The German railway network is one of Europe’s most modern and frequented networks. This is why modernisation work is always necessary and 2017 is no exception. In the first 4 months of this year, almost the entire Hering-Bahnbau unit from Burbach and Essen was active on the large construction site of the Frankfurt Main Train Station – MST – Frankfurt South Train Station.
It took 9 construction phases from Friday evening to Monday morning to replace a total of 27 track switches, rebuild 2 tracks on 800m and install new rails and new plastic bridge beams on both guide tracks of the 270m-long bridges over the river Main.
What made this special was the concurrent parallel work on 3 substructures, which required the use of 6 two-way excavators, 3 work trains, 2 tamping machines and at times 2 Hering mounted cranes.
The last conversion check interval took place during the Easter week-end with the installation of three 500- DKWs and a junction whose installation tested the limits of our track-mounted crane in terms of mass and weight.
Thanks to the tireless dedication of a great team, Hering succeeded in restoring the construction site every Monday morning for operation and use by the DB ICE fleet; the site was named one of this year’s Top 20 by DB Netz AG