Christmas: Bahn wants to offer tens of thousands more seats

Released on 25. 10. 2021

  • The railway plans to use so-called amplifier trains for the days of Christmas traffic. Photo: Uwe Zucchi

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With the expansion of rail traffic around the holidays, in December 2021 above 60 . 000 More seats offered per day than in December 2019.

Berlin (dpa) – Much more trains should run in Germany around the holidays than before. Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer announced a significant expansion of rail traffic.

«In Christmas long-distance traffic 2021 offers the train 510. 000 Seats per day and therefore 50. 000 places more than last year, »said the CSU politician to the newspapers of the Funke media group. In addition, the railway plans to use so-called amplifier trains for the days of Christmas traffic. This again leads to “several thousand seats per day”, announced Scheuer.

From the timetable change on 12. December will increase the offer of the railway by eleven percent, it is said. The railway is setting up new connections with the ICE Sprinter (express train that hardly stops) between North Rhine-Westphalia and Berlin and between Munich and North Rhine-Westphalia. In addition, a new IC line is to be built between Frankfurt and Münster or Dortmund.

The rail offer is not only growing compared to the first Corona winter, but also in the pre-Corona period. According to the Ministry of Transport, in December 2019 around 63. 000 More seats offered per day than in December 2019.

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