Magistrale for Europe
The Magistrale for Europe (MoE) is a Trans-European Networks (TEN) project for the creation of a high-speed railway line between Paris and Bratislava. It is TEN project No. 17 (Paris - Bratislava), and is already under way.
In Germany the MoE follows the Europabahn to Appenweier and then the Rheintalbahn to Bruchsal. The Europabahn is built for a maximum speed of 200 km/h while Rheintalbahn to Rastatt-Süd is for 250 km/h. The second part of the new Rheintalbahn (Rastatt-Süd to Bruchsal) is to be completed by 2014. In Bruchsal the MoE joins the Mannheim–Stuttgart high-speed railway which was built for 250 km/h. In Stuttgart MoE joins the Stuttgart–Augsburg new and upgraded railway which is expected to be completed in 2020 and will provide a maximum speed of 250 km/h between Stuttgart and Ulm and 200 km/h between Ulm and Augsburg.
The Munich–Augsburg railway is being upgraded to separate slower traffic (freight and short-distance trains) from high speed trains, which will be able to reach 230 km/h.
|Section||Distance||Opening||Duration before1||Recent duration1||Planned duration1|
|Paris–Strasbourg||476 km||Paris–Baudrecourt 2007||237 min||137 min||110 min|
|Strasbourg–Karlsruhe||81 km||a portion (Appenweier-Karlsruhe) is in use now||54 min||25 min|
|Karlsruhe–Stuttgart||90 km||in use||61 min||35 min||35 min|
|Stuttgart–Ulm||94 km today||2019/20||54 min||28 min|
|81 km new|
|Ulm–Augsburg||86 km||not before 2019||41 min||28 min|
|Augsburg–Munich||61 km||2011||37 min||18 min|
|Munich–Salzburg||153 km||Munich–Freilassing 2015||87min||62 min|
|Salzburg–Linz||127 km||Salzburg–Attnang-Puchheim 2013||64 min||60 min|
|Strecke Wels–Linz 2015|
|Linz–St. Pölten||130 km||2015||48 min||45 min|
|St.Pölten-Vienna||44 km||2012||41 min||25 min|
|Vienna–Budapest||263 km||181 min|
|Vienna–Bratislava||northern line 65 km||2011||57 min||35 min|
|southern line 80 km||2013||55 min|
|Paris–Budapest||1592 km||812 min (13:29)1 2||634 min (10:34)1 2|
|Paris–Bratislava (northern line)||1394 km||685 min (11:25)1 2 3||488 min (8:08)1 2|
|Paris–Bratislava (southern line)||1409 km||508 min (8:28)1 2|
|Paris–Munich||875 km||484 min (8:04)1 2||358 min (5:58) 1||244 min (4:04) 1|
1 It is calculated with the fastest possible durations between the towns.
2 Real duration is longer due to changing.
3 The time needed to travel between Wien Westbahnhof and Wien Südbahnhof is not taken in calculation. There will be no need to change after completion of Lainzer Tunnel and Wiener Hauptbahnhofs which is planned for 2013.
Quelle: annual report 2006/07 of Péter Balázs
- "TEN-T priority axes and projects 2005" (PDF). Trans-European Transport Network. European Commission. 2005. (14.4 MB, axis No 17, p44)
- http://www.eurailpress.de/article/view/4/finanzierungsvereinbarung-fuer-2-phase-der-lgv-est-unterzeichnet.html (german)
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