A few weeks ago we were standing on one of the numerous platforms at Braunschweig station in Lower Saxony, Germany.
It was almost manic with trains coming in and departing from each platform every couple of minutes.
I held a ticket which advised us of the time our train arrived and departed and each train change on our route, along with the arrival and departure platform numbers. An Inter City Express (ICE) high-speed train arrived at our platform, passing the mid platform about 50mph, and eventually stopped one minute later. It was so long you could hardly see one end from the other. This particular train was bound for Interlaken and was guaranteed to travel at an overall average speed of 185mph, operated by the German DB national railway company.
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