The state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn said that days after the Nord Stream pipeline attack, the German rail network was sabotaged, resulting in all long-distance trains coming to a total standstill in northern Germany.
It’s not the serene and tranquil morning that people who wake up expected it to be. According to reports, “sabotage” brought down a significant train network in northern Germany, according to a tweet from Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa).
“Sabotage to cables which were vital for train traffic, meant Deutsche Bahn had to stop trains running in the north this morning for nearly three hours,” state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn said.
According to Dpa, at the beginning of the weekend, all “long-distance trains came to a total standstill in northern Germany at the start of the weekend.” Initially attributing the failure of the rail network to a “technical malfunction,” the train operator eventually claimed that malicious behaviour was to blame, leading security authorities to intervene.
The city-states of Bremen and Hamburg as well as the state of Lower Saxony experienced service interruptions. International rail links between the Netherlands and Denmark are also included.
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Der Spiegel reported that two communication network cables for Deutsche Bahn were severed as part of the “sabotage,” giving more details about the incident.
Sabotage has already been discussed in the media. The disruption occurred after acts of “sabotage,” according to EU officials, destroyed the Nord Stream gas pipelines that cross the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany.
NATO and the EU emphasised the necessity for member nations to protect critical infrastructure from potential attacks.