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Top meeting with the Minister of transport : rail package says for more punctuality to

The Deutsche Bahn has presented at the second peak within two days, with under-Secretary Andreas Scheuer, a package for the improvement of the punctuality. The on Thursday released the paper contains, however, Essentially known points. The train 2019 wants to hire 22,000 new employees, after last year, around 24,000 were recruited. With more drivers and technicians cancellations and delays are to be fought.

the Focus I want, also, to improvements in bottleneck regions around Hamburg, Würzburg and Mannheim. Scheuer expressed his satisfaction: "These measures are a good step in order to achieve fast and quickly improving."

last year, a quarter of all long-distance trains were late. The goal is to push the delay to under a fifth, to achieve the group until 2025. Open to the financing of the additional investment. For personnel, vehicles and the rail network consolidated the absence of the state in accordance with its calculations, just over eleven billion euros by 2023.

shy and the leadership of the Deutsche Bahn came in on Thursday morning again to a peak meeting about ways out of the crisis of the state group. The passenger Association Pro Bahn, warned against too high expectations. Quick solutions could also be at the Meeting, not found, said the honorary Chairman Karl-Peter Naumann of the German press Agency. "Most of it is just make in the long term."

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warned to proceed with the realignment of the railway freight transport and to focus narrowly on the movement of people.

Scheuer had announced after the first Meeting on Tuesday, for the rail customer and it should be up to the summer of noticeable improvements. It is now for concrete actions.

Due to congestion on the rail network, construction sites and defects in the vehicles in 2018 in the annual average, was in every four long-distance trains of the Deutsche Bahn is too late. The group missed its target significantly.Naumann of Pro Bahn said, relatively quickly, the Deutsche Bahn could hire more staff to have a better maintenance of the trains or more train drivers.

But even that will only after a half or three-quarters of a year to become effective, because the new employees would have to be incorporated. For the Information of passengers in case of disruptions, as well as in the organization, such as in the case of construction schedules, could you improve the processes quickly.

most of The other difficulties could only be in the long term, and with more money to fix. The sluggish Expansion of heavily loaded lines, you can't blame the train. Rather, it would have Federal and state politicians failed for years to take care of the infrastructure of the Rail. "The problems are known, the projects must only be implemented," said Naumann.

Minister of transport Scheuer expressed satisfaction over the submitted package. He dampened after the Meeting, but also expectations. The punctuality of trains could not be increased quickly, from 75 to 95 percent, because there are capacity constraints.

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The Minister announced a Meeting with the leadership of the state-owned group's chief Executive Richard Lutz for the 30. January. Then it should go to the financing of the railway and structures of the group. "We have the political will to invest in the infrastructure," said Scheuer. The railway is deeply in debt and in need of additional billion, for the modernisation of the fleet and of the network. (dpa)

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