With disruptions continuing on the Marsh railway (Marschbahn), we are working on a modernization concept. The main focus is a capital expenditure initiative in the superstructure to bring forward capital expenditures. To achieve this, we are raising the volume of capital expenditures over the next four years by € 53 million to nearly € 160 million.
DB Netz AG has joined the Orient/East — Med European Rail Freight Corridor (RFC). The resulting cross-border transport axis stretches about 9,000 km from the North and Baltic Seas to the Aegean and Black Sea. The aim is to eliminate border hurdles and offer dependable and harmonized transport services, thus further strengthening rail freight transport beyond Europe’s borders.
In order to properly maintain transport services, even during large international disruptions, DB Netz AG has worked with the Rhine-Alpine rail freight transport corridor to produce a handbook for international disruption management, and afterwards agreed on it with support from the European Commission with the sector. It was unanimously approved by the European infrastructure operators in May 2018. The handbook focuses on rapid processes to improve coordination and communication between infrastructure operators during international disruptions and the development and publication of international disruption scenarios across all European corridors, indicating all the relevant diversion routes and their technical parameters. This enables TOCs to prepare for diversions and to act quickly in the event of a disruption.