ICE chaos in Germany

January 2009
Railways Illustrated;Jan2009, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p66
The article reports on the inspection of the 63 ICE3 high speed electric multiple units (EMUs) from German Railways (DB), which operates a large part of the long distance network in Germany. It notes that instead of checking the axles every 300,000km, review of intervals has been reduced to every 45,000km and is now roughly checked every month. Moreover, DB's timetable for the replacement services is also mentioned.


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