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Ailing rail network: rail works councils are sounding the Alarm

have called for The works councils of Deutsche Bahn in fire, the letter to the transport Minister, more money for the modernization of the infrastructure. The rail network was in a "worrying state".

In fire, the letter to the Federal Minister of transport, Andreas Scheuer around 270 railway have called for ' more investment in infrastructure. "Even 25 years after the railway reform, the rail infrastructure of the Federal government, financed more dramatically and has reached, in our view, a worrying state", - stated in the letter to Scheuer.

"We, therefore, appeal strongly for the Rail in Germany, the dangerous trend to reverse, and finally, adequate financing for the preservation, digitisation and modernisation of infrastructure."

According to the works councils, the rail employees suffer from outdated infrastructure.

in Addition, the ten-billion-Euro

report annually as necessary As the Nachrichtenagetur dpa and the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung", calling for the works councils additional 2.7 billion euros a year for the so-called replacement investment. Under the current budget parameters, the train to get from 2020 per year to 4.5 billion euros, around your network to maintain. This is already a billion more than in the past - from the point of view of the railway-works councils, but still too little. to be able to

To all of the promised improvements implemented, the rail according to the authors, by 2030, even an additional ten billion euros per year. This should flow stations in addition to the rail expansion in the digitization of the vehicles or the conversion of the railway.

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