German rail operator Deutsche Bahn has launched the biggest rail network and service revamp in two decades, with tens of billions of euros now being spent on overhauling its operations.
The aim of the large-scale modernization program is to offer travelers more punctuality and be profitable amid fresh competition from a demonopolized bus service industry in Europe's power house. This page collates recent DW content on the topic.
In Germany it's the law to wear a mask on public transport. Deutsche Bahn, the government-owned train operator, has said it will work more closely with the police, while lawmakers have called for fines to be introduced.
Empty trains are a common sight in Germany just now, but national rail operator Deutsche Bahn says it will keep its passenger services running. Its freight trains are delivering much-needed products like toilet paper.
Germany and Sweden have seen a drop in air passengers, partly as a result of flight shaming. Fliers are moving onto Europe's creaking rail networks, which will likely mean more delays, crowds and cancellations for all.
Greta Thunberg's recent rail journey across Germany put the spotlight on state-owned rail operator, Deutsche Bahn (DB). The eco-warrior tweeted a picture of herself sitting on the floor of what she described as an overcrowded train after the UN climate conference in Madrid. Keith Walker speaks with DW political correspondent Thomas Sparrow about DB and the German government's "climate package."
Following the PR disaster of its spat with Greta Thunberg, rail operator Deutsche Bahn has announced new investments in high-speed trains. But the German socialist party also wants cheaper train tickets for everyone.