In the conference room of the construction office, meter-long tarpaulins hang on the partition walls. As inscrutable as the circuit diagram of a model railroad. "Even for us, it's not easy to understand at a glance", admits gerhard zedler, head of the building authority. It is the route planning for the ICE between forchheim-nord and kersbach that is in question. And the latter makes oberburgermeister franz stumpf (CSU/WUO) involuntarily derail: "da konnt' ich aus der haut fahren" (I could go out of my skin), zurnt stumpf with a view to the long distances that people with disabilities will have to walk to get from the planned commuter parking lot to the new kersbach platform: 700 meters, with a high overhead winding "an impertinence", also comments building authority director zedler.This means that the planning from 1996 has deteriorated: at that time, an underpass was to be built to the other side of the track, with a platform connection and elevators in the middle.
Now the station will be moved to the area north of the road and the access will also be on the north side of the bridge access road. The bus stop is then no longer at the top of the bridge but at the fub of the bridge access road. From the commuter parking lot planned to the west of the tracks, you can reach the bridge via a staircase and then take an elevator down to the platform in the middle of the passageway.
Even more complicated is the description of the route for the handicapped, which was criticized at the beginning: they first have to walk from the parking lot under the bridge, then up a ramp on street level to the bridge, cross it, and then walk down again on the other side, cross the roadway there, and get back onto the bridge on the opposite side, again via a ramp. Only from there, in the middle, the elevator goes down to the platform.