On 3 December 2015 the cargo vessel Emsmoon allided into the railway bridge across the river Ems. Due to the sheer force of the collision the bridge is considered to be total loss. On october 10th the Deutsche Bahn informed all stakeholder that the bridge will be back in use by 2021.

The accident will prove to have a great impact on the development of the Wunderline. The wrecked bridge constitutes a physical obstacle for a direct connection between the city of Groningen and Germany. In the coming years all efforts shall be focused on re-establishing this connection as soon as possible.

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