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Deutsche Bahn back in the eye of the storm over finances and restructuring

DB needs a thorough overhaul, the Federal Court of Audit writes. Deutsche Bahn AG / Frank Kniestedt

Deutsche Bahn (DB) finds itself back at the centre of attention in Germany due to the current financial situation at the company and what it means for the ongoing restructuring and break-up plans for the group. The controversy followed a damning report released last week by the Federal Court of Audit, which stressed the need for fundamental reforms, among other steps.

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Author: Nick Augusteijn

Former Chief Editor of RailTech.com

1 comment op “Deutsche Bahn back in the eye of the storm over finances and restructuring”

bönström bönström|21.03.23|15:07

Regrettably, “state of the art”, current, old track standard, is short of redundancy. (For added load, now longer trains, is single option…)
“Optimal maintenance”, current mantra, is suboptimal and a revealing symptom, etc.
For sustainably adding capacity and for utilisation of vast assets invested, “height” has to be ensured, for meeting future added demand of load and speed! (22,5 T, currently allowed by authorities – is not allowed by System, etc…)
A shift, a New Old Railway is needed!

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