PASCHAL helps expand the Karlsruhe-Basel railway line and Rhine Valley Railway

Efficient formwork and shoring solution for the rural road bridges at the south portal of the Rastatt Tunnel over the Rhine Valley Railway and the new Karlsruhe-Basel line.

The Rhine Valley Railway between Karlsruhe and Basel is more than 170 years old. Around 300 local, long-distance and freight trains use it on a daily basis. That is more than the tracks can handle. For that reason, Deutsche Bahn is the line and building two additional tracks. This creates room for more local traffic and cargo transport. Long-distance travellers will also benefit: They will be saving up to half an hour of travel time.

Above all, the expansion and newly built section of the Karlsruhe-Basel line will ease the load on the existing Rhine Valley Railway. This is how Deutsche Bahn is reacting to the steadily growing volume of rail traffic. It will free up more leeway for train timetable, which will benefit both local and long-distance transport. Passenger and freight trains traveling at different speeds no longer have to share the same track. This will prevent delays due to slow-moving trains in future. The new line will enable travel at higher speeds – up to 250 kilometres an hour in long-distance transport. This makes the trip from Karlsruhe to Basel around half an hour shorter

only about 70 minutes!

Deutsche Bahn is pursuing two goals by building the new section and expanding the line:

Increasing capacity

The four-track line will ease the load on the Rhine Valley Railway. Significantly more trains will be able to run on the Karlsruhe-Basel line in the future.

Separating the forms of traffic