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Railway announces almost 50 new trains
The track is set of the policy under pressure to increase the punctuality in the trains. The order, among other things, 15 new ICE 4, ten new double-Decker Intercity trains, and 23 Eurocity. A large order for a minimum of 23 trains to the Spanish manufacturer Talgo. the

to compete in only two weeks, had to train chief Richard Lutz three Times to repeat in the case of Minister of transport, Andreas Scheuer (CSU), as last last Wednesday. The Federal group is not in the criticism, because the path it creates for years to be more punctual. The transport Minister Lutz presented the new plans to make the Deutsche Bahn a better. So he wants to expand the network, tens of thousands of employees are hired and new trains to buy.

passenger transport Board, Berthold Huber to the effect that it must, among other things, 15 new ICE 4, ten new double-Decker Intercity trains, and 23 Eurocity. Until 2024, a total of more than 200 new trains will be placed on the tracks. In addition, older ICE 1 and ICE 3 will be overhauled. The web of wool to increase its capacity in the long-distance traffic and higher passenger prepare to pay.

A big order has been awarded to Talgo: For around 550 million euros, the Spanish train manufacturer to deliver the first of a total of 23 long-distance trains of the Deutsche Bahn, announced both companies. Overall, it could be according to the agreement, up to 100 trains. The first of 2023 on those long-distance traffic, driving in the ICE: between Berlin and Amsterdam, Cologne and Westerland and Hamburg and Oberstdorf routes, as a railway spokesperson to the AFP news Agency said.

Lutz expects to have capacity of 200 million passengers in long-distance transport by 2030

Lutz also had the rising passenger did not pay for the abuses on the part of the railway: The capacity to carry more and more passengers. In the past year, more than 145 million passengers were in the long - distance trains on the move-to 142 million in the previous year. In 2015, there were only 132 million. "By 2030, we will be able to carry even 200 million people in long-distance transport," says Huber.

The railway wanted to reach in 2018 is actually a punctuality rating of 82 percent - but only almost 75 percent of the trains arrived at the stations in accordance with the timetable. And only after the rather generous Definition of train: A train is considered on time if it arrives less than six minutes late in the train station. Cancelled trains are not included in the punctuality statistics.

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