Court of auditors criticises the billions in aid for railway | industrial

Week is hardly someone to train, many trains were still on the road. Now the bill has to be paid for it. However, there are doubts as to whether or not clean wi

Court of auditors criticises the billions in aid for railway | industrial

Week is hardly someone to train, many trains were still on the road. Now the bill has to be paid for it. However, there are doubts as to whether or not clean will be charged.

Berlin (dpa) - The planned billions in aid for the Deutsche Bahn in the Corona-crisis encounter with the Federal court of auditors concerns. The government must ensure that corporate failures of the last years will not continue, the control authority in a report to the budget Committee of the Bundestag.

It had been in front of the Corona-crisis, great pressure to act, said in the Letter, which is present the German press Agency. Sustainable sources of Loss such as when goods transport would have to be sold to be eliminated, investments are only of the railway in Germany to serve daughters abroad.

The state-owned railway must economic be placed. "A "More so" this cannot be allowed in view of the type of crisis once again intensified, apparently, deficits and undesirable developments of the group," warns the court of auditors.

The train had received since March the largest part of the roadmap in order to provide a basic level of care. The passenger broke in numbers, but up to 90 percent - and the revenue. The Federal government estimates the Corona damage in the largest state group on 11 to 13.5 billion euros. It is planned to increase the equity of the railway to 6.9 to 8.4 billion euros.

railway wants to save, in turn, in the next few years, up to 5.1 billion Euro, thereof 2 billion Euro for the personnel. A reduction of or an end to the many of the new hires not to give it but. On the group boss Richard Lutz agreed on Tuesday with the railway and transport Union (EVG), the Group works Council as well as Minister of transport, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) in an "Alliance for our railway".

The Board of Directors confirmed, to waive Bonus payments. In the coming weeks, the toe and the railway want to negotiate further measures with the staff. Existing Tariff schemes should, however, not to affect the stressed toe-Chef Klaus-Dieter Hommel.

also a member of The rail Alliance uploaded a trade Union of German locomotive drivers said, in the short term. To reject a reorganisation of the group at the expense of staff, said the Chairman Claus Weselsky. He also calls for the rail to focus more on rail transport in Germany. "The DB has sunk billions abroad, for example, in the case of Arriva," said Weselsky.

The Bus and rail company runs in 14 European countries. The railway wants to sell it for a while, is failed but yet. Also, the court wants the group separates from Arriva, as well as the logistics subsidiary Schenker.

capital from the Federal government should not Fund bad investments in the past, warned the Bonn-based authority. The previous plans were based on a "clearly limited and preliminary data". The railway must demonstrate that the additional demand was really caused by the pandemic.

The path to language: "The allegations of the Federal court of auditors are simply wrong." You have informed the Federal government to be transparent about the corona-induced damage. "Proper use of funds is ensured by the corresponding control bodies at any time."

Scheuer announced that the house Committee holding talk about a higher debt ceiling in the car. It is including Leasing liabilities of around € 25 billion.

The court expects that, including the bonds by the end of 2020, around 32 billion euros will be achieved. Federal funds should only be considered when all other possibilities had been exhausted, it said. Possible also of interest be-free loans from the Federal or letters of comfort.

there is also criticism that aid to the group as a whole to be planned and not just for the subsidiaries that operate the rail network. This could interfere with the competition leg.

the competitors to fear. "The Minister, without prior consultation with the competition cars," criticized the network of European Railways. "Unfortunately, it has set the Federal Minister of transport, scouring, first to one side of a support of the state group DB", noted the Association Mofair for the competitors in passenger transport.

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Updated Date: 28 May 2020, 12:35

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