One year after the Incident:
The Situation at the Rastatt Tunnel

One year after the incident of 12 August 2017, works are proceeding at the Rastatt Tunnel. The removal of the concrete plug in the east bore has been completed and the detailed investigation program was finished in September 2018. The evidence gathering and arbitration process agreed between the consortium Tunnel Rastatt (Hochtief and Züblin) and Deutsche Bahn to clarify the causes of the damage during tunnel driving will last until the start of 2019.

After the incident, intensive work was carried out to remedy the damage to the Rheintalbahn line and permanently stabilize the ground above the...

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