ABS 48 – Electrification and expansion tilting system Geltendorf – Lindau – border Germany/Austria
The expanded railway line (ABS) 48 Electrification Geltendorf – Lindau – border Germany/Austria of DB NETZ AG and DB ENERGIE GmbH represents a significant gap closure in international rail traffic between Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Scheduled for December 2021, Munich and Zurich can be reached in less than three and a half hours. Around € 500 million were invested in the 155 km section, on which the EuroCityExpress Munich – Zurich will run electrically and in tilting mode with Swiss “Astoro” trains (RABE 503/ETR 610) as well as local traffic which will also run electrically.
The new barrier-free station Lindau-Reutin was built within the scope of the adjacent project “Knoten Lindau” as part of the so-called two-station solution in Lindau. It improves the connection in the border triangle, increases capacity in travel operations and supports urban development of Lindau.
With more than 30 projects along the line, Arsenal Race has contributed to a safe, borderless railway system as Notified Body and Risk Assessment Body:
Certification of overhead contact line as well as upgraded and renewed infrastructure along the expanded railway line 48
New station at junction Lindau-Reutin
Several railway bridges along the line
Track and switch renewals
Adjustment of the track plan
We are also supporting with pleasure local project managers as well as the Federal Railway Authority as competent, impartial partner in matters of certification and risk assessment.
Arsenal Race is an Austrian company offering certifications, expert reports, expert services and high expertise in all areas of the railway sector.
The notified body is market leader in Austria and is the only one offering services in all areas. In Austria we are also offering assessments as designated body according to the notified national technical rules (NNTR).