In September 2019, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and German Railways (DB) commissioned an in-depth feasibility study for a long-distance tunnel beneath Frankfurt am Main Central Station. The study is financed by the federal government and carried out by DB Netz AG and is intended to examine the technical feasibility of a long-distance railway tunnel including a new underground station. The planners‘ initial cost estimate of 3.5 billion euros is also being reviewed. The results of the study, scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2020, should be available in spring 2021.
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