The 9th run started for the second run of the Eastern Loop to Poland with a short trip to Slovakia.

After nearly 3 weeks of intensive activities in the test center of DB Systemtechnik, the EuropeTrain test train -with an international composition of freight wagons of various types- started again on 15 October with a short delay from Minden via Berlin to Frankfurt an der Oder and entered Poland on 16 October.

This international test train managed by Deutsche Bahn on behalf of UIC with Johannes Gräber as the Project Manager, has as the main objective to test in operational conditions the "LL" composite brake blocks which aim to significantly reduce noise emissions by freight trains.

After passing the German/Polish border in Frankfurt-an-der-Oder a short trip to Slovakia was planned for the 17/18 October. After returning from Slovakia, are planned up to 12 cycles in Poland via Poznan - Warszawa - Lukow - Lotz - Poznan. Due to the delay, the planning has to be re-scheduled. The return via Frankfurt an der Oder is planned for the 1st November 2011 and the train will be back in Minden, Germany, on 2nd November.