This year the season opening on the Wiehltalbahn was on Easter Monday. The weather was appropriate for mid-April. While there still were scattered showers with a smattering of snowflakes during the first ride in the morning, the weather largely brightened up and was sunny in the afternoon, but still cold.

During the winter the construction works on the 'Boxberg roundabout' in Waldbröl had been suspended, but now they have been resumed.

By Reiner Thies
(Translation from German by Detlef Zirpel/Don Payne)

Wiehl -

As previously announced by Wiehl's mayor Ulrich Stücker, the fresh start concerning the development of the Wiehltalbahn has begun. A first meeting between town administration and railway organisations has already taken place.

By JENS HÖHNER
(Translation from German by Detlef Zirpel/Don Payne)

Waldbröl. - No go-ahead for re-opening the Wiehltalbahn as far as Waldbröl is in sight! Acting on a motion of the Green Party group on the council, Waldbröl's Mayor, Peter Koester, promised to attend to the matter and to bring Mayor Rüdiger Gennies of Reichshof in, as a company in the Denklingen area had erected a building too close to the railway tracks.

From the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger (daily paper in Cologne): Saturday/Sunday, February 4th/5th, 2017

Former Railway Property Comprising 23,000 m² Was Purchased By Morsbach Town Council
BY CHRISTOPH BUCHEN AND JENS HÖHNER 
 (Translation from German by Detlef Zirpel/Don Payne)
 
Morsbach. This is definitely a historic day for Morsbach: Effective from March 1st, the station building and adjoining railway area pass into the ownership of Morsbach Town Council. In November of last year, the Western Office of the 'Federal Railway Assets' agency (located in Cologne) offered the area of 23,000 m² in a public bidding process.