Germany’s state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn plans to make a massive investment campaign by 2014, a company official told the Berliner Zeitung.
The rail company will invest some EU 41 Billion in its operations, 75 percent of which will be spent on the rail network and modernizing the stations, with the remainder for acquiring new trains, the company’s technical director Volker Kefer said.
Deutsche Bahn plans to purchase up to 300 new high-speed “ICx” trains. For regional transport, the company envisions buying up to 400 electric trains, as well as 600 buses for local travel.
With these investments, “travel times will be shortened, trains will be more reliable and punctual, and also more comfortable”.