Tunnels of Different Types on the Nuremberg -- Erfurt -- Leipzig Halle High-speed-line

Twenty five tunnels on the railway line from Nuremberg, the central section of the high-speed link between Berlin and Munich, are being constructed with two different tunnel configurations—single-bore, double-track tunnels on the southern part and twin-bore, single-track tunnels on the northern part. The new double-track line is being designed for mixed operation of high-speed passenger and freight trains. Ballastless track, being laid for high-speed through tracks, will be electrified and equipped with electronic train control system (ETCS) signal system and global system for mobile communications - railway (GSM-R) telecommunications system. All tunnels will be equipped to uniformly meet a four-stage safety concept: that includes prevention, containment, self and external rescue. The rescue concept includes coordination of the emergency scenarios with regional emergency prevention authorities. This process defines everything that is technically, logistically and organizationally needed, such as emergency assembly points near the tunnel mouths, emergency escape stairways, smaller tunnels for ventilation and rescue access and technical tunnel rescue systems required both during construction and when the line is entered into service.

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  • Authors:
    • Feldwisch, Wolfgang
    • Drescher, Olaf
    • Flugel, Mike
    • Lies, Siegmar
  • Publication Date: 2013-9


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 10-14, 16
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  • Accession Number: 01499051
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2013 9:14AM