FIRST STOP FRANKFURT

GERMAN rail operator Deutsche Bahn yesterday showcased a Siemens high-speed train in London which it hopes will run services to Germany through the Channel Tunnel in a challenge to Eurostar’s monopoly and Alstom trains. The ICE?3 train was on display at St Pancras station. Deutsche Bahn wants to operate services from London to Frankfurt and Cologne by the end of 2013.