Stuttgart 21 (Lot 1A and Lot 1B)
|Company||PORR Bau GmbH and PORR GmbH & Co. KGaA in a consortium|
|Principal||DB Netz AG, represented by DB Projekt Stuttgart–Ulm GmbH|
|Location||Stuttgart - Germany|
|Runtime||07.2011 - 01.2019|
New high-speed network for Europe
As part of the 1,500km “Highway for Europe”, PORR is building the new stretch from Stuttgart to Ulm. Once the entire project is completed, the high-speed network will connect cities and regions with a total of 34 million inhabitants and 16 million jobs in five countries. Also situated directly on the West-East axis, a link between the cities of Paris, Straßburg, Munich and Vienna to Bratislava and Budapest, are the German towns of Stuttgart, Karlsruhe and Ulm. This section will thereby be a key artery for the economic, political and cultural relationships between Western and Eastern Europe.
It is not only rail routes that are being built in the course of the project; it also encompasses a wide range of construction measures. In addition to engineering structures and the new construction or adaptation of station facilities, there are also plans for a comprehensive urban development project with multiple building construction and civil engineering works:
The 9.05km Filder Tunnel consists of two parallel single-track tunnels and connects the south head of the new underground railway station in Stuttgart with the Filder Plain. The tunnel is divided into three sections:
- The Upper Filder Tunnel is being driven using TBM technology with the help of a multimode shield machine.
- The Middle Filder Tunnel will pass through the “Oberer Bunter Mergel” and the “Unterer Bunter Mergel” over a length of 1.1km and will be realised using the NATM (New Austrian Tunnelling Method).
- The Lower Filder Tunnel, with a length of 4.1km, will pass through the anhydrite, unleached Gypsum Keuper. To achieve this, the TBM will be converted to an open shield machine.
The Obertürkheim/Untertürkheim connection tunnels will be realised with two parallel single-track tunnels and connect the south exit of the new underground station with the existing railway line. PORR is also using the NATM here. The connection tunnels consist of a main tunnel that will lead from the branch-off at the north end of the Lower Filder Tunnel, heading east to the Wangen branch-off.
The Ulmer Straße intermediate heading is situated just before Wangen, via which the main tunnel to the west and the east will be driven up to the Wangen branch-off. From Wangen there will be a branch heading north, where it will reach the construction pit after around 1km of cut-and-cover tunnelling. A second branch will lead from the Wangen branch-off heading south-east and end in the Obertürkheim construction pit after approx. 1.4km.
Start of what is currently one of Central Europe’s most ambitious tunnelling projects© PORR AG