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The Deutsche Bahn has slightly reduced its offer in long-distance traffic because of the Omikron wave. The seating capacity has been reduced by about three percent since January 10, it is said in a layout for the Supervisory Board, which is the German Press Agency.

Derzeit fahren halb so viele Menschen mit den ICE- und Intercity-Zügen wie vor der Pandemie. © Kay Nietfeld / DPA Currently driving half as many people with the ICE and InterCity trains as before the pandemic.

Thus, in some cases shorter trains would be used to relieve the maintenance plants as a precaution. In some works, the sickness rate is therefore already double-digit. Further "reduction scenarios" are prepared for the case that the sickness levels rose sharply.

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Minimum adjustments in the timetable

The railway had increased your offer in December for another time because you are constantly receiving new trains. But there are only half as many people with the ICE and InterCity trains as before the pandemic.

«Currently, the operation runs quietly and largely smoothly," a railway spokesman said. "We have only made minimal adjustments in the timetable by on some connections - for example between Cologne and Frankfurt - at times with fewer passengers instead of two trips only one on the road." The train is further prepared to adapt the operating procedures if necessary.


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For regional trains, the location image indicates the offer with «largely 100 percent». Only occasional rides fell away. The passenger demand lies 55 to 60 percent of the pre-corona level - in strong regional differences. The sick leave rates for planners, dispatchers, maintenance employees and local guides are therefore increasing, but are still significantly single digit.

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tensed is the situation accordingly about in North Rhine-Westphalia. If the sick leave continues there, traffic could no longer be serviced. At the S-Bahn Berlin, the operation is already reduced. For example, there are amplifier trains since Tuesday. The offer is located after S-Bahn information but still at a good 98 percent. Coronabed is limited in the capital since several days the offer of buses and subways of the state-owned Berlin public transport companies.

2020 failure quere in case of failure rate at 5.1 percent

Last year, 3.2 percent of the 340,000 scheduled trips fell out at Deutsche Bahn. Relative to the four million provided, the failure rate was 5.1 percent, as the train announced. Compared with 2020, the numbers rose clearly, as evidenced by inquiries from the FDP member of Torsten Autumn, reported on the "picture". Autumn demanded additional measures for reliability and punctuality.

The rail named the cause of special events: "The winter slump in February with a temporary setting of the company, in July the Sturmtief Bernd with the resulting century flood in North Rhine-Westphalia as well as in August and September one of the toughest tariff conflicts of the DB. Story."

In the remaining eight months of the year, the proportion of train failures was 1.1 percent at the level of the two previous years, with 2.5 percent.

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