Location: Cologne - Frankfurt, Rhineland and Hessen, Germany
Client: North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse and German Rail
Choke Point Design
Lighting and Signage
Language Support Services
Project Description: The high-speed railway “Neubaustrecke Köln-Rhein/Main” is a 177km/ 110mi-long railway line connecting Cologne to Frankfurt originally built in the 1960s was upgraded in the 1970s but completely modernized and upgraded to high-speed connection 1995 – 2002 with a cost of 6 Billion Euros/ 7 Billion Dollars, with the train speeds up to 300km/ 186mph, on a grade up to 4% with radius of 3,350m/ 10,991ft. The ICE (InterCityExpress) trains are the third generation which required new tunnels, bridges, tracks, and crossing, along with signalization and new train stations.
Line length 180km/ 110mi Number of tracks 2 Track gauge 1,435mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge Minimum radius 3,320m/ 10,890ft Electrification 15 kV/16.7 Hz AC Overhead catenary Operating speed 300 km/ 186mph maximum Maximum incline 4%