startup of the special section
In the frame of a Field Test Agreement concluded with DB Netz AG the con-struction of the Slab Track NBU System was executed within the range of the section 2600 Cologne – Aachen – Federal border in early summer 2008. The length of this special section NBU System is approximately 100 meters. In addition a transition area composed of 5 m Rheda 2000 and 45 m roadbed with ballast gluing was built at both ends. Thus the total construction section comprises a length of approx. 200 m.