NEW LINE WENDLINGEN-ULM, Germany
A megaproject in its own right, the new line between Wendlingen and Ulm is being led by SWIETELSKY as part of the formed Schwäbische Alb (ABSA) consortium. They are responsible for track construction and the railway engineering equipment. Once completed, the line will boast 120 kilometres of slab track, 60 of which are in tunnels, two large bridges, 24 points, 12 tunnels and a contract value of around EUR 250 million. The project will include the construction of 50 Hz systems, telecommunication systems and traction power systems, the laying of around 1,300 kilometres of cable, mechanical equipment with ventilation, technical rooms and signage plus 60 kilometres of handrail lighting. The first high-speed InterCity Express trains are set to run before the end of 2022, operating at a top speed of 250 km/h.