Deutsche Bahn: German rail operator plans to reopen 20 disused railway lines

Germany’s national railway operator has announced plans to reopen 20 stretches of rail across the country that have been closed for years.

State-owned Deutsche Bahn said on Tuesday that they hope to revive a total of 245 kilometres of the rail network.

The move is intended to help more citizens use freight trains as Germany steps up efforts to fight climate change.

Deutsche Bahn added that a team of experts had chosen the proposed routes after assessing around 1,300 kilometres of disused railways.

The selected routes for reopening include several suburban lines around the city’s of Berlin and Düsseldorf, as well as other local country routes and a cross-border connection from Breisach in

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