News from 04.01.2019
Almost 10,000 visitors on the first day of the major event "Construction Site Open Days 2019
For the fourth time, the Stuttgart-Ulm Rail Project Association, together with DB Projekt Stuttgart-Ulm GmbH and the contractors as well as the project partners and project participants, is opening the construction fence gates of the Stuttgart 21 construction site around the main station to interested citizens.
Over three days, visitors can learn about Europe's largest construction site at 18 stations in direct conversation with experts. The Construction Site Open Days will take place from January 4 to 6, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
For the fourth time, the Stuttgart-Ulm rail project association, together with DB Projekt Stuttgart-Ulm GmbH and the contractors as well as the project partners and project participants, is opening the construction fence gates of the Stuttgart 21 construction site around the main station for interested citizens. Over the course of three days, visitors will be able to talk directly to experts and learn about Europe's largest construction site at 18 stations. The construction site open days will take place from January 4 to 6, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
"The construction site is part of Stuttgart and almost everyone knows it - but mostly only from the outside," says Tanja Sehner, Head of Marketing & Events at the Stuttgart-Ulm Rail Project Association. "We offer the opportunity to experience the construction site up close, live and in person. The event is a fundamental part of our information concept. And with almost 100,000 visitors from the last three events, also a very successful one."
This year, all project partners will again be present with information stands. The state capital of Stuttgart will be presenting the Rosenstein theme, the state of Baden-Württemberg the "bwegt" campaign, Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG will be providing information about the new Staatsgalerie stop and DB Station&Service about the upcoming conversion work on the Bonatzbau. In addition, the Verband Region Stuttgart and DB-S-Bahn are represented with their own posters about the ETCS (European Train Control System) study and Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH.
"Of course, we'll show familiar things, such as the construction of the new platform hall with its form-giving goblet supports," Sehner continues. "But there will also be rare insights into how groundwater management works or a visit to the tunnel construction under the Kernerviertel district. We want to offer as many interested people as possible the chance to learn about the complex rail project directly on site and in an entertaining way." More than 100 employees - experts from Deutsche Bahn together with their contractors, employees from the project partners, as well as security staff and service personnel, right through to the live musicians - are working to make the event a success.
18 information locations are distributed in three independent areas on the approximately 600-meter-long construction site, which are reached via five access points. Between the Bundesstrasse 27 in the west at the floating railroad head office building (access 1, station numbers 1 and 2), around the main construction site of the new station trough (accesses 2, 3 and 4, station numbers 3 to 17) to the rescue access road south (access 5, station number 18) behind the Bundesstrasse 14 in the east, visitors can find out about general information and details. This year, for the first time, Godel-Beton GmbH from Stuttgart-Weilimdorf and the Baden-Württemberg construction industry's construction bus will have their own information stand. In addition, there will be toy excavators for the younger guests and real excavators for the older guests. Food and drink as well as musical entertainment will be provided on site.