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Flood NRW: Railway lines closed – no train is running HERE

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Flood in NRW: These railway lines are still closed – there is not even replacement traffic HERE


Floods in North Rhine-Westphalia: After the storm, there are still significant restrictions in rail traffic.  (Symbol image)

Floods in North Rhine-Westphalia: After the storm, there are still significant restrictions in rail traffic. (Symbol image)

Photo: IMAGO / Rüdiger Wölk

NRW. The Flood in NRW has caused enormous damage to the country’s rail network. At Deutsche Bahn, there are still restrictions and failures around a week after the flood disaster.

You can read here which railway lines are still closed and where there is not even replacement traffic.

Flood in NRW: railway lines closed

Numerous railway lines in NRW suffer from the consequences of Flood. The route of the RB 20 from Geilenkirchen (HVZ) / Eschweiler St. Jöris to Stolberg Altstadt / Düren is closed between Eschweiler-St.Jöris and Stolberg (Rheinl) Hbf and between Langerwehe and Eschweiler-Weisweiler.

The trains run between Aachen Hbf and Eschweiler-St.Jöris. This leads to partial failures between Aachen Hbf and Düren, Aachen Hbf and Stolberg-Altstadt as well as between Eschweiler-St.Jöris and Stolberg (Rheinl) Hbf. A replacement service has been set up with two buses between Aachen Hbf and Langerwehe.

Also on the line of the RB 30 between Ahrbrück, Remagen and Bonn and the RB 39 between Remagen and Dernau, four buses are in use as replacement services. Construction work is currently taking place on the route of the RB 33 between Aachen / Heinsberg, Mönchengladbach, Krefeld, Duisburg and Essen Hbf. There are failures with replacement traffic between Aachen / Heinsberg and Rheydt / Mönchengladbach.


On the route of the RB 52, the storm damage between Hagen Hbf and Rummenohl has been partially repaired. However, the trains are still canceled between Hagen and Lüdenscheid. There is a replacement service with two buses.



Floods in North Rhine-Westphalia: S-Bahn trains sometimes fail

Several S-Bahn routes are also affected. On the route of the S 4 between Unna, Unna-Königsborn, Dortmund-Dorstfeld and Dortmund-Lütgendortmund, there are partial failures between Dortmund Stadthaus and Unna. A replacement service with two buses has been set up. Deutsche Bahn advises: “Please check your travel connection shortly before the train departs.” How long the disruption will last is still unclear.


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Mülheim: Before and after pictures show the extent of the flood disaster

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The S 5 / S 8 between Dortmund, Hagen, Wuppertal, Düsseldorf and Mönchengladbach are also affected. Trains on line S 68 are canceled until further notice. The S-Bahn will be diverted from Düsseldorf-Gerresheim to Hochdahl-Millrath without stopping. There is no stopping at Erkrath and Hochdahl.

The trains of the S 12 between Horrem, Cologne, Troisdorf, Siegburg, Hennef (Sieg), Eitorf and Au will be diverted from Cologne-Ehrenfeld to Cologne Airport Business Park with stops in Cologne Hbf and Cologne Messe / Deutz. The trains of the S 19 between Düren, Horrem, Cologne-Hansaring, Cologne / Bonn Airport, Troisdorf, Siegburg / Bonn, Hennef and Au will be diverted from Cologne-Ehrenfeld to Cologne Frankfurter Straße with stops in Cologne Hbf and Cologne Messe / Deutz. The stops Cologne Hansaring and Cologne Trimbornstraße are canceled. Deutsche Bahn asks passengers to drive back in the opposite direction and also to check the rail connection here shortly before departure.

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This is the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW):

  • is the most populous federal state with 17,947,221 inhabitants (as of December 2019)
  • State capital: Düsseldorf
  • largest city: Cologne
  • since 1949 a federal state of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Prime Minister is Armin Laschet (CDU), government parties are CDU and FDP

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In addition, the trains of the RB 25 between Cologne, Overath, Gummersbach, Meinerzhagen and Lüdenscheid end and begin in Cologne’s Frankfurter Straße. This leads to partial failures between Cologne Frankfurter Strasse and Cologne Hbf. Deutsche Bahn asks travelers: “Also check other means of transport to get to your destination.”

Train traffic stopped

In addition, several train connections are completely eliminated. Trains on line S 68 between Wuppertal-Vohwinkel, Düsseldorf and Langenfeld (Rheinl) have been discontinued until further notice.

In addition, train traffic on the RE 12, RE 22, RB 24, RB 30, RB 39 and S 23 / RB 23 lines is at a standstill. It is still unclear how long the route closure will last. There are buses as replacement traffic between Gerolstein and Trier Hbf and with buses between Hürth-Kalscheuren and Euskirchen. (nk)


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