Joint Press Release of the Executive Board and Management Board
"Rail Freight Corridor Rhine-Alpine welcomes 2nd October reopening of the railway line Karlsruhe-Basel following Rastatt incident."
Download the joint Press Release published after a specail Executive Board and Management Board Meeting today in Milan-Busto.
Rastatt route is open for traffic again since 2nd October.
The photo shows the first freight train loco Monday morning.
Reopening of the "Rheintalbahn" is now scheduled for 2 October
The high efforts in the employment of staff, machinery and material as well as an optimal construction process lead to an acceleration of the reopening of the line section Rastatt - Baden-Baden to 2 October (0:00) instead of 7 October 2017.
In order to jointly organise the restart of through-going operations, DB Netz offers the following communication channels for the involved railway undertaktings (beginning on 18.09.2017):
- a daily conference call - bilateral discussions
Please contact the Customer Management of DB Netz in case of questions.
(Karlsruhe, August 22, 2017) Deutsche Bahn and the companies of the Rastatt tunnel consortium responsible for construction presented their schedule for restoring service on the Rhine Valley Railway in Karlsruhe today.
After thoroughly reviewing all potential construction methods to secure tunnel construction and repair the section, the consortium and DB agreed that service would be restored by October 7.
Closure Rastatt - Baden-Baden – additional information from DB Netz
According to current forecasts the line closure will take at least until 26.08.2017. Therefore large-scale re-routing of freight trains is necessary. In order to maintain rail freight traffic between Germany, Switzerland and Italy DB Netz AG is in close contact with neighboring infrastructure managers and has compiled an overview of possible diversions. Affected RUs can receive this list - if not already known - from the DB Netz customer service representatives. It contains essential technical and operational details on the diversionary routes. This overview is updated daily. Changes are communicated daily in a telephone conference whose dial-up dates and times are also available from the DB Netz customer service representatives.