Although a crisis to drive in the Corona is still significantly less people using the train than usual - but come on-time for a number of years. In the first half of this year, 83.5 percent of the long-distance trains of the Deutsche Bahn were in the section just in time, as the state-owned group announced on Sunday. "The significant increase in punctuality of the small number of trains during the Corona has, of course, contributed to the crisis," it said. Accordingly, the utilization in long-distance traffic is recovering slowly and is now average at around 30 percent. In the meantime, the passenger numbers were up to 90 percent.
But also significant progress in the on-site management, a faster repair of trains and, in General, less disruption to the infrastructure would have contributed to the improvement. "A bigger hall, advanced workshops, as well as new treatment and sidings to ensure that the trains can be faster and better maintenance and thus a rapid return to the operating kept." Meanwhile, 49 trains of the new ICE-4 series are also in use.
as punctual as last 2008
So punctual as in the first six months of this year, the railway was reported recently in the year 2008. In the past year, the punctuality rate for the same period stood at only 77.2 percent. As the time a train shall not apply if it arrives more than six minutes behind schedule on target.Updated Date: 12 July 2020, 14:20