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Rail chief Lutz presented the Minister Scheuer ideas

railway Board of management Lutz to explain to the Minister of transport Scheuer at a Meeting, what he wants to improve as quickly as possible. Experts are sceptical that this works. Responsible for the policy.

So much pressure on the railway were rare. Alone, the time could be read as a Signal: a railway chief Lutz was called for seven o'clock in the morning, to the Ministry of transport. There you formulated in advance very clear expectations. In the case of the quality had to do something, the operational procedures, the Service said Ingo Starter, spokesman of the Ministry of transport: "the trains must go, Yes, this is very clear."

CSU transport Minister Andreas Scheuer calls for significant improvements for the customers and already in the first half of 2019.

In December, it was the Trouble about the train getting louder and louder. She had not achieved its punctuality target in 2018. Every fourth long-distance train was too late. Instead of the target of 82 percent, just 74.9 percent of the long-distance trains were on time. In the case of the railway, that is to say, they were not delayed by more than six minutes. Cancellations were not included in the statistics.

Andreas Scheuer wants to be quick improvements in the track, but he and his Ministry in the criticism.

problems are not suddenly created

The delays are the Symptom of a long series of failed developments of the past few years, rail experts, such as Martin Burkert of the SPD. He is a member of the transport Committee and the railway Union EVG. From his point of view the railway is not planned for many years, according to need, but according to angepeiltem profit. Result is a whole bunch of problems to deal with, the web has is: There is a lack of trains, personnel and money.

According to Burkert neglected the web in the past years, the training. Now staff, which ensures that the trains go missing, and staff who can fix it. The 24,000 employees that were hired last year, was not sufficient, the deficiency to compensate for. Each year, this number was necessary. And the new employees would have to be found.

the crumbling infrastructure was a Problem: "We have to drive on tracks that are over 175 years old, the bridges are our main problem," says Burkert. Anton Hofreiter, leader of the Greens in the Bundestag, criticised the fact that too little money had been invested for the maintenance of trains, tracks and cars.

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