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DB to invest €28bn in network over next five years

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Deutsche Bahn (DB) chairman Dr Volker Kefer has described a €28 billion infrastructure investment programme as the largest in the German rail company’s history.

The five-year programme has been announced as part of the LuFV II funding plan and will include the renovation of 875 bridges and renewal of around 17,000 kilometres of track by 2019.

Under the agreement, €1.6 billion will be made available annually for maintenance works – a 50 per cent increase over the previous funding period.

Key sites identified by DB include upgrades on the Berlin S-Bahn between January and May and the renewal of 44 kilometres of rail on the Cologne-Rhine – Main high-speed corridor. Infrastructure between Munich and Ingolstadt has also been earmarked for renewal.


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