BERLIN — Oct 12, 2018, 3:50 AM ET

Train catches fire in southern Germany; no injuries


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German authorities say a high-speed ICE train caught fire on the journey between Frankfurt and Cologne, causing no injuries but leading to delays along the well-traveled route.

The fire broke out on the train Friday morning as it was near the town of Dierdorf. Police told the dpa news agency the train was halted and emergency crews evacuated all 510 people on board.

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn says a stretch of track between Siegburg and Montabaur was shut down, prompting train cancellations and delays.

A stretch of the A3 highway was also shut down due to smoke.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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  • Gmh Gmh

    I’d love to have a high speed rail system like Europe’s, we took the Chunnel from London to Paris and another train from Paris to Brussels and it’s such an easy and comfortable way to travel. A plane would still be my first choice for cross country trips but for anything under 400 miles I’d never step foot on a plane again.

  • CaptnBlynd

    The title of the article:
    High-speed train catches fire in Germany

    My question:
    How fast was the fire going and why did the train want to catch it?

  • TexasVulcan

    I assume the propulsion is in the front if this is a diesel-electric. Or was this an electric train? Looks like the fire was way back...