Part of Busy German-Swiss Railway Route Shut Through Oct. 7

The historic town of Berchtesgaden overlooked by the snowy Watzmann mountain in spring,  in Berchtesgadener Land, Upper Bavaria, Germany
Photo by bluejayphoto/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

by The Associated Press, August 25, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's national railway says that part of a busy route connecting Germany and Switzerland is expected to remain closed until Oct. 7 after tracks above a tunnel that was under construction sagged.

Deutsche Bahn halted trains between Rastatt and Baden-Baden in southwestern Germany after the sagging tracks were discovered. Passengers from Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt to Basel and Zurich have had to change on to buses for that short stretch since Aug. 12, lengthening their travel times.

Free Luxury Travel Newsletter

Like this story? Subscribe to The Dossier

Luxury Travel Advisor’s only newsletter, covering unique destinations and product news for affluent travelers. Delivered every Tuesday & Thursday.

The railway operator said Tuesday that several weeks' work will be needed to fill in a stretch of tunnel, stabilize the site and to remove the existing tracks before the line can be restored.

Copyright (2017) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 

This article was from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to [email protected].

Related Articles

Ibiza's Best Beach Restaurants

Doggy Day Care: The London Hotel Offering Spa Treatments for Dogs and Their Owners

England's Mythic Market Towns

Big Ben: Why Has Westminster's Great Bell Been Silenced - And For How Long?

Suggested Articles

The Garden House comes complete with a private roof terrace that’s perfect for al fresco meals and taking in the city views. Read more here.

The improved design and features make it easier for guests to research and explore villa vacation destinations around the world. Check it out.

Fischer-Rosenthal Consulting provides expert guidance to hotel owners, developers and operators. Learn more here.