Bahn announces half-hourly service between Berlin and Hamburg

Bahn announces half-hourly service between Berlin and Hamburg

According to media reports, the railway company Deutsche Bahn plans to increase the number of ICE trains between Berlin and Hamburg to two an hour from December 2021.

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An Intercity-Express train

This increase in frequency is reported by the business magazine "Capital" with reference to railway circles. The German Railway did not confirm the report on Tuesday afternoon (7 May 2019) at first and referred to the "Rail Summit", at which Railway Chief Richard Lutz was to meet with Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU), among others, in the evening.

Berlin-Hamburg: New timetable expected to increase number of passengers

Changing the timetable in winter 2021/22 on one of the most important commuter routes would be a first step towards implementing the "Deutschland-Takt" project. Over the next few years, a fundamentally new system with better coordinated transfer connections will be set up for rail passengers. According to the report, a half-hourly interval between Berlin and Hamburg could increase the number of passengers on the route by around 20 percent.
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| Last edited: Tuesday, 7. May 2019 16:04 Uhr

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