Due to a “failure in the digital train radio system,” there was a traffic disruption that lasted for approximately three hours.
Following a “train digital radio system failure” that occurred on Saturday in northern Germany, rail traffic was completely halted for approximately three hours before being restored at the end of the morning, according to an announcement made by the company on Twitter at the end of the morning. “The technical issue that had been preventing the train radio in northern Germany from functioning properly has been fixed. The affected areas are currently seeing a full restoration of traffic.
Because of the incident, connections between Berlin and several locations in the west and north of the country were severed, including Schleswig-Holstein, the cities of Hamburg and Bremen, and even Lower Saxony and a portion of North Rhineland-Westphalia. The Berlin-Amsterdam link had also been suspended. Even though rail links had been restored, Deutsche Bahn warned that cancellations and delays could still occur on Saturday during the day.
The corporation, which is frequently singled out for the numerous delays that occur on its lines, made an announcement at the beginning of September stating that it needed to perform monumental work to upgrade its tracks. This work included the replacement of 137,000 concrete sleepers. The derailment of a train in the Bavarian Alps at the beginning of June, which had caused the deaths of five people and injured more than 40, provided a tragic illustration of the poor state of the German lines, which is linked to years of underinvestment. The accident caused the deaths of five people and injured more than 40.
These failures are made even more embarrassing by the fact that the government has been encouraging Germans, who are avid fans of the automobile, to take the train in recent months. A monthly ticket priced at 9 euros that allowed travel on the entire German network (except high-speed trains) was put to the test in Germany throughout the summer. The ticket was a huge success, with approximately 52 million people purchasing it. This subscription, which was paid for by the state and which, according to the official data, prevented 1.8 million tonnes of CO2 emissions from being released, could be replaced by a ticket that is slightly more expensive.