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50 trains damaged in Munich’s ‘farewell drink’

The Local · 12 Dec 2011, 08:45

Published: 12 Dec 2011 08:45 GMT+01:00

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The head of the Munich S-Bahn commuter train network Bernhard Weisser said that the situation had escalated in many trains by 10 pm, and that while there was extensive damage to the lights, partitions and other fittings inside the trains, no-one was hurt. An emergency brake was pulled once.

Repairing the damage was estimated to cost a low six-figure sum.

The “farewell drink” was organized via Facebook to celebrate the last day that alcohol consumption would be allowed on Munich’s S-Bahn.

Organizers of the event issued a polite request to attendees on the Facebook event page to “please be responsible in your drinking and be respectful to your fellow party-goers,” adding that “a senseless binging session is not what we’re aiming for.”

An alcohol ban has already been in force on the city’s underground trains, trams and buses since 2009.

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Your comments about this article

09:17 December 12, 2011 by Dizz
what a stupid idea. like nobody could have guessed how this was going to turn out. wonder if the transport company has grounds to seek damages from the "organizers"?
10:02 December 12, 2011 by freechoice
just round out those Facebook people and ask them cough up the repair costs! Ganz einfach!
10:22 December 12, 2011 by Wrench
Stupid asses looking for an excuse to get drunk and act like a complete idiot. These people are contributing to global warming by stealing oxygen.
12:56 December 12, 2011 by Shiny Flu
Ironic isn't it.
15:24 December 12, 2011 by willowsdad
See? If there hadn't been a ban, all this damage wouldn't have happened. So if there are damages to be paid, shouldn't the sponsors of the ban have to pay too?
19:11 December 12, 2011 by storymann
It is unbelievable that this could happen there .
20:50 December 12, 2011 by Landmine
Typical loud, stupid and drunk Germans on the Subway. About time they put a ban on drinking on the trains...
05:16 December 13, 2011 by Pille17
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