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Railway construction at the Frankfurt main DB station

13.06.2017


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


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