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New Ebensfeld-Erfurt Rail Route: Eierberge and Füllbach Tunnels

The 3,756 m long, twin-track Eierberge Tunnel was broken through at its south portal on August 29, 2011 following 14 months of construction. The tunnel is part of the new and upgraded Leipzig/Halle-Erfurt-Nuremberg route – a German Unity Transport project – 8.2/8.3 – involving a total investment of some 10 b. euros. The tunnel is the longest in the Bavarian section of the project.

The Eierberge Tunnel was driven in the southern third and from the north by drill+blast with shotcrete being used to secure the rock. In the process remarkable Jurassic geological formations came to light. A total...

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