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Ministry rejects proposal to higher rail prices

has triggered The demand in the transport state Secretary Ferlemann to higher train ticket prices, a lot of criticism. Now the own Ministry contradicted officers on the train: The Train determining its own prices.

in Opposition, the passenger associations, consumer advocates - in all forms of transport state Secretary Enak Ferlemann (CDU) has triggered with his push for higher rail ticket prices, a lack of understanding. The Federal Ministry of transport endorsed this view. A spokeswoman for transport Minister Andreas Scheuer stated, the setting of ticket prices was a "business decision" and was the responsibility of the Deutsche Bahn.

The railway officer Ferlemann collides with his proposal.

associations see track duty

the First policy, and a railway would have to drive with the reliability and quality of rail more attractive, "before the word price increases at all in the mouth can be," said the head of the team of mobility and travel in the Federation of German consumer organisations (vzbv), Marion Jungbluth. "Cheap Tickets-rail can be the driver to be motivated, take the train a try."

Jungbluth recalled that in the coalition agreement of the CDU and the SPD set a target to double the number of passengers by 2030. "Who wants to move traffic, can not exclude the possibility of price increases in road traffic and the ticket prices for the Railways want to increase the price."

The rail users Association criticised the claim Ferlemanns as a "schnapps idea". Also, the pro-Rail Alliance protested: price increases for the environmentally friendly rail transport could not be in the interest of climate protection.

incomprehension at Opposition

Green party leader, Anton Hofreiter said that the Federal government would have to invest "much more money in the car and at the same time a radical reboot of the rail, so that the money is used wisely and not lost."

FDP-railway expert Torsten autumn saw Ferlemanns suggestion as evidence for the "completely lost understanding of politics of the Federal Ministry of transport". It was not the task of the Federal government, in detail decisions of the current rail business to interfere.

On Wednesday is likely to play the theme again for a role, Then scouring will meet for the third Time this month, with the top of the state-owned group, to discuss the lack of timeliness and other quality problems of the railway.

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