Deutsche Bahn: Children play on ICE tracks – it has bad consequences

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Actually, every child already knows: You don’t play on tracks. Because not only for the people on the track, but also for the travelers and employees in the regional train, ICE or IC German train this can be life threatening.

On Wednesday afternoon (August 3rd), an ICE had to German train emergency braking in the city of Lengerich (NRW). The reason: Shortly before the railway tunnel, the train driver suddenly discovered two little boys! Did the train stop on time?

Deutsche Bahn: Boy stays on the tracks

This is certainly not how guests on the ICE 611 imagined their journey: the express train was actually supposed to run from Hamburg to Munich. But instead, he didn’t even end up halfway in Munster, unscheduled.

The reason: at around 2:10 p.m., the ICE was on its way just before the Lengerich railway tunnel. At that time he had reached a speed of about 110 kilometers per hour. Suddenly the train driver made an incredible discovery: two children were standing on the tracks!

The Deutsche Bahn employee immediately initiated emergency braking, the federal police reported in a statement. It usually takes just one minute and six seconds for an ICE to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour. However, it can take up to a minute for an express train to come to a complete standstill in the event of emergency braking. And it is well known that it is impossible to dodge the train like you would with a car.

One of the two boys jumped off the tracks when he spotted the approaching ICE. The other, on the other hand, stayed on the track and, according to the train driver, faked a jump in front of the train.

Deutsche Bahn: The train driver is in shock after the incident

The ICE came to a standstill at the last moment. Neither the two boys nor the passengers on the train were injured in the incident. However, after the emergency braking, the train driver was in such severe shock that he could not continue the journey and the train journey ended unscheduled in Münster.


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The children fled shortly after the incident. The police have already launched a search for them and are now looking for witnesses who can provide information about the boys. According to the Deutsche Bahn employee, they should be around nine to eleven years old. At the time of the crime, one child was wearing a black T-shirt and the other a green T-shirt. You can provide information about the minors by telephone on 0800/6888000. (lime)

Source: Derwesten

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