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Cityrail Cologne North­-South

Installation works at lots 2.02 and 2.03

KVB Köln_Nord-Süd-Stadtbahn Lose 2.02. und 2.03.

KVB Cologne, North-South-Cityrail, Lot 2.02. and 2.03


Kölner Verkehrsbetriebe AG (KVB)


Köln, Germany

Project time:

08/2011 - 11/2012

Executing companies:

Rhomberg Bahntechnik

Contract value (net)::

2.7 Mil. €


Track works for the NorthSouth Light Rail project in Cologne involve the installation of 7.200m of slab track including 8 crossovers as well as 2 crossings. In order to avoid vibrations, 4 different types of slab track systems have been used.
The northern lot includes the installation of a crossing on flexible rail bearings (HES) situated at the dome and a crossing on mass spring system (MFS) situated near Bechergasse.

The northern lot also consists of 1.725m of track system on MSS (mass spring system), 275m of HET (high elastic track), 240m of CET (continuous elastic track), 80m of Rheda City track, as well as 4 buffer stops.

The southern lot includes the installation of a crossing at the Bonner Wall for the ranch line to the second stage of construction, installation of a crossing at Marktstrasse as well as the installation of 3 buffer stops. Altogether, 480m of track system on MSS, 1.220m of track system HET, 260m of track system Rheda City and 2.610m of track system CET have been installed.