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High speed trains return to service

  : Monday March 06, 2000
Deutsche Bahn's latest high speed trains have
photo: AP
been returned to service after a defective valve was found to have caused the derailment of one of the units last week.

The valve, part of the tilt mechanism has been removed from all the trains. After the modification they were returned to normal revenue-earning service on Monday March 6.

On Wednesday March 1one of DB's latest trains an ICE-T train became derailed twice while it was travelling at low speed. Deutshe Bahn immediately withdrew all the trains while the cause was investigated.

Earlier stories
ICE trains withdrawn following derailments
03 Mar 2000
ICE mit Neigetechnik vorsorglich aus dem Verkehr gezogen
01 Mar 2000
Web sources:
German Modern Trains Resume Service 06 Mar 2000

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