Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - Could the cutting of the Gäubahn route from Lake Constance to Stuttgart Central Station still be prevented? Interest groups, mayors and Deutsche Bahn discussed this on Friday in Stuttgart. In the so-called Gäubahn "Fact Check" several alternatives were presented and played through.
"We wanted to show that there is more than just this option," said CDU member of parliament Guido Wolf, who, as chairman of the interest group Gäu-Neckar-Bodensee-Bahn, had invited to the discussion. For him, the option of an S-Bahn connection to Singen had arisen, which he considered necessary to investigate further, he said. It must be clarified, for example, how many additional S-Bahn vehicles would be needed and whether they would be available from 2025. The feasibility of the Ministry of Transport and the railways must now be checked next, said Wolf.
The federal government's rail commissioner, Michael Theurer (FDP), also advocated a similar solution. "A direct S-Bahn connection to Horb and the diversion of long-distance trains via Tübingen and the airport to the new Stuttgart main station would be the silver bullet for travelers and residents of the Gäubahn," he explained. It is important for the federal government and DB Netz AG: "The Pfaffensteig tunnel must be implemented as quickly as possible so that the advantages of Stuttgart 21 can also be felt quickly in southern Baden-Württemberg."