Stuttgart 21: Construction of the Filder Tunnel has commenced

In July a new phase has begun in the construction of Stuttgart‘s underground railway station as political and business representatives celebrated commencement of construction of the Filder Tunnel. The construction contract for the Filder Tunnel and the connecting tunnel Ober-/ Untertürkheim was awarded to a joint venture led by the Porr Group. The contract has a volume of around 700 million euros.

Weighing in at 2000 metric tons, a 120-meter tunnel boring machine with a shield diameter of 10.82 m built by Herrenknecht has commenced work at the Filder Tunnel . “Now we can all show how high-tech...

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