- February 28, 2013
An internal document shows that the German national railway is only planning to finish a massive new train station project because abandoning it would be more expensive than completing it. Executives have conceded that they would not have approved of the construction at the current price tag. more...
- February 13, 2013
The bottom appears to be falling out of one of the costliest construction projects ever undertaken by the German government. Amid delays and cost overruns, government players in the Stuttgart 21 train station venture are looking for the exit door. It could become a problem for Chancellor Merkel ahead of fall elections. By SPIEGEL Staff
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- February 05, 2013
With overruns of €2.3 billion, the German federal government says it sees no reason why it should pay the extra costs of a major railway project in Stuttgart. Officials are accusing Deutsche Bahn of providing inaccurate information. more... [ Forum ]
- January 28, 2013
After news that a massive new train station in Stuttgart would come in at more than 2 billion euros over budget, the German government is now questioning whether the much-contested project can even be concluded. more... [ Forum ]
- January 10, 2013
Berlin's airport debacle is turning into what seems like a never-ending scandal, with critics worrying the capital city has seriously damaged its image. But it's not the only place in Germany that has seen projects plagued by delays and exploding costs. By Florian Diekmann, Michael Kröger and Anna Reimann more... [ Forum ]
Der erste grüne Chef einer Landeshauptstadt hat den Amtseid abgelegt: Fritz Kuhn ist als Stuttgarter Oberbürgermeister gestartet - mit Vorschusslorbeeren von Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann. mehr... [ Forum ]
Stuttgarts neuer Oberbürgermeister Fritz Kuhn schließt Nachzahlungen für das Bahnprojekt Stuttgart 21 kategorisch aus. "Mir gäbet nix", sagt der Grünen-Politiker in einem Interview mit dem SPIEGEL. Für den Fall höherer Kosten droht er mit einem neuen Bürgerentscheid. mehr... [ Forum ]
- November 28, 2011
Bulldozers can finally dig in after opponents of the Stuttgart 21 rail project suffered a decisive defeat in a referendum on Sunday. Now, as head of the state government in Baden-Württemberg, the Green Party must complete a project to which it has long been opposed, write German editorialists. more...
- October 27, 2011
The new rail route being built between Berlin and Munich is nothing if not ambitious -- as well as being the most expensive transportation project to take shape since reunification. But the line is yet another example of how France beats Germany in the high-speed rail game and critics say its costs may not justify the advantages it will bring. By Christian Wüst more...
- July 22, 2011
Germany may miss its commitment to build a feeder line to the monumental Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland, the Baden-Württemberg transport minister says. He surprised the Swiss by claiming that funds for the rail approach were tied to another controversial rail project -- Stuttgart 21. more...