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    Train traffic between Germany and Austria has been resumed, according to the Austrian Federal Railways.

    VIENNA (Sputnik) – German-Austrian railway traffic was restored Monday, a day after Germany suspended service from Austria amid a major migrant influx, the rail operator announced.

    "Train traffic between Germany and Austria has been resumed at 7:00 am [05:00 GMT]," the Austrian Federal Railways OEBB said.

    The Vienna-based railway system said its passengers must allow additional time for further checks by German authorities at the Austrian-German border.

    Germany suspended train service from Austria on Sunday as the southern Bavarian city of Munich saw 1,400 new migrant arrivals as of that morning.

    Up to 13,000 migrants from crisis-torn regions of the Middle East and North Africa arrived on Saturday alone.

    Germany has said it expects to take in 800,000 asylum seekers this year.

    Interior ministers from the EU’s 28 states will meet in Brussels later on Monday to discuss European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s proposal to redistribute 160,000 refugees across the bloc.

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