Germany’s New Berlin-Munich Inter-City-Express Sprinter Begins Operations

By Christian Stampfer on 12 December 2017
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The Maximilianstraße in Munich.

The Maximilianstraße in Munich.

MUNICH—Germany’s long-planned high-speed intercity train that transports passengers between Berlin and Munich in four hours went into service Sunday.

The Deutsche Bahn’s Inter-City-Express Sprinter train departs both cities three times a day for the 387-mile (623-kilometer) journey. Normal intercity trains take six hours to cover the same route.

The Deutsche Bahn hopes to lure travelers who would normally use air transport with the faster train.

Plans for the Inter-City-Express Sprinter were first announced in 1991 and work began in 1996. The project involved the construction of 22 tunnels and 29 bridges along the route.

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