News

Deutsche Bahn ICE Trains for Channel Tunnel from 2016

Deutsche Bahn ICE Trains for Channel Tunnel from 2016

Deutsche Bahn has been granted the right to run London-bound trains through the Channel Tunnel in competition with Eurostar, following three years of study by the body responsible for safety in the subsea link. Approval has been given by the Anglo-French Intergovernmental Commission, Groupe Eurotunnel, which runs the 48km (30-mile) shaft. 

Deutsche Bahn plans to commence services in 2016 and could add as up to four million passengers on German and Dutch routes to the 10 million who already use Eurostar’s express services, according to Eurotunnel.

Internet on ICE Trains

Meanwhile, Deutsche Bahn and Deutsche Telekom have made large-scale expansion of Internet reception in ICE trains. The service is now available on five additional lines that are all marked with the HotSpot logo: Hamburg–Berlin, Frankfurt (Main)–Nürnberg–Munich, Dortmund–Hannover–Berlin, Göttingen– Wolfsburg and Fulda–Würzburg.

This doubles lines with Internet reception to 3,000km. Currently 90 ICE trains are equipped with the necessary reception technology and by the end of the year this number will increase to 180 of around 255 ICE trains.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

More in News

Coach Arrives at The Loop, T2, Dublin Airport

Neil SteedmanMarch 24, 2019

The Europe Hotel Wins Award for ‘Hotel Spa of the Year’

Michael FloodMarch 22, 2019

What Travel Agents Should Know When Booking Families with a Child Who Has Autism

Neil SteedmanMarch 22, 2019

British Airways B747 Gets Heritage Livery

Michael FloodMarch 21, 2019

World ATM Congress in Madrid

Michael FloodMarch 21, 2019

Atlantic Joint Venture: a Partnership of Air Canada, Lufthansa Group and United Airlines

Ian BloomfieldMarch 21, 2019

Cathay Pacific Wants to Increase Flights from Dublin to Hong Kong

Michael FloodMarch 21, 2019

Uniworld Releases Renderings of New Ship on the Mekong

Michael FloodMarch 21, 2019

Cork Airport Rolls Out the Sunflower Lanyard

Michael FloodMarch 21, 2019

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland