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#1 FrensicPic

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 01:24 PM

Court ruling: Deutsche Bahn has to apply for a gambling license for winter timetable

"Due to constant delays and cancellations, the Federal Court of Justice has now classified the winter timetable as a game of chance - which is why the group now has to apply for licenses under the lottery state treaty in all federal states. Until then, the train may no longer publicize schedules."

 

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http://www.der-posti...uecksspiel.html

 


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 02:33 PM

That is funny, if rather surprising. I always found their train service to be very reliable...  Goodness knows what they would make of Amtrak delays!  :D

 

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:11 PM

Just in case there is any confusion, this is a satire site (similar to The Onion).

 

Other articles on the site:

 

"Prime Housing": New Amazon service reduces delivery time to zero by allowing customers to live directly in the warehouse

 
Three wrong PIN entered: ECB chief Draghi accidentally paralyzes all European banks

Edited by Hotblack Desiato, 15 December 2017 - 05:12 PM.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 07:18 PM

 

Just in case there is any confusion, this is a satire site (similar to The Onion).

 

Other articles on the site:

 

"Prime Housing": New Amazon service reduces delivery time to zero by allowing customers to live directly in the warehouse

 
Three wrong PIN entered: ECB chief Draghi accidentally paralyzes all European banks

 

Thanks...I suspected that upon reading the article.


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29,076 miles on the Coast Starlight, Sunset Limited, Texas Eagle, Southwest Chief, Empire Builder, California Zephyr and Capitol Limited.

5540 miles booked for this fall on the Sunset Limited, City of New Orleans, Illini/Saluki, Southwest Chief.

More miles on the Pacific Surfliner, Metrolink, White Pass and Yukon Route, Grand Canyon Railway, Napa Valley Wine Train, Fillmore and Western and private railcars with LARail.com

Photos: http://www.flickr.co...rensicpic/sets/<p> 


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:57 AM

Now really, the trains have lost all time keeping. They can be as much as 15 seconds late!
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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:21 AM

In my experience, the ICE is often 15-30 mintues late.  That would be considered quite puncutal on Amtrak, I realize.  But because the DB lets you book a connection with a 10 minute layover, a 30 minute delay can really disrupt your itinerary.  I actually find the regional trains are more likely to be on time, probably because they have shorter runs.


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 08:53 AM

I had a 6 minute delay on an 8 minute transfer. Fortunately it was a cross platform transfer so I made it, but that's how tight they book things. So even small delays can be catastrophic.

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