14 June 2012: Fourteenth run of EuropeTrain - the fourth and last run through France with a short trip for a press event to Luxembourg - successfully completed

On Thursday morning (14.06.12) the EuropeTrain returned to Minden after 2 weeks and ca. 12.000 km of successful operation in France.

After the train has left the test centre of DB Systemtechnik in Minden on 28.05.2012 22:00 o’clock it passed to Bad Bentheim, travelled through the Netherlands and Belgium and finally crossed the French border at Quevy on 29.05.12 20:30 o’clock on its way to Paris, Le Bourget. During the French Loop EuropeTrain cycled several times from its temporary home base Paris Le Bourget to Lyon (7x), to Metz (1x) and to Marseille (1x). The return this time led via Metz and Thionville to Luxembourg for a local press event on 12.06.12, which was very successful.

On Wednesday, 13.06.12 the train returned again via Belgium and the Netherlands to Minden.

Directly after the return, the measurements of wheels and brake blocks started as usual. Before the next run, the EuropeTrain’s International Analysis Team (IAT) will again discuss the results, define further activities and especially decide on the wagons that will participate in the next run, which will be the second and last Italian Loop, starting July, 7 th.