employees of the Deutsche Bahn (DB) are becoming more frequent victims of violent attacks. In this year were reported according to the railroad alone, in the first nine months of the 1981 injury and, therefore, more than in the entire year of 2015. The on Saturday the known response of the Federal interior Ministry to an inquiry of the Left faction in the Bundestag. Therefore, it was 2015 in 1876 injuries of the body. In 2016, the number had increased to 2374, and in the last year 2550. Previously, the "Passauer Neue Presse reported."
The Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bahn AG, Alexander Kirchner, has warned in view of the numerous delays and technical problems prior to growing frustration among the employees. "Not a few think It is anyway not better. Many colleagues have lost hope,“ said the head of the Union toe the editorial network Germany (Saturday). "The colleagues in the trains and at the stations, are faced with the anger of the passengers of delays directly. You need to justify permanent for problems that they neither have nor can prevent it.“
finally, the long-distance trains, the Railways were again more often too late. The punctuality rate in November amounted to 70.4 per cent. "Only 70 per cent, of punctuality - in the past was the exception, now it is almost the rule," said Kirchner. He criticized: "The car is been driven over the years on wear and tear. There is capacity in the infrastructure, the trains and the staff are missing. The result is that the System tilts gradually.“
Scheuer wants to "citizen train"
The Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board not only gave the current Board to train chief Richard Lutz and his predecessors the blame for the difficult situation in the state-controlled companies: "the policy is responsible for the desolate state we have now: it has failed over the years, the necessary funds for the modernization of the infrastructure."
The Green transport policy Matthias Gastel accused the CSU, the crisis of the railway due to incorrect political decisions essential to the fault. "It is not enough to instruct the DB with a structure of reform and leave in the railway policy or else everything," said Gastel the German press Agency. The CSU since 2009 the Minister of transport. The state is represented as the owner of the track also in the Supervisory Board and with controlled, therefore, the railway Management is decisive.
transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) had prompted the Deutsche Bahn in the face of many problems to rapid improvements for passengers. "We need a citizen's railway, which is worthy of the name - namely, that we be punctual, that we offer better Service", had been scouring the dpa said. The quality must rise in rail travel in the new year as soon as possible. Also, with the processes in the state-owned group, there needed to be improvements.More about
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The Minister, will the theme track to "master of the Approximate," criticized Gastel. "After the "Wow-effect" barn with the "citizen train", a new phrase." With the reality of this have to do after nine years of CSU's transport policy is less and less. (dpa)