Boßler Tunnel: 1000 m excavated, mechanized Drive scheduled to be extended

The DB Projekt Stuttgart-Ulm GmbH is forging ahead with the construction of the Boßler Tunnel as planned. It is the longest tunnel on the new Wendlingen-Ulm rail route with a length of 8806 m. The tunnel boring machine bearing the name Kätchchen reached the 1000 m mark late in the evening on June 18, 2015 in the eastern bore, which subsequently will house the Ulm-Stuttgart track.

“We had envisaged roughly two months for the tunnellers to get accustomed to the rock and the machine as from mid-April when Kätchchen started up” says Matthias Breidenstein, DB project manager for the new Albaufstieg...

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