Every fifth train is late


The Deutsche Bahn to get currently in terms of punctuality: In April of 78.7 percent of the trains arrived in long-distance transport in time – 2.2 percent more than in the same month of the previous year. On the whole the first four months of the year, the punctuality rate is 78.3 per cent and thus higher than in the total year 2018, as the chart from Statista shows. As on time, the rail defines all the trains that arrive to a maximum of 5:59 minutes after the announced time. In the past year, every fourth train was late. At least 80 percent of punctuality of the trains were last updated in the year 2011, 2009, there were 81.2 percent.

For this year, the railway, the punctuality target of 76.5 percent – slightly higher than in the previous year. As reasons for the Tardiness 2018, the company announced the “existing bottlenecks in the infrastructure and vehicle availability, as well as a lack of staff”. In addition, extreme weather conditions such as storms, heavy rainfall, extreme dryness and resulting road closures have made for Tardiness.



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