Forchheim-Süd track construction

VDE 8.1.1 Nuremberg–Ebensfeld VP 18,500 Forchheim–Süd line extension, km 31.2–39.7



DB Netz AG, Projektzentrum Nürnberg

Project volume

EUR 116.9 million (approx.)

Construction time

05/2016 – 07/2019 (39 months)

Extension of the existing dual-track line from km 31.2–39.7 to 4 tracks between the Baiersdorf stop and the Forchheim railway station, as well as reconstruction of the existing line, detour lines during interruptions in line closures.

  • Construction of 7 railway bridges and 1 road overpass
  • Reconstruction work on 5 road viaducts
  • Reconstruction of Forchheim railway station with 3 platforms and pedestrian underpass
  • New construction of a stop with pedestrian underpass
  • 36,000 m of track work and 35 sets of points
  • approx. 750,000 m³ of earthworks
  • approx. 1,300 m of retaining walls and 50,000 m² of noise barriers
  • approx. 21,000 m of underground cabling
  • Technical equipping overhead lines, TK, LST