DB moves 1,6 million passengers during Christmas period

Image: DB AG / Oliver Lang

Some 1,6 million passengers used Deutsche Bahn’s long-distance ICE service during the Christmas period, about twice as many as last year.

During the December 22-26 period, DB had an ICE-occupancy rate of 40 percent. The highest passenger volumes were recorded on December 22 and 23.

Additional DB employees were on hand at stations throughout the country, aiding travellers with disembarking and transfers. Nevertheless, the overall punctuality of ICE’s was 80 percent in the past few days.

In other news, DB on Monday notes that around half a million travellers on its long-distance trains have been subjected to random 3G rule checks since November 24. This means passengers have to been vaccinated, recovered or tested.

The German railway company has seen good overall compliance with the 3G rule, as in only less than 1 percent of case passengers have had to leave the train.

This piece was first published on RailTech’s sister publication SpoorPro

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Author: Nick Augusteijn

Chief Editor, RailTech.com

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