Chaos on German railways in northern Germany due to a problem with the international mobile phone system for rail communications (GSMR). The problem will be solved but the German railways announced it was “sabotage”, As reported by Dpa. Bild wrote online that the system’s cables “were in fact intentionally stolen or destroyed.”
The newspaper cited security sources as saying that there was no evidence of the perpetrators. Those affected are The states of Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holsteinas Deutsche Bahn wrote on Twitter.
“Due to the sabotage of cables essential to rail traffic, Deutsche Bahn was forced to stop trading for three hours in the north before lunch,” a Deutsche Bahn spokeswoman said. The problem affected the Global System for Mobile Communications – Rail (GSMR) cables, which “serve the communication between the command centers guiding the trains and the trains themselves”. Both short-distance rail and long-distance rail traffic were affected. The issue has been resolved, but the effects on rail traffic remain, with delays and inconveniences for users.
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