Sandvik tunneling jumbos contributing to the railway of the future
A major German infrastructure project will see the redevelopment of the Stuttgart railway hub with four new stations and a new 57 km section of track. However, this is only part of the project, which will also include the construction of a new 60 km line between Wendlingen and Ulm, providing a faster route over the Schwabian Alb.
Due to the challenging topography and geology of the area, the new route will involve the creation of several new tunnels. Sandvik is a partner in this major railway project and contributes with technical know-how and equipment to build the new “Stuttgart-Ulm” line, which will form a major part of a European high-speed network, providing a “Main Line for Europe”.
Conntecting 35 million people
The 1,500 km railway line will connect a total of 35 million people in five countries facilitating travel between Paris, Strasbourg, Munich and Vienna, with a connection from Bratislava to Budapest.
In total 63 km of tunnels will be excavated, representing a height differential of 500 m. Especially in this respect, the experienced Sandvik personnel and tunneling jumbos are contributing with their performance.