German Federal Railway is undertaking construction of its first new high speed line between Mannheim and Stuttgart as part of its 1970 Development Program. Along with improving the competitive position of rail in West Germany, the new line is an important link in several international arteries for both fast passenger and fast freight trains. Standardized industrial construction is being used where it is at all possible. About 25 percent of the route will be in tunnels and 8 percent on bridges, but only in exceptional cases will individual designs be used for either. The standardized structures are described. Concrete ties and ballasted track will be standard throughout, but consideration is still being given to use of nonconventional track at later stages, primarily in tunnels and on bridges.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bubel, H
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

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  • Accession Number: 00141568
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM