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AUSTRIA: Pinzgauer Lokalbahn services returned to Krimml on September 12, the day after a tracklaying completion ceremony marked the restoration of the 760 mm gauge line which had been damaged by serious flooding in June 2005.

The future of the line beyond Mittersill had been in doubt, but the Land of Salzburg took it over from ÖBB, and awarded an operating contract to Salzburger Lokalbahn, investing €32·3m on rehabilitation and rolling stock.