• Short Summary

    The eighth frontier crossing for rail traffic between East and West Germany was opened Mar 20, when a train carrying 176 passengers from Hamburg and Lubeck, West Germany, to the Baltic East German sea-port of Sassnitz, steamed over the border at Herrnburg.

  • Description

    The eighth frontier crossing for rail traffic between East and West Germany was opened Mar 20, when a train carrying 176 passengers from Hamburg and Lubeck, West Germany, to the Baltic East German sea-port of Sassnitz, steamed over the border at Herrnburg. For months previous, engineers and labourers have been industriously building new or restoring old track.

    Carriages for the Lubeck-Sassnits train were made in West Germany, but the engine and train crew are East German. East German crews have been undergoing a seven-day course on the Lubeck-Herrnburg stretch. Border police at Herrnburg have been keeping a close watch on workmen from both zones. East zone police to prevent defections, and West zone police to prevent intrusions.

    Object of the new line is to increase traffic to Scandinavia via plane and car ferry services at Sassnitz, and to provide a fast service from Sassnitz to Hamburg in the West.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3PQX5EAT5MW60VE3GM9A4FWUW
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PQX5EAT5MW60VE3GM9A4FWUW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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