Rail operator Deutsche Bahn said on Friday that the floods that hit western Germany last week caused an estimated 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion) worth of damage to its network and railroad stations.
A large part of the damage is not covered by insurance, the state-owned company said.
It is unclear when rail freight in North Rhine-Westphalia for the steel sector will be possible again, it said.
Photo: A regional train stands stuck in mud after heavy rainfall in Xanten, Germany. EPA/ARNULF STOFFEL