The new high-speed line between the capital and Munich was beset by problems when it opened in December. But that hasn’t stopped the passengers flooding in.
“In the first four weeks more than double the number of passengers travelled on our trains between Berlin and Munich in comparison with the same time period last year,” a Deutsche Bahn spokesperson told the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
The company believes that the number of passengers who travel on the route will double from 1.8 million in 2017 to 3.6 million this year.
The SZ also reports that teething problems on the €10 billion project have now been ironed out. Problems with the new ETCS signalling system meant that several trains were hit by delays of an hour or more during the first week of regular service on the route.