Advantages & Opportunities

The Stuttgart-Ulm rail project will result in numerous improvements. This does not only affect the Stuttgart region. The new stations and tracks will benefit rail traffic in large parts of Baden-Württemberg. The project is also an advantage for the region in terms of urban development, ecology and economy.


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Quickly and directly to the destination

The Stuttgart-Ulm rail project will bring passengers numerous improvements: They will travel faster and have to change trains less often. The significance of the project extends far beyond the Stuttgart region.

Better networked by rail

The new central station opens up an opportunity for Stuttgart that only few major cities get: Former track areas are being turned into a new urban district in the middle of the city center. Living, working, living in the middle of the city is possible here. The new Stuttgart Rosenstein district will offer a high quality of life. Additional green spaces will be created in the heart of Stuttgart. A great advantage of the Europaviertel is the short distances in a central location.

Infrastructure for today, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow

The Stuttgart-Ulm rail project is much more than just the much-noticed conversion of the main station. It is the basis for an even stronger rail system. Stuttgart 21 is reorganizing the entire Stuttgart rail hub. Digital technology will make it the most modern in the whole of Germany. The rail network is being expanded. The Wendlingen-Ulm high-speed line shortens journey times. Six new stations make traveling more comfortable.

More green

Stuttgart 21 makes "more green" possible: the palace gardens can be extended. Additional green spaces are created. The new Stuttgart Rosenstein district is to be climate-neutral. More energy will be generated than consumed. The rail project will also enable better protection of the landscape. Green spaces on the outskirts of the city will be preserved. The high-speed line runs directly next to the highway in many places. Numerous tracks lie underground.

Better air

The Stuttgart-Ulm rail project will ensure better air: It will shift traffic from road to rail. Rail is more climate-friendly than any other mode of transport. For years, Deutsche Bahn has been massively expanding the share of green power in its mix of traction power. The rail project allows for more trees, shrubs and meadows. These in turn improve the air.

Less noise

In the future, residents of Stuttgart's cauldron will hardly hear any train noise. The layers of earth above the rail tunnels are a natural sound absorber. Where trains do not travel in tunnels, they keep as much distance from residential areas as possible. But even quiet trains shake the surrounding area with their weight. When necessary, therefore, the lines are equipped with appropriate technology to absorb the vibrations.

Protection of animals and plants

Environmental protection and species conservation play a major role in the Stuttgart-Ulm rail project. Deutsche Bahn has had numerous trees transplanted and sections of forest replanted. It has created new habitats for endangered animal species.

Digital Node Stuttgart

Digital technology optimizes train traffic. The core of the Stuttgart rail hub will be equipped with ETCS and other technologies by the end of 2025. This will allow many more trains to run. This will make Stuttgart the pilot node for Digital Rail Germany.