DB ICE train catches fire Cologne-Frankfurt

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  • AMcWhirter
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    Major disruption today on the high-speed rail line between Cologne and Frankfurt owing to fire onboard one of DB’s ICE trains. 510 passengers have been evacuated. [DE]

    https://www.n-tv.de/panorama/ICE-Brand-geloescht-Streckensperrung-bleibt-article20667354.html

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    AMcWhirter
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    Update. The high-speed line will now remain closed until Sunday evening.

    Passengers escape unharmed after ICE fire


    AMcWhirter
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    The track damage is worse than expected. Reports from Germany say this HS line is likely to remain closed for one week.

    When I checked Bahn.co.uk for ICE Cologne-Frankfurt availability/fares nothing was displayed in the coming days.

    This is a crucial section of the line. Journey times will be extended as now trains take the slower classic route along the Rhine.

    Many connections will be lost as DB’s ICE network is built around short connection times at various key stations which include Colpgne HBF and Frankfurt HBF.

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