Dusseldorf The ICE 952 to Cologne is delayed by 40 minutes, the ICE 714 to Hamburg-Altona by 50 minutes and the ICE 951 to Berlin is even canceled completely. Almost half of all advertisements flicker on the screen in the main hall of Düsseldorf Central Station with the addition of a delay or train cancellation. Also on this Wednesday in August, angry travelers gather in front of the blue scoreboard – looking for the best alternative.
Deutsche Bahn is aware of its problems and announced a general renovation at the end of May 2022. Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) and railway chief Richard Lutz now want to bundle construction sites and significantly increase spending on infrastructure.