After heavy storm Xavier re are also restrictions on train traffic between Hamburg and Berlin on Monday. Due to clean-up and repair work, line was initially only single from Hamburg in direction of Berlin again, divided Deutsche Bahn. Trains from direction of Berlin to Hamburg must continue to evade Diroute via Stendal and Uelzen. That meant a delay of one hour.
The Hanover-Braunschweig-Magdeburg line can be re-travelled according to railway, but it could still be "individual delays and train failures". According to information, route Osnabrück-Hamburg was still closed on Monday. The traffic will be resumed from Tuesday morning. The route Leer-Oldenburg-Bremen is still closed until Wednesday. From Monday morning re will be a replacement with buses.
According to Deutsche Bahn, damage after Storm Xavier is considerable. Numerous bent signal and line masts including foundations were to be rebuilt. Special teams from all over Germany were "day and night with heavy equipment and lifting platforms in use". Between Berlin and Hamburg alone re are massive losses on a length of more than 40 kilometers. Overall, railway infrastructure was damaged by a distance of around a thousand kilometres.
Xavier was pulled over norrn half of Germany last Thursday. Seven people were killed, fire brigades and rescue services were in great use.Storm Xavier-Handicaps in long-distance and urban transport especially in north and east of Germany, numerous railway lines are interrupted. According to Deutsche Bahn, repair work could take up to next week. © Photo: Maurizio Gambarini/DPA
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