[DE / Expert] Awaiting electrification: The Chemnitz – Leipzig passenger trains get an upgrade [updated]

The Chemnitz – Leipzig line in Germany needs an upgrade, urgently, according to the local authorities. Reconstruction and electrification of the line is highly desired, so modern electric trains can be used and a new time table can be implemented, all to improve the connectivity of the city of Chemnitz.

Deutsche Bahn is now officially supporting the project, that recently got the status ‘Vordringlicher Bedarf’ (urgent measures needed) from the national government. Next to electrification, extra track sections will be built so trains can pass each other resulting a more stabile time table.

This article was first published on 17.07.2018 – and updated on 11.02.2019


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