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June 25, 2021

German railway to reopen 20 routes

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's national rail operator on Tuesday announced plans to reopen 20 stretches of railway around the country that have been closed over the years, a move intended to help get more people and freight on trains as the country steps up efforts to fight climate change.

The stretches that state-owned Deutsche Bahn plans to revive have a total length of 152 miles. They were chosen after a team of experts assessed shuttered routes totaling around 800 miles for potential viability.

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