According to the RBB, an apparently overcrowded train had to be stopped at Berlin-Gesundbrunnen station on Friday afternoon. The RE5 to Rostock stood in the station for about an hour and then continued. Travelers were asked to leave the train. The federal police also helped with the incident.

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Due to the Pentecost holidays, a sharp increase in travel is expected in the Berlin area. Even before, experts had expected that the 9-euro ticket campaign would lead to full trains, especially on weekends.