Every third long-distance train on Deutsche Bahn is delayed

BerlinDespite major flood damage to railway lines and other facilities, Deutsche Bahn (DB) passengers can use long-distance transport for their journey again. But the adverse effects caused by the floods also have an impact on ICE and intercity traffic – over a wide area. According to information from the railway, the number of delays has increased significantly. On Thursday, only 64 percent of DB long-distance trains across Germany were registered as punctual. Although the Berlin region did not experience a flood, it is also affected. In the eastern regional area, to which the capital belongs, the punctuality rate for long-distance rail traffic was 64.8 percent.

The values ​​are well below the previous national average for this year. Since January, an average of 78.7 percent of DB long-distance trains have been on time – which, according to the company’s regulations, means that they run exactly on schedule or with a maximum delay of five minutes and 59 seconds. In the regional area East including Berlin this share was even 85.2 percent.

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