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29. July 2011

Construction and finance contract for the new trunk line in Munich

Representatives of the Bavarian state government and German Railways DB AG signed the construction and finance contract for the second S-Bahn urban railway trunk line in Munich on 8 April 2011. The contract regulates the details of the financing of the project to build the second trunk line.

The new tunnels will considerably improve the capacity of the Munich urban rail network. The current trunk line, opened in 1972, is at the limits of its capacity despite upgrading with the latest operations control technology. Up to 30 trains per hour run through the route in each direction. The second trunk line will enable further extension of the network, more frequent trains and improved operational quality.