Neckar-Alb regional light rail

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Possible route network of the Neckar-Alb regional light rail with all S-Bahn lines in the final state

The regional rail Neckar-Alb (RSB) is a planned two-system - light rail system , which is the offer of public transport and the traffic situation throughout the region Neckar-Alb is to sustainably improve. Designed according to the example of the Karlsruhe model , the overall Neckar-Alb regional light rail project is intended to connect the cities of Tübingen and Reutlingen with the region without changing trains. In the inner cities of Tübingen and Reutlingen, the possible construction of new light rail lines as trams, which are to be connected to the existing railway lines at the respective stations, is being discussed. The existing lines in the region will be electrified in order to connect and increase the clock frequency. In some cases, the construction of new stops is also planned.

The implementation of the first module (electrification of the Ermstalbahn and Ammertalbahn ) began in 2019 . The commissioning of the electrified Ammertal and Ermstalbahn is planned for December 2022.

In February 2019 the "Zweckverband Regional-Stadtbahn Neckar-Alb" was founded to ensure the implementation of the regional Stadtbahn. The Erms-Neckar-Bahn is also participating in a collective order from several companies for dual-system light rail vehicles.

The project is based on a feasibility study by the Hanover company TransTec Consult from 2004, which was carried out on behalf of the Neckar-Alb regional association . The development association Pro RegioStadtbahn Neckar-Alb , to which prominent representatives from the region belong, supports this project.


Preliminary planning and determination of eligibility

A feasibility study with the working title “RegionalStadtBahn Neckar-Alb” was commissioned by the Neckar-Alb regional association as early as 1994 and published in February 2004 as a short version. The operational, technical and economic feasibility of the project was demonstrated and a major economic benefit was forecast.

A project group consisting of representatives from the three districts involved in Reutlingen , Tübingen and Zollernalb , the cities of Reutlingen and Tübingen, the Neckar-Alb regional association , the naldo transport association and the major transport companies, developed a "core network" from 2004 to 2007 in consultation with the Ministry of Transport (see below) with a total of four sub-networks with the most important and busiest routes for the RegionalStadtBahn.

The Neckar-Alb regional light rail is based on the idea of ​​the Karlsruhe model. Shown here is the Alb Valley Railway near Karlsruhe.

In May 2007 an information trip to the Karlsruhe Transport Authority (VBK) took place, in which members of the association assembly took part. In 2008 the project group came together to form a planning community. The Reutlingen district took on the lead.

The feasibility study from 2004 was not sufficient to examine the economic efficiency and eligibility for funding by the federal and state government . According to the Municipal Transport Financing Act (GVFG) , a “ standardized assessment for transport investments ” is mandatory. Therefore, following an EU- wide award procedure, PTV Planning Transport Verkehr AG, together with TTK Transport Technologie Consult Karlsruhe GmbH and DB International GmbH, was founded by the planning association in autumn 2008 with the creation of a "standardized assessment for transport investments in accordance with the Municipal Transport Financing Act (GVFG ) ”To examine the profitability and eligibility of the project. The subnetworks that have since been modified should be examined

  • Reutlingen - Echaztal - Engstingen with the Ermstalbahn,
  • Cross clip Reutlingen - Gomaringen to the Zollernbahn,
  • Inner city route Tübingen with Ammertal and Upper Neckar Railway,
  • Zollernbahn Tübingen - Ebingen - Onstmettingen
  • and their interaction as an overall network.

This standardized assessment was completed in autumn 2010 and demonstrated the economic viability and fundamental eligibility of the entire project with an NKI of 1.37.

Planning the implementation

In 2012, the district administrators and mayors decided, in consultation with the federal government, to implement the major project "Regional Stadtbahn Neckar-Alb" in sub-modules. The division became necessary because, according to those involved, the overall project can only be implemented gradually. Since at this point in time the funding from the municipal transport financing law of the federal government was still open after 2019, only existing routes of sub-network 1 should initially be expanded as the project start.

At the beginning of 2013, important personalities from the region spoke about the project in the Federal Ministry of Transport. As before in May 2012, the Parliamentary State Secretary, Enak Ferlemann, who is responsible for the rail infrastructure, received the delegation from the Neckar-Alb region.

At the beginning of 2014, a necessary framework application was submitted to the state in order to receive grants. The country has now committed to its 20 percent grant.

In November 2014, the district councils of Reutlingen and Tübingen gave the green light for the draft and approval planning.

Subnetworks of the regional light rail

The three sub-networks of the planned regional light rail.

The regional light rail system will run on a network of around 190 kilometers. Many tracks are already in place - for example the Ermstalbahn or the Tübingen – Horb line . 44 kilometers have to be built and 166 kilometers electrified. Therefore the regional light rail project cannot be implemented all at once. Planning and construction take place in stages. To improve implementation, three sub-networks were created:

The planned “end stations” are Bad Urach , Kleinengstingen , Herrenberg , Horb , Onstmettingen and Tübingen / Waldhäuser-Ost.

Planned measures

Subnet 1

New lines

section Route length Tracks Number of breakpoints Costs (according to the 2006 standard) particularities
City of Tübingen 8.8 km consistently two-pronged 13 Hauptbahnhof – Morgenstelle around 100 million euros, 40 million of which from the region;
Morgenstelle – Waldhäuser-Ost around 100 million euros
Historic city center, long sections of the route with a steep incline (approx. 40 - 50 ‰, women's clinic 70 ‰), demolition of the building (clinic premises), 2 bridge structures, ascent to the clinic premises: slope road with bridge approx. 410 m, cramped conditions in Mühlstraße
City of Reutlingen 2.3 km consistently two-pronged 6th 21.8 million euros Inner city passage
City of Pfullingen 4.3 km consistently two-pronged 6th 57.2 million euros Downtown passage, parking area swimming pool
Lichtenstein and Engstingen 8.6 km continuously single track, stops partially double track 7th 32.9 million euros Alb ascent on the route of the historic Honau cogwheel railway, gradient up to 100 ‰

Expansion sections

section activities Costs (according to the 2006 standard)
Reutlingen Central Station Extension of the RSB (track 1 + 2), relocation of DB track to Gl. 3 + 4, adaptation of electrification due to direct current (Eq. 1 + 2), new construction of platform Eq. 4, redesign of the Reutlingen West stop 19.9 million euros
Tübingen main station Removal of the RSB (track 1 + 2), redesign of the east head, redesign of the west head, adaptation of the electrification due to direct current (Eq. 1 + 2) and system separation points (DB trains only on tracks 3, 5, 6 and butt tracks), adaptation of the platforms 18.1 million euros
Ammertalbahn (21 km) Electrification of the route (+ Schlossberg tunnel), new construction of the Unterjesingen central platform, Unterjesingen Sandäcker central platform, double-track in Unterjesingen (1.4 km), double-track from Entringen (2.6 km) 27.8 million euros
Upper Neckar Railway (31 km) Electrification of the line (+ Sulzauertunnel), stations: 7 new construction, 3 modernization, double track in Kilchberg 29.3 million euros
Neckar-Alb Railway New construction of 5 stops, construction of additional RSB tracks in Tübingen main station and Reutlingen 16.1 million euros
Ermstalbahn (10 km) Electrification of the route, expansion of an intersection, extension of the platforms to 80 m, parking for 2 vehicles each in Metzingen and Bad Urach 12.3 million euros

Subnet 1 is to be implemented first. The electrification of the Ammertalbahn and Ermstalbahn as well as the modifications to the Neckar-Alb Bahn began. These measures are summarized as "Module 1" (see below).

The inner-city stops - like the existing regional train stations - are to have a platform height of 55 centimeters.

Subnet 2

New lines

section Route length Tracks Number of breakpoints Costs (according to the 2006 standard) particularities
Talgangbahn ( Ebingen - Onstmettingen ) 8 kilometers single track, a junction station 11 32.2 million euros Reactivation and electrification of the route, parking for four vehicles

Expansion sections

section activities Costs (according to the 2006 standard)
Zollern-Alb Railway (Tübingen - Balingen) Electrification of the line (including substations), new construction of 11 stations, 2 crossing stations, partly double-track expansion 129.3 million euros
Zollern-Alb-Bahn (Balingen - Albstadt-Ebingen) Electrification of the route, new construction of 5 stops, encounter route in Frommern 30.2 million euros
Killertalbahn Electrification of the route 9.8 million euros

Subnet 3

New lines

section Route length Tracks Number of breakpoints Costs (according to the 2006 standard) particularities
Gomaringer Spange ( Reutlingen - Dußlingen ) 12 km mostly single track 11 52.6 million euros Reconstruction in Reutlingen "Gönninger Gleis", street-level double-track through Gomaringen, encounter section in Ohmenhausen

Planned route network

In the final stage of expansion, the following line network is planned, which is based on the feasibility study from 2004:

Core lines

line planned lines Railway lines
S1 Tübingen Waldhäuser-Ost - Hechingen - Balingen - Albstadt-Onstmettingen / Sigmaringen Zollernalbbahn , new inner-city line between Tübingen Hbf and Tübingen Waldhäuser Ost, former valley tramway
S2 Eningen - Reutlingen - Gomaringen - Balingen - Albstadt-Onstmettingen Swabian Albbahn , Reutlingen – Gomaringen line , new Nehren - Gomaringen line , Zollernalbbahn , former valley railway
S3 Tübingen Waldhäuser-Ost - Rottenburg - Eyach - Horb Upper Neckar Railway , new line from Tübingen Hbf to Tübingen Waldhäuser Ost
S4 Tübingen Waldhäuser-Ost - Herrenberg Ammertalbahn , new line Tübingen Hbf - Tübingen Waldhäuser Ost
S5 Tübingen Waldhäuser-Ost - Reutlingen - Pfullingen / Eningen New line from Tübingen Hbf to Tübingen Waldhäuser Ost, Neckar-Alb Railway , Swabian Alb Railway
S25 Reutlingen - Eningen Scherbental - Reutlingen - Oferdingen Gönniger Bahn
S6 Plochingen - Nürtingen - Metzingen - Reutlingen - Pfullingen - Engstingen - Münsingen - Schelklingen Neckar-Alb Railway , Swabian Alb Railway
S7 Bad Urach - Metzingen - Reutlingen - Pfullingen Ermstalbahn , Neckar-Alb-Bahn , Swabian Albbahn
S8 Tübingen Waldhäuser-Ost - Reutlingen - Plochingen New line Tübingen Hbf - Tübingen Waldhäuser Ost, Neckar-Alb-Bahn

Supplementary lines

line planned lines Railway lines
S11 Balingen - Schömberg - Rottweil Balingen – Rottweil railway line
S12 Sigmaringen - Gammertingen - Burladingen - Hechingen Route of the Hohenzollerische Landesbahn
S31 Eyach - Haigerloch - Hechingen Route of the Hohenzollerische Landesbahn
S61 Sigmaringen - Gammertingen - Trochtelfingen - Kleinengstingen Route of the Hohenzollerische Landesbahn

total cost

The standardized assessment assumes investment costs of 575 million euros. For nationwide comparability, this value is based on 2006. The investment volume for the entire project was estimated at 830 million euros in 2015 and in 2016 sums of around 900 million euros were already mentioned. Investment costs of one billion euros are now assumed. The aim is for the federal government (60%) and the state (20%) to participate with a total of 80 percent.

Administration union

In February 2019 the "Zweckverband Regional-Stadtbahn Neckar-Alb" was founded to ensure the implementation of the regional Stadtbahn. He should continue to plan and coordinate the major project and be the contact person for the state and federal government. Partners for this are the districts of Tübingen , Reutlingen and Zollernalb , the cities of Tübingen and Reutlingen and the Neckar-Alb regional association . The association should also have its seat at its office in Mössingen .

There should be seven and a half positions plus management: three positions for planning and construction, two for traffic planning, two and a half for administration, finance and public relations. The costs per year are around 1.2 million euros; makes 200,000 euros per partner per year. In a second stage, a project company should take over the activity.

All six partners should each send eight people to an association meeting: the respective heads of administration and seven elected representatives each. Democratic control should be exercised over the assembly and communal influence should be secured. This is where decisions about sub-projects, schedules, strategies and other principles are to be made.

The Zweckverband is quicker in planning and agreeing than six individual project partners who always have to come to an agreement. In addition, the federal and state governments are calling for a single point of contact. Cities and districts are not disempowered. The municipalities, for example, continue to make decisions about urban planning.

Module 1 (Bad Urach - Herrenberg)

The first construction stage for the realization of the first sub-network of the RSB is called "Module 1" and consists of the electrification and expansion of the Ermstalbahn between Metzingen and Bad Urach and the Ammertalbahn between Tübingen and Herrenberg . In addition, new stops between Metzingen, Tübingen and Reutlingen are planned for better development. According to ENAG's plans, the expansion should be Template: future / in 2 yearscompleted in 2022 .

Module 1 and its elements were chosen in such a way that implementation is possible with relatively few resources compared to the overall RSB project.

By implementing the electrification of the Ermstal and Ammertal Railway , the trains already running between Herrenberg and Bad Urach can be accelerated and run with a higher quality of operation. In addition, the capacity will be increased in order to better meet the increased transport demand in recent years than with the existing infrastructure. The measures are fully compatible with the final concept for the RSB.

Planning approval

The "Regional-Stadtbahn Neckar-Alb Module 1" project concerns the districts of Tübingen and Reutlingen as well as Böblingen . The division of the planning approval sections (PFAs) was carried out taking into account the regional authority boundaries and different, delimitable points of conflict. The consecutive numbering does not correspond to the order of the planned execution. This results in six plan approval sections:

  • PFA 1: Adaptation of the southern head of the station, Metzingen station up to and including the entrance signal; this also includes the construction of a new platform and all interventions in the control and signaling technology that are to be carried out as part of the project at Metzingen station.
  • PFA 2: Electrification and expansion of the Ermstalbahn from Metzingen station entrance signal (only) to Bad Urach station.
  • PFA 3 and 4 : Electrification of the Ammertalbahn: Line Tübingen Hauptbahnhof - Herrenberg station, electrification and partial expansion of the Ammertalbahn between Tübingen Hauptbahnhof and Herrenberg station (including).
  • PFA 5 : Reutlingen-Storlach stop and Reutlingen-Bösmannäcker stop on the Neckar-Alb railway Metzingen - Tübingen.
  • PFA 6: Tübingen-Neckaraue stop and Tübingen-Güterbahnhof stop on the Neckar-Alb railway Tübingen - Metzingen.
Submission of the application to the Tübingen regional council Planning approval
Adjustments in Metzingen station

(Plan approval section 1)

November 12, 2015

(Erms-Neckar Bahn AG)

December 22, 2016
Electrification and expansion of the Ermstalbahn

(Plan approval section 2)

November 12, 2015

(Erms-Neckar Bahn AG)

December 22, 2016
Electrification of the Ammertal Railway

(Planning approval section 3)

February 18, 2016

(Public transport association in Ammertal)

May 16, 2017
Electrification and partial expansion of the Ammertalbahn (plan approval section 4) February 18, 2016

(Public transport association in Ammertal)

May 16, 2017
New stops in Reutlingen on the Neckar-Alb-Bahn (plan approval section 5) 4th May 2016

(Erms-Neckar Bahn AG)

August 30, 2017
New stops in Tübingen on the Neckar-Alb railway (planning approval section 6) October 25, 2016

(Erms-Neckar Bahn AG)

28th September 2017


For the first module, total costs (planning status, preliminary planning 2014) of 105.1 million euros are estimated, of which 88.8 million euros are investment costs. The planning costs, which are estimated at 16.3 million euros, are mostly to be financed by the project executing agency itself. In July 2017, District Administrator Thomas Reumann spoke of construction and planning costs of 115 million euros.

As for the project as a whole, it is also true for the first module that the federal government (60%) and the state (20%) contribute a total of 80 percent. The remaining 20% ​​plus planning costs must be borne by those involved from the region themselves.

The state funding required (20% of the total) for the first RSB module was approved in November 2014. On July 21, 2014, further compatibility assessments were commissioned by the district council of the Zollernalb district.

Current developments


In May 2017, the Bundestag made it possible to extend the Municipal Transport Financing Act beyond 2019 as part of the revision of federal-state financial relations . The promotion of local public transport to the amount of 333 million euros annually can now be continued.

The planning of all sections in this module was carried out by the Erms-Neckar-Bahn Eisenbahninfrastructure AG (ENAG). Driveability tests from the Zollernalbkreis to the new Stuttgart train station, embedded in an integral cycle schedule, were made by DB Engineering for two million euros.

The Bahn AG examined the concept of operations with the schedules on the track and approved. The cost-benefit analysis is also positive, so that the grant application was submitted to the Stuttgart Ministry of Transport at the end of May 2017.

On July 18, 2017, the district administrators Thomas Reumann and Joachim Walter as well as the mayors of Reutlingen, Tübingen, Metzingen, Bad Urach and Dettingen / Erms symbolically handed over the funding application for Module 1 to Transport Minister Winfried Hermann . A week earlier, the responsible district of Reutlingen had formally applied for funding for module 1. All the necessary documents were submitted to the Stuttgart Ministry of Transport . In autumn 2017, the final plan approval section (PFA 6) was approved.

Thus, at the end of 2017, the building permit for the entire module 1 was available.


Elmar Rebmann, Mayor of Bad Urach , emphasized in his New Year's address in 2018: "If the Ermstalbahn will run every half hour, a new era will begin for our city in terms of local public transport ."

State Transport Minister Winfried Hermann emphasized again in April 2018: "We (...) will provide you with the clearance certificate for module 1."

At the end of April 2018, the Tübingen district council submitted the proposal to set up a project company with a manager for the planned Neckar-Alb regional light rail. This should ensure the realization of the railway.

At the beginning of July 2018, the GVFG application for module 1 was forwarded by the state to the Federal Ministry of Transport . Since the application has already been checked and approved by the state, which bears 20 percent of the costs, the district expects a swift decision from the federal government.

Ground threshold laid on May 3, 2019 in Ammerbuch-Entringen

With an overwhelming majority of the Reutlingen district council , the district administration was commissioned at the end of July 2018 to meet all the necessary requirements for the contracts with Erms-Neckar-Bahn AG (for the electrification of the Ermstalbahn ) and with the DB (for the establishment of two further stops between Metzingen and Reutlingen ). In addition, the costs for all these planning and construction measures in the amount of a little more than five million in the district budgets are to be stopped by 2022.

In October 2018, the first preparatory work began to expand the double-track section of the Ammertalbahn near and in Unterjesingen .


Construction work on the double-track expansion of the Ammertalbahn in the area of ​​the Breitenholz and Hardtwald stations

On May 3rd, the official start of construction took place with the symbolic ground sleeper in Ammerbuch-Entringen.

In March, the fourth procedure to amend the regional plan was initiated. The change is now to be used to secure routes for double-track expansion on the Tübingen – Albstadt, Tübingen – Horb, Hechingen – Gammertingen and Metzingen – Bad Urach lines.

On October 7th, the groundbreaking ceremony in Dettingen officially started the expansion of the Ermstalbahn .


In June, the platforms at the Bad Urach and Dettingen-Mitte stations were extended to 80 meters. The first catenary masts are to be installed in early 2021.

Module 2 and 3 (Zollernalbbahn & Killertalbahn)


According to plans by the district council, the regional light rail will also run in the Zollernalb district by 2026 at the latest. The start of planning for the electrification of the Zollernbahn can only take place once the cost-benefit index has been recalculated in accordance with new federal guidelines and the route plans for Stuttgart 21 have been updated.

The electrification of the Zollernalbbahn, including Talgang and Killertalbahn, will be tackled immediately after Module 1. There is consensus on this with the project partners involved. The Zollernalb district has set aside money for this in recent years. 1.7 million euros are set in the current budget, a cost-benefit study has been commissioned by the PTV Group. It can be assumed that the index will be above 1.5 even according to the new evaluation criteria.

There is a delay: The tax audit of module 2 planned for spring 2018 must be postponed to the third quarter of the year. The reason for this is that the planning of Stuttgart 21 has given rise to new possibilities for realizing the great Wendlinger curve , which are currently being examined. The implementation could have an impact on the timetables and thus also on the planning of the Zollernalbbahn.

The project organization should be controlled from a central point at the latest during the implementation planning, which is planned for the fourth quarter of 2022. How this should look has not yet been decided.

The Killertalbahn from Hechingen to Gammertingen, not yet part of Module 2, is of considerable importance for the Hohenzollerische Landesbahn (HzL) and the Sigmaringen district. The city of Albstadt has not yet positioned itself for the Talgangbahn . However, the valley railway has no positive effect on the benefit-cost index of the overall project. The reactivation of the Talgangbahn is not decisive for the electrification of the Zollernbahn between Albstadt and Sigmaringen. The Ministry of Transport emphasizes in a letter that the state has a very great interest "in the rapid progress of the Neckar-Alb regional light rail project as a whole and in the electrification and expansion of the Zollernbahn in particular".

Positions of various politicians

In 2015, Hans-Martin Haller , member of the state parliament, unsuccessfully recommended that the Zollernalbkreis include the electrification of the Zollernalbbahn in Module 1 and implement it immediately.

In May 2017, members of the Bundestag Martin Rosemann and Chris Kühn urged the district administrators to start planning modules 2 and 3. So it makes sense to set up a project organization in a timely manner in which all threads run together: from coordinating the districts with the transport companies to setting standards for trains at an early stage to public relations work.

Hendrik Dahlhoff and Joke Herth from the SPD district association Zollernalb demanded in the background of the extension of the municipal transport financing law beyond 2019 that the routes in the Zollernalb district should be included in module 2. Back in 2015, Hans-Martin Haller , member of the state parliament, unsuccessfully recommended that the Zollernalb district include the electrification of the Zollernalbbahn in Module 1 and implement it immediately. In 2018, the operating concept of the Zollernalbbahn will be checked, followed by the draft and approval planning. The electrification of the Zollernalbbahn is to be implemented in module 1 of the regional city map.

District Administrator Günther-Martin Pauli stated at a district assembly of the Zollernalb district in October 2017 that it was clear to all project sponsors that the electrification of the Zollernalbbahn would follow module 1 directly. Reliable statements about the costs could not be made before 2018 at the earliest.

At the district council meeting of the Zollernalb district in December 2017, Lothar Mennig (FWV) pointed out that the central clinic and the regional tram, each costing 200 million euros, could hardly be managed in parallel. In the case of rail, inexpensive alternatives would have to be examined.

Current developments

In April 2018, the electrification of the Zollernalb Railway was added to the state's urgent needs. In September 2018 it was adjusted so that the main line from Albstadt-Ebingen to Sigmaringen and the secondary line from Hechingen to Burladingen were added. The latter is now to be electrified all the way to Gammertingen . This is in the jointly declared interest of the Zollernalb district and the Sigmaringen district . The costs for the two sections of the route are partly financed. The extent to which the federal and state governments will support the project with funding has not yet been clarified.

Reutlingen inner city route

The city of Reutlingen now favors the "Lederstraße" for the inner city route and subsequently "Am Echazufer" as the route. A feasibility study should be awaited before the municipal council makes a final decision.

Tübingen inner city route

According to a forecast by the Tübingen city administration, the inner city route will not be possible until the end of 2020 at the earliest. The people of Tübingen should be able to vote in a referendum on the tram for Tübingen . This should take place in 2020. According to the previous planning, the train would run from Tübingen train station across the Neckar , through Mühlstrasse, Wilhelmstrasse and up to the Berg clinics, possibly even further to the Waldhäuser Ost district .

In September 2018, Lord Mayor Boris Palmer , Mayor of Construction Cord Soehlke and other experts in the Hermann-Hepper-Halle informed the interested public about the possible route and the status of the planning. The event was the prelude to the citizen participation process. The director of the regional association, Dr. Dirk Seidemann, explained the overall project in the Neckar-Alb area. District Administrator Joachim Walter spoke about the importance of the regional light rail system for the district. Critical voices fear that if the inner city route were to be realized, among many other things, that a number of bus routes would be thinned out because the regional light rail would run on their route.

Initial surveys on the implementation of the inner-city route reveal a mixed picture: In an initial survey from September to December 2018, 45% of people from Tübingen were against the light rail and 41% were in favor, the rest were undecided. Non-residents see the inner-city route much more positively than those in Tübingen.

Ecological aspects

At the end of November 2017, the Neckar-Alb regional light rail project (section of the inner-city route and Gomaringer Spange) was included in the clean air plan of the city of Reutlingen and, in addition to measures such as car sharing or multimodal mobility points, is intended to make a significant contribution to reducing air pollution in Reutlingen in the future.

Web links

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