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Number of passengers in buses and trains to record level

More than 30 million people have used 2018 public buses and trains - per day. There are so many trips like never before. Most of it was in transport. Above-aver

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Number of passengers in buses and trains to record level

More than 30 million people have used 2018 public buses and trains - per day. There are so many trips like never before. Most of it was in transport. Above-average growth was recorded in the rail.

more and more Germans travel with the Bus and train. In the past year, the scheduled services have increased in comparison to 2017 the record of around 11.6 billion, as the Federal statistics office. According to these preliminary Figures, there were in 2018, per day, on average, nearly 32 million trips in the Near - and long-distance transport.

by far The most trips, there were again public transport: Around 11 billion last year, 0.5 percent more than the previous year.

5.3 billion trips accounted for on the buses (minus 0.7 percent). 4.1 billion trips went to roads, city - Bahn and U-Bahn (plus 1.7 percent) and 2.7 billion on Railways and S-Bahn (plus 1.4 percent). The number of trips on public transport is rising already steadily since 2004.

Almost 150 million journeys on the railway

above-average growth was achieved in long-distance transport - and especially rail travel. In the long-distance transport by rail, the number of journeys rose by 4.4% to 149 million. Overall, it was in the long-distance traffic, an increase of 4.0 percent to 172 million. The significant increase in rail travel is mainly on range extensions and special ticket promotions.

For the renewal of its rail network, the railway wants more money from the Federal government. According to the current plans, the Federal government wants to increase the funding from the current 3.5 billion euros to 4.5 billion euros per year. The but very not rich, said railway Infrastructure Director Ronald Pofalla, the news Agency dpa. "It remains at that amount, could not dismantle the railway, the Investment backlog we have in infrastructure," - said Pofalla.

in Accordance with group information, the backlog is at 33.000 km-long rail network to around 54 billion euros. "More of Federal funds mean: The quality and the reliability of the network is better, and at the end of the punctuality is better," said Pofalla.

track record for 2018: More passengers - less profit, 28.03.2018 Atlas |Germany |Wiesbaden

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