With this huge track construction train, the Bahn AG is once again laying sleepers, rails and ballast on the Fuchstalbahn. © Hans-Helmut Herold
There is currently a construction site on the railway line between Schongau and Kinsau. The old age of the plants makes them necessary. Work is also carried out at night.
Schongau – Numerous trucks in Hermann-Ranz-Straße in Schongau delivering ballast and unloading it near the Schongau train station, as well as so-called track reconstruction trains and noise even at night – the latter has raised questions among some Schongau residents. For example, a woman wanted to know what these sounds are on the "You come from Schongau, if" Facebook page.
In fact, DB Netz AG has been carrying out a track renewal on the Fuchstalbahn line between Kinsau and Schongau since last Wednesday, as the company explains in a letter to residents, which is available to the editors. The work is necessary because of the old age of the facilities, according to Deutsche Bahn.
(By the way: Everything from the region is now also available in our regular Schongau newsletter.)
In Hermann-Ranz-Straße, the trucks are waiting to deliver gravel and unload it at the station. © Hans-Helmut Herold
Fuchstalbahn between Schongau and Kinsau: construction site until 19 June
By Monday, June 19, a total of 6287 sleepers, 8500 tons of ballast and 7556 meters of rail are to be replaced in the track section, according to the letter from Deutsche Bahn. Residents are unfortunately "exposed to certain inconveniences" during the construction work, as noise and dust nuisance unfortunately cannot be ruled out. In addition to the actual conversion, the reason for this is the securing of the working personnel in the track area," says the company.
Unfortunately, Deutsche Bahn did not respond to a press inquiry regarding the construction work between Schongau and Kinsau by the editorial deadline of the issue.
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