From Deutsche Welle, October 2, 2017
After being closed for over seven weeks due to construction-related damage, a vital European north-south train link is back on track. But the full economic consequences are still being tallied.
Shortly after midnight the first train again rolled through Rastatt, a tiny town west of Stuttgart. It was here on August 12 that construction work on a tunnel for the European high-speed rail network caused the tracks above to slightly cave in. Since then this important section of railroad had been closed, impacting 120 passenger trains as well as up to 200 freight trains a day.