5 May 2012: The thirteenth run of EuropeTrain is successfully completed.

On Saturday (5 May) early morning EuropeTrain returned to Minden after 3 weeks and ca. 15.000 km of successful operation in Germany.

After the train has left the test centre of DB Systemtechnik in Minden on 14 April EuropeTrain shuttled 7 times between Minden and Rostock and 11 times between Minden and Ludwigslust (due to construction works). A last cycle finally led the train through the Rhine valley for a very successful press event with local press in Mainz on 4 May.

After the return to Minden, the measurements of wheels and brake blocks will start with subsequent activities as usual.

The train operation will start again end of May for the fourteenth run, which will be the fourth and last French Loop, this time with a short side trip for a press event in Luxembourg.