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Posted by krtraveler on Saturday, April 07, 2018 5:58 PM

Another year with two more operators achieving the impossible.

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Posted by VOLKER LANDWEHR on Sunday, April 08, 2018 4:16 AM

Another year with two more operators achieving the impossible.

Looks good but the circumstances are very different compared to the USA.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is a stock corporation completely owned by the German government. The stock is not traded yet though it was planned for a long time.

The German constitution (Grundgesetz §87e) rules that the government has to secure rail transport.

Public transit and regional rail traffic is paid for by the states. The government pays annual subsidies for rail infrastructure, $5.4 billion in 2015.

As the infrastructure is government owned we have open access used by more than 150 operators.
Regards, Volker


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