Deutsche Bahn starts construction work on the Fleckberg Tunnel
With a symbolic blow near Katzhütte the construction of the tunnel along the new ICE line Erfurt - Nuremberg through the Thuringian Forest has been started.
After finalisation in 2017 the travel time between Berlin and Munich will be shortened from 6 to 4 hours. Given the expected increase in traffic in the coming years, the ten-billion-euro investment being part of the German Unity Transport Project No. 8 is a good investment in the future, said transport minister of Thuringia Christian Carius (CDU).
Further Information: http://www.thueringen.de (Press release in German)