Financing of Rastatt Tunnel

The urgently needed upgrading of the Rhine Valley rail route is forging ahead. The Federal Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban Development and the Deutsche Bahn AG have reached agreement on financing the construction of the 16 km long line to the south of Karlsruhe including the Rastatt Tunnel (August 24, 2012) for 693 million euros. The Rhine Valley route is one of the busiest rail lines in Germany. As the main axis for goods traffic between the container ports in the north and Switzerland and Italy in the south, it is being developed for 4 tracks and to cope with speeds of up to 250...

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