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Catastrophic floods in Germany damages 600 km of railway track, 7 trains destroyed.


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After the recent catastrophic floods in Germany, 600 km of railway track and 80 stations have been damaged, 24 km of track and 7 bridges are completely destroyed, 7 trains drowned and have to be scrapped. Repairs will take months.

121 people were killed in the floods and mudslides, after a record amount of rain fell in Northrhine Westphalia/Rheinland Pfalz region. The flooding also hit Belgium, The Netherlands, and (a few days later) Upper Bavaria and Austria.

 

News link in German (with images)

 

https://www.deutschebahn.com/pr-frankfurt-de/Flutkatastrophe-Viele-Bahnstrecken-zerstoert-Wiederaufbau-wird-Monate-dauern-6313210

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