A week after the train accident in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the investigations continue. The salvage of the locomotive has begun while the police continue to investigate the cause.

A week after the fatal train accident in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the scene of the accident has still not been fully released.

Investigations and investigations continued south of the scene of the accident, said Martin Emig, spokesman for the police headquarters in Upper Bavaria South, on Friday.

North of the scene of the accident, however, Deutsche Bahn has meanwhile begun to prepare for the salvage of the locomotive and one of the last wagons; this section has been cleared by investigators. The parts of the train were the last to stop. “So that a rail crane can reach the car and the locomotive in order to finally lift them, the track section in front of them is first repaired,” explained a railway spokesman. These measures alone before the carriage and the locomotive are salvaged should take a few days.

Police work at full speed

The almost 50 employees of the Soko “Zug” of the police continue to work at full speed to clarify the cause. Railway employees and passengers are questioned as witnesses. Several dozen passengers have already been spoken to, said Emig.

The chassis of the wagons that had already been recovered were secured, as were rails and track components. When looking for the cause, the focus is on a technical defect. It is unclear when trains will be able to run again on the route.

The regional train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich derailed last Friday afternoon. Four women and a 13-year-old from the region died. An ecumenical funeral service is planned for Saturday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.