New Ebensfeld-Erfurt Rail Route: Breakthrough of 3 further Tunnels

On November 29, 2011 the breakthrough of the Silberberg Tunnel in the Thuringian Forest was accomplished. With a length of 7,391 m it is the second longest tunnel structure on the Nuremberg-Berlin German Unity rail project No. 8 (VDE 8.1) after the Bleßberg Tunnel (8,314 m), which has already been driven. The Silberberg Tunnel undercuts the towns of Möhrenbach and Großbreitenbach; it has 8 emergency exits and an additional 4,395 m long evacuation tunnel.

A twin breakthrough took place on December 4, 2011 for the Kulch (1,221 m) and Lichtenholz (931 m) tunnels – both located within the...

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