Fixing Technology Katzenberg Tunnel

Anchor Bolts attach innovative Overhead Contact Lines to Segments

The Katzenberg is Germany’s third longest rail tunnel. Since December 2012 trains have sped through the almost 9.5 km long rail tunnel at speeds of up to some 250 km/h. For this purpose the high-speed overhead contact lines Re 330 were anchored to the segments with bolts for the first time in Germany.

This new and partially upgraded route between Karlsruhe and Basle is numbered among Europe’s most important rail arteries. It now possesses 4 tracks to increase capacity and top speeds on the RhineValley line thus optimising rail transportation in the region as a whole. One of the most important...

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