Controversial Stuttgart 21 Rail Project Stress Test Presentation (Winfried Hermann)

Controversial Stuttgart 21 Rail Project Stress Test Presentation
German Christian Democrat (CDU) Heiner Geissler (R), who has been commissioned to mediate between the conflicting parties in the Stuttgart 21 railway station project talks to Volker Kefer (C), manager of Deutsche Bahn AG and Winfried Hermann (L), minister of transport of Baden-Wuerttemberg on July 29, 2011 in Stuttgart, Germany. Geissler presents the results of the so called stress test, a computer based simulation of the capacity of the new railwaystation. The Stuttgart 21 project will replace the city's current terminal train station with a more efficient underground station and allow the creation of a new residential and office district in the city center. Thousands of irate activists oppose the project, citing the high cost, environmental impact and uncertain technical aspects.
(July 28, 2011 - Source: Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images Europe)