After 26 years Germany opens new high-speed train lineStaff Writer | December 9, 2017
Germany rolled out a new high-speed train Friday that will take passengers between Munich and Berlin in under four hours.
Transportation The Inter-City-Express Sprinter trains
Friday's event was planned in cities along the route, including Erfurt, Leipzig and Wittenburg.
Starting Sunday, the Inter-City-Express (ICE) Sprinter trains will leave Berlin and Munich three times per day on the 387-mile route. The journey time is expected to be less than four hours, shaving off two hours from the time it takes a normal train to make the trip.
At some points along the route, the ICE trains will travel at speeds of up to 186 mph. A one-way ticket will cost $147, compared to prices of $85 to $141 on current trains on the route. ■