German government criticised for not keeping rail investment promises
Digital automatic coupling (DAC), source: Kai Michael Neuhold via Deutsche Bahn (DB)
New adjustments to Germany’s federal investment budget seem to put rail infrastructure-related investments on hold. German transport association Allianz pro-Schiene spoke of a “bitter disappointment” that leaves rail “dramatically underfinanced”.
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Frankly, shortcomings of Industry, is root…
(As for DB, currently DB Schenker, thus not rails, but the clients of road transports has turned the financier.)
Regrettably, dilemma of DB is just too understandable.
Even worse, with broken rails as current most frequent cause for derailments, etc., more federal, fresh money spent, is “cementing”, thus in no way sustainable, neither for railways, nor for clients – but for producers of road trucks…