This week, the ÖBB engineers took a decisive step forward on the construction site at the ÖBB freight center in Wolfurt: the last loading tracks are being laid, using a huge track-laying machine. In total, more than 2,600 meters of track and one switch have been laid since Monday. Subsequently, work is being carried out on railway equipment such as signaling technology, overhead lines and lights.
The ÖBB freight terminal Wolfurt is a central hub for the export-oriented industry of Vorarlberg. Thanks to the ongoing rebuilding and expansion, it will play an even bigger role in the future for the Lake Constance region. With the laying of the loading tracks, the expansion is in its last phase.
ÖBB plans to start operating additional handling areas at the beginning of this summer. The completion date is scheduled for October. This means further capacity will be available from July.
Facts and figures of the project:
-) 4 container loading tracks (craneable to a length of approximately 600 meters)
-) 3 rail sidings
-) 500 meters track length for wagonload traffic
-) Storage area for 1,700 loaded containers
-) Empty container storage for approximately 3,500 units
-) New service and workshop building
-) New in-gate building
-) 150 meters free flow designed near-naturally
-) 320 meters underground water flow renewed and designed fish-friendly
-) 464 meters new noise barrier
-) 15 new light masts, height up to 36 meters, insect friendly