Deutsche Bahn expected this year in long-distance passenger transport the punctuality rate of nearly 80 percent. “79 comma, anything we will create,” said Bahn CEO Rüdiger Grube.
In the previous year, the rate was 74.4 per cent. Goal for this year at least 80 percent, by 2019, it is expected to be 85 percent. The lower proportion of late trains is in part due to a better construction site Management.
especially in the first half of the year, the targets had been missed, also because of the many construction sites that were added in the summer of up to 850 of the day, said pit, the “Frankfurter Allgemeine week”. Eight construction sites were identified as particularly critical for the punctuality. “Since we have had the courage, the easy to set for a few days, and overnight it was suddenly better.”
Since the 17th century. October is the departure of the ICE and Intercity-trains at all stations a little earlier initiated: The announcement will now start 45 seconds before the start. The doors close 30 to 15 seconds before the train is set in motion. So he can exit on the second station. “A few exceptions” have proven to be the new clearance procedures as a problem, said a railway spokesman.
mine admitted that it was for the passengers, a conversion. “We need to bring in the customers, we have to explain this well, but we are proud that we are significantly better than in the past.”
Regardless of the new clearance procedures, a pilot project to make the departures on-time running in the Frankfurt’s main train station currently. Once the dispatcher has approved the route for a train, before departure, the lights on the signal mast a white triangle as a sign for the train driver and the train Manager, that you can start with the preparations for the handing over trains. Possible, but has not yet been decided, this innovation soon nationwide long-distance services, to introduce, said the railway spokesman.