Project of the Month . July 2020

2nd Core Route Munich – VE10 Oberirdisch West (Overground West)

Munich’s urban railway daily transports up to 840,000 passengers and covers a distance of more than 20 million km per year. Thus, it is one of the biggest urban railway systems in Germany. The core route opened on the occasion of the Olympic Games in 1972 has reached its capacity limits. In order to eliminate this bottleneck, a second core route is built on approx. 10 km between the railway stations Laim in the west and Leuchtenbergring in the east. The building project is subdivided into overground and underground contract sections.

In the section “VE10 - Oberirdisch West“ (overground west) a multitude of civil engineering structures (tunnels, retaining walls, bridges, railway station buildings) are erected as well as track and underground cabling works are carried out under full operation over approx. 2.2 km from the western head of the railway station Laim up to the new western tunnel portal.

Currently retaining walls are being erected at several positions, the foundations of the flying junctions (bridge structures) are being established as well as the first blocks of the tunnel below more than 25 existing tracks as well as the first sections of the new railway station buildings are being concreted.

Client. ARGE VE 10

Owner. DB Netze (DB Netz AG, DB Station & Service AG, DB Energie GmbH)

Services. Detailed design and as-built design of track layout and civil engineering structures