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Public transport : Berlin S-Bahn is on time, how long no longer

In January 2019 rode the S-Bahn so punctually since many years. The ratio was at 96.8 per cent, as Berlin's railway chief Alexander Kaczmarek said. In the year-on-year in January, there were 94.7 percent. The target is known to be at 96 percent. In the second half of 2018, it has been achieved with 95.5 percent almost. The ring railway, long the problem child. The sum of the delay minutes fell from 107,000 to 91,000. The equivalent of 74.5 to 63 days. The number of disorders remained constant, however, lasted on average shorter.

The number of cancellations – the so-called reliability – decreased by 25 percent. Kaczmarek and S-Bahn CEO, Peter Buchner, presented on Wednesday as an interim update of the "quality offensive" launched by the railway in the past year. "It works," said Kaczmarek, and Buchner As reported, there are 180 individual blocks, to make the operation more stable. There are technical things, organizational and personnel. Thus, certain electrical components have been replaced on all trains, which have been identified as susceptible to interference. "We know our trains better than any railway company in the world," said Buchner. Trains, the to make problems, get your own "medical file" and then a "Deep anti-jamming" in the workshop Schöneweide.
the staff there is good news. So were set in the year 2018 151 driver. In the coming years, each 100 are to be set. As only about 70 per year in retirement, increasing the number of staff continuously. However, more rides and new routes are planned in the coming years.
The attempt to open on the city train, all the doors centrally, in order to speed up the passenger exchange was canceled. "That didn't work," said Kaczmarek.

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