Back in April 2017 we had reported that in Denklingen a factory hall had been erected too close to the Wiehltalbahn track. Thus, no passenger trains were allowed to run as far as Waldbröl for safety reasons in the foreseeable future.

Meanwhile, we advanced a fair way towards the resumption of passenger traffic as far as Waldbröl. By now, the legal proceedings that had to be initialised in this regard could be compounded.
 

It wasn't until today, October 14th, 2018, that our 'Inauguration Run' of this year's season could take place. Reason for this were construction works of "DB Netz" on the Agger line of RB25 betwen Dieringhausen and Osberghausen, where the Wiehltalbahn line branches. Among other things, the railway bridge in Osberghausen across the Agger stream had to be replaced.

The renovation works of the DB on the railway bridge across the Agger rivulet at Osberghausen have been finished lately.

Unfortunately, the subsequent works in the range of the construction site took longer than anticipated, so that the Wiehl Valley Line (branching from the DB Agger line next to the reworked DB bridge) could still not be used in early September, as originally planned.
 
Meanwhile, the construction works relating to the range of the Wiehltalbahn have been finished. We got the commitment that our line will be accessible again from mid of October onwards.

 Waldbröl has been reconnected to the DB railway network! The gap in the rails that had been opened back in 2014 due to the pending construction of the 'Boxberg' roundabout, has been closed again.

 There was new activity on the 'Boxberg Roundabout' construction site ...