railway line between Koblenz and trier is in the German region
of Rhineland Palatinate. The line begins in Koblenz Hauptbahnhof
station, and splits from the "Left Rhine line" across the
Moselle railway bridge near Güls (photo below).
about 50 Km the line runs on the left side of the Moselle
between vineyards and the River to the town of Cochem. After
Cochem enters the tunnel Kaiser Wilhelm 4205 meters long. This
was the longest railway tunnel in Germany since 1877, the year
of its construction until the opening of the Landrücken tunnel
Upon exiting the tunnel, the line crosses the Mosel near Eller
on a metal bridge 281 metres long (photo at right), a short
tunnel and then you get to Bullay where you cross the Moselle
river rushing over a magnificent two-storey bridge.
upper floor of the bridge is crossed by the railroad tracks and
the lower floor is crossed by the road . It is built as a steel
truss with six spans with a maximum 72 light meters for a total
of 314 meters long.(photo at left).
after the bridge Alf-Bullay the line passes through a tunnel of
458 meters,after that there is the Hangviadukt viaduct built on
the edge of a hill full of vineyards for a total length of 786
metres. The viaduct has 92 spans, each with an internal diameter
of 7 m (photoat right).
the exit there the junction to Traben-Trarbach (photo at left)
after which the railway leaves the Moselle valley through
another tunnel and continues until Trier totalling 113 km. The
line, despite its military origin, has achieved over the years a
great economic importance in the region, including neighboring
France and Luxembourg. It is used by freight trains, local
trains but only two IC trains per day.