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Historic Railway Disasters
23 June 1998

The Eschede Reports

Deutsche Bahn to be sued over ICE accident

A German lawyer has issued a suit against German Railways (Deutsche Bahn) alleging that it is culpable in causing the deaths of passengers on ICE 884 which crashed at Eschede on 3 June 1998.

The suit alleges that Deutsche Bahn was aware of a defect in the wheels used on the train that crashed. The first generation ICE units, of which ICE 884 was one, used a type of wheel which is made of composite materials. It was a design introduced to provide smoother ride characteristics. Later ICE versions use a different, type of wheel.

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