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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 2019. These amount to a total of 372 million euros in investment costs and 56 million euros in planning costs. Compared to the cost calculation from 2015, the current cost estimation 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 euros

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

49 million euros

of which land acquisition

6 million euros

of which compensation areas

11 million euros

of which noise protection measures

10 million euros

of which variant decisions

28 million euros

of which more specific planning

10 million euros

of which cost estimate 2015

258 million euros

Planning costs

56 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 127 million Euro to 78 million euros. The city of Erlangen would account for 49 million euros. For Nuremberg it would be 16 million euros and for Herzogenaurach 13 million euros.


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


16 million euros


49 million euros


13 million euros


78 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