October 30, 2012

Financing secured for Halle station improvements

Written by  Quintus Vosman
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THE German Federal Ministry for Transport and DB Networks have finalised a financing agreement for the second stage of reconstruction and remodelling at Halle station.

The project will cost €252m, of which €223m is funded by the German government. Among the works planned is the connection of the under-construction high-speed line between Berlin, Leipzig and Halle which is part of the high-speed line between Berlin and Nürnberg via Erfurt.

A new link to a new depot is also included in the works, while signalling will be modernised through the consolidation of approximately 20 signalboxes into a single control centre.

The works will start in 2014 and are scheduled for completion in 2015.

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