August 21, 2017

Go ahead for Graz - Werndorf quadrupling

Written by  Erwin Reidinger
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WITH construction of the new Koralm Line from Graz to Klagenfurt now in full swing between Werndorf and Klagenfurt, it has now been decided to start construction of a new 19km line between Graz and Werndorf in 2019.

Between Graz and Feldkirchen two additional tracks will be laid parallel to the existing Graz - Spielfeld-Strass line. From Feldkirchen the new line will pass Graz Airport in a 3.2km tunnel with a new station providing direct access to the airport.

The alignment then follows the A9 highway until it joins the existing Koralm Line west of Werndorf. There will also be a link to the Graz South container terminal near Werndorf.

Planning is in the final stage, and the line will open in 2024, initially with only a single track. At a later stage, the second track will be added and the underground station at the airport will be opened.

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