Due to the consequences of an embankment fire near Gotha, long-distance rail passengers must expect delays on Monday evening.

Rail travelers must expect disruptions on several long-distance routes on Monday evening. Due to an embankment fire near the tracks near Gotha in Thuringia, the route between Fulda and Erfurt was closed in the afternoon, a spokeswoman for Deutsche Bahn announced. Bild had previously reported that more than 10,000 travelers were affected. After several hours, the route was reopened in the evening. However, travelers on ICE lines from north to south and west to east are still affected by diversions, partial cancellations and delays.

“Due to a fire service operation near the tracks, the route between Fulda and Erfurt is currently closed. There will be diversions, partial cancellations and delays of up to 180 minutes in long-distance traffic,” says the Deutsche Bahn website.

According to Deutsche Bahn, the ICE connections between Berlin and Munich, Berlin and Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich, and Wiesbaden and Dresden are affected. The IC train from Cologne to Leipzig is also affected. “We are still investigating the cause,” said the spokeswoman about what caused the fire.

The following long-distance connections are affected:

Those affected should obtain information via the DB Navigator or by calling the travel information line 030/2970.