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Train crisis: Scheuer sees many good ideas

It was the third crisis to the future of the Deutsche Bahn. After that, all the Stakeholders were covered. Minister of transport, Scheuer called for a better ra

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Train crisis: Scheuer sees many good ideas

It was the third crisis to the future of the Deutsche Bahn. After that, all the Stakeholders were covered. Minister of transport, Scheuer called for a better railway - how to be financed is unclear, however.

Also according to a further summit meeting in the Federal Ministry of transport, is known as the necessary investments are to be financed by Deutsche Bahn. The third call within a few weeks, but I have "brought a lot of good ideas," said Federal transport Minister Andreas Scheuer. Advise was only questions about financial.

"Now it will only work on the tip rail," said the CSU politician of the dpa. Him to a better path. "We will keep at it." How high is the additional financial needs of the state-owned group is and how this demand is to be covered, but I was shy.

Complex issues

Also of the railway it was said only that the Meeting had been "constructive" and "open". All had been agreed "to make the System track better". In matters of Finance it is "in the nature of things, that complex issues could not be conclusively advise". With the theme of the Supervisory Board of the railway is expected to consider at its next meeting in March.

According to estimates from the environment of the railway and the trade Union EVG, the group is required for investment per year, two to three billion euros. Overall, the speech is from six to eight billion euros. Several options were theoretically possible: The Federal government could make rail more equity, more resources available.

it is also Conceivable that a part of the money comes through the sale of a attractive subsidiary. Company, the Deutsche Bahn does not exclude the sale of the logistics subsidiary Schenker. At the Meeting with Scheuer, the sale of the international transport subsidiary Arriva in the interview was, according to the Reuters news Agency.

railway chief Lutz to explain the policy, how he wants to close the multi-billion financial gap.

must track decisions

"Now the coalition and the railway Board on the train, you would have to take the necessary decisions," said SPD parliamentary group Deputy Sören Bartol, after the two-hour conversation. Also he did not say whether there were concrete agreements or appointments: "That would be irresponsible." He confirmed, however, that it was not passed at the Meeting, to a leaner group structure.

criticism came from the Opposition. The railway policy spokesman of the Green party, Matthias Gastel, called the Meeting a "total failure". If the government mean by its political objectives seriously, "then you must now put money on the table". The FDP politician involved in transport issues, Christian Young, said, still, you know, what it is intended to do the Federal as well with the car. "The suspicion is close that shy knows what he wants."

Deutsche Bahn is due to a lack of punctuality, and considered by many as ill-perceived service quality in the criticism. The additional billions the heavily indebted group is in need especially for the modernisation of trains as well as for the Expansion and renovation of the rail network. It is of the essence to make traffic more stable.

Anton Hofreiter, Chairman of the Alliance 90/The Greens, about the crisis at Deutsche Bahn
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