Murder in Frankfurt: The Struggle to Find Answers to Random Crime

Murder in Frankfurt: The Struggle to Find Answers to Random Crime

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 02, 2019

On Monday, an eight-year-old boy got pushed in front of a train in Frankfurt and died. The crime has horrified the entire country and right-wing populists have sought to instrumentalize it. But can such acts of violence really be prevented? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...

Brandenburg: Hindernis stoppt ICE

Brandenburg: Hindernis stoppt ICE

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 01, 2018

Auf der Strecke zwischen Hamburg und München ist ein ICE über ein Hindernis gefahren. Der Zug konnte nicht weiterfahren, Hunderte Reisende mussten umsteigen. mehr...


ICE 3.0: Will New High-Speed Train Ever Make It to London?

ICE 3.0: Will New High-Speed Train Ever Make It to London?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 28, 2014

After years of delays, Siemens' next-generation high-speed ICE trains have finally been approved by German regulators. But another hurdle still lies ahead: getting permission to run them to London. By Christian Wüst more... Comment ]

Off the Rails: Deutsche Bahn's Personnel Crisis Gets Ugly

Off the Rails: Deutsche Bahn's Personnel Crisis Gets Ugly

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 12, 2013

Need to get out of Mainz? Don't take the train. A shortage of dispatchers has meant that rail travel to and from the city has been severely limited. It is a problem that could soon befall other major cities in Germany. more... Comment ]


Germany's Longest Subway: Billions Upon Billions for Berlin-Munich Bullet Train

Germany's Longest Subway: Billions Upon Billions for Berlin-Munich Bullet Train

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 27, 2011

The new rail route being built between Berlin and Munich is nothing if not ambitious -- as well as being the most expensive transportation project to take shape since reunification. But the line is yet another example of how France beats Germany in the high-speed rail game and critics say its costs may not justify the advantages it will bring. By Christian Wüst more...

Transport Chaos in Germany: Commuters Hit Hard as Train Drivers Strike

Transport Chaos in Germany: Commuters Hit Hard as Train Drivers Strike

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 10, 2011

Travel chaos descended on Germany Thursday as some 800 train drivers went on strike. Hundreds of services were cancelled, and commuters across the country suffered massive delays. The union behind the industrial action is demanding that its members who work for smaller private rail firms should earn as much as those employed by Deutsche Bahn. more...


The World from Berlin: 'German Rail Desperately Needs to Be Modernized'

The World from Berlin: 'German Rail Desperately Needs to Be Modernized'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 11, 2011

Delays, cancellations and breakdowns: German rail passengers have faced no shortage of trials this winter, both on long distance routes and on commuter trains in Berlin. German commentators say the company badly needs to invest in modernizing both its fleet and its tracks. more...

ICE Dream: High-Speed Train from Germany Rolls into London

ICE Dream: High-Speed Train from Germany Rolls into London

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 19, 2010

For the first time, an ICE high-speed train operated by German rail rolled into London on Tuesday. Deutsche Bahn hopes the test run is a sign of things to come, but France is unhappy. more...


German Trains in the Channel Tunnel? Plans Move Ahead for Germany-Britain Rail Connection

German Trains in the Channel Tunnel? Plans Move Ahead for Germany-Britain Rail Connection

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 02, 2010

Germany's national railway has long resented the fact that its high-speed ICE trains are not allowed to operate through the Channel Tunnel. But a test run is planned for October and, if rules are eased, the company could be on track to introduce passenger services direct from Cologne to London in time for the 2012 Olympics. more...

The World from Berlin: Deutsche Bahn Is 'Soft Boiling its Customers'

The World from Berlin: Deutsche Bahn Is 'Soft Boiling its Customers'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 16, 2010

Since Saturday, air-conditioning systems have broken down on 50 high-speed trains run by Deutsche Bahn, leaving passengers to swelter inside. Commentators blast the company for its treatment of customers and many accuse it of cutting corners ahead of a planned IPO. more...