German Railway: ICE-T restricted to spring
Snow and ice make the intercity trains on the railway is currently difficult to establish. But the train is waiting for a new bad news: Up until the spring of ICE remains limited because of a traffic jam maintenance.
A railway spokesman confirmed a report of the news magazine Der Spiegel. In the workshops there was a backlog that needed to be processed hp compaq 6730b battery. This is likely to drag on for several weeks beyond the current cold spell out.
Example, reported the spokesman of the group of problems with the so-called gravel flying. The vehicles were damaged, because chunks of ice fall off during the ride from the train and throw the dirt in the track bed against the subfloor. The result are often longer-term repairs. Even before it had shortages in the ICE fleet given because the trains must be examined more frequently on the axles than originally planned.
The announcer assured, however, that the situation "for the passengers after the frost very quickly become noticeable again" would be better. Thus, in warmer weather, the fall off in several hours of defrost time axis studies. In addition, the train additional staff have already been sent to the workshops. He conceded, however, that would also drive in thaw on some lines further shortened only features.
To alleviate the shortage, the train had already withdrawn two weeks ago thinkpad sl400 battery, ICE trains from the road to Paris. Instead, there go two additional features of the French TGV train. After six mirrors information also already mothballed diesel-ICE are again prepared for operation.
Ramsauer industry will be held liable
Federal Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer (CSU) wants to make industry responsible for any winter damage to the ICE trains, which have led to numerous delays and failures. The Bild am Sonntag, he said, "I expect the train, that it requires the manufacturer of the ICE-trains to eliminate the weaknesses that occurred this winter. It may not be that powder enters through ventilation openings and the electronics lame sets. "
The minister argued against excessive retrenchment in the train: "A company like the web can be guided not only by tough economic principles. The railway also has a contract for the common good, for example, the supply in the area. "
Moreover, can the minister ensure that the signage be provided at stations with German terms. "We start this year so hp compaq nc6400 battery, 1100 stations in Germany, so prepare that they are back to a positive business card for the web and the respective place." In future, the guests feel safe and secure and the elderly and disabled people will no problems for their train coming. Ramsauer added: "It may be out of the meeting-point again a meeting place and a service point from the information desk."