New test results show that far more concrete sleepers could be defective than previously known. Deutsche Bahn is therefore warning of further restrictions. Some federal states would be particularly affected.
Blocked routes and tracks, on which, for safety reasons, only a leisurely pace is allowed: the rail network has become so outdated that delays and train cancellations have been increasing for a long time. Now, as a result of the train accident near Garmisch-Partenkirchen in June, there is even more sand in the works. To be more precise: quartz sand. Many concrete sleepers made with it could be defective.