Temporary footbridge for U-Bhf Nürnberg Messe meets all criteria for step-free accessibility

After completing its work at S-Bhf Schöneweide in Berlin (at the beginning of June), RECO Lift Solutions recently fitted another temporary footbridge with two temporary RECO PP passenger lifts for U-Bhf Messe in Nuremberg (Germany). The temporary footbridge replaces the existing footbridge, which will be removed by RECO’s client, Max Bögl from Sengenthal (Germany), up to and including November 2019.

Shortened lift shafts

The lift shafts provided by RECO Lift Solutions are of a modular design, making it possible to adjust the shaft height to reflect the lifting height required. Since no overhead wire is used in the U-Bahn, the lifting height necessary to get to the footbridge level was limited to approximately 5.0 m. To avoid any unnecessary lift-shaft excess height, RECO has shortened the shafts to a height of 9.0 m. This also ensures that the configuration stays within the proportions required.

Combined crane use

A telescopic boom crane was used to assemble the footbridge and RECO lifts. Set up between both lift installation sites, Max Bögl used the crane to hoist the bridge sections and the RECO lifts into place from this location while the Otto-Bärnreuther-Straße was closed off. Both RECO lifts were hoisted into place in under four hours.

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RECO`s temporary passenger lifts are supplied turnkey on semi flatbed trailers. Leo Mederer, general foreman at Max Bögl: ‘We couldn’t believe just how quickly RECO unloaded and assembled the lift shafts. The only assembly work left for technicians involved the anchoring of the lift shaft.’ Once assembled, TÜV Süd prepared the lifts for the installation inspection – it connected the lifts to the electricity supply and connected the intercom system in the lift cabin. The Nuremberg site of the Schmitt & Sohn lift company will support RECO by providing a first-line fault response service again.


RECO Lift Solutions rents out its temporary passenger lifts to clients throughout Europe. ‘Continued safe and step-free track accessibility is becoming an ever more important theme in the German infrastructure market. We are also seeing an increasing level of customer focus on the part of passenger transport providers. Both of these factors have resulted in an increasing demand for our services’, says Jakob Ebbens from RECO Lift Solutions. This development is being reinforced by RECO’s reference projects for DB Netz AG and DB Station & Services. This serves to build the trust that the market has in our services.

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