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Heavy weather: 200 travelers have to stay in trains in Hannover


The storm in the north of Germany has caused chaos, is also affected the German railway. In Hannover, 200 people were stranded - they spent the night in two ICEs.

Due to storm damage on several railway lines, 200 travelers stranded in Hanover and spent the night on Wednesday in trains. The German railway has provided for two ICEs with a total of 1400 seats available, said a spokesman for the company.

Also in Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and Hamburg were trains for passengers to stay overnight. They were not used.


️ Bad weather in Northern Germany # ICE1272 can continue its journey. The buses turn around and drive to the train station in #Nienburg. # ICE1272 is waiting there on track 2 and then continues to #HamburgHbf

We can only pronounce a huge SORRY.

- Deutsche Bahn traffic reports (@DB_Info) September 17, 2019

Meanwhile, 300 people were waiting for hours in an ICE at Nienburg because of a catenary damage on the way to Hamburg. Towards 23 o'clock the train coming to Switzerland from Chur was partly evacuated to Hamburg. 150 people were driven to Hanover with three buses. The remaining passengers had to wait two and a half hours on the train for the onward journey.

Especially in the north and northeast of Germany was the train traffic on Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning disturbed. Passengers had to switch to other trains, trees, rubbish and parts covered roofs were located in the tracks and overhead lines were damaged, it was said.

The route Hanover-Bremen was temporarily closed. The train service between Hamburg and Bremen was diverted via a freight train line. Also on the route Hamburg-Hannover there had been great problems for several hours.

Sailors capsize on the Müritz

The crew of a sailing boat on the Müritz at the Mecklenburg Lake District was surprised by strong winds on Tuesday afternoon. The boat capsized in a stormy and gusty southwest wind to magnitude eight, and the ship's mast drilled into the bottom of the lake, the police said. A passenger ship picked up the five sailors, the fire brig took the ship at water temperatures of 16 degrees.

On the East Frisian island Norderney tourists were trapped by water masses. The group had climbed on a dune, according to the fire department on Tuesday in the east of the island and had dropped off an emergency call. The flood was significantly higher than normal due to a storm in the North Sea. A rescue helicopter took the tourists on board and brought them back to a parking lot.

Source: spiegel

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