During the construction phase of the extension of line 38, rail freight traffic into the chemical triangle will also have to be diverted. There is still time until the expected start of construction in 2027, but diversion transports must already be carefully prepared now. To this end, ABS 38 recently invited a delegation of representatives from companies located in the Burghausen chemical triangle to the InfoCenter in Mühldorf.

“Diversion routes are the basis for being able to maintain the extensive rail freight traffic on our extension line to the chemical triangle during the construction phase,” clarified the overall project manager of ABS 38. With a view to diversion routes, measures are already necessary before the start of construction. For this reason, ABS 38 has appointed a separate project manager, Matthias Schmidt, exclusively for this topic.

First of all, it was important to bring everyone up to the same level of knowledge regarding the route expansion. To this end, Sven Kluba, head of the western section of the ABS 38, outlined the project, including an approximate timeline. Section 1.4 was recently submitted to the Federal Railway Authority for approval and is expected to be the first to be built from 2027. The project managers of planning sections 2 (from Ampfing to Tüßling) and 4 (from Tüßling to Burghausen), Aydin Aliakar and Martin Pribosic, added details on the upcoming construction measures of their respective sections, both of which will be electrified.

In addition to getting to know each other and networking, the participants were also interested in identifying common topics, taking up the very diverse interests and setting the coordination process in motion. But the participants also discussed some technical details – e.g. encounter sections and overtaking possibilities, transfer tracks, closure pauses or heavy goods traffic.

Matthias Schmidt roughly pointed out some possible diversion routes. His first major task is to determine reliable key figures, such as train numbers, as a basis for his planning. At the same time, the project manager emphasised: “Close cooperation is important. Only together can we make the lines efficient. Exchanging experiences helps for the further planning process.”

The guests from the chemical triangle signalled consensus: it is important to continuously report on each other’s experiences and to closely coordinate with each other in case of future capacity bottlenecks. They praised the constructive meeting and thanked ABS 38 for its early initiative. Continuations of the exchange will follow even before traffic on ABS 38 has to be diverted.

Source: DB Netz AG press release