From next month: charges for delay minutes caused in Germany

Rolling highway from Germany to Lithuania, source: LG Cargo

In December this year DB Netze will launch a scheme in which railway undertakings and the infrastructure manager are charged for delay minutes. The parties will pay per delay minute caused. This ‘performance scheme’ is a tool to eliminate delay mintutes that could be avoided, and as such improve the performance of rail freight in Germany.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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