too Late and outdated: Only 20 percent of the ICE are “fully functional”. The Supervisory Board of DB’s daughter documents the long-distance transport, available to the ARD-Magazin Kontraste. According to the current Board template for the special meeting of the DB Supervisory Board, this Thursday, a total of 45 percent of the fleet have been repaired since 2016, significantly increasing the number of trains. This increase will, however, “more than offset”, because at the same time more broken ICE in for repair have been delivered in the workshop. Thus, the total amount of ICE that have left the workshop with damage is increased, compared to 2016 by 17 percent, according to ARD.

the reason for this high number, among other things, “the high-input delay is according to the German railway”. What is meant is the late arrival of ICE, in the Maintenance workshop. This will lead to less time for the repair of the trains. Will be processed only what was relevant to safety.

According to the report of the ARD, the German rail also moves your target punctuality rate of 82 per cent. They all wanted to meet, the company is actually still in this year. As is clear from the internal documents, have postponed the operation of its self-imposed target to the year 2025. Currently, the rate is 73 percent.

To a little train drivers and train conductors

cause for the problems of punctuality, according to ARD in addition to the technical reasons, especially to little employees. Thus, the operation in the “operation save the critical area” human resources: a Total of more than 5,000 train drivers, train conductors, Maintenance workers and IT-specialists are missing.

in Addition, there are capacity problems. As internal documents show, the network utilization limit. At the same time modernization was needed, and a high Investment backlog. According to the research by contrast is about 32 billion euros in the existing network.

Especially in the urban regions are contaminated premises. 50 percent of the delays in long-distance traffic passed on congested routes in Cologne, Germany-Dortmund, Mannheim, Frankfurt, Fulda, Hamburg and Nuremberg-Würzburg. At these transport nodes, additional tracks, passing opportunities, Soft, modern signal engineering and bridges were missing. For the preservation and Expansion of the network of the Deutsche Bahn, the Federal government is responsible.