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Travel: left Middle Rhine route: Train traffic remains limited

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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.

Gleise sind an einem Bahnhof im Schotterbett verlegt. © Hauke-Christian Dittrich/dpa/symbol image archive tracks are laid at a train station in the gravel bed.

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.

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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, replacement traffic with buses between Koblenz and Bingen was set up. This is how the trains of the RE2 line in Bingen operated by the DB Regio Südwest begin and end. From there, pendulum buses drive directly via Autobahn 61 to Koblenz, as the public transport association announced Rhineland-Palatinate Süd. The trains of the Vlexx lines RE 2 and RE 17 from the direction of Bad Kreuznach, Kaiserslautern and Mainz only drive to or from Bingen - express bus traffic was also set up. Travelers were recommended to find out carefully before starting the journey.

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