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Deutsche Bahn wants to put more money in regional networks

Deutsche Bahn has for a long time, Remote and Metropolitan areas preferred to change now. The group wants to spend more money for the regional networks, in order to strengthen the rural areas.

Deutsche Bahn seems to want to put any more money into the regional network. For economic reasons, the group of Remote had for a long time - and Metropolitan networks preferably treated, says a strategy paper, from the "Bild am Sonntag" reported. This led to disruptions and delays in rural areas.

Rural areas

The Investment backlog and the Aging of the infrastructure have increased in the regional networks, have a disproportionate strengths. In the negotiations with the Federal government, the state-owned enterprises urgent, therefore, on a "Supplement package for regional networks" to strengthen the rural areas.

said A railway spokesman, it was clear that the railway and Federal companies for years, significant efforts, the Investment backlog to resolve. This is true both for the so-called long - Distance and Metropolitan network as well as for the regional networks. "An example of this is the renovation of 875 bridges, which will be completed by the end of this year," said the spokesman.

"country too long

SPD-track expert Martin Burkert neglected," said the "BamS": "The country has been neglected for far too long. Here we should in the future focus." The financial needs of the railway is high, to resolve bottlenecks for the transport of people and goods, a high level of investment in the rail network is necessary. In an interview six to eight billion euros a year, at least two billion euros more than in the past. At least 20 percent of the funds would be needed for regional networks, said Burkert.

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