Hundreds stranded on faulty ICE train

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DPA/The Local - [email protected] • 30 Dec, 2014 Updated Tue 30 Dec 2014 08:00 CEST
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More than 500 train passengers were stuck on the rails for hours on Monday afternoon in Saxony-Anhalt, causing knock-on delays across the region.

A train travelling from Stuttgart to Berlin stopped in its tracks and remained there for more than four hours as crews worked out the problem. Passengers could not leave the train as it had stalled in an open field with nothing around it. Finally, at around 8pm, the train got to Stendal where passengers could switch trains for the last hour of their journey to Berlin. 
 
On Tuesday, Deutsche Bahn (DB) said a faulty brake was likely to be the cause. 
 
The stoppage created further delays across the region, especiallly on the Berlin-Hanover route. DB hopes to everything back on schedule around 830pm Tuesday. 
 
Passengers were able to reach connecting trains as needed and are able to get 50 percent of their ticket price back as compensation. 
 

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