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Accident – Restrictions on the Line between Berlin and the Northern Ports – Update No.1

21.11.2022

Dear Customers,

last week we informed you about a railway accident on the Hannover – Wolfsburg route. Its consequences have not been eliminated yet. There are overturned tanks with dangerous contents at the scene of the accident, which significantly complicates their removal. The date of reopening of the section is yet unknown.

As we announced, trains from / to Rotterdam and Duisburg have to use a detour route and we are forced to reduce the total tonnage. For this reason, we are unable to receive import shipments from these ports at the usual pace. In the Port of Rotterdam, the waiting time for handling a shipment has now increased by 4 days. At the moment, unfortunately, we do not have an option for strengthening the Rotterdam service.

Our trains from / to Hamburg and Bremerhaven are only minimally affected by the mentioned accident.

We continue to monitor the situation and will inform you about its development.

For questions about specific shipments, please contact our customer service.

METRANS Team

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