Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 6 Days in Italy
  2. 2 Just curious--why Airbnb?
  3. 3 Where??-2 night trip from London
  4. 4 First trip to Europe with teens 14 and 15 Spain or Italy?
  5. 5 Trip Report two weeks in England including a mini Fodor get together
  6. 6 Shuttle from CDG into Paris
  7. 7 Advice on Taxis vs Transfers in Santorini
  8. 8 Maybe your worst nighmare...
  9. 9 Spain, Portugal, 10 days family of 7.
  10. 10 London and Paris - 3 days each
  11. 11 UK 5 weeks How Far Can We Go!
  12. 12 Bike rental - Aix en Provence area
  13. 13 Austria & Switzerland- winter or summer!
  14. 14 Trip Report To the top of Europe, and back again.
  15. 15 Have Toddler, Will Travel
  16. 16 Suggestions for driving Cadiz to Zaragosa
  17. 17 Amsterdam Mayor retires
  18. 18 Trip Report Roman (and Florentine, Venetian) Holiday with la Principessa
  19. 19 Stu Tower
  20. 20 Single Female Traveler in Italy
  21. 21 Girl Talk -- Clothing for Amalfi Coast and Rome, 9/28-10/8
  22. 22 Tasting sherry in Jerez
  23. 23 Two weeks in Greece early October
  24. 24 Trip Report Crete Holiday
  25. 25 DeGaulle to the dock at Le Pecq?
View next 25 » Back to the top

NOTICE: Disruption on the railway line Mannheim-Basel

Jump to last reply

Quote from

"Due to a disruption to the line between Rastatt and Baden-Baden, no train traffic is possible between 14-26 August (estimated). The disruption affects passengers travelling between Switzerland (Basel border crossing), Freiburg, Offenburg and Frankfurt as well as destinations in western and northern parts of Germany. We anticipate additional travel times of up to 60 minutes. Tickets can be used on other trains or returned free of charge."

This is one of the main ICE lines in this country, the route between Mannheim and Basel. Traffic is interrupted. Long-distance trains go as far as Karlsruhe fron the north, Offenburg or Baden-Baden in the south. The stretch in between is covered by a combination of local trains ad substitute buses. This is as time-consuming as it sounds.

Passengers ought to plan accordingly and better allow more additional time than that one hour they mention. This is of particular importance, for example, for people coming from the south going to Frankfurt Airport. TGV trains to Paris will not go via Karlsruhe and Strasbourg but take the route via Saarbrücken.

Something went wrong in a construction site for the new train tunnel und Rastatt. Major repairs are needed. This may take longer than the scheduled August 26. Check your connections on and recheck at short notice, should you plan to take this route.

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.