Improving rail transport in the Ostwürttemberg region



The Ostwürttemberg (East Württemberg) region is located between the major axes of national and international transport. While at first glance it seems like a disadvantage that the region is not directly connected to these axes, the region may profit from the convenient overall location via access points nearby. This requires an examination of these access points, the local transport offers and their development as well as an analysis of the regional transport network building thereon, which in turn must then be consequently designed as an access network to the transport hubs. This project focused on rail transport in particular.

Aims of the project:

The study aimed to develop recommended courses of action and demands for further improvements in the Ostwürttemberg region geared specifically to the regional changes in rail transport so that the FTIP (federal transport infrastructure plan) and the GVP (transport development plan) of Baden-Württemberg can be continued taking the medium- and long-term potential of the region into account.


Regionalverband Ostwürttemberg

Project duration:

August 2008 – December 2008

Contact at the ISB:

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Vallée

Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Hebel

Dr.-Ing. Conny Louen