Rail chaos: The blockade between Leipzig and Erfurt has been lifted and there are still delays!
A route closure by Deutsche Bahn between Erfurt and Leipzig or Halle (Saale) is currently causing havoc
Leipzig/Halle (Saale)/Erfurt – Travelers must be patient on Thursday in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia! A closure of the path German train between Erfurt and Leipzig and Halle (Saale) are currently wreaking havoc.
A tweet from the company caused confusion among train passengers at noon. As a result, the railway line between Leipzig/Halle and Erfurt closed in both directions for repair work.
Long-distance trains were apparently waiting at suitable stations and detours were only possible in isolated cases.
When questioned by TAG24, Bahn spokesman Jörg Bönisch explained that there was a technical fault in the Finne tunnel and the Osterberg tunnel near the border between Saxony-Anhalt And Thuringia It came. This affected the tunnel distress call.
Although work was completed at around 1.45pm, there are still restrictions in both directions.
Meanwhile, the Erfurt station has not been approached at all.
All long-distance trains that have already entered the Thuringian capital’s main railway station “have to wait and see where we can lead them,” the German news agency said, quoting the spokesman.
After completion of the work, Erfurt main station will be untied. However, the situation will probably only normalize in the evening hours, as Bönisch announced in the afternoon.
The restrictions affect both local and long-distance traffic. According to TAG24 information, there has been talk of delays of around three hours.
Since the route between Erfurt and Weimar is also being built independently of this, the route had to be rerouted via the city of Jena, which was cumbersome in some cases.
Original message August 4th at 1:20pm, last updated at 2:23pm