Munich and Bavaria: Storm paralyzes S-Bahn and train traffic – Munich

After severe storms, S-Bahn traffic in Munich is severely restricted. Significant delays are to be expected on the main route and in the entire S-Bahn network, the train said at around 0.30 a.m. on its website. The trains would sometimes only run at reduced speed, and there could also be short-term failures and premature train turns. Previously, traffic was temporarily completely stopped due to the storm, trains were held back at suitable stations and waited there, a message said.

According to the current status, the following sections of the route are still closed:

  • Dachau – Altomunster
  • Market Swabia – Erding
  • Gauting-Tutzing
  • Ismaning Airport

The railways are working on setting up a rail replacement service.

No train journeys are currently possible on line S 1 between Munich Hbf and Freising/Airport.

The current operating status of the S-Bahn can be seen on this website:

Failures also in rail traffic

The consequences of the storm are also noticeable outside of Munich. In several regions in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg there were route closures in regional traffic – mainly because of fallen trees. Significant delays are to be expected, Deutsche Bahn said.

The routes in the Allgäu and in Upper Bavaria would be explored and the effects eliminated as far as possible, the railway said late Thursday evening. The following routes were partially or completely closed at around 12:30 a.m.:

  • Kempten (Allgäu) main station – Lindau-Reutin
  • Section Oberstaufen – Hergatz
  • Freising and Landshut(Bay) Hbf
  • Landshut(Bay)Hbf – Plattling
  • Ingolstadt Hbf – Treuchtlingen

Current information on the situation in regional transport in Bavaria can be found here:

The Kirchberg-Backnang and Winnenden-Backnang connections on the Stuttgart S-Bahn were closed – also because of trees and larger branches on the track. Storm damage also led to the closure of several regional train routes in Baden-Württemberg.

The IRE 6 between Mössingen and Hechingen, the RE 2 between Donaueschingen and St Georgen and the RE 7/RB 27 lines between Freiburg (Breisgau) Hbf and Müllheim (Baden) are affected. “Everyone involved on site is doing everything they can to clear the routes again,” the company said.

Campground on Lake Constance cleared

Several trees fell at the campsite in Lindau on Lake Constance – three people were injured, one of them seriously. Because further danger threatened, it was decided to clear the entire square, as a police spokesman said. 900 people were to be accommodated temporarily in the Inselhalle in Lindau and cared for there by helpers from the Red Cross, among others.

In Freiburg, the heavy rain flooded basements and streets and triggered numerous fire brigade operations. From 7.45 p.m. to around 11 p.m. there were 383 operations, more would follow, said a fire department spokesman. There are no injuries. Trees were also toppled and a broken power line fell on a car. In one case, a trapped person had to be rescued from a flooded basement.

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