In the heart of the city

The second core route is being built in the very centre of the Bavaria's capital, Munich. The construction work will have a direct impact on large numbers of residents and businesses, on road and rail traffic and on the environment. A comprehensive logistics concept has therefore been developed for construction site planning and the delivery and removal of materials. This will ensure, for example, that public and private transport are able to continue during the construction period, that residential buildings and businesses remain accessible and that disruption to public life is kept to a minimum. The logistics concept is being improved constantly.

Moving the lion's share by rail

The plans envisage that the majority of the spoil will be transported away by rail. Around 40% of the material transports will take place via the two tunnel portals west of the Donnersberger Bridge and southwest of Leuchtenbergring station. These locations will provide rail connections and DB-owned land which will serve as temporary storage areas.

Construction sites which will require large-scale material transport include Laim station, the open excavation pits for the underground stations at Munich Main Station, Marienhof and Munich East and the junction beneath Maximilian Park. Because there are no railway sidings available for use at these construction sites, lorries will transport the material to the temporary storage areas.

Munich Main Station

Construction traffic at Munich Main Station will be routed in a clockwise direction along the following streets: Arnulfstrasse > Bahnhofsplatz > Bayerstrasse > Paul-Heyse-Unterführung.

This is a densely built-up area, and disruptions for passengers, visitors and some businesses will be unavoidable. However, we are making every effort to minimise this inconvenience. Whenever possible, diversions will be offered and signs posted to this effect.

Around Munich Main Station, there are several construction site facilities with regular lorry traffic:

  • Northern loading area
  • Northern side of Bahnhofsplatz
  • Schützenstrasse
  • At the parking areas for the northern and southern entrances to the track hall (at the head of the platforms)

The bus stops, taxi ranks and parking spaces will be temporarily moved to other areas around the station.


The station will be built first, followed by the connection to the second core route tunnel. Spoil and building materials will therefore be transported by road.

The main transports will access the construction site from the eastern side. Heavy goods vehicles will arrive at the site via Tal and Sparkassenstrasse, and exit via Hofgraben and Maximilianstrasse. For special transports, such as those involving long vehicles which cannot negotiate Hofgraben, or in the event of road closures, heavy goods vehicles may also reach the inner ring road via Maffeistrasse > Promenadeplatz > Pacellistrasse.

Munich East Station

Plans for the Munich East Station are in the approval process. Final logistic routes will be available after completion of the approval process.


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