SPITZKE is part of the implementation team for the Rhein-Ruhr-Express (RRX) railway project, in which the railway network between Cologne and Dortmund is being extensively expanded and reconstructed. In March 2021, the railway infrastructure company SPITZKE with its Equipment / Electrical Engineering Division will start the work on the overhead contact line on the section in Leverkusen.
In the planning approval sections 1.2 and 1.3 from Leverkusen-Chempark to Langenfeld-Berghausen, SPITZKE will build more than 250 mast-foundations by 2023, install 24,000 m of catenary and almost 6,000 m of feed line.
SPITZKE completes planning for important S-Bahn expansion
The construction areas have been set up and the probing for the foundations have been completed. SPITZKE is currently working on the final pre-excavations and laying cables. The first total closure on the line is scheduled for Easter.
There are four bottlenecks between Cologne-Mülheim and Düsseldorf-Benrath, on which the S-Bahn only runs on a single track. The most important goal in the Leverkusen city area and in Langenfeld is the construction of a continuous four-track railway line. Long-distance traffic already runs on two tracks, the S-Bahn line S 6 only has a single track. The expansion of the 5.5 km long railway line, on which SPITZKE installs the complete overhead contact line, is necessary to increase the frequency and capacity, but also to improve noise protection and punctuality.
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The entire railway infrastructure and mobility project RRX is gigantic. It was started in 2006 and includes, among other things the new construction or rebuild of 118 km of track and 74 km of noise barriers.
On March 27th, SPITZKE starts with the first foundations. You can find all information and the latest status about the overhead contact line work on our construction site ticker.