German rail operator Deutsche Bahn has launched the biggest rail network and service revamp in two decades, with tens of billions of euros now being spent on overhauling its operations.
The aim of the large-scale modernization program is to offer travelers more punctuality and be profitable amid fresh competition from a demonopolized bus service industry in Europe's power house. This page collates recent DW content on the topic.
Officials have started a probe into the cause of Tuesday's fire, which injured 32 and burnt nine houses in Siegburg. Normal rail service has resumed on one of Germany's key lines between Frankfurt Airport and Cologne.
Dozens of people were injured after a fire broke out near railroad tracks in the drought-hit town of Siegburg. Dry conditions helped the blaze spread quickly to nearby houses, with firefighters facing a "wall of fire."