Storm Northern Germany

Storm Northern Germany:

Berlin / Hanover / Bremen. Following the damage caused by a storm on several routes in northern Germany, passengers must also be prepared for train cancellations and delays on Wednesday morning.

In Hannover, even 200 people had to sleep in trains. The long-distance trains between Hanover and Bremen will be largely cancelled," said a spokesman for Deutsche Bahn.

Also on the route between Hamburg and Hanover, it could come to restrictions. "We recommend that passengers inform themselves about their connection before they travel.

For Wednesday, according to German Weather Service is not expected to another storm. Reasons for the failures and delays are among other repair work, said the railway spokesman.

Besides, many trains and train employees had not arrived due to the problems of the previous evening, where they should have started their service in the morning. That could be at the start of operations on regional connections

Trees, rubbish and parts of covered roofs in the tracks:

The storm had caused rail traffic on Tuesday evening, especially in the north and northeast of Germany, great problems: passengers had to dodge on and zege, trees, unrest and parts covered roofs were in the tracks and Oberlechungen.

In Hannover, 200 people had to sleep in two trains. From another ICE, which was travelling from Chur in Switzerland to Hamburg, 150 passengers were transported to Nienburg in buses and drove to Hannover.

300 more people from the same train waited more than two hours to continue their journey. At 1.35am on Wednesday morning, the train then started moving again.

Also in Kassel-Wilhelmshö and Hamburg trains had been available for passengers to overnight, but they were not used by them.

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 had it over several hours big problems because of a trolley line damage.

Rescue mission on the island of Norderney:

Also, the distances of the railway company Metronom were temporarily locked. About an hour before midnight, the company then announced that all routes were passable again.

Firefighters and police in the affected areas reported no major storm damage. On the island of Norderney, four water-trapped vacationers and one toddler had to be taken to safety by a helicopter.

The group had climbed to a dine on Tuesday in the east of the island, according to the fire department and had dropped an emergency call.

Due to a storm, the flood in the North Sea was significantly higher than normal. According to the German Weather Service, the peak of the storm was reached between Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening.


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