Second trunk route for the S-Bahn rapid transit railway

Project duration from 2004 to 2017

Deutsche Bahn AG

Munich, DE

The Munich S-Bahn rapid transit railway transports up to 840,000 passengers a day and covers an annual distance of 20 million kilometres. This makes it the largest of Germany’s S-Bahn systems. The 1972 trunk route to the Olympic Games is therefore now up at its capacity limits, especially since all S-Bahn trains have to pass through a tunnel below Munich city centre. To remedy this bottleneck, a 2nd trunk route is being constructed, about ten kilometres in length, between the stations of Laim to the West and Leuchtenbergring to the East. This should relieve pressure on the existing trunk route, it can offer a diversion option in the event of any major problem and, at the same time, makes it possible to introduce a new Express S-Bahn system.

As well as the two above-ground stations of Laim and Leuchtenbergring where you can change lines, and which were renovated without disruption to ongoing operations, three new underground stations – Hauptbahnhof, Marienhof and Ostbahnhof at depths of up to 41 metres below ground level – will be constructed, all entirely new and all fully accessible to all passengers.

On this project, OBERMEYER has contributed HOAI-compliant services to transport systems, construction engineering, technical equipment for rail and technical building equipment, from definition of fundamentals through to the planning of implementation.