German Railways Struggles under increasing passenger loads.........on time performance suffering

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German Railways Struggles under increasing passenger loads.........on time performance suffering
Posted by CMStPnP on Monday, December 16, 2019 9:37 PM

I could care less about Greta seriously they should have done an episode of throw Greta from the train.

Anyhoo, look at this, two measurements of on time performance in Germany.   One is within 5 min of being punctual the other within 15 min of being punctual.    Will Amtrak follow so we can get some serious on time stats with Amtrak trains?   Well of course not.    Note how the two measurements tell a different story much like what I tried to communicate earlier on timeliness of Amtrak trains on the Chicago to Milwaukee corridor.    15 min standard is used to claim how great they are being on time but what would the 5 min standard show?     I am asking the second question rhetorically as I already know the answer having ridden the trains.

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Posted by 54light15 on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:22 PM

I was in Germany this past summer and there were some late trains. In each case a voucher for a fare discount was given out to each passenger. Most of the trains were packed-one train I took was from Berlin to Amsterdam, there was one seat available at the time I booked it. It was in first class and it was 5 euros more than the standard fare. I couldn't complain about any of it, especially riding the 4th version of the ICE between Mulhouse in France and Munich at 300 kph. 

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 3:31 PM

More traffic competing for scarce resources equals delay and points of congestion.

It is a fact of the human experience - no matter what kind of system it gets applied to.

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