Rosenheim (dpa / lby) - After the anger about the plans of Deutsche Bahn (DB) for the northern access to the Brenner near Rosenheim, the company wants to present another investigation on Friday (10 a.m.). The DB favors a route for the rail project that encounters considerable resistance in the surrounding area. In the summer, the railway had ruled out several other variants.
It is about new tracks between Ostermünchen in the district of Rosenheim and Grafing in the district of Ebersberg. Local residents and politicians in the Upper Bavarian region had protested against the determination of the DB. "We are appalled at the arrogance and ignorance with which the railways ignore the joint proposals from the district council, municipalities, committed citizens and agriculture for an expansion close to the existing stock," said Ebersberg District Administrator Robert Niedergesäß (CSU).
This week, the government factions in the state parliament made it clear again that they prefer a route other than the railway. The CSU demanded that the DB should reprioritise the planned route for the northern access to the Brenner. The Free Voters faction emphasized that it is important that such a project is accepted by the local people.
The 16-kilometer route will later serve as a feeder to the Brenner Base Tunnel. The tunnel will be built in Austria and Italy.