In a brand letter to the Federal transport Minister have called for 270 railway-works councils invest more in infrastructure. "Even 25 years after the railway reform, the rail infrastructure of the Federal government, financed more dramatically and has reached, in our view, a worrying state", - stated in the letter to the Minister of transport, Andreas Scheuer (CSU). On the first Write, the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung had reported.
For the modernisation of the Rail, so-called replacement investment, require the works councils additional 2.7 billion Euro per year. Under the current budget parameters, the Railways are supposed to get annually as of 2020, 4.5 billion euros, around your network to maintain. This is already a billion more than in the past - but from the point of view of the railway-works councils still too little.
To all of the promised improvements implemented, the rail according to the authors, by 2030, total annual additional 10 billion euros. This expansion of the digitization of the vehicles or the conversion of the railway were adjacent to the Rail stations. Not only the customers, also the employees of the state group received, according to the works councils to feel the effects of the ailing network. You would have to limit repair outdated infrastructure and safe operation, guarantee - "often on the edge of the personal burden or beyond", as it says further in the letter.