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Bad Cannstatt Tunnel, Stuttgart, Germany

Bad Cannstatt Tunnel, Stuttgart, Germany

For the Bad Cannstatt Tunnel and within the framework of the Stuttgart 21 rail project, underground lines with a length of around eight kilometers are being mined for future urban rail and long-distance rail traffic. The tunnel is to connect the main railway station with the new Neckar Bridge. After the tunnel heading works—scheduled to be completed in mid-2020—the inner shell and the railway systems will be put in place. To protect the hermit beetle, it was necessary to partially change the plans for the project. 

Facts

  • Contract start 2012
  • Breakthrough of eastern tube: 2016 
  • Breakthrough of long-distance railway tube: 2020 
  • According to traffic forecast, around 24,000 travelers per day are expected in 2025