Transport must become CO2-neutral. What role does rail play?
Rail must be the backbone of the mobility transition. No other means of transport carries so many people from A-to-B as quickly and efficiently as rail. In addition, Deutsche Bahn already uses a high proportion of renewable energy today – 60 percent overall, 100 percent in long-distance transport. If Deutsche Bahn gains new customers, this will benefit climate protection.
How do you intend to attract additional customers?
An important argument is the comfort factor during the journey. We are working on making the most of the quality time available while on train journeys, which passengers can use according to their personal interests. This includes, for example, fast internet so that you can stay connected to the world while traveling. In recent years, we have invested more than 200 million euros in the technical WLAN infrastructure at stations, on trains and buses. And we continue to build on this: Around 44 million euros are currently flowing into WLAN related programs at over 130 stations alone.