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Zentralbahn Hergiswil double track

Martin Baumann
 

Approval has been given to double the section of the Zentralbahn from Hergiswil Matt to Hergiswil.  Part of this will include a deviation on which a new Hergiswil Matt station will be located.  The deviation will reduce the distance by 70 meters and is planned to open in December 2019. This will complete double track from Luzern to Hergiswil

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 15.04.2017 um 13:38 schrieb Martin Baumann:
Approval has been given to double the section of the Zentralbahn from
Hergiswil Matt to Hergiswil. Part of this will include a deviation
on which a new Hergiswil Matt station will be located. The deviation
will reduce the distance by 70 meters and is planned to open in
December 2019. This will complete double track from Luzern to
Hergiswil
Not yet. Double track will end in Hergiswil Matt. So two bits still missing:
1) Roughly 300 m at the entry of Luzern, between Langensandbr�cke and the first point leading to tracks 12, 13, 14 and 15. Solution will be different levels for meter gauge and standard gauge tracks crossing there.
2) Hergiswil Matt - Hergiswil is thought to be a double track tunnel, expected to be more expensive than the rather complex solution in Luzern.

AFAIK, n� 1 will be first to be realized, financing is under way.

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Martin Baumann
 

The Hergiswil deviation opened today 18.11.2019 after a line closure between Luzern Allmend and Alpnachstad that started on 28.10. A helicopter was used to install the masts for the overhead wires

Guerbetaler
 

Am 18.11.2019 um 23:21 schrieb Martin Baumann:
The Hergiswil deviation opened today 18.11.2019 after a line closure
between Luzern Allmend and Alpnachstad that started on 28.10.
This is the last bit of a Luzern - Hergiswil improvement plan that had been taken into the list of urgent projects for suburban traffic by the national parliament in 2006. Most of the project was terminated by 2012, when the Allmend tunnel opened. But the bit in Hergiswil was delayed by lengthy discussions about possible alternatives, which finally proved too expensive but then again led to a better project in terms of noise protection and protection against flood. Now finally, after 13 years, it's there.

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Paul Griffin
 

Can anyone point me to a map showing the course of the Hergiswil deviation?

Paul Griffin

Guerbetaler
 

Am 19.11.2019 um 10:18 schrieb Paul Griffin:
Can anyone point me to a map showing the course of the Hergiswil
deviation?
Deviation is the wrong word. It's a doubling of the existing track. Double track ended at the exit of the tunnel from Horw and is now continued into Hergiswil Matt.

<https://map.geo.admin.ch/mobile.html?topic=ech&bgLayer=ch.swisstopo.pixelkarte-farbe&lang=en&E=2666430&N=1205321&zoom=10&crosshair=marker>

Between Luzern buffer stop and Hergiswil two bits are still single:

short bit within Luzern station: this will be doubled at quite high costs within the next years

Hergiswil Matt - Hergiswil: probably a tunnel is needed. Might be realized in the 2030ies...

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Guerbetaler
 

Am 19.11.2019 um 21:23 schrieb Guerbetaler:
Deviation is the wrong word. It's a doubling of the existing track. Double track ended at the exit of the tunnel from Horw and is now continued into Hergiswil Matt
Realignment might be the better word. Tight curves have disappeared to allow a max. speed of 90 km/h.

<http://www.doppelspurausbau-hergiswil.ch/wp/die-bestvariante-2/>
140702_ZB_Referat_Infoveranstaltung.pdf
slide 5 shows the new vs. the old track

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