According to information from WELT AM SONNTAG, less than 60 percent of the ICE, IC and EC trains at Deutsche Bahn were on time in June. In May, the rate of punctual long-distance trains was still 63 percent.
Actually, at least 85 percent of the trains are scheduled to depart and arrive. The condition of the rail network is decisive for the performance of the railway.
The tracks have been underfinanced for years and damaged in many places. According to information from the newspaper, the investment backlog is currently around 60 billion euros.
Under Rüdiger Grube, the predecessor of Bahn boss Richard Lutz who left in 2017, it was almost 53 billion euros.