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Travel: Railway: Train traffic on Middle Rhine route further restricted

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After a rubble output in the Middle Rhine Valley between Bacharach and Oberwesel, train traffic is restricted by the end of the year. Following the closure of the route in Rhineland-Palatinate, which has been in place since December 22, a renewal of the tracks between Mainz and Cologne was planned, said a railway spokeswoman.

Ein Schiff passiert die Stelle in der Nähe der Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, wo sich am Hang eines Steinbruchs Geröll gelöst und herabgerutscht war. Gleise und Bundesstraße wurden vorsorglich gesperrt. © Thomas Frey/dpa A ship passes the area near the Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, where the slope of a scree was loosened and slid down. As a precaution, the tracks and federal road were blocked.

in the narrow river valley had loosened rubble on the slope of a quarry on Thursday last week. As a result, the tracks were blocked as a precaution. The owner of the slope initiated security work.

Because of the track work between Boppard and Werlau, IC and ICE traffic is diverted via other routes, which means that the travel time is extended by about half an hour. In local transport, the train between Mainz and Koblenz uses buses.

left Middle Rhine route: Train traffic remains limited .
After a scree output in the Middle Rhine Valley between Bacharach and Oberwesel, train traffic is restricted by the end of the year. Following the closure of the route in Rhineland-Palatinate, which has been in place since December 22, a renewal of the tracks between Mainz and Cologne was planned, a rail spokeswoman said on Tuesday. © Hauke-Christian Dittrich/dpa/symbol image archive tracks are laid at a train station in the gravel bed.

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