Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line
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The Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line (in German: Neubaustrecke Köln-Rhein/Main) is a 177 km long railway line in Germany, connecting the cities of Cologne and Frankfurt. Its trajectory follows the Bundesautobahn 3 for the greater part. The line's grades up to four percent require trains with a high power-to-weight ratio which is currently only met by third-generation InterCityExpress trains.
The line starts in Cologne at the Abzweig Köln-Steinstraße in the Cologne borough of Porz. Whilst the connection loop to Cologne-Bonn Airport, the Flughafenschleife Köln, is technically not a part of the high-speed line, it was built as a part of the general refurbishments in the Cologne area due to the line, and hence is generally regarded as part of the project. The line has four stations, Siegburg/Bonn, Montabaur, Limburg Süd and Frankfurt Airport. The line is equipped for speeds up to 300 km/h between Siegburg and Frankfurt, closely following the Bundesautobahn 3.
- maximum speed : 300 km/h (186 mph)
- power supply : 15 kV; 16,7 Hz
- maximum axleload : 17 t
- maximum grade : 40 ‰
- minimum radius : 3350 m
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