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50 years of Intercity

  • Created by Holger Späing

26 September 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the start of Intercity services in Germany.

On 26 September 2021, exactly 50 years ago today, the Deutsche Bundesbahn introduced the Intercity as the successor to its long-distance express trains. The concept was trend-setting and was copied in many countries, also influencing the Eurocitys introduced in the 1980s. The soon to be published September issue of our magazine is intended to memorialise this successful concept and will cover the Intercity more extensively than probably any other trade journal.