OPERATING PROGRAMME AND PRACTICE FOR THE NEW LINES OF THE GERMAN FEDERAL RAILWAY, HAVING REGARD TO THE EXISTING RAILWAY NETWORK AND TO A EUROPEAN HIGH-SPEED NETWORK

In order to realize the corporate plan of the German Federal Railway, and this to stabilize their economic position, the fulfilment of the "Development programme for the network of the German Federal Railway" is an indispensable condition. This development programme has the objective of creating, in the German Federal Republic, a basic network for modern rail transport of quantitatively and qualitatively high capacity where land use aspects are also taken into account; the core of this network will be formed by the future new and reconstructed lines. In addition to the construction of new lines along the most heavily used traffic corridors, it is envisaged to reconstruct a number of existing lines where, having regard to the expected increase in traffic demand, such reconstruction is called for because of existing bottlenecks or topographical conditions. In addition to the increase in line capacity to match future demands, the qualitative improvement of the lines, too, has an important bearing on the realization of a homogeneous performance pattern. Among the measures involved in the reconstruction of existing lines are, e.g., improvements in the alignment and in the signalling equipment, two-way working between stations, the construction of additional main line tracks and of platform access subways. Other measures such as the reinforcement of the permanent way, the elimination of level crossings or the conversion to push-button signalling are the subject of separate programmes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • SITZMANN, E
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 663-686
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127384
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM