On a solid basis

During all planning steps, we always keep an eye on the financing of the project. Not least of all when determining the benefit-cost indicator, which is essential for receiving Federal and State funding. The Stadt-Umland-Bahn should have a high benefit for the region, but must not become a financial burden for the cities involved.

Overview of cost determination

The more detailed the planning goes, the more precisely the costs can be determined. For this reason, we update the cost estimate at each planning stage.

We have determined the total costs for the Nuremberg, Erlangen and Herzogenaurach route based on the price level of 2019. These amount to a total of 372 million Euro in investment costs and 56 million Euro in planning costs. Compared to the cost calculation from 2015, the current cost estimate includes expenses for land acquisition, compensation and noise protection measures as well as costs for the optimized route with a view to the variant decisions that we made in dialogue with the citizens.


Investment costs

372 million Euro

of which inflation, especially Construction cost index increase (at prices in 2015)

49 million Euro

of which land acquisition

6 million Euro

of which compensation areas

11 million Euro

of which noise protection measures

10 million Euro

of which variant decisions

28 million Euro

of which more specific planning

10 million Euro

of which cost estimate 2015

258 million Euro

Planning costs

56 million Euro

High Federal and State funding

The Stadt-Umland-Bahn is funded by the Federal and State governments. With the amendment to the Municipal Transport Financing Act (GVFG), the previously promised federal funding has increased from 60 percent to 75 percent of eligible costs. In addition, planning costs are now also subsidized proportionately as well as sections of the route that are flush with the road. If the total funding from the federal and state governments remains at the previously planned 90 percent of the eligible costs, the cities’ own contribution will drop from 127 million Euro to 78 million Euro. The city of Erlangen would account for 49 million Euro. For Nuremberg it would be 16 million Euro and for Herzogenaurach 13 million Euro.


Own share of the cities (with 90% total funding)


16 million Euro


49 million Euro


13 million Euro


78 million Euro

This is us!

As the Zweckverband Stadt-Umland-Bahn, we have the task of planning, building and operating the StUB for the three cities of Nuremberg, Erlangen and Herzogenaurach.

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The next steps

Planning for what is currently the largest tram line project in Germany is in full swing. You can find out what we are doing now and how our schedule will continue.

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Contact us

Whether by telephone or e-mail – our employees will be happy to help you! A visit to our office in the city of Erlangen (Nürnberger Straße 69) is also possible at any time with prior notice.

To contact


09131 / 933 084 0 info@stadtumlandbahn.de