wooden sleepers.
 

Key to abbreviations

W 14K-54-B:
W:            A method of fastening rails to sleepers
14K:          Identifies a specific angled guide plate
54:           The rail is S54, i.e. the material weighs approximately 54 kg per linear metre
B:              The rail is fastened to concrete sleepers

W 14K–60–B 70–1667:
W:            Identifies the type of fastening attaching a rail to a sleeper
14K:         Identifies a specific angled guide plate
60:           The rail laid is UIC 60, i.e. the material weighs about 60 kg per linear metre
B:              The rail is fastened to concrete sleepers

Rail profile S49: Approximate weight per linear metre 49 kg
 
 

 

Crushed stone construction method

(Interactive graphic: DB AG)

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