- 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
- 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...
- 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. more... [ Comment ]
- 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 ]
- 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. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...