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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 estimation at each planning stage.

We have determined the total costs for the Nuremberg, Erlangen and Herzogenaurach route based on the price level of 2022. These amount to a total of 635 million euros in investment costs and 95 million euros in planning costs. Compared to the cost estimate from 2019, the current cost estimate includes the completed cost estimates for the technical equipment and engineering structures as a result of the preliminary planning as well as other deliberate variant decisions (e.g. undercrossing instead of crossing the A 73). In addition, the contingency (risk buffer) was increased from 10% to 20% in line with the pre-planning level.


Investment costs

635 million euros

of which inflation, especially Construction cost index increase (at prices in 2019)

128 million euros

of which contingencies / risk buffer

48 million euros

of which more detailed planning

28,5 million euros

of which conscious changes

35,3 million euros

of which new bridge (Kosbacher Damm)

9,3 million euros

of which traffic conditions during the construction period

10,9 million euros

of which construction site equipment

3,0 million euros

of which cost estimate 2019

372 million euros

Planning costs

95 million euros


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 for the route Nuremberg - Erlangen - Herzogenaurach will drop from 159 million Euro to 131 million euros. The city of Erlangen would account for 82 million euros. For Nuremberg it would be 27 million euros and for Herzogenaurach 22 million euros.


Own share of the cities for the L-Network (with 90% total funding)


27 million euros


82 million euros


22 million euros


131 million euros

This is us!

We are the Zweckverband Stadt-Umland-Bahn Nuremberg - Erlangen - Herzogenaurach. We have the task of planning, building and operating the StUB as a tram system.

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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