Germany

Work has started on the Falkenberg Railwaytunnel

The Falkenberg Tunnel represents an essential part of the upgraded Hanau-Aschaffenburg-Würzburg route and is being produced to the south of the existing rail line and the Schwarzkopf Tunnel. Work commenced on the new tunnel on March 6, 2014; it is intended to replace the Schwarzkopf Tunnel as from 2017. The new tunnel possesses two single-track bores each with a roughly 48 m² cross-section and up to 150 m overburden. The northbound tunnel bore (Würzburg-Aschaffenburg) is 2623 m long; the southbound tunnel has a length of 2619 m. The tunnel is being driven by trenchless means and is due for...

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