Every fourth long-distance train has been delayed, there are often technical problems, staff absence and money: The many problems at Deutsche Bahn will now deal with infrastructure-the management Board Ronald Pofalla as a group-wide crisis Manager until the summer.

According to information from the “Bild am Sonntag” agreed the Ex-Chancellery office chief, with the track boss Richard Lutz. The Management of the state group was recently hit again and again, because of the lack of punctuality and defective trains in the criticism. Only 70 percent of the trains ran in November according to Plan.

On Tuesday to introduce Lutz, Pofalla and chief financial officer Alexander Doll in the Ministry of transport, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) a concept of how you want to get to grips with the problems. The last Minister had urged Scheuer, the quality must rise to drive the track as quickly as possible. The Federal government sits as the owner representatives in the Supervisory Board monitor Management.

railway-chief Lutz reported, meanwhile, that he was confident that the railway will in the first half of this year, gradually better. For 2019, a punctuality was targeted goal in the long-distance transport of 76.5 per cent, said Lutz of the “Frankfurt General Sunday newspaper”. “In the short term, among other things, more staff and a better construction sites and vehicle management will help.”

in 2018, had issued the track, nor the target of 80 per cent of the trains will be on time – on average it was in this year 75 percent.

An analysis of the Federal interior Ministry also revealed that the number of violent attacks has increased on the railway staff. “This is now a disaster event,” railed railway-the Supervisory Board Klaus-Dieter Hommel recently, who is also Deputy chief of the railway and transport Union (EVG).

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Pofalla was the subject of criticism, as he took an additional Job in the Commission of the Federal government to the Coal phase-out. The train-the overseer nodded to his secondary employment while unanimously, Pofalla but had to promise that he takes over in the coal Commission less obligations as its Co-Chairman.


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