2018 Integrated Interim Report – Departure into a new era!

Start of planning for the 740 m network

Creating a continuous rail network for 740 m freight trains is a key element for enhancing cost efficiency in rail freight trans­­­port and making more efficient use of the rail infrastructure.

BMVI has therefore defined a 740 m network action plan, which has been included under the compound item “Further network measures aimed at relieving bottlenecks” in the potential requirements of the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan (Bundesverkehrswegeplan; BVWP) 2030. BMVI has determined the profitability of the 740 m network and has assured Federal funding for the start of planning. The requirement plan measure is currently focusing on 75 individual actions, such as relocating signals and installing switches to create new possibilities for overtaking.