The first section in operation: Own path for the S-Bahn in the direction of the Wetterau

The four-track Expansion of the previously only two-track railway line between Frankfurt and Bad Vilbel is taken in a few days, a first section in operation. Fr

The first section in operation: Own path for the S-Bahn in the direction of the Wetterau

The four-track Expansion of the previously only two-track railway line between Frankfurt and Bad Vilbel is taken in a few days, a first section in operation. From next Monday to the S-Bahn in the two and a half kilometers between the Frankfurt district of Eschersheim and Frankfurt West station is no longer on the old, but on a separate, additional Track. The first of the two already existing tracks can be out of service and rebuilt, with space for the new S-Bahn-Frankfurt stop point is created Ginnheim, while at the same time, the construction of the fourth track begins.

Ralf Euler

editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung, responsible for the Rhine-Main-part of the Frankfurt General Sunday newspaper.

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so Far, there are a total of 13 kilometres between Westbahnhof and Bad Vilbel, only two of the tracks traversed by long-Distance, Regional, freight trains and S-trains alike. Because the S-will have to wait paths frequently, in order to provide long-distance trains, right-of-way, it comes on the S-Bahn line 6 between Frankfurt and the Wetterau and in the Frankfurt S-Bahn-traffic in total, often to delays. The commissioning of the first section of Track was a "milestone" on the end of a long, arduous path, said Klaus Vornhusen, the Group's agent for the German railway for the state of Hesse, on Tuesday during a visit to the construction site in Frankfurt.

the Expansion of the rail route between Frankfurt and the Wetterau was for decades discussed and argued to have been. "Forever discussed, long planned, long before the court complained", so Vornhusen summed up the story. Knut Ringat, CEO of Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV), spoke of a "generation project". So far, the trains in regional traffic between Frankfurt and the Wetterau only in the "shaker clock wrong", thanks to our own tracks for the S6 finally, a single 15-minute clock will be possible.

"turn Key building block of road"

as far As it will be, however, until the end of 2023, when the entire phase of construction is completed between Frankfurt and Bad Vilbel. Around 570 million Euro costs of the construction of this new route, approximately the same sum added to this is expected to further Expand in the direction of Friedberg. The Land of Hessen takes care of the planning costs and the cost of construction to almost one-third (27.5 percent). The Rest of the municipalities (12.5 percent) and Federal (60 percent) in taxes. The project was an important component of the Traffic in the state of Hesse, said Jens German village (The Green), state Secretary in the Hessian Ministry of Economics, energy, transport and Housing. The railway Gießen–Frankfurt is a tremendously important link for commuters, which Require from the car will fall on the railway in the future, easily.

Because large parts of the track parts close to residential buildings in the city to affect eschersheim and berkersheim past and the ongoing train operations as little as possible, to lead full, the entire four-track line expansion runs almost in short sections. For the same reasons, the new, additional will be on the right track time, time left of the existing track is laid. The route is daily used by around 300 trains. Closures, such as currently on summer holiday weekends, should remain the exception. Alone for the 2.5-kilometre-long new track of 25,000 cubic meters of earth, over 10,000 tons of gravel, 5200 meters of rails, and around 4300 sleepers, used section to track information.

Updated Date: 11 August 2020, 14:20

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