Germany: Deutsche Bahn suspends trains to Austria

22
Sep

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn is suspending key services to Austria and Hungary until October 4th, citing border controls introduced to manage a record influx of refugees.

The route from Budapest via Salzburg, Austria to the southern German city of Munich has been taken by tens of thousands of refugees in recent weeks.

“As a result of administrative measures (border controls) the long-distance routes of Deutsche Bahn will be suspended, initially until October 4th, 2015, between Munich-Salzburg (Austria) and Budapest (Hungary),” Deutsche Bahn said in an online statement.

Overwhelmed by the record influx, and seeking to register the
asylum-seekers as they enter the country, Germany temporarily
reintroduced border controls on September 13th.

All regular passenger services have been cut between Salzburg and Munich, DB said, although passengers could travel via other routes to the Austrian capital Vienna.

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