Meanwhile, Deutsche Bahn still expects long-distance traffic disruptions on Sunday. The company informs On her website about current disabilities. Travelers should inquire there in advance about their connections.
Several ICE connections affected
According to Deutsche Bahn, several ICE lines have been affected. On the route Kiel / Lübeck – Hamburg – Hanover – Kassel – Wilhelmchuhe – Southern Germany, there are failures between Northern Germany and Hanover. ICE Kiel / Hamburg – Hannover – Frankfurt am Main / M – Stuttgart / Switzerland trains start and end in Hamburg. ICE trains Hamburg – Berlin – Erfurt – Munich run between Hamburg and Berlin every hour. ICE / IC / EC Hamburg – Bremen – Cologne – Southern Germany trains start/end at Hamburg-Harburg instead of Hamburg-Altona.
Other trains are affected as well, for example the EC trains Hamburg – Berlin – Dresden – Prague start/finish in Berlin. IC Hamburg – Denmark trains start/end at Hamburg-Altona. In this case, Deutsche Bahn recommends using the S-Bahn S1 and S3 lines between Altona and the main station and the S3, S31 or meter between the main station and Harburg. Local trains operate on the RE70 line between Altona and Kiel.
1000-wire copper cable is being repaired
The cable fire was near the Sternschanze train station – on the so-called connecting train, which runs from Altona through Diebsteich, Sternschanze and Dammtor to the main station. It is one of the busiest roads nationwide. The cause of the fire is still unknown, but the police do not currently exercise outside influence. The railway said that the entire connection on this route between the signal boxes is through the affected cable. Points and signals will be controlled. According to a railway spokeswoman, the cable is a 1,000-wire copper cable. It will be very difficult to return. Intensive repair work continues.
Already on Friday many failures
There was already massive unrest on Friday. People were queuing at train stations in Hamburg, and long queues formed in front of information desks.