Line upgrade on core route of Cologne S-Bahn (S11), Germany

The city of Cologne and the surrounding area are among the regions in North Rhine-Westphalia with strong population and economic growth. In order to meet the forecast growth in passenger volume, it is planned to increase capacity in the Cologne S-Bahn network. For this purpose, expansion work on the S-Bahn trunk line from Köln Messe / Deutz to the main station to Cologne Hansaring, including the modernization of the control and safety technology, as well as the expansion of individual feeder lines required. The goal is a more comprehensive and reliable offer for travelers.

So far, DB E&C has already provided the following services in the overall measure: Line upgrade on core route of Cologne S-Bahn:

  • Feasibility study
  • Definition of operating program
  • General planner for preliminary design incl. surveying, geotechnical engineering and noise protection
  • Update of as-built data
  • BIM-projects (see below)
New S-Bahn platform at Cologne Main Station and Cologne Messe/Deutz Station

The plans to upgrade the S11 line at the Cologne hub include the construction of a rail bridge that widens the existing bridge structure: It will accommodate two new tracks and an island platform with a length of 215 m. Access will be barrier-free, featuring escalators and elevators as well as stairs.
This undertaking also entails new platform roofs with a total length of 132 m, plus the installation of a new lighting and public address System.

The client is DB Station & Service AG and our services provided from 2017-2018 for the new construction of the S-Bahn platform Cologne main station and Cologne Messe/Deutz include:

  • Surveying, basic evaluation, preliminary design
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) Creating a digital surface model and a BIM situation model, creating 3D technical models of platforms and lighting features, merging technical models to a conflict-free overall model, partially automated identification of quantities

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