Welt Aktuell expands to trains
The paper will be distributed in first class coaches of the ICE trains of Deutsche Bahn. In January the paper started to be distributed on domestic Lufthansa flights (see previous post).
How the circulation of Welt Aktuell is affected by the expansion is not clear. Circulation at launch was 30,000. The paper is distributed from 15:30 in the afternoon.
Earlier several free papers (ICE-press, Handelsblatt am Abend, FTD Kompakt) were distributed in trains, but none of those titles survived. Welt Kompakt, the cheaper tabloid version of broadsheet Die Welt, however, was distributed fro free in trains. Probably this title will vanish from trains.