This blog is about trains and places related to railways in Sweden and other countries. Most trips are started from Stockholm.
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Büchen, Bienenbüttel, Hamburg
It's hard to believe, but today I will arrive in Germany - despite being in the middle of a pandemic.
My trip so far has been relaxing and comfortable
The walk from the ferry terminal to the train station is short
It was possible to do the SARS-CoV-2 test directly at the terminal, I think the price was about 60EUR. Anyway, since about 1 week ago, it is possible to travel inside Germany without any restrictions for travelers arriving from Sweden. I must say I was lucky because in another case I would need to spend 2 weeks in quarantine.
Kiel is close to Hamburg, Regional trains are frequent.
I change trains here in Elmshorn because I need to get to Hamburg Hbf
The next train is bound for Hamburg Hbf
Classic view of the main gate to Europe when arriving by train from Scandinavia
The main difference between Sweden and Germany is the requirement to wear the mask
I will be taking a night train later tonight, but before that, I will visit two places
First, I'm taking a Regional train to Büchen
Büchen is located at the important railway Hamburg-Berlin, so I hope I can spot som freight trains here
Class 182, Siemens "Taurus" is used here as push-pull traction
The station allows bypass of the slower trains
Alstom Coradia Lint trains operating the line to Lüneburg
The line is used both by Regional, freight, and high speed trains
Eurocity train to Prague is stopping here
Class 193, Siemens Vectron
I can spot the first freight train
Class 187, Traxx F140 AC3 from RheinCargo
Traxx F140 AC2, Class 185
I'm now taking the Lint train to Lüneburg
Lauenburg on the Elbe river
ICE-T at Lüneburg
I'm taking a Regional train one stop south of Lüneburg on the Hamburg-Hanover railway