On Location

Green Wave for the Swabian metropolis

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Grass instead of ballast, roundabout instead of intersection: Rhomberg Bahntechnik’s modernisation of a Stuttgart traffic junction is on track.


Fewer traffic jams, more green: On behalf of the Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB), Rhomberg Eisenbahnechnik has created a new grassed track for a more sustainable and aesthetic cityscape at the busy street crossing of “Hedelfinger Strasse” and “Otto-Konz-Brücken”. Specifically, the local public transport specialists were allowed to convert the railway trackbed between “Wangener Bahnhof” and “Otto-Konz-Brücken” from a track on ballast bed to a 450 meter long double-tracked grassed track. Challenge: Simultaneously, the busy intersection at Neckarhafen was converted into a roundabout. No problem for the Rhomberg railway engineers. They installed the “Güsener Balken” grassed track system in Stuttgart on time, helping to minimise traffic and make the city a little greener. To the client’s complete satisfaction.

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