Osterberg tunnel

Underground Mining Traffic tunnel construction

twin-tube railway tunnel

Project data

DB Projekt Bau AG
Building Method
conventional drive
Order sum
98.0 million EUR (as part of a consortium)
Period of implementation
January 2008 - January 2012
Diameter / Cross-section
100 m²

Sekretariat Untertagebau
+43 5556 7181-817

The Osterberg tunnel is part of the federal transport infrastructure plan known as Verkehrsprojekte Deutsche Einheit (German Unity transport projects) (VDE) and is located on the high-speed rail line between Erfurt and Leipzig/Halle. The regional centres Erfurt, Halle (Saale) and Leipzig were thus connected by a high-performance railway line sufficient to meet the requirements of modern passenger and freight transport. The two single-track tunnels are each 2.08 km long; the excavation profile amounted to 90-100 square metres. The two tubes were excavated from mottled sandstone using the new Austrian tunnelling method, at least 35 m below ground level.

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