German railway operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) canceled several trains early Wednesday due to debris blocking routes in northern Germany, but the company said while delays continued the situation had improved by midmorning.
A strong storm had blown over trees and strewn debris across the tracks on Tuesday night, causing some trains to stop abruptly. Due to the cancellations, hundreds of travelers were stranded in Hanover, Hamburg and Bremen.
To accommodate the stranded passengers, DB brought in extra Intercity Express (ICE) trains. In Hanover, 200 people slept in two of the trains provided by the German operator.