Alstom says it is investigating the root cause of the problem and is working on a solution in close cooperation with the customer and operator to return tthe rains to service as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, MRB is having to find alternative rolling stock, and substitute several services with buses. A locomotive-hauled train was made available by Press.

All operational changes made by MRB have been coordinated with the other relevant public transport authorities: Oberelbe Transport Authority (VVO), Zweckverband ÖPNV Vogtland (ZVV) and Zweckverband Mittelsachsen Transport Association (ZVMS).

The services which have been effected are: Chemnitz - Elsterwerda, Dresden - Hof, and Dresden - Zwickau.