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This is Berlin : The S-Bahn is on time, how long no longer

The S-Bahn was in January 2019 as punctual and reliable as it has been since a long time. With 96.8 per cent punctuality of the trains were significantly better on-the-go, on average, there were 2018 95 per cent. The reliability was in January at 94.9%, also considerably better than the average of the year to 2018, with 92.6 percent.

These Figures are taken from the most recent quality report by the regional transport Association VBB. In time, a train for the VBB is, if he has less than four minutes late. The "reliability," whether the journey has actually taken place or failed is recorded - for example, in the case of faults.

As been a journey also applies in the case of very high delays. The "reliability" is for passengers is usually more relevant than the punctuality. The first available Figures for February confirm the positive Trend.

The significant improvement has mainly one reason: Between Ostkreuz and Ostbahnhof in Berlin-Friedrichshain there since December four tracks - as you know, the construction of the node of Ostkreuz are now complete.

it had Previously given on this busy route, only two tracks. Consequently, the trains were bunched up and delayed. Especially the S-Bahn lines S5 and S7 are now driving much smoother. The launch in January was known to be bumpy, an interlocking crashed, for a time, no train ran on the Eastern railway.

In January are not only one of the trains on the city subway, on-time, but almost the whole of the network. There are two exceptions, the S85 (Grünau Pankow) and S46 (Königs Wusterhausen-Westend). Why these two lines are significantly worse than the Rest, according to the VBB is still unclear.

there was Good news in the trains: In January, 518 trains - the VBB calls 520. In the year 2018 only 511 trains went.

As reported, has launched the S-Bahn in the summer of a quality program, after the trains in 2017 and in the first half of 2018 ran worse than before. In the year 2017, the punctuality was 94.7 percent. In the first half of the year 2018 only to 94.4. In the years 2013 to 2016, it was always about 95 percent.

in November 2018 track chief Alexander Kaczmarek had said that the "quality offensive" S-Bahn "Plus" effect is positive. Have been replaced on all trains, and a Relay for the frequent Türstörungen.

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Jörn Hasselmann

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