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Cancellations in the public transport : Graffiti artists will fall on the Berlin U-Bahn

On several lines of the subway from falling today and in the next few days, numerous trips. Graffiti scribblers have been abused, according to the BVG, the warning strike by Verdi on Monday, in many parts of the city in the Parking facilities to penetrate and to damage vehicles and signals. "Due to the extraordinarily long standstill of the subway operation, and in spite of all precautions, massive graffiti, however, were damage to bemoan the in the sweeping and installation systems, parked trains," said the SNB on Tuesday. According to reports, however, have been on strike, the guards of the Parking facilities.

140 are affected, i.e. approximately one out of every ten. 2000 square meters had been sprayed, the LOB is calculated. 65 this car not driving since the start of operation so that the failures are too high. The remaining 75 cars can no longer be used, because the driver's cab window or lamps have been fully sprayed. These cars must be taken in the coming days with a high logistical effort for the maintenance. It is only there that the damage can be fixed in tracks on a special Cleaning. Of these tracks, however, there is too little.

Currently it is mainly used on lines U2, U3, U6, U7, U8, and U9 to failures or shortened trains. Since the capacity for graffiti cleaning are limited in the workshops, the consequences will be felt probably for a few days, it said.

After the 24-hour strike of the trade Union Verdi, subways, trams and buses of the LPP since Tuesday morning 3.30 am, back in operation. The first trams and buses left around 3:00 at the depots, in time to the beginning of the morning rush hour, all of the lines for the Tram and Bus were again in the regular cycle. The sub-contractors operated bus lines as well as the ferries of the LPP were not affected by the strike.

The car shortage is also tense without a greaser in the U-Bahn to the extreme. As reported, had to be taken out of service a number of trains of a series, because you have a case of irreparable cracks in the car. Since then, the BVG from your old line is abandoned, spray-painted the car not the passengers, to offer to clean immediately. However, there are no spare trains.

"The U-Bahn is situated in the biggest crisis after the reunification," complained in the autumn, the spokesman for the Berlin passenger Federation Igeb -. At that time, the economy had declared Senator Ramona Pop (Green) that Graffiti artists were not for the tense situation of debt. In the evening look, Pop had said that the BVG should dam can minimized trains in operation as long as safety is not compromised. This statement had also criticized the CDU violently. Wieseke told the daily mirror that failed had been sufficient staff to train and to order new subway cars. "The need to pay for the Berlin-based now, which is the core of the problem and not the Graffiti, or the work that must be done."

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