A renewed rail link between Freiburg and Colmar via Breisach could transport between 3500 and 5900 passengers per day - thus relieving road traffic by 11,000 to 16,000 vehicle kilometres per day.
This is the result of a feasibility study carried out by Prognos and Setec on behalf of DREAL (Direction Régionale de l'Environnement, de l'Aménagement et du Logement) Grand Est, the State of Baden-Württemberg, the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union as part of the Interreg programme.
Since 5 February 1945, the bridge over the Rhine between Breisach (Germany) and Neuf-Brisach (France) has been destroyed, creating a continuous rail link between Freiburg and Colmar.
In order to obtain a sound basis for the reactivation of the rail link, Prognos and Setec were commissioned to carry out a multimodal mobility study in connection with the creation of a rail link between Colmar and Freiburg.
The aim of the study is to assess the interest in such a link, to examine different scenarios for its implementation, to examine its feasibility and potential and to lay the foundations for possible future study phases.
Hans-Paul Kienzler, Alexander Labinsky, Samuel Straßburg, Taoufik Touhtouh (Prognos) Jérôme Ferry, Robin Leclerc, Julie Lelandais (Setec)
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