Tracks where German train derailed were due for repairs


The line between the German towns of Oberau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen where on Friday a regional double-decker train derailed was slated for repairs and maintenance later this month. This reported German newspaper Die Welt reported on Monday afternoon.

According to the daily, infrastructure manager DB Netz was scheduled to get to work on June 25, with track replacement works on the calendar for July 1. The company declined to comment on the planned maintenance due to the ongoing investigation.

Authorities currently suspect that the train derailed at Burgrain because to a technical defect, although the investigation has yet to determine whether the defect was on the train or the infrastructure. When the train ran out of the tracks on Friday it resulted in the death of four passengers and a host of injuries, including serious injuries. During salvage works on Saturday, a fifth body was discovered.

This article first appeared on SpoorPro, the Dutch sister publication of

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Author: Kenneth Steffers

Kenneth Steffers is journalist for Dutch sister publication

1 comment op “Tracks where German train derailed were due for repairs”

bönström bönström|07.06.22|11:57

Regrettably, “optimised” maintenance (“predictive”…), or “attending”, etc.,, , as at any Pol Pot regime, “virtue of necessity” has become “state of the art”… (Federal budget, is ruling, within an industry, now at the mercy of voters.)
Regardless, if “reason is unknown”, still contemporarily, by media derailments, forgivingly, wrongly and misleadingly, are named “accidents”. (For sustainably, for allowing of maintenance requested, simply, costs now have to be reduced – and safely limited!)

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