Berlin / Cologne (dpa / lnw) - Many people use the train for excursions and trips on Whit Sunday. A spokesman for Deutsche Bahn reported in the morning that there was a similarly strong demand for trips on regional trains as on Whit Saturday. As expected, the regional trains were used very heavily, especially to tourist destinations. "We recommend our passengers to get information from the information media of the local transport associations or via the DB Navigator shortly before they start their journey," he emphasized.
In view of the inexpensive 9-euro tickets, which can be used for one month in June, July and August, with which local and regional transport can be used nationwide, many additional travelers were expected. Pentecost is generally a busy weekend for travel. For reasons of space, Deutsche Bahn repeatedly asked travelers not to take bicycles on the trains if they were not absolutely necessary.
A signal box malfunction in the Hennef area affected regional traffic on the RE9, S12 and S19 lines on Sunday morning. Trains were waiting at suitable stations, Deutsche Bahn NRW tweeted. According to the company spokesman at the Berlin headquarters, the signal box malfunction was resolved after 30 minutes. Long-distance traffic was not affected by this half-hour technical fault.