The market for high speed trains is growing fast – thanks to high demand in emerging economies like India. But a bigger market also means growing competition. Even industry leaders such as German high tech giant Siemens must step it up a notch.
Germany's highly celebrated new high-speed rail link between Berlin and Munich ran into trouble on its first day. An ICE train was plagued with technical difficulties and delays on the trip back to Bavaria.
German authorities have asked for help finding three men who used an air rifle to shoot at a high-speed passenger train near Frankfurt. Several of the train's windows were damaged, but no one was injured.
A Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express (ICE) train has derailed coming into Basel train station in Switzerland. None of the 500 passengers were injured as authorities search for clues as to the cause of the accident.
'Anne Frank' as the name for one of Germany’s new high-speed trains has been decried by the Jewish diarist’s Amsterdam museum. It says it would evoke painful memories of Nazi wartime deportations and mass murder.
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