Cutting-edge infrastructure

DHL's cargo aircraft fly over Motorway 14 in Region Leipzig every day, an impressive sight.

Since the middle of the 90s, some of the best transport infrastructure in Europe has been built around the Leipzig economic region. Most existing motorways along central trans-European traffic and transport corridors have been expanded to six lanes. They provide direct links between Leipzig and Berlin and south Germany, as well as the Ruhr area and Eastern and Southern Europe. New roads have improved capacity, meaning that the risk of traffic jams is much lower throughout central Germany than it is in other regions of Germany. The region's motorways and bridges are in a good condition, with hardly any weight restrictions in place. Deutsche Bahn has already expanded several routes for high-speed trains, and the journey time from Leipzig to Berlin is now just one hour. More new routes on the North-South growth axis to Erfurt (Frankfurt/Main) will be introduced at the end of 2015 and the end of 2017 (Munich). Journey times to other important regions like Dresden, Halle and Chemnitz are short. In terms of public transport, Leipzig's cutting-edge city rail network and city tunnel went into operation in 2013.

 

The Schkeuditzer interchange is Europe's oldest motorway intersection.

Leipzig Halle Airport has a 24-hour operating permit for express freight. It has been the European DHL Express hub since 2008 and is the global logistics leader's largest handling centre. DHL is currently expanding its capacities here and will double its hall space once again. In 2013, the airport handled 887,000 tons of freight, the second-highest figure in Germany and fifth-highest in Europe. The airport also provides connections to Lufthansa hubs and non-stop flights to Paris, Vienna, London, Moscow, Istanbul and other major cities.

The trimodal logistics centre (road/rail/air) is ranked number one among comparable handling centres across the entire central German economic area. As a result of the high demand, particularly due to the development of the Porsche factory, the original area of 500 hectares has been expanded numerous times and has virtually reached its capacity. The capacity of the container loading terminal of 100,000 TEU per annum is expected to be increased by another module. Block trains depart for Verona, Duisburg and the German sea ports on a daily basis.

High-speed broadband is available across the entire conurbation following significant investment in the region's telecommunications infrastructure.

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Milestones

 

2000
◾Airport: 3,600 m north runway goes into operation


2003
◾Work begins on Schkeuditzer interchange (A9/A14)
◾Airport: airport railway station completed


2004
◾Deutsche Bahn: road/rail container handling terminal expanded


2006
◾A 9 expanded to six lanes
◾A 38 is completed


2007
◾Airport: 3,600 m south runway goes into operation


2008
◾Airport: airfreight handling station


2009
◾Deutsche Bahn: reconstruction of the Leipzig ICE facility
◾A 14 expanded to six lanes


2010
◾Airport: 3rd taxiway bridge


2011
◾Airport: apron expanded
◾Airport: hangar constructed in north area
◾Airport: new siding for south freight area


2012
◾A72 from Borna completed


2013
◾Airport: logistics security centre
◾Deutsche Bahn: city tunnel goes into operation


2015
◾Deutsche Bahn: high-speed route Leipzig / Halle – Erfurt (to Nuremberg in 2017) goes into operation

 

Invest Region Leipzig GmbH

Managing Director Michael Körner
Markt 9, 04109 Leipzig
Tel.: +49 341 268277-70
Fax: +49 341 268277-99

Chairman of the Board of Partners
District Mayor Burkhard Jung
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Mayor Uwe Albrecht

A subsidiary of the city of Leipzig, Leipzig Chamber of Commerce and
Industry and the district authorities of North Saxony and Leipzig.