DB AutoZug is to offer users of its motorail service a money- back guarantee. The trains are being equipped with refurbished sleeping cars, with new bogies, quieter disk brakes and air-conditioning, and if facilities on the refurbished trains are not functioning or unavailable, passengers can claim a travel voucher.

When the summer timetable comes into effect in May, DB AutoZug will revise its services to south and west France, extending the period of operation of the Hildesheim - Bordeaux service, but dropping trains to Nantes. Faster timings will come into force on routes from Berlin to Avignon, Narbonne and Bordeaux. Domestic services are also being altered, with more capacity offered on trains between München, Dortmund, K