modula®light and modula®flex: HERING system platform solutions for the Bad Salzuflen and Schötmar railway stations

Bad Salzschötmar – that is HERING’s internal name for both of the Bad Salzuflen railway station and Schötmar station pilot projects. On behalf of DB Station & Service Bielefeld and Düsseldorf, the team from HERING raised the existing train platforms by 76 cm barrier-free in both railway stations as a special construction using modula®light and modula®flex slabs.

In close contact with DB Station & Service AG and with the good cooperation of the various project participants – as well as with HERING Bahnbau GmbH – the pilot projects were successfully handled under the demanding structural and time constraints. The new platform surfaces were built on the existing railway platforms. After an initial inspection in the spring of last year, a long planning phase ensued. This phase included the involvement of a soil expert as well as the construction-site implementation planner and building supervisor. The challenge lay in the extensive structural changes as well as finding the final project solution.

However, within just a six-week period, both stations received a deep drainage, a new foundation, and the actual railway platform itself with a total length of approx. 150 m. At the same time, it was important not to lose sight of an important aspect: the old platform edge had to remain verifiably unchanged despite the considerable interventions in the underground.

The highlight was the renewed use of the HERING-modula®flex slab!

The newly developed, textile-fibre reinforced platform slab was integrated into the construction. Through the textile reinforcement and the ultra-thin design, no large machinery was needed for assembling the elements, which significantly accelerated the installation and the construction progress. Once more, the HERING pre-cast factory demonstrated what qualities are found in the filigree formation of the individual elements.

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