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|Posted by Barry Taylor on 2019-04-04 07:12:24|
| Of interest to regular users of DB is the news that they are trying to flog off their Arriva subsidy (see http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/HS2/deutsche-bahn-to-offload-rail-and-bus-operator-arriva-), to try to alleviate debts of €20 billion. Not sure why anyone should want to buy Arriva having suffered their appaling performance in Wales and in the north of England (owners of Northern Rail). |
Mind you, things haven't got a lot better since the part publicly -owned Transport for Wales took over last autumn. We've still got the old rolling stock in Arriva colours, though they do seem to have increased the carriage numbers on some busier trains.
I suppose that, given DB's debts, cuts and fare increases are likely in the offing.