New Ebensfeld-Leipzig Line: Main Drive for the Silberberg Tunnel

The 107 km long Deutsche Bahn AG new line from Ebensfeld to Leipzig is part of the new and upgraded route from Nuremberg to Berlin, the German Unity Transport Project No. 8, which will become operational in 2017. In this way travelling time from Munich to Berlin will be reduced to roughly 4 h from its present 6 h. The new route possesses 22 tunnels with an overall length of some 41 km accounting for 34  % of the route.

Silberberg Tunnel

The 7,391 m long, two-track Silberberg Tunnel is the second longest on the route. It passes through the northern part of the Thuringian slate uplands and...

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