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Updated: Swisstrain finds alternative as vital route is cut

Rail freight operator Swisstrain has put a contingency plan into operation after an engineering mishap cut a vital north-south rail line. On 12 August the trackbed between Rastatt and Baden-Baden subsided during construction of a new tunnel, cutting an important route between northern European sea ports and southern Germany, Switzerland and Italy until further notice. This has caused massive disruption and brought rail traffic to a standstill, says Swisstrain. Freight transporters, intermodal operators and ports are extremely concerned ... [+]

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