Hering temporary platform for the RRX project’s Emmerich-Elten stop, Outer Branch 5

Stations in this region are being completely upgraded as part of the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) project that is being carried out in preparation for the introduction of the new RRX vehicles that will be coming into service from December 2018. The extension of the stations on the RRX service’s outer branches is necessary to allow the new trains to be used.

Hering temporary platform

A temporary Hering platform was erected at the Emmerich-Elten stop on behalf of Hering Bahnbau GmbH and DB Station & Service AG, Düsseldorf. The first 97.5-metre-long section along the double-track line was built in November 2018; the second 100-metre-long section was completed in December 2018. Both sections were built in four daily shifts. The elements for the temporary platform were delivered by truck; they were put in place with the help of a road rail excavator. Hering Bahnbau GmbH was responsible for realising the access routes to the platform and shelters.

Extensive station-modernisation measures are being implemented within the scope of the RRX project. Martin Husmann, Spokesperson for the Management Board of Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr AöR: “These measures have enabled us to adapt the stations to the future requirements of modern RRX vehicles. The uniform platform lengths and heights will also enable rapid passenger entry and exit, operational flexibility and barrier-free access in the future. We’re also enhancing the attractiveness of the stations and the quality of the time spent there. The structures are in this way being extended and transformed into modern and efficient stations.”

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