PRESS RELEASE 10 Sep 2007
PÖYRY AWARDED URBAN MASS TRANSIT PROJECT IN MUNICH, GERMANY
Pöyry has been awarded a contract by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology for an urban mass transit project in Munich, Germany. The project is a pilot project for the Ministry to be carried out in close co-operation with Deutsche Bahn AG. The value of the assignment is not disclosed.
The project, called "Erdinger Ringschluss Paket A", is part of a rapid rail connection to the strongly expanding Munich airport. It includes upgrading of a 6-km long section from two to four tracks, double-tracking of a 4-km section and construction of fly-over junctions for two existing mass transit lines in front of the airport.
The project is intended to improve the service standard of mass transit between Munich city and the airport and to provide a better direct rail link from northeast and southeast Bavaria to the airport.
Since the opening of Franz-Josef Strauss Flughafen, the new Munich airport, the number of passengers has increased substantially year by year. The airport itself and the development of the surrounding communities leads to an increasing number of jobs in the region and this trend will continue during the next few years. Consequently, the public transport infrastructure has to be improved and expanded.
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VP, Corporate Communications and IR
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