Guest lecture on 24.02. on the “Deutschlandtakt”

On 24 February 2023 at 10:00 a.m. there will be a guest lecture of the Chair of Railway Transport, Public Urban and Regional Transport on the topic “Deutschlandtakt – Development of Railway Planning in Germany” by Mr. Frederik Ropelius, Director of SMA und Partner AG Zurich.

The Deutschlandtakt concept starts with the timetable and derives from it the necessary infrastructure upgrades to create more frequent and faster connections for passenger and freight transport. Deutschlandtakt is a project of the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV). The BMDV pursued three goals with the project: Firstly, to increase the frequency: on the main axes, a train is to run every 30; secondly, to reduce travelling times: Optimised connections between trains in combination with a tailor-made expansion of the infrastructure; and thirdly, nationwide results: The long-distance network connects cities and regions. In this presentation, the project objectives, the procedure, the methodology and selected results will be presented and an outlook on further steps towards implementation will be given.

Frederik Ropelius is Director in the Consulting Division at SMA und Partner AG Zurich and responsible for consulting activities in Germany, Northern and Eastern Europe as well as for new international markets. He also heads the production teams of the SMA offices in Zurich and Frankfurt. He studied at RWTH Aachen University and has been with SMA und Partner AG since 1999 and a partner since 2013.

The event will be held in English.