Construction News

Thu May 28 2020

Related Information

Contract awarded for Munich railway

19 Nov 18 The first contract has been awarded for the main construction aspects of the second main line on Munich’s S-Bahn rail system.

DB Netz has appointed a consortium of Ed Züblin, Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau, Max Bögl Foundation and Bauer Spezialtiefbau the Overground West project. The contract, which has a value of about €189m (£170m), covers the line from Laim Station to the Donnersberger Bridge.  

DB Netz overall project manager Markus Kretschmer said: “I am pleased that we can now award the first contract for the main construction works. With the consortium, we have gained competent partners for the construction of the second main line. So we can now start into the next phase of the construction activities.”

Among other things, the contract involves the dismantling and construction of new tracks and switches, the construction of two viaducts, a twin-track steel arched bridge and a noise barrier bridge. Other aspects include the renovation of Laim Station as well and site preparation works for the West Tunnel portal.

Designing will be starting at the end of this month with construction set to begin in autumn 2019.

Bidding is under way for other aspects of the overall project.

Thank you for reading this story on The Construction Index website. Our editorial independence means that we set our own agenda and where we feel it necessary to voice opinions, they are ours alone, uninfluenced by advertisers, sponsors or corporate proprietors.

Inevitably, there is a financial cost to this service and we now need your support to keep delivering quality trusted journalism. Please consider supporting us, by purchasing our magazine, which is currently just £1 per issue. Order online now. Thanks for your support.

Got a story? Email


Click here to view more construction news »