11 February 2011: The second run of EuropeTrain successfully concluded

On 11 February, Europe Train returned to Minden after 2 weeks and approximately 13 000 km of operation without any trouble or irregularities on the German Loop. On its way, the train travelled 10 times via Cologne and the Rhine valley down to Freiburg and back to Minden via Frankfurt, Giessen, Kassel and Hannover.

Measurements of the wheels and brake blocks are currently being taken. At the beginning of next week the EuropeTrain’s International Analysis Team (IAT) will discuss the results and define further activities, especially regarding the wagons that will participate in the next run. This will be a French Loop, probably starting on 25 February via the Netherlands and Belgium.

See online : http://europetrain.uic.org/map/inde...