As part of the Munich-Memmingen-Lindau-Bregenz-Zurich rail axis, a new through station is to be built in Lindau-Reutin (‘Lindau 21’ project), significantly reducing journey times between Munich and Zurich. Following a referendum held in March 2012, the new station is to replace the old terminal station as the city’s main railway station. According to media reports, the project will cost around EUR 65 million.
1. Will the ‘Lindau 21’ project be part-financed from EU funds? If so, how much EU funding will be made available?
2. Is the station project to be implemented as part of the Commission’s TEN‑T network project? If so, will it be part of the core network or the extended network?
3. What economic or social benefits does the Commission expect the station project to generate?
4. By how much does the Commission expect journey times between Munich and Zurich to be cut?