News from 20.05.2019
Construction site open day in Ulm: 5,000 visitors gather information
More than 5,000 visitors came to find out about the current status of construction work at the foot of the Michelsberg and in the immediate vicinity of Ulm Central Station between ten and five o'clock on the Construction Site Open Day in Ulm today, Sunday, May 19, 2019.
The Ulm event organized by the Stuttgart-Ulm Rail Project Association in cooperation with DB Projektgesellschaft Stuttgart-Ulm GmbH thus joins the successful series of open construction site days. There, citizens can get their own impression of the construction works directly on site and talk to engineers and employees.
"At more than twenty stations, the guests were able to find out about numerous topics, including tunnel construction, the current construction work on the trough structure, or the upcoming relocation of the approximately 120-meter-long rails," the association's chairman, Georg Brunnhuber, was particularly pleased. "The people of Ulm have always correctly recognized the opportunities of the rail project. That's why support for the project is so strong here. And that's probably why the Lord Mayor helped open the event," Brunnhuber continued. "It is important to us that we show the completed and current construction measures. But also that we raise awareness of the future positive benefits for the people in the state from the fast, modern rail infrastructure."
"The rail project is currently the most important stimulus for Ulm's urban development, which we are taking up and developing further with the Citybahnhof master plan," says Gunter Czisch, Lord Mayor of the City of Ulm, linking the two construction measures. "Without the excellent cooperation with the railroad team, it would not have been possible to master the many construction sites around the station so well. This shows that when everyone has a common goal, we get it done on schedule."
"Our construction site is precisely on schedule and by the end of the year we will have established the structural prerequisites for the integration of the high-speed line into the station," said Dr. Stefan Kielbassa, responsible section manager of DB Projekt Stuttgart-Ulm GmbH, welcoming the citizens present. "This will be followed by the work that will turn our shell structure with tunnel, bridge, embankment and cutting into a usable railroad facility: namely the installation of rails and power lines." Kielbassa added that he was very pleased to be able to manage this part of the project as well, thus completing the work. On today's construction site open day, the construction work carried out in recent years and the future expansion could be viewed.