Roadmap 2019: Berlin / Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern benefit from improved services in long-distance traffic.(Deutsche Bahn)

Flagship ICE 4 on other routes go • New connections to Austria and Poland • Line 26 with renewed fleet
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ICE 4. Copyright: Deutsche Bahn AG / Georg Wagner
New trains, more seating capacity and more frequent trips on high-demand connections – these are the changes in the timetable offer 2019 Deutsche Bahn (DB).

The ICE 4 fleet grows to a total of 25 trains. The new flagship of DB long-distance transport comes to other compounds, including the high-speed lines between Berlin and Munich and Cologne-Rhine / Main, and on the connection Hamburg-Berlin-Leipzig-Munich. The most successful sprinters line between Berlin and Munich will be operated with five ICE sprinters in each direction from the timetable change, so far there were three.

With the improved offerings in the new timetable year, the train sets to ever increasing numbers of passengers over long distances. For passengers in Berlin and Brandenburg, there are the following changes:

More comfortable and 80 seats more per ICE 4 train on the two hourly Munich-Nuremberg-Erfurt-Leipzig-Berlin. The advantages: bicycle transportation, more space for luggage, vehicle-bound tower for wheelchair users, improved passenger information, seating for families and compartments for small children. Also overnight, there are 100 additional trips in 2019 total on the connection.

New offers from Berlin to Austria and Poland 

New it comes once a day to an attractive travel faster and to change trains from Berlin to Vienna (via Halle, Erfurt, Coburg, Regensburg and Passau).

With the EC, it is the future of Berlin – with a stop in Frankfurt (Oder) -abends to Wroclaw and overnight to Krakow. Thus the existing since June night-IC bus is supplemented from Berlin to Warsaw. An extension of the offer to Poland is checked.

With modern lines to the Baltic Sea and to Karlsruhe

From the inflow of ICE 4, the travelers will benefit on the line 26 Binz / Stralsund-Hamburg-Hannover-Frankfurt-Karlsruhe. Comfortable ICE T vehicles replace conventional IC-car trains. These are not only faster than the IC and can eject a time buffer for punctuality, but also have a board restaurant / -Bistro, relaxation areas and Wi-Fi.

The new timetable 2019 shall apply from 9 December this year. Booking start for all tenders is 16 October.

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