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Reiner Haseloff (CDU), Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt, speaks at the "East Germany 2030" conference in Leipzig / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President calls for better infrastructure connections in the new federal states

Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President Reiner Haseloff is calling for better infrastructure links between the new federal states and Berlin and Eastern Europe. He emphasizes the need for more direct international connections from Berlin and improved train connections between Dresden, Magdeburg and Berlin. He also focuses on the demographic challenges facing the East and calls for more freedom in the allocation of university places in order to combat the shortage of doctors.

A fire department ambulance drives along a road / Photo: Fernando Gutierrez-Juarez/dpa/Symbolic image

Oncoming traffic overlooked: Driver injured in accident

One of the two drivers was seriously injured in an accident involving two cars in the Zwickau district. The man at the wheel of the other car had turned left at a junction on Monday and had overlooked the oncoming vehicle of the 73-year-old, according to the police. A third vehicle was damaged by de ..

A sign indicates that illegally parked vehicles will be towed away. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Ruling on the amount of parking fees for a towed car

How long can a private towing service collect demurrage charges for a car that has been removed and can these charges run into the thousands? The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) is set to announce a ruling on this on Friday (9.00 am) in Karlsruhe.It concerns a case from Saxony in which the towing com ..

A police emergency vehicle at the scene of an accident / Photo: Stefan Puchner/dpa/Symbolic image

Fire engine collides with tree: 100,000 euros damage

The accident involving a fire engine in Ottendorf-Okrilla (Bautzen district) on Wednesday caused damage of around 100,000 euros. This was announced by the police on Thursday. The 59-year-old driver had to swerve out of the way of an oncoming vehicle that did not provide sufficient space. The body of ..

Tracks are laid in the ballast bed at a railroad station / Photo: Hauke-Christian Dittrich/dpa/Symbolic image

MRB apologizes for problems on the railroad line

The Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn (MRB) has acknowledged considerable problems on the Leipzig-Chemnitz line and promised to alleviate them. The current situation is "by no means satisfactory and we expressly apologize to our passengers," the company explained on Tuesday in response to a dpa inquiry. The ..

A warning triangle stands near the scene of an accident / Photo: Stefan Sauer/dpa/Symbolic image

Car lifts off in accident and crashes into treetop

A car has flown around 30 meters through the air in an accident in the Ore Mountains, also crashing into a treetop. The 24-year-old driver was seriously injured on Sunday night, police said. Her breath alcohol level was measured at 1.2 per mille. The woman was traveling from Oelsnitz to Zschocken. I ..

A police patrol car with its blue lights switched on / Photo: Daniel Karmann/dpa/Symbolic image

Fatal accident with hazardous goods truck: full closure on A4

One person died in a rear-end collision on the A4 near Wilsdruff (Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains district) on Friday. "The person who caused the accident succumbed to his injuries here at the scene of the accident," police chief inspector Enrico Behrendt told the German Press Agency. Accord ..

The inscription "Locked" lights up on a police vehicle. / Photo: David Young/dpa/symbol

Accident with hazardous goods truck - full closure on A4

People were injured in a rear-end collision involving a hazardous goods truck and two other trucks on the A4 near Wilsdruff (Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains district) on Friday. The loaded nitrogen from the truck was leaking slightly, the police reported. The fire department pumped out the h ..

A police officer holds a wave trowel in his hands. / Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB/Symbolic image

Police check road users on the B2 near Leipzig

Police check the driving ability of road users on the B2 near Leipzig. The focus is particularly on alcohol and drugs, the police announced. Since Thursday morning, numerous officers have been on duty between the Südkreuz junction and the Markkleeberg exit, and the checks are expected to continue un ..

The neon sign "Accident" on the roof of a police car / Photo: Carsten Rehder/dpa/Symbolic image

Pedestrian hit by car in Görlitz and fatally injured

A pedestrian has been hit by a car in Görlitz and fatally injured. The 68-year-old woman died in hospital as a result of her injuries, police said on Wednesday. The pedestrian was hit by the car while crossing Zeppelinstraße on Tuesday evening. The 43-year-old driver suffered minor injuries. The exa ..

A warning triangle stands near the scene of an accident / Photo: Stefan Sauer/dpa/Symbolic image

Wrong-way driver causes pile-up on A13 freeway

A wrong-way driver has caused a serious traffic accident on the A13 highway from Berlin to Dresden. According to the police, the elderly man drove onto the highway in the wrong direction at the Klettwitz junction near Senftenberg. The accident then occurred in the direction of Dresden and, according ..

A carriage of the suspension railroad travels to the valley station. / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Mountain railroads closed in November due to autumn overhaul

The suspension railroad and funicular in Dresden will each be out of service for two weeks during the annual fall overhaul in November. This was announced by the Dresden transport authority on Wednesday. According to the statement, the suspension railroad will be closed from November 6 to November 1 ..

An ambulance is on mission with blue lights. / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB/Symbolbild

74-year-old seriously injured in collision at intersection

In a car collision at an intersection in Auerbach (Vogtland), a 74-year-old woman suffered serious injuries on Monday. The traffic lights at the intersection were off at the time of the accident, police said Tuesday. The traffic should be regulated by means of traffic signs. On the intersection, the ..

A blue light on a police emergency vehicle / Photo: Daniel Vogl/dpa/Symbolbild

Cars collide head-on - four seriously injured

Four people were seriously injured, including a child, in an accident in Meerane (Zwickau district). A 41-year-old driver moved his car into the middle of the lane for initially unclear reasons on Friday and collided head-on with an oncoming car, police said on Saturday. The person who caused the ac ..

A woman rides a bicycle in the rain / Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa/Symbolbild

Leipzig takes 3rd place nationwide in the city cycling competition

In the nationwide Stadtradeln competition, Leipzig took third place this year behind Berlin and the Hannover region. The trade fair city has never done so well before, the city administration announced on Friday. The approximately 18,000 participants cycled more than 3.5 million kilometers from Sept ..

A "D-Ticket" in smart card format. / Photo: Boris Roessler/dpa/Symbolbild

Reduced Germany ticket for people with less money

People with less money are to be able to buy the Deutschlandticket in Leipzig more cheaply from next year. Instead of 49 euros, they are to pay 29 euros. The difference is to be paid from the city budget, the city administration announced on Friday. The opportunity is to be created for holders of th ..

A passenger plane takes off from an airport. / Photo: Julia Cebella/dpa/iconic image

Large-scale plant for green aviation fuel planned in Leipzig

Germany's first industrial production facility for green aviation fuel is to be built in Leipzig. Together with technology company Johnson Matthey and energy group bp, a plant is to be built to produce 50,000 tons of sustainable aviation fuel annually, a spokeswoman for the company EDL Anlagenbau sa ..

A police patrol car is parked on the street with its blue lights on / Photo: Carsten Rehder/dpa

Driving past children: car driver attacks man

The Chemnitz police are investigating the altercation between two men a week ago in Schwarzenberg in the Ore Mountains. According to a statement on Saturday, a previously unknown motorist is said to have insulted and attacked a 35-year-old man, who had complained about his rough driving. The passeng ..

A police officer holds a police trowel during a traffic stop / Photo: Jonas Güttler/dpa/Symbolbild

Freight industry takes a critical view of border controls

The freight transport industry is critical of the new fixed controls on the border with Poland. The border has "a high volume of traffic, both from commercial transports and commuter traffic," a spokeswoman for the German Road Haulage, Logistics and Waste Management Association (BGL) said Tuesday. F ..

Cyclists ride on a bike path / Photo: Friso Gentsch/dpa/Symbolbild

Cycle path on the Blue Wonder to be marked in 2024

After the short-term cancellation of the traffic trial on the Blue Wonder in Dresden, the bike path will now be installed next spring. As the city of Dresden announced on Monday, the contracted road construction company can no longer facilitate a date in October. From November to March a marking of ..

An ambulance drives to an operation / Photo: Fernando Gutierrez-Juarez/dpa-central-image/ZB/symbol.

Drunk driver hits a pedestrian in eastern Saxony

A drunk driver hit a pedestrian in Waldhufen in the district of Görlitz. The 32-year-old had been standing on the side of the road. He fell and injured himself, as the police announced on Sunday. The driver had previously rammed another car when parking. Witnesses called the police. The officers cau ..

Tracks are laid in the ballast bed at a train station / Photo: Hauke-Christian Dittrich/dpa/Symbolbild

Several train cancellations due to commissioning of a signal box

Due to the commissioning of an electronic signal box in Bad Schandau, there will be train cancellations near Dresden in October. This was announced by Deutsche Bahn on Thursday. According to the statement, several connections will be affected between October 17 and 27, including EC trains between Dr ..

A sign reading "Krankenhaus" (hospital) points the way to the clinic / Photo: Marcus Brandt/dpa/Symbolbild

Wheelchair user hit by van: Seriously injured

In a collision between a van and an electric wheelchair in Dresden, an 89-year-old man was seriously injured on Tuesday afternoon. The wheelchair rider was riding in the wrong direction on the bike lane on Dr.-Külz-Ring, police said Tuesday. A van turning from an exit had hit the man. Rescue workers ..

A police patrol car stands on a street / Photo: Guido Kirchner/dpa/Symbolbild

Police operation in Glauchau: Police do not yet give details

In Glauchau (Zwickau district) there is currently a police operation. Therefore, in the city area with temporal traffic restrictions are to be expected, said a spokeswoman for the police on Thursday. She did not initially provide details on the operation.Copyright 2023, dpa (www.dpa.de). All rights ..

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Proposal for the traffic turnaround

The traffic turnaround is no good as an ideological dispute. Car traffic in large cities and metropolitan areas is often on the verge of collapse and pollutes the environment. Suburban connections by public transport and commuter trains often do not work well. Doubling spending on public transit and long-distance commuter rail is needed. There is also a need to shift freight traffic back from highways to rail and waterways. The goal should be large-scale container loading onto rail and waterways. Freight forwarding should only take place over the last mile.

Vehicles jam on a highway / Photo: Marcus Brandt/dpa/Symbolbild

Start of the vacations and long weekend: ADAC expects traffic jams

At the start of the autumn vacations in Saxony and Thuringia, motorists must prepare for traffic jams on the weekend. Delays and traffic jams are to be expected especially in the conurbations of Magdeburg and Halle/Leipzig, as well as the main traffic routes, the ADAC announced on Thursday.It will b ..

A police officer holds a waving trowel during a traffic stop / Photo: Paul Zinken/dpa/ZB/Symbolbild

Nearly 2900 violations on nationwide traffic safety day

During checks on the occasion of the nationwide road safety campaign "sicher.mobil.leben" (safe.mobile.live), the police in Saxony detected 2895 violations. Officers checked 5193 road users statewide, 501 of whom were cyclists, the Interior Ministry announced Wednesday. During the action day last Tu ..

With a charging station, experts from the SRCC rail research campus want to jump-start the switch from diesel to battery-powered trains. / Photo: Max Lautenschläger/DB Energie GmbH/dpa

Railroad researchers present new charging station for battery trains

Experts from the SRCC rail research campus want to help the switch from diesel to battery-powered trains get off the ground with a new type of charging station. The "wallbox" for trains will be tested for a year in Annaberg-Buchholz and will then be available to trains in regular operation in 2024, ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of Saxony / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

Deutschlandticket must be financially secured

Saxon Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer believes that the Deutschlandticket must be financially secured in the coming years. "We feel that this 49-euro ticket is very well received and especially by people in metropolitan areas," said the CDU politician following an out-of-town cabinet meeting in th ..

A blue light is seen on the roof of a police emergency vehicle. / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Symbolbild

Car rams into car during chase: policemen injured

Several patrol cars chased the driver of a suspected stolen car for kilometers through Saxony on Thursday. Two officers were injured in the process, according to the Görlitz police department. The officers pursued the car for nearly 100 kilometers from Dresden to Neugersdorf (Görlitz district). Ther ..

The neon sign "Accident" on the roof of a police car. / Photo: Carsten Rehder/dpa/Symbolbild

Traffic fatalities: sharp increase especially among older people

While the number of traffic fatalities in Thuringia and Saxony decreased in 2022, it increased significantly in Saxony-Anhalt. Most notable was the fact that the number of traffic fatalities involving people 75 years and older tripled from the previous year's figure of 41, said Dekra's regional spok ..

The Deutsche Bahn (DB) logo / Photo: Hauke-Christian Dittrich/dpa/iconic image

A weekend for German train traffic

With nearly 30 events, Deutsche Bahn is celebrating a "Rail Day" in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia from September 15 to 17. The prelude for the region southeast forms a rally with special trains to Leipzig as well as the central German railroad summit with panel discussions, as the German cours ..

The central emergency room of a hospital. / Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa/Symbolbild

Young female moped rider dies after accident in Rammenau

In an accident in Rammenau (Bautzen district), a 19-year-old female moped rider died on Saturday. As the police department Görlitz announced on Sunday, she had wanted to drive on the B 98 and disregarded the right of way of a motorist. After the collision, the young woman died at the accident site. ..

Tracks are laid in the ballast bed at a train station / Photo: Hauke-Christian Dittrich/dpa/Symbolbild

Saxony wants to reanimate disused railroad lines

Saxony wants to revive disused railroad lines and has therefore commissioned an expert opinion. The Ministry of Transport is concerned with a total of 22 routes. "What must always be considered: The closed lines in Saxony were not shut down by the government or because there was too much traffic on ..

An ambulance drives to an operation / Photo: Fernando Gutierrez-Juarez/dpa-central-image/ZB/symbol.

Drunk pensioner crashes with her car

A 76-year-old woman crashed her car near Boxberg under the influence of alcohol and was slightly injured. As the police department Görlitz announced on Saturday, the senior citizen was driving a small car on the road between Kaschel and Zimpel the day before, when she suddenly left the road. The car ..

An airplane during landing. / Photo: Boris Roessler/dpa/iconic image

1500 objections against Leipzig Airport expansion plans

Citizens have submitted around 1,500 objections to the Saxony State Directorate against the expansion plans for Leipzig/Halle Airport. The deadline for objections had expired on September 4. The number is still provisional, since the people could also report in their communities and not all document ..

The words "Locked" light up on a police vehicle. / Photo: David Young/dpa/iconic image

Partial closures of A4 tunnel in Upper Lusatia planned

Due to construction and maintenance work, there will be traffic restrictions in the Königshainer Berge tunnel on the A4 Dresden-Görlitz in the next two weeks. From next Monday and until September 23, there may be nightly full closures of individual tubes, announced the Görlitz district office in rel ..

View of the construction site after the installation of the Teltow Canal Bridge for the extension of the Dresden railroad / Photo: Britta Pedersen/dpa

New bridge over the Teltow Canal in the right position

In Berlin-Tempelhof, a new 900-ton railroad bridge has been pushed into position over the Teltow Canal. The bridge is located south of the Attilastrasse S-Bahn station and is an important part of the reconstruction and expansion of the Dresdner Bahn. "When the Dresdner Bahn comes into service in 202 ..

Cars drive past a construction site. / Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa-central image/dpa/symbol image

Car density on the rise: More and more cars in Saxony, too

Despite all efforts for a traffic turnaround, more and more cars are on the road in Saxony. From 2012 to 2022, the number of registered cars per 1000 inhabitants increased by more than five percent, as the Federal Statistical Office announced on Tuesday. Accordingly, the value in Saxony in 2012 was ..

Cars, trucks and delivery vehicles are stuck in a traffic jam / Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa/Symbolbild

Power failure in Dresden highway tunnels: traffic jams on A17

A power failure in the Coschütz and Dölzschen highway tunnels caused long traffic jams on the A17 on Tuesday morning. As a result of the outage, access barriers closed automatically, according to police. Motorists who were in the tunnel chain could safely drive out of the tunnels.According to police ..

The words "Locked" light up on a police vehicle. / Photo: David Young/dpa/iconic image

Car hits motor home on A38: 38-year-old dies

A 38-year-old driver from Saxony was killed in an accident on the A38 near the Halle-Süd interchange. According to the current state of investigation, he had hit a mobile home on Monday afternoon, the police announced in Halle in the evening. The driver of the motorhome then lost control of his vehi ..

A railroad construction crew repairs the track bed on a section of track. / Photo: Roland Weihrauch/dpa/Symbolbild

Due to construction work timetable changes at MRB

Passengers of the Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn (MRB) must prepare for schedule changes on the Leipzig-Grimma-Döbeln line in the next few days. The reason is construction work on the line, as the company announced on Monday. On Wednesday (September 7) as well as on the coming weekend, rail replacement se ..

A Lockheed C-130 Hercules of the U.S. Air Force flies over the Wunstorf air base in the Hanover region at the start of the international air force maneuver "Air Defender 2023."/ Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa

"Air Defender": Operations at Saxony's airports continue as normal

At Saxony's airports, the air force exercise "Air Defender 2023" has so far had no consequences for passengers. So far, there have been no restrictions at Leipzig/Halle and Dresden airports, said a spokesman for Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG. In an initial assessment, German air traffic control expect ..

A "D-Ticket" in smart card format. / Photo: Boris Roessler/dpa/Symbolbild

Germany ticket in good demand in central Germany

Also in the area of the Central German Transport Association (MDV), the Deutschlandticket is in good demand. According to its information on Tuesday, more than 90,000 people have been using it since the beginning of May, and according to initial estimates, the number of contract-based users - subscr ..

Vehicles drive on a highway / Photo: Philipp von Ditfurth/dpa/Symbolbild

Saxony extends special regime for Ukrainian cars

Saxony extends the exemption for vehicles of Ukrainian refugees until June 30. Cars with valid Ukrainian registration and sufficient liability insurance may participate in traffic until then, as Transport Minister Martin Dulig (SPD) announced in Dresden on Monday. "I am pleased that together we coul ..

A carriage of the suspension railroad, which opened in 1891, travels to the valley station. / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa/Archivbild

Dresden suspension railroad fit for another ten years of operation

The historic suspension railroad on the slopes of the Elbe in Dresden has received the operating license for another ten years after the general check. Because of its "excellent technical condition," only minor work had to be done this time, as the Dresden Transport Authority (DVB) announced at the ..