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Train crisis : Hofreiter wants to divert revenue from the Truck toll for railway

in Front of the new rail-top-of-the meeting has called for Green party leader, Anton Hofreiter, revenue from the Truck toll for the train to divert. "With the

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Train crisis : Hofreiter wants to divert revenue from the Truck toll for railway

in Front of the new rail-top-of-the meeting has called for Green party leader, Anton Hofreiter, revenue from the Truck toll for the train to divert. "With the Truck toll and the removal of diesel subsidies, funds can be sent directly from the transport sector in the track," said Hofreiter of the "Saarbrücker Zeitung". Needed a "vigorous increase was to bring the rail network back in shape and modernise the car Park."

The Federal expenditure for the railway from the current five billion euros in the short term and in the medium term, even quadrupled doubled, called Hofreiter. At the same time it had to be a reboot in the organization, so the funds have declined.

the Federal transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) meets on Wednesday for the third Time this month the tops of the Deutsche Bahn to talk about the problems of the state group. After it was passed at the previous Meeting, especially measures for the improvement of quality and punctuality, it has to go now to questions of financing and investment.

today's Meeting is all about the money

During the talks, it should be all about how the web can be more efficient. Therefore, the complex structures on the test bench. But most of all it is a question of the future financing. The Deutsche Bahn is highly indebted and in need of additional billion, for the modernisation of the fleet and of the network.

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order In coalition circles it was said that it was unclear how the additional financial needs of the railway. The top management of the group has to give on Wednesday information. The Federal government could make rail more equity in the medium term, more resources available. In addition, there are Considerations to sell the profitable track foreign subsidiary, DB Arriva, in order to get money for trains and rail network. This, however, is in the black-red coalition a controversial one - as well as the way that the railway's debt is even higher.

The SPD transport policy-makers Sören Bartol said a government cash injection for the track. "A punctual and reliable railway needs investment in good staff, working trains, and good rail routes. That costs money," said the Deputy Chairman of the SPD group in the Bundestag, the Newspapers of the editorial network in Germany. "The SPD is ready to invest additional funds from the Federal budget in the receipt, the electrification and digitization of the Railways." A prerequisite is, however, that the Deutsche Bahn "will be better".

In contrast to your colleagues in the group Bartol want to limit the traffic political speaker of the SPD parliamentary group, and Kirsten Lühmann, the payments made by the Federal government. "We have given the Bahn AG in 2017 a capital increase. At that time, the railway has said, this is exactly the required sum to the Store going again. Then it was not enough yet,“ she told the TV station hr-info. "If we now give again the money, then this can only syringe the last money." Lühmann also sits on the Supervisory Board of dB AG.

Union EVG: Additional financial requirement of 2 to 3 billion euros a year

the Alliance "pro-Rail Alliance" called for additional Federal funds for the railway. "With ever-new peaks with the problems in rail transport are not to be solved," said managing Director Dirk Flege the RND-Newspapers. "If the Federal government will bring the railway forward, and the promise of the coalition agreement, wants to meet, she must take responsibility for the Track at last."

care criticized, in the current Federal budget the investment funds for rail infrastructure would decrease slightly instead of increase as necessary. "The coalition is riding a transport policy mistake."

The railway and transport Union (EVG) was the need for additional Finance by the Federal government 2 to 3 billion Euro per year is estimated. There is a huge pent-up demand in the infrastructure. The EDC Chairman Alexander Kirchner had reminded the Federal government of its responsibility as the owner of the railway.

CSU-politician Ludwig: Service and punctuality improve

The railway was announced after a Meeting with Scheuer in the middle of January a package of measures, to come gradually out of the crisis. The trains should be improved on-time Service for the customers. To do this, more investment, more staff, and less congestion on the Rail to help.

The CSU-transport politician Daniela Ludwig, which takes place at the Meeting, said the dpa, the passengers of the train increases continuously, the volume of Goods handled. "The expectation of the railway is, therefore, quite clear: the Service and punctuality have to be better. From my point of view there is no knowledge problem, but rather an implementation problem.“ Processes need to be better and the responsibilities are clarified and coordinated.

SPD politician Bartol: Modern railway needs modern organization

of The SPD parliamentary group Deputy Bartol also called for fundamental Changes to the structures: "We need to see the Deutsche Bahn, less water head in the Central and more responsibility for the employees on site," said Bartol, the German press Agency.

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Bartol said a modern railway in need of a modern Organisation. "This requires leaner structures, in the swift changes can be reacted. To this end, I expect the railway management to make concrete proposals.“ There should be a better linkage between the Board of managing Directors and the Executive committees of the individual divisions: "those Who think a defeat of the German railway will be met with the fierce resistance of the SPD." A solution of the rail network and the privatisation of the transport company will not give it with the SPD. (AFP, dpa)

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