Route Hamburg – Berlin: 700 ICE passengers sit in the dark after a collisionOctober 6, 2018
After an ICE drove into a faulty overhead line, had to be turned off in the train, the power. There were delays on the route between Hamburg and Berlin.
Overhead damage has caused chaos in train traffic in Northern Germany. The ICE 690 was between the stations Hagenow-Land and Pritzier in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania drove into drooping parts of a catenary, whereupon the train remained. According to rail information, the electricity in the ICE had to be turned off.
The long-distance traffic on the Berlin-Hamburg route was diverted in both directions via Uelzen, travelers should expect, according to German train with delays of about an hour. The route Hamburg-Schwerin-Rostock was also affected.
Meanwhile, the approximately 700 people sat in the damaged ICE three hours. It was already dark outside. “The lights went out, the toilets were full,” said a passenger of the “Bild” newspaper. Rail employees had distributed water, but that was not enough. Another fellow traveler told the German press agency that a woman got claustrophobia in the dark. It did not come to a mass panic. No one was injured, according to initial findings.
Shortly after 20 clock, the passengers could then apparently change to a replacement ICE – and continue their journey towards Hamburg.
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