VGF Frankfurt/Main Reversing loop

In addition to the track construction work on the line Waldfriedhof - Rheinlandstraße (Lots 1+2), HERING also realised the reversing loop project (Lot 3) for VGF in September and October 2017. The installation of a reversing loop with a radius of 22 meters is considered a special challenge and a central achievement of this project. In addition, for example, 165 m of grooved track were renewed and over 1,000 tons of frost protection material was installed.

Further details can be found on the construction site sign.

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VGF reversing loop (Lot 3)


Stadtwerke Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt a.M. mbH

Completion period:

25/09/2017– 28/10/2017

Order volume:

Approx. € 570,000

Scope of services:

  • Renewal of four grooved rail switches EW-60R1-50-RSP
  • Renewal of 165 m of grooved rail
  • Installation of 1,050 t antifreeze material
  • Supply and installation of 165 m Rheda-City-D ballastless track system for track 60R1


  • Installation of a turning loop with a radius of 22 meters
  • Installation of a concrete base plate C30/37 in a thickness of 30 cm
  • 270 m³ concrete
  • Poured in 290 m track and points bottom sections
  • Various civil engineering works
  • Several hundred meters of cable conduit systems with shafts and a new drainage system

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At HERING, we see ourselves as pioneers in the field of sustainability. As early as 1996, we were the first construction company in Germany to obtain EMAS certification. Every three years, we publish an environmental statement documenting our goals and how we have achieved them. Actually, for the first time, we published a sustainability report with an integrated environmental statement in accordance with EMAS - a logical next step in view of our ecological and social responsibility. It documents how we deal internally and externally with the issues that are essential to our future viability.

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