Regional trains in Bavaria are often far too short. This is the response from the Ministry of Transport to a request from the state parliament Greens. In particular, a large number of the double-decker trains are missing due to high levels of damage and various disruptions, according to the letter, which was published on Thursday Munich Mercury reported.
The state parliament member Johannes Becher (Greens) called for a crisis discussion. The shortage management cannot be a permanent situation. “Rail transport has been ruined for years and rail passengers are now paying the bill,” said Becher. The route between Ingolstadt and Nuremberg was most affected, said a ministry spokesman when asked. This is due to the technical problems of the special locomotives and cars that can run on the high-speed line.
Things are not going well between Munich and the cities of Regensburg and Nuremberg, Treuchtlingen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Passau. The spokesman explained that these routes were also affected by the “double-decker car misery” at Deutsche Bahn. Alex trains from the private state railway are also mentioned in the answer.
According to the state government, DB Regio justifies the situation with the difficult supply of spare parts as a result of the corona pandemic and the war in Ukraine. The shortage of skilled workers also causes massive problems and leads to above-average delays in the work of the workshops, the railway company is quoted as saying in the ministry’s response. Disruptions to DB Netz AG’s rail infrastructure also contributed to trains not always being available where they were planned.
According to the ministry, the Bavarian Railway Company (BEG) has already asked the affected transport companies several times to solve the problems. According to the ministry, only companies can make a forecast.