This project will remove an important bottleneck from the Priority Project 17 railway axis Paris-Strasbourg-Stuttgart-Wien-Bratislava.
The project covers a 6 km section between Freilassing and Salzburg on the German/Austrian border where only two tracks are currently available to service local and long distance traffic.
This project will realise the construction of a third track on the 5 km of Austrian territory. It will include renovating or replacing all bridges in the section - in particular the bridge crossing the Salzach river. At the same time, the overall technical standards for communication, security and catenaries of the track will be upgraded.
State of progress on 31 December 2011:
The Action is approaching its completion, with Salzburg Aiglhof, Salzburg Mülln and Taxham – Salzburg stations and Salzach bridge being completely finished and turned into operation. Underground excavation works, track system and embankment for the bridge "over the Walser Path" in section Liefering are also completed. Works for the last station, Liefering, are on-going and include track system measures in tracks 1 and 2, catenaries' works, energy, safety, signalling and telecommunication installations. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the cross-border Saalach bridge on section Liefering has been submitted end of 2011.
Total project cost covered by this Decision:
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This project was also looked at during the Mid-Term Review of the 2007-2013 TEN-T Multi-Annual Work Programme.
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Member States involved:
Start date: January 2007
End date: December 2015
Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation & Technology
ÖBB Infrastruktur Bau AG
Coordinator’s Report of the Priority Project
European Commission, DG MOVE