Many delays, technical problems and too little money: Given the numerous construction sites in the Deutsche Bahn, the Management of the state company more firmly in the firing line. “This is now a disaster event,” railed railway-the Supervisory Board Klaus-Dieter Hommel, who is also Deputy chief of the railway and transport Union (EVG). “If Deutsche Bahn would be a car manufacturer, would be mounted on the steering wheels at the rear and the wheels at the top,” said Hommel the “world on Sunday” (“doublet”).
The Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board and EVG chief Alexander Kirchner warned of growing frustration among the employees. “Not a few think It is anyway not better. Many colleagues have lost hope,“ said Kirchner, the editor-in network in Germany. “The colleagues in the trains and at the stations, are faced with the anger of the passengers of delays directly. You need to justify permanent for problems that they neither have nor can prevent it.“ Track boss Richard Lutz and network management Board Ronald Pofalla, must, according to the “doublet” at 15. January, to introduce in the Federal Ministry of transport key points for measures to improve the situation, and submit them to the Supervisory Board.
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“I expect the Board of Directors, he explains comprehensible how the financial needs will be covered,” said Chairman of the Supervisory Board Michael Odenwald to the sheet. “The Board must now work with the owner, the Confederation, a road to take, and the Supervisory Board in the March meeting, a concept submit.” The railway intends to invest, in accordance with previous statements from its own resources in the next five years, five billion euros, in addition to trains and rail network. Four billion euros, of which, however, are not financed yet, as in the circuits of the control panel. The coalition agreement to support the project, then in the next four years, eight to ten billion euros would have to be applied in addition. However, no one have a Plan of who should pay for it, quoted the newspaper of the Supervisory Board.
The System cant gradually
Recently, the transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) had reminded us that the quality must rise to drive the track as quickly as possible. “This is a huge task for the top of the track” said Scheuer. The Federal government sits as the owner representatives in the Supervisory Board monitor Management. “The car is been driven over the years on wear and tear,” said EDC chief Kirchner. There is capacity in the infrastructure, the trains and the staff are missing. The result is that the System tilts gradually.“
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At the Left in the Bundestag, calls for re-nationalization, according to. “What is the highly paid Board of Directors, the Manager and the Supervisory Board, head of the office in a long time. And collect a million salaries,“ wrote the Parliamentary Secretary, Jan Korte, in a proposal to his group. The Letter is from the German press Agency. The web is since 1994 a limited company, the shares belong to the Federal government. “No one can tell us that the train would run as a state authority, worse than now,” said Korte.
The First Parliamentary Manager of the FDP, Marco Buschmann, rejected the demand as “grotesque”. “Cause for the problems of poor Management and inadequate supervision. Therefore, the Minister of transport, scouring, and the Board of management are now required, and no recipes from the mothballs,“ he said on Sunday. A Union leader Kirchner was not only the current Board and its predecessors the blame for the difficult situation: “the policy is responsible for the desolate state we have now: it has failed over the years, the necessary funds for the modernization of the infrastructure.”