Long-distance traffic in northern Germany is said to have been completely paralyzed for several hours on Saturday morning.
According to the German railway company Deutsche Bahn, there were problems with the communication systems.
The cause must be sabotage.
– Vandalism against cables, which were essential to the movement of trains, meant Deutsche Bahn had to stop for about three hours in the north, a company spokesperson told Germany Der Spiegel.
It was said that the security authorities started an investigation. It is not yet known if anyone is a suspect in the case.
Hit several cities
Before reporting the vandalism, the railroad reported that the stoppage of the trains was due to a disturbance in the digital train radio, he writes. Frankfurter Allgemeine.
It is used for communication between control centers that control the movement of trains and trains, and is therefore an indispensable part of the smooth movement of trains, a company spokesperson said.
The error caused a halt to long-distance train traffic in northern Germany on Saturday morning. Parts of local traffic were also affected.
The train stop especially affected the cities of Hamburg and Bremen.
The bugs were fixed in the morning, says Deutsche Bahn. However, travelers will have to expect delays and cancellations.
It also does not rule out the possibility of more disturbances in the movement of trains throughout the day.
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