Until now, there have often been no electronic information boards or loudspeakers at small train stations with fewer than 300 passengers boarding and alighting each day. A railroad spokesman was unable to say on tuesday exactly which stops are affected. The passenger association pro bahn considers the verdict appropriate.
Newspapers of the WAZ media group had reported on the ruling that the federal railway authority, as the state supervisory authority, had won against deutsche bahn.
According to the report, the railroad is obliged to "actively" inform all waiting passengers at stations and even at small stations about train cancellations and delays. It is not enough for posters to point out the numbers of information telephones. So far, however, there have been no complaints about these posters, said the railroad spokesman. The passenger association pro bahn does not think much of these expensive information telephone numbers. It was not acceptable that passengers also had to pay for information, said alexander drewes of the pro-bahn federal executive board.