It is done. 99 km of track were renewed in 204 days. For this purpose, SPITZKE teams have been on the high-speed rail line Mannheim – Stuttgart since the beginning of April. Now the project has been successfully completed after strenuous months. “A major effort under the current conditions,” says project manager Horst Rauch and at the same time he thanks everyone involved for their extraordinary commitment. “We have succeeded in realizing a project of this size together as a group of companies. We can all be proud.”, says Ralph Löffler, COO of SPITZKE SE.
On Saturday, October 31st, Steffen Bilger, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the Transport Minister of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Hermann and the DB Group Representative for Baden-Württemberg, Thorsten Krenz, took the modernized high-speed rail line symbolically back in operation at a press conference, which took place at the Markstein Tunnel near by Vaihingen an der Enz. Thorsten Krenz also acknowledges: “The construction workload was huge. My thanks go to everyone involved who did an excellent job. With their commitment, they made sure that we can complete the demanding project on schedule and within budget.”
About the rail line: The 99 km long high-speed rail line between Mannheim and Stuttgart was opened in 1991. It runs through a geologically demanding area and leads through 15 tunnels with a total length of 31 km and over 90 bridges. High-speed trains travel at up to 280 km / h. Also, local and freight trains use the rail line. Around 24 million passengers annually travel between Mannheim and Stuttgart.