DB to reconquer the long-distance market

The first of 130 ICx trains is expected to enter service in late 2017 (Photo: Bodo Schulz)

GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn revealed details of an ambitious programme to regain lost business in the long-distance passenger market through expansion of its ICE and IC networks on March 18. The move follows an unprecedented surge in long-distance coach travel since market deregulation in 2013.

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