German Unity Transport Project 8

 Nuremberg – Erfurt – Halle/Leipzig – Berlin

Construction process

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1. Laying the foundations for the catenary masts

Laying the foundations for the catenary masts

2. Erection of the catenary masts, laying the foundations for the noise barriers, installation of the central drainage system for the ballastless track


Erection of the catenary masts


Laying the foundations for the noise barriers

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Installation of the central drainage system for the ballastless track

3. Underground cabling works (construction of railway crossings and cable trough systems to the right and left of the line)


Underground cabling works (construction of railway crossings and cable trough systems to the right and left of the line)

4. Preparation of the existing FSS (frost blanket) (removal of the unserviceable upper layer and installation of new material according to the Bögl System for ballastless track)


Preparation of the existing FSS (frost blanket) (removal of the unserviceable upper layer and installation of new material according to the Bögl System for ballastless track)

5. Installation of the hydraulically-bonded base layer (HGT)


Installation of the hydraulically-bonded base layer (HGT)

6. Installation of the track footing (GTP) - Bögl System (roughly aligned)



Installation of the track footing (GTP) - Bögl System (roughly aligned)

7. Calibration of the track footings (establishment of the end position as per the default routing)


Calibration of the track footings (establishment of the end position as per the default routing)

8. Establishing the friction-locked connection between the hydraulically-bonded base layer (HGT) and the track footings ( GTP) by underpouring the track footings (final position)


Establishing the friction-locked connection between the hydraulically-bonded base layer (HGT) and the track footings ( GTP) by underpouring the track footings (final position)

9. Longitudinal coupling of the track footing (using 6 turnbuckles)


Longitudinal coupling of the track footing (using 6 turnbuckles)

10. Casting of the coupling joints


Casting of the coupling joints


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