Rohr Junction, St. Poelten Freight Corridor

St. Poelten Freight Corridor, Section 2

St. Poelten Freight Corridor, Section 2 ­ Permanent Way and Electrification Works

GZU Westabschnitt_Knoten Rohr_1

St. Poelten Freight Corridor, Section 2


ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG


Loosdorf - St. Poelten, Austria

Project time:

05/2015 - 04/2017

Executing companies::

Rhomberg Bahntechnik (consortium with Strabag Österreich AG)

Contract value:

14.83 Mio. € (percentage of consortium 60%)


GZU JV, which is built up of Rhomberg Bahntechnik and Strabag, was awarded for construction works on approx. 2.8km of doubletracked HST line as part of the all new freight line between Vienna and Salzburg.

The slab track is made of prefabricated 5.20m long sections of the OeBB Porr type, which in itself is classified as a light spring mass system.

Part of the project was also the installation of 2 high speed turnouts with a 2.600m radius laid in concrete as well as the emergency water supply line along the Bruendl Kapellen Tunnel, installing concrete walkways either side of the track and the installation of cable ducts.

Fact box:

  • 5.450m slab track of the OeBB Porr system
  • 2 high speed turnouts laid on concrete slabs
  • 13.800m ballasted track including 7 turnouts
  • 1.300m² of noise absorption elements at the tunnel portals
  • 2.400m of noise absorption elements along the railway line (4foot)
  • 5.400m walkways either side of the track
  • 1.550m emergency water supply line
  • 5.400m of cable duct laid in concrete (tunnel)
  • 7.200m of cable duct laid in ballast (open section)
  • 2.250m of handrail in tunnel sections