Hamburg-Koln Express now operating to Frankfurt

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HAMBURG, Germany – Hamburg-KölnExpress officials say passengers can travel along the left bank of the Rhine River again when visiting Frankfurt from northern Germany.

In addition to extended service to Frankfurt, the private passenger rail operator’s trains now also stop in Bonn, Koblenz, and Bingen.

A news release says the first train with extended service left Hamburg on Dec. 13 full. More than 100 passengers were still onboard south of Cologne.

Due to limited route capacities between Cologne and Frankfurt-Main, when planning the extension, Hamburg-Köln managers had to carefully search for time slots on the open-access German national rail network to be able to operate the new line extension at all.

Hamburg-Köln runs passenger trains between Frankfurt-Main main station to Hamburg with stops in the main stations of Bonn, Koblenz, Bingen, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Münster, Osnabrück, and in Hamburg: Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg main station and Hamburg-Altona.

U.S.-based Rail Development Corp. is the majority shareholder in Hamburg-KölnExpress.

More information is available by visiting the railroad’s German-language website.

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