The rail project

Two sub-projects and many advantages: The Stuttgart-Ulm rail project comprises Stuttgart 21 and the Wendlingen-Ulm high-speed line.

Stuttgart 21 is more than just a train station

The Stuttgart 21 subproject involves the reorganization of Stuttgart's rail hub with four new stations and around 57 kilometers of new track. Stuttgart's terminus station will become an efficient through station - at the same time, Stuttgart will have an opportunity of the century in terms of urban development: The old rail tracks can be completely removed, and 85 hectares of land in the heart of the city center will be available for urban development.



Shorter travel times and more direct connections

The approximately 60-kilometre Wendlingen-Ulm high-speed line provides a fast and comfortable route across the Swabian Alb, with more than half of the route running through tunnels. There will be numerous changes and improvements for Stuttgart and Baden-Württemberg: around 75 percent of Baden-Württemberg residents live in districts that will benefit from shorter travel times and more direct connections as a result of the rail project. In addition, the Stuttgart-Ulm rail project is part of the important European long-distance transport corridor between Paris and Bratislava, which is being expanded into a high-speed route.



Economya benefit both ecologically and for Baden-Württemberg

The rail network is being optimized for modern long-distance and regional transport, allowing economic regions to grow together both nationally and internationally. A more attractive city center and better infrastructure will increase the quality of Stuttgart and Baden-Württemberg as a business location. More jobs and more inhabitants mean higher revenues for the city and state. The Stuttgart-Ulm rail project is also an ecological project: studies have shown that Stuttgart 21 and the high-speed line will shift millions of passenger journeys from road to rail every year.

You can also find information about the project in our project brochure and the route maps for Stuttgart 21 and the high-speed line in our Download area.