A regional train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich derailed shortly after departure on Friday. Four women and a 13-year-old from the region died and around 40 people were injured.

After the train accident near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, investigators from Soko “Zug” are still busy investigating at the accident site.

The locomotive and a wagon were still on the track on Wednesday morning, according to a spokesman for the Oberbayern Süd police headquarters.

A railway spokesman explained the day before that these train parts remained on site until further notice due to ongoing investigative work. It was unclear when they would be taken away. The chassis of the salvaged wagons have now been secured.

The federal road 2 with the Farchant tunnel, which has been closed in the area of ​​​​the accident site since Friday, could possibly be released again during the course of Wednesday. Before that, the height control and the crash barriers removed for the rescue have to be repaired.

The train route itself will remain closed for a longer period of time. According to reports, it could possibly only be released again after the G7 summit at the end of June. The repair is expected to take a few weeks. Replacement buses are in use. The railways advised against non-essential train journeys in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Murnau area.