Small and Compact-size VÖGELE Pavers at Work in Düsseldorf City Centre
Installing a new tramway track.
The most important urban development project currently underway in Düsseldorf, Germany, is the Wehrhahnlinie, a 3.4km long subway line. This line planned to run directly beneath the city centre, is of high importance to mobility in the capital of the Federal State of North-Rhine Westphalia.It is expected that 53,000 passengers will use the subway every workday. However, construction of the subway tunnel repeatedly necessitated the relocation of existing above-ground tramway tracks. The asphalt work required to this end was carried out by machines from the WIRTGEN GROUP.
Paving between tramway tracks with the SUPER 800
The roadworks on one of the sections commenced with removal of the asphalt pavement on the inner-city road concerned so that the track bed could be installed. This task was handled by a WIRTGEN W 120 S milling machine. The new rail track was to be embedded in an asphalt layer. For this job, the paving team of contractor H. Niermann Nachf. GmbH used two VÖGELE pavers, a SUPER 1300-2 and a SUPER 800. The small SUPER 800 combined with an AB 200 Extending Screed in TV version carried out asphalt paving between the rails. With a track gauge of just 1.1m, this paver is ideal for jobs like this where conditions are cramped. And the paving team of H. Niermann was impressed with the machine: “The SUPER 800 is the best small paver, no doubt!”
SUPER 1300-2 is perfectly suited for inner-city job sites
The team used their compact SUPER 1300-2, equipped with the AB 340 TV Extending Screed, for surfacing the areas on both sides of the track. The length of the section was roughly 150m. The SUPER 1300-2 paved two strips in widths of 3.3m. Thanks to its compact dimensions, this paver is ideal for a wide range of different applications, but especially for paving jobs in inner-city areas. All asphalt areas were compacted with a HAMM HD 10 roller from the HD CompactLine. Over the coming years, both road and rail traffic will now be able to travel on first-class road and rail routes.