Engineering

€10bn Stuttgart Expense on Railway. Well engineered Vieregg-Rössler Project.

For the German Railway speculation for the critics is irrelevent. New proof of insanity follows rail project from Stuttgart 21 and will cost according to calculations of the Munich engineering “Vieregg-Rössler” about €9.8 billion.

The figures of the Munich transport planners are far beyond reality – so anyway, that sees the German Railway. Similar to that listened to seven years ago, when Enginners from Vieregg Rössler on behalf of the Greens presented a calculation, came to “Stuttgart 21 Station” the expense of between 6.9 and €8.7 billion. Back then, the railway was still of €2.8 billion. 6.9 to 8.7, it was really far from reality. In March 2013, however the railway approved a new budget by 6.5 billion.

€10bn Stuttgart Expense on Railway
Stuttgart: The current picture shows the Bonatzbau, before the construction of the new train shed.

The reality had apparently changed. And this is also the reason that the railway can not simply wipe away the new calculation of Munich. That is based mainly on two aspects: firstly the construction work be more complicated than you thought, secondly there were further delays in the project.

Roof will cost €4800 per m2 with total: €10bn Stuttgart Expense on Railway engineered by Vieregg-Rössler office.

Core of the project is the conversion of the existing above-ground head station into an underground through station. Solely for that purpose, the Munich engineers now assume compared with its estimate of 2008 cost of €900 million.

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The construction of the new train shed in the Middle of Castle Garden.

Should but the critics right and Stuttgart 21 approximately cost €10 billion, this would be one of the most expensive single construction project in the history of the Federal Republic. It would cost even almost twice as much as the Berlin hub BER €5.3 billion is estimated for the meantime. € 10 billion, that is indeed exactly the sum which want to put the Federal Government in its soon starting investment programme mainly in the transport infrastructure. Overall, nationwide, over the next three years.