In Germany, train services are disrupted, some highways are closed to traffic: In the west of Germany, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, there are train disruptions due to the severe storm, some highways are closed to traffic.
According to the statement from the German railway company Deutsche Bahn, it is reported that the train services in the cities of Düsseldorf, Bielefeld, Dortmund and Cologne have been stopped for today.
It was stated that a large number of trains were stopped due to the storm called "Niklas", whose speed reached 100 kilometers per hour, so transportation in the region was paralyzed. It is stated that many passengers are also waiting at the train stations. It was also announced that many trains between Hamm and Berlin were canceled.
Deutsche Bahn officials announced that they are trying to maintain a small number of long-haul flights from the alternative route between Dortmund and Cologne.
It was stated that the tree was derailed on the Avrocity train in Osnabrück and approximately 300 passengers were trapped in the train. In Frankfurt, a scaffolding was overturned due to a storm. It was noted that material damage occurred while there were no injuries in the incident.
In the cities of Bottrop, Dortmund and Essen, drivers were not allowed to use some highways.