July 16, 2018

Longest tunnel complete for Wendlingen - Ulm high-speed line

Written by  Keith Fender
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Tunneling concluded on June 8. Photo: Reiner Pfisterer. Tunneling concluded on June 8. Photo: Reiner Pfisterer.

TUNNELLING for the western tube of the 8.8km twin-bore Bossler tunnel at the western end of the new Stuttgart - Wendlingen - Ulm high-speed line concluded on June 8, following completion of the eastern tube in November 2016.


Despite difficult geology, the work to build both tubes was completed on schedule.

Around 75% of the 47km of tunnels being built for the new Wendlingen - Ulm line have now been finished and are ready for fitting out. The 59.5km 250km/h line is due to open in December 2022.

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