THE DB Lounge at München's main station has been reopened after a 10-week refurbishment programme costing €400 000.The lounge has been enlarged, and a 26-seat first class area created where passengers are offered drinks, snacks, and free wi-fi access.

The work was undertaken under a programme to upgrade DB's first class service from the December timetable change, with an increased staff presence and free newspapers and magazines. DB reports that 2·8 million passengers had used its lounges by the end of August, up from 2·3 million in 2006.