In addition to the comprehensive refurbishment of the tracks, the consortium's teams will be in charge of earthworks, bridges and tunnels, level crossings and noise barriers, all without interrupting rail traffic, which will be diverted to an adjacent track. As the worksite lies within a dense urban area, dedicated tracks will also be used to carry materials. The works will be completed in 57 months for delivery in 2024.
This new contract reaffirms Deutsche Bahn’s trust in the Eiffage Group. Of the six contracts that made up the programme, five were awarded to the consortium led by Eiffage. One of these was delivered in 2018, and three to be completed in 2021. Ultimately, the consortium will have completed more than €300 million of works in the renovation of this line.