‘Electrification Germany not fast enough, virtually nothing happened’
Image: Denny Müller, UnsplashDenny Müller
The electrification of the rail network in Germany is progressing slowly, while a clear target of 75 percent by 2030 is set. “Virtually nothing has happened in Germany since 2019. Just 61 percent of the rail network is electrified”, said Dirk Flege, managing director of the Pro-Rail Alliance. The rising costs of construction could play a role, as the cost-benefit analyses of electrification have a higher chance of falling in favour of not electrifiying.
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Electrification, optimal when steam was shifted out, regrettably no longer is.
Redundancy, resilency and robustness!…, now serious bottlenecks of railways, decisively have to be attended!
(Electrification, yes, but a timely!)
Disturbings, simply related parameters, by old standards, shall be outed from railway infrastructure!
(In the mean time, pragmatically, any alternative, by diesel…, etc. is better than, current, for majority – by on road trucks…)