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Rail measures package for improvements

want to be More staff, better Service and new Management thus, the railway more punctual. According to a tip, with the tip rail Minister of transport, Scheuer warns make against too high expectations.

Deutsche Bahn wants to improve with a package of measures the punctuality of their trains and the Service. The Federal Minister of transport, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) said in Berlin, after a further Meeting with rail-to-peak. On particularly busy routes are bottlenecks that affect the entire network, through a better Management reduces.

More staff

this year, a total planned 22,000 new employee set - 9000 more than before. Especially train drivers, train service providers and maintainers are busy, reiterated the group. Scheuer spoke of a "job machine": The railway does not want to get this "just compensation by the demography" but also as "an attractive employer".

management is to be improved and new vehicles. The railway wants to inform customers in the future with better information on delays, platform changes, or the wagon composition of their trains. Also, the appearance of railway stations should be improved to increase the comfort for the travelers.

in Addition, five per cent more ICE-trains - daily for at least 225 to be ready for use. The railway also wants to double the Teams of employees who care about the punctual departure of trains. Focus I want, also, to improvements in bottleneck regions around Hamburg, Würzburg and Mannheim.

From the self-imposed punctuality target for long-distance transport, the railway is currently well.

Scheuer expressed satisfaction over the submitted package. He had said after a first Meeting with the railway, for the rail customer and it should be up to the summer of noticeable improvements.

financing is still unclear

Open how the additional investments are to be financed. For personnel, vehicles and the rail network consolidated the absence of the state in accordance with its calculations until 2023 eleven billion euros. The financing had not yet been discussed, said Scheuer. The issue of standing at the next Meeting, on 30. January, on the Agenda.

Federal Minister of transport, scouring and railway chief Lutz met for the second Time.

train-in-chief Richard Lutz is considering the sale of the international transportation subsidiary, Arriva, to close part of the gap. However, this is in the policy and Supervisory Board the train controversial.

In the past year, was in every four long-distance trains, the train is late because of congestion on the network, construction sites, and deficiencies in the rail vehicles.

low expectations

shy dampened, but after the Meeting, the expectations. The punctuality of trains could not be increased quickly, from 75 to 95 percent. The goal is to push the delay to under a fifth, to achieve the group until 2025.

Also, the passenger Association Pro Bahn had been warned in advance prior to high expectations. Quick solutions could not be found, said the honorary Chairman Karl-Peter Naumann of the German press Agency. Most of it was just make in the long term.

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