Two weeks ago, the work on the railroad station in ebenhausen came to a sudden standstill. The german railroad is currently investing around 5.4 million euros there. The interchange station, which is important for the district of bad kissingen, is to be made barrier-free by the middle of 2019. The unexpected construction stop has now caused speculation. "For many in the village it was a rough question mark. Why does nothing happen there", reports benedikt kebler, local councilor for ebenhausen and local councillor. The work had started in spring with high pressure, in a short time much progress had been made. "That’s why many people have wondered why suddenly nothing is happening on the construction site", he says.
The forced break is connected with a rare signal box technology that is installed in ebenhausen. Things that are necessary for operation, such as track closures, switches, signals and the safety systems for the railroad overpass, are controlled from the signal box. But first things first. So far, only the first track is accessible at ground level. Those who want to access the remaining platforms have to go through an underpass, but only stairways lead down to it. To make it easier for the disabled, cyclists and families with strollers to get to the trains in the future, the railroad is building a completely new underpass a few meters away.