Route renovations: Deutsche Bahn is aiming for a punctuality charge of 70 p.c by 2024 | EUROtoday

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Despite the deliberate intensive renovation of the route community, the German railway Become extra punctual in 2024. “We definitely want to end up above 70 percent this year,” mentioned railway boss Richard Lutz Picture on Sunday. “If the punctuality is below that, we get negative feedback from customers,” he added.

The railway boss defined that the goal of the railway is to attain a punctuality charge of 80 p.c in long-distance transport by 2030. They need to obtain this “even one or two years in advance, because the renovations will then have a stabilizing effect on the entire network.” Without the fundamental Renovation infrastructure, the purpose can’t be achieved.

80 p.c punctuality by 2030

People wouldn't be upset a few delay of some minutes, Lutz mentioned. “It's difficult when delays last longer than 30 minutes, when you miss your connections and the trains are canceled. That's what rightly bothers customers. (…) We're working on this issue.”

According to a joint technique between the railways and the Federal Ministry of Transport, 80 p.c of long-distance trains ought to be on time by 2030, for instance ICE and intercity trains. For comparability: between January and November 2023, round 69.6 p.c of long-distance vacationers reached their vacation spot on time.

The deliberate normal renovation of the railway entails the whole closure of vital routes for months. The railway needs to shut routes from summer season 2024. The work is to start with the renovation of the so-called Riedbahn between Frankfurt and Mannheim.