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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-postillon.com/2017/12/bgh-bahn-gluecksspiel.html

 

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

 

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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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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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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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